FITB : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Most banks remain stuck in a “hurry up and wait” holding pattern where pressure on net interest margins and weak lending growth constrain near-term earnings growth.

    BB&T Looks For Loan Growth, Cost-Cuts To Drive Earnings

    April 22, 2014
    Most banks remain stuck in a “hurry up and wait” holding pattern where pressure on net interest margins and weak lending ...
  2. Earnings Preview: Will JPMorgan Beat Again? - Analyst Blog

    July 11, 2013
    Cost containment is expected to be the primary driving factor this quarter.
  3. U.S. Bancorp Hikes Dividend (revised) - Analyst Blog

    June 20, 2013
    As part of its effort to enhance shareholder value, U.S. Bancorp declared an 18% hike in its quarterly cash dividend.
  4. Challenging Conditions And Conservatism Keeping U.S. Bancorp ...

    June 13, 2013
    The banking market hasn't gotten much better so far this summer, but U.S. Bancorp is still attractively priced for the long ...
  5. A New 52-Week High for Goldman - Analyst Blog

    June 10, 2013
    Shares of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) crafted a new 52-week high, touching $166.17 at the end of the trading session ...
  6. 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.
  7. Simpler Looks Better For First Horizon

    May 6, 2013
    Deprioritizing non-strategic lending and refocusing on regional banking should be good for First Horizon in the long-term. ...
  8. Mediocre Performance Clouding BB&T's Long-Term Value

    April 18, 2013
    I remain quite positive on BB&T shares, though I am more bullish than most sell-side analysts.
  9. Citi to Spin-off Hedge Fund Unit - Analyst Blog

    February 8, 2013
    In accordance with the Volcker Rule, Citigroup Inc. C) is in the final stages of spinning off an internal hedge fund unit, ...
  10. Fifth Third Tops Estimates - Analyst Blog

    January 17, 2013
    Fifth Third Bancorp's (FITB) third-quarter adjusted earnings of 42 cents per share exceeded the Zacks Consensus Estimate ...
  11. Can Wells Fargo Stay Ahead Of The Curve?

    January 15, 2013
    Wells Fargo posts a decent quarter, but spread compression is still a threat.
  12. Federated Reaffirmed at Neutral - Analyst Blog

    October 8, 2012
    We have reiterated our Neutral recommendation on Federated Investors Inc. (FII) following a detailed analysis of the company's ...
  13. Clouds Obscure The View On First Horizon

    April 23, 2012
    First Horizon's decisions on capital look a little strange relative to credit quality.
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  18. 4 Banks That Reported Loan Growth

    April 27, 2011
    Here are four banks that defied the loan downtrend this quarter.
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  20. A Small Bank Deal With A Big Premium

    October 8, 2010
    Old National is paying a large premium for a small overall boost in deposit share.
  21. Santander's Footprint Pays Off

    August 3, 2010
    Santander's fast-growing Latin business provides a spicy contrast to the sour state of Spain.
  22. Four Financials Bucking The Downtrend

    January 26, 2010
    It’s no mean feat to post new highs when the overall market is dropping.
  23. 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.
  24. 6 Stocks Outperforming The Entire S&P 500

    December 21, 2009
    These stocks had the biggest gains after the March 9 lows.
  25. Is It Time To Short Financials?

    April 23, 2009
    The recent rally in financials raises the question of whether investors should once again be thinking about shorting the ...
  26. Global Payments An Appealing Payment Processor

    April 10, 2009
    Recent results from Global Payments illustrate why it has long-term appeal and is proving surprisingly stable over the shorter ...
  27. Banks Hit By Increasing C&I Loan Defaults

    November 11, 2008
    C&I delinquencies will hit hard for banks already dealing with bad loans secured by real estate.
  28. Regional Banks Trapped In The Florida Quagmire

    July 24, 2008
    Learn why banks like Regions Financial and SunTrust that sought treasure in the depths of the Florida markets now regret ...
  29. 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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