BBT : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Morgan Stanley's Buying Its Stock--Should You?

    July 19, 2013
    Morgan Stanley delivered second-quarter earnings July 18 that beat analyst estimates. As part of its announcement it indicated ...
  2. Will Wells Fargo Beat Earnings Again? - Analyst Blog

    July 11, 2013
    We expect Wells Fargo & Company (WFC) to beat earnings expectations when it reports second-quarter 2013 results before ...
  3. Archer Daniels Boosts Dividend - Analyst Blog

    February 7, 2013
    Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has increased its quarterly dividend by 8.6% to 19 cents per share from its earlier ...
  4. McGraw-Hill Boosts Investor Wealth - Analyst Blog

    January 31, 2013
    The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. (MHP) is a beguiling option for investors seeking both growth and income. This textbook publisher ...
  5. Boeing's Dreamliner Is Grounded, But Is The Stock A Buy?

    January 25, 2013
    Boeing is having problems with its new Dreamliner, after battery issues grounded planes. The stock may not be a buy at this ...
  6. KeyCorp Meets Expectations, Revs Up - Analyst Blog

    January 24, 2013
    KeyCorp's (KEY) fourth quarter 2012 earnings came in at 22 cents per share. This was in line with the Zacks Consensus Estimate ...
  7. Northern Trust's EPS Lags, Revs Up - Analyst Blog

    January 16, 2013
    Northern Trust Corporation's (NTRS) fourth-quarter 2012 earnings of 71 cents per share lagged the Zacks Consensus Estimate ...
  8. Neutral Stance on SunTrust - Analyst Blog

    January 3, 2013
    We are maintaining our Neutral recommendation on SunTrust Banks, Inc. (STI) based on its successful expense reduction strategy ...
  9. What Could Happen To The Banking Sector In 2013

    December 24, 2012
    It looks like 2013 is going to be a very exciting year for banks.
  10. Capital One to Redeem $3.65B TruPS - Analyst Blog

    November 19, 2012
    Capital One Financial Corp. (COF) jumped on the bandwagon of companies redeeming trust preferred securities (TruPS). The ...
  11. Twin Bank Failures, Tally Hits 49 - Analyst Blog

    November 5, 2012
    Last Friday, U.S. regulators shuttered two more banks in Florida and Illinois, taking the number of failed banks thus far ...
  12. BNY Mellon to Redeem $550M TruPS - Analyst Blog

    October 29, 2012
    The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (BK) - also known as BNY Mellon - has announced that it will redeem trust preferred ...
  13. Travelers and Other Big Movers In Financial on October 18, 2 ...

    October 18, 2012
    So far today, the Nasdaq is trading down 0.3%, the S&P 500 remains relatively unchanged and the Dow is trading up 0.1%. The ...
  14. JPMorgan Still Cheap, But Never Easy

    October 16, 2012
    JPMorgan continues to deliver solid results in a difficult environment. With a solid dividend, prospects for share buybacks ...
  15. A Wobbly Quarter Could Threaten Wells Fargo's Premium

    October 15, 2012
    Wells Fargo's stumble is more of a threat to its valuation than its business.
  16. BofA to Redeem $5.1B TruPS - Analyst Blog

    October 5, 2012
    Bank of America Corporation (BAC) has announced redemption of nearly $5.1 billion worth of trust-preferred securities (TruPS). ...
  17. Bank Failures: 43 So Far in 2012 - Analyst Blog

    October 1, 2012
    After a week's respite from bank failures, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation - Division of ...
  18. Huntington to Redeem $114M TruPS - Analyst Blog

    August 8, 2012
    Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (HBAN) has jumped on the bandwagon of trust preferred securities (TruPS) redemption. On ...
  19. Bank Failures: 40 So Far in 2012 - Analyst Blog

    August 6, 2012
    Last Friday, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation shuttered Waukegan, Illinois-based Waukegan ...
  20. Georgia Bank Fails, Tally Hits 39 - Analyst Blog

    July 30, 2012
    Last Friday, the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance shuttered Jasper, Georgia-based Jasper Banking Company, taking ...
  21. Bank Failures Zoom to 38 - Analyst Blog

    July 23, 2012
    The pace of bank failures accelerated markedly with the shuttering of five more banks by U.S. regulators last Friday. Out ...
  22. Mortgage Repurchase Hurt PNC's Profit - Analyst Blog

    July 18, 2012
    PNC Financial Services Group Inc.'s (PNC) second quarter 2012 earnings per share of 98 cents missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate ...
  23. State Street Beats Marginally - Analyst Blog

    July 17, 2012
    State Street Corporation (STT) reported its second quarter 2012 operating earnings per share of $1.01, marginally surpassing ...
  24. Missouri Bank Fails, Tally Hits 33 - Analyst Blog

