CMA : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Recent Flag Pattern Breakouts

    June 25, 2014
    A flag is a small continuation pattern, and these four stocks recently broke out of one, or are close to it.
  2. One of the real positives to the Wells Fargo story is that this is a fairly diverse business with a strong core franchise and a good capital position.

    Wells Fargo In Good Shape, But The Street Knows It

    April 17, 2014
    There are worse things than owning a quality well-run business that Wall Street knows is well-run, but it isn't often a source ...
  3. Absent Higher Rates, Comerica Has Probably Gone Far Enough

    July 16, 2013
    Comerica's sluggish growth isn't unusual, but the value argument seems harder to make today.
  4. Fifth Third Is One Of The Few Banks With Positive Levers To Pull

    June 4, 2013
    Fifth Third's capital return capabilities make it a relative standout in the sector.
  5. Investors Seem To Be Overrating Bank Of America

    April 17, 2013
    In any case, I think U.S. Bancorp and Wells Fargo offer more upside from today's levels than Bank of America.
  6. Comerica Looks Like A Slow-Coiling Spring

    April 16, 2013
    With interest rates so low, loan demand pretty sluggish, and regulations chewing into once-lucrative sources of income, most ...
  7. U.S. Bancorp Is Strong But Needs Growth

    April 16, 2013
    As is the case at other regional/super-regional banks like Wells Fargo, U.S. Bancorp looks undervalued today provided you're ...
  8. Comerica Beats Estimates - Analyst Blog

    January 16, 2013
    Comerica Inc. (CMA) reported third quarter 2012 adjusted earnings of 69 cents per share, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate ...
  9. Banks to Face Tougher Stress Test - Analyst Blog

    November 16, 2012
    Major American banks will have to undergo yet another round of stress tests early next year to prove their financial mettle ...
  10. China Life Insurance Company Ltd and Other Big Movers In Financial ...

    October 17, 2012
    So far today, the Nasdaq has remained steady, the S&P 500 has increased 0.3% and the Dow has moved little. The financial ...
  11. Has Sentiment Improved Faster Than Business At Comerica?

    April 18, 2012
    Comerica is a bank still in transition. While historical returns on equity haven't been very good, this is truly a case where ...
  12. 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.
  13. Prosperity Bancshares Q1 2011 Earnings Review

    April 19, 2011
    Prosperity Bancshares may be the envy of the banking industry as it reported solid loan growth in the first quarter of 2 ...
  14. U.S. Bancorp Could Bring Investors Back To Banks

    January 21, 2011
    A strong earnings report indicates that U.S. Bancorp is well on the way to recovery.
  15. Comerica Gets Bigger - But "Better" Has To Wait

    January 19, 2011
    Comerica is paying a premium to expand its Texas footprint, while earnings growth is being driven by reserve releases.
  16. BMO Buying Marshall & Illsley

    December 17, 2010
    BMO makes a deep-value, scratch-and-dent purchase.
  17. 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 ...
  18. Rising Commercial Loan Problems Threaten Regional Banks

    January 26, 2010
    Whatever happens in the commercial real estate market, current signs suggest that it won't be pretty.
  19. 5 Stocks The Analysts Expect To Perform

    January 18, 2010
    Analyst upgrades are the key to momentum investing.
  20. Banks Are Lending Money

    February 2, 2009
    Although some anecdotal evidence suggests "banks won't lend", earnings reports from some large regional banks contradict ...
  21. A Five-High Short Stack For January 15

    January 15, 2009
    Order a side of HOG for your portfolio to add sizzle to both short and long plays.
  22. Don't Bank On It (CMA, FITB, STI)

    April 9, 2007
    It's not that they can't compete; it's that they won't. Three examples of why regional banks are in trouble.
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