CMA : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Comerica Reiterated At Neutral - Analyst Blog

    June 21, 2013
    On Jun 17, 2013, we reiterated our Neutral recommendation on Comerica Incorporated based on its better-than-expected first-quarter ...
  2. Goldman Scraps Deal with Ebix - Analyst Blog

    June 20, 2013
    On Wednesday, The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. scrapped the cash deal announced in May 2013 to buyout Atlanta-based Ebix Inc., ...
  3. Neutral on U.S. Bancorp - Analyst Blog

    June 13, 2013
    On Jun 10, 2013, we reiterated our long-term recommendation on U.S. Bancorp at Neutral based on its attractive core franchisee, ...
  4. Balanced View on Fifth Third - Analyst Blog

    June 13, 2013
    On Jun 11, 2013, we reiterated our long-term recommendation on Fifth Third Bancorp at Neutral based on its diversified traditional ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. First Horizon Rewards Shareholders - Analyst Blog

    January 24, 2013
    First Horizon National Corporation (FHN) substantially enhanced its quarterly common stock dividend by 400% to 5 cents per ...
  7. Wells Fargo Ups Dividend - Analyst Blog

    January 23, 2013
    On Tuesday, Wells Fargo & Company (WFC) enhanced its quarterly common stock dividend by 14% to 25 cents per share. The dividend ...
  8. BB&T Hikes Quarterly Dividend - Analyst Blog

    January 23, 2013
    Just after announcing better-than-expected fourth-quarter results, the board of directors at BB&T Corporation (BBT) declared ...
  9. Comerica Rewards Shareholders - Analyst Blog

    January 23, 2013
    On Tuesday, Comerica Incorporated (CMA) enhanced its quarterly common stock dividend by 13% to 17 cents per share. The dividend ...
  10. Fifth Third Seems A Little Underappreciated

    January 21, 2013
    Fifth Third may look sluggish today, but the growth potential is there.
  11. Neutral Stance on Fifth Third - Analyst Blog

    December 17, 2012
    We are reiterating our Neutral stance on Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) following a detailed analysis of the company's fundamentals ...
  12. Webster's Ratings Affirmed by Fitch - Analyst Blog

    November 28, 2012
    Fitch Ratings has reiterated its credit ratings and outlook on Webster Financial Corp. (WBS). The rating agency affirmed ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. Fitch Affirms Ratings of 14 Banks - Analyst Blog

    October 31, 2012
    Fitch Ratings has affirmed its Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) on 14 large regional banks. This follows a thorough review of ...
  15. 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 ...
  16. Fifth Third Tops, Keeps Mood Upbeat - Analyst Blog

    July 19, 2012
    Aided by gains on the valuation of warrant that it holds in Vantiv Inc.'s (VNTV), Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) has posted improved ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. 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 ...
  19. 2011 In Review: Regional Banks Are Suffering

    December 26, 2011
    Regional banks had another tough year in 2011.
  20. 8 Financial Stocks To Watch Before Tomorrow

    October 18, 2011
    Here are eight companies that will be releasing their earnings on October 19.
  21. 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.
  22. 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 ...
  23. Global Payments Remains An Appealing Transaction Processor

    April 7, 2011
    Global Payments' growth prospects remain robust over the longer haul.
  24. 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.
  25. Global Payments An Appealing Financial Transaction

    January 10, 2011
    Global Payment's stock has appeal, given that sales and profits have grown close to 16% annually and should continue at a ...
  26. BMO Buying Marshall & Illsley

    December 17, 2010
    BMO makes a deep-value, scratch-and-dent purchase.
  27. 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 ...
  28. 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.
  29. Regional Banks May Receive TARP Politcal Heat In 2010

    January 25, 2010
    Government demand for regional banks to repay capital could cause these banks to struggle during the continued weak economy.
  30. 5 Stocks The Analysts Expect To Perform

    January 18, 2010
    Analyst upgrades are the key to momentum investing.
  31. Profits Or Peril: The Dichotomy Of Regional Banks

    August 20, 2009
    These two regional banks may be perfect for long-term plays.
  32. Banks Are Lending Money

    February 2, 2009
    Although some anecdotal evidence suggests "banks won't lend", earnings reports from some large regional banks contradict ...
  33. Some Banks Are Still Safe Despite A Weak Quarter

    January 26, 2009
    Hancock Holding's has been beaten up, but it still should get through the credit cycle better than most of its peers.
  34. 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.
  35. 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?
  36. Watch For Stock News You Can Use

    October 20, 2008
    Watch stock news for an overall idea of good long and short areas to possibly get involved in.
  37. 5 Dividend Darlings For August 29

    August 29, 2008
    Dividend Stocks can provide a cushion when your portfolio begins to fall. We examine five stocks with a focus on Comerica.
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