    July 16, 2012
    Last Friday, Missouri Division of Finance shuttered Glasgow, Missouri-based Glasgow Savings Bank, taking the number of failed ...
  25. Georgia Bank Fails, Tally Hits 32 - Analyst Blog

    July 9, 2012
    After a two-week lull, last Friday Federal regulators shuttered Ailey, Georgia-based Montgomery Bank & Trust, taking the ...
  26. Fifth Third to Redeem $575M TruPS - Analyst Blog

    July 5, 2012
    Earlier this week, Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) joined the bandwagon of major financial institutions and announced the redemption ...
  27. TCF Financial to Redeem $115M TruPS - Analyst Blog

    June 26, 2012
    On Monday, TCF Financial Corporation (TCB) joined the bandwagon of major financial institutions and announced the redemption ...
  28. BofA to Buy Back $3.9B TruPS - Analyst Blog

    June 25, 2012
    On Friday, Bank of America Corporation (BAC) jumped on the bandwagon of redeeming trust preferred securities (TruPS) and ...
  29. Bank Failures: 31 So Far in 2012 - Analyst Blog

    June 19, 2012
    Bank failures continue unabated as the U.S. regulators closed down three more banks -- one each in Florida, Georgia and Tennessee. ...
  30. BB&T to Redeem $3.1B TruPS - Analyst Blog

    June 19, 2012
    BB&T Corporation(BBT) is the latest bank to jump on the bandwagon of redeeming trust preferred securities (TruPS). Over the ...
  31. More Bank Failures, Tally Hits 28 - Analyst Blog

    June 11, 2012
    After a two-week let-up, U.S. regulators were back in action last Friday, shuttering four more banks -- one each in Illinois, ...
  32. The Regionals Worth Banking On?

    May 1, 2012
    The Regionals Worth Banking On?
  33. SunTrust Regaining Trust

    April 25, 2012
    While SunTrust is still lagging some key rivals in terms of recovering from the depths of the credit crisis, loss rates continue ...
  34. U.S. Bancorp Shows How It's Done

    April 23, 2012
    U.S. Bancorp's return on equity for the quarter was 16.2% and about as high as investors are going to find in the banking ...
  35. Appealing Dividend Income Potential From Fifth Third

    January 26, 2012
    Fifth Third has the capacity to significantly boost its dividend payout ratio.
  36. SunTrust Still Looking To Regain Investor Trust

    January 25, 2012
    SunTrust may be struggling now, but new investors could profit nicely should the company return to form.
  37. Investors Blindly Selling Out Of Citigroup

    October 21, 2011
    Citigroup's stock appears to be discounting investors' worse fears over its future.
  38. 3 Reasons To Own First Niagara Financial Group

    July 6, 2011
    First Niagara Financial Group's stock is up 4.5% thanks to a healthy dividend. Find out the details behind the gains.
  39. Morgan Stanley Steers Through Bank Headwinds

    January 26, 2011
    Morgan Stanley had a good quarter and a strong year, though some on the Street question whether it will be able to keep up ...
  40. Regionals Doing What Bigger Brothers Still Can't

    January 26, 2011
    The broad line seperating regional banks and the national majors is great for the regional names.
  41. Banks To Bank On For Next Year

    September 21, 2010
    These four financial stocks are a mixed bag, but some value can be found in their 2010 performance.
  42. Fair Value Proposal For Loans

    June 29, 2010
    The Financial Accounting Standards Board has proposed changes to accounting rules that would require banks to value loans ...
  43. Bigger Isn't Always Better With Regional Banks

    December 10, 2009
    A look at two New England regional banks.
  44. Value Investing In The Banking Sector

    November 24, 2009
    Some healthy banks are using the distressed environment in the banking sector to buy into coveted markets at cheap prices.
  45. Regions Financial Struggles With Homebuilder Loan Losses

    October 27, 2009
    Regions Financial had a tough quarter, as it continued to struggle with losses on home construction loans.
  46. Monthly Review: July Wrap Up

    July 30, 2009
    A look back at the last month's headlines in the financial world.
  47. The TARP Big Boys Start The Payback

    May 13, 2009
    Tarp funds have been a controversial component of the government bailouot, but which banks actually want it.
  48. Regional Wreckage: A Look Back At Banks In 2008

    December 18, 2008
    Financial stocks suffered unprecedented strife in 2008. What will a new year bring?
  49. Tough Macro Environ Dilapidates Pulte Homes, Ryland

    October 27, 2008
    Pulte Homes and Ryland Group found the housing market is still deteriorating, making it difficult to predict a bottom.
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