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  1. U.S. Banks Stock Outlook - Dec 2013 - Industry Outlook

    December 12, 2013
    U.S. Banks Stock Outlook - Dec 2013 - Industry Outlook
  2. New 52-Week High for State Street - Analyst Blog

    July 10, 2013
    Shares of State Street achieved a new 52-week high, touching $68.86 at the end of the trading session on Jul 9.
  3. Comerica Hits New 52-Week High - Analyst Blog

    July 5, 2013
    Shares of Comerica Incorporated achieved a new 52-week high, touching $41.12 on Jul 3, 2013.
  4. JPM and BNY Mellon's FX Case Dismissed - Analyst Blog

    July 5, 2013
    Recently, the U.S. District Judge overthrew foreign exchange pricing-related allegations against JPMorgan Chase & Co. ...
  5. Capital One to Repurchase Shares - Analyst Blog

    July 3, 2013
    On Tuesday, McLean-based Capital One Finl Corp announced a repurchase authorization of up to $1.0 billion shares by its board ...
  6. Still Neutral on Morgan Stanley - Analyst Blog

    July 1, 2013
    On Jun 26, 2013, we reaffirmed our long-term recommendation on Morgan Stanley at Neutral.
  7. Citigroup Vends Uruguay Unit to Itau - Analyst Blog

    July 1, 2013
    In furtherance of its strategy of shedding international operations, on Friday, Citigroup Inc. came up with the announcement ...
  8. Balanced View on BankUnited - Analyst Blog

    June 26, 2013
    On Jun 25, 2013, we reaffirmed our long-term recommendation on BankUnited at Neutral.
  9. Fifth Third Enhances Shareholder Value - Analyst Blog

    June 20, 2013
    Fifth Third Bancorp announced a 9% hike in its quarterly dividend.
  10. 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.
  11. U.S. Bancorp Hikes Dividend - Analyst Blog

    June 19, 2013
    As part of its effort to enhance shareholder value, U.S. Bancorp declared an 18% hike in its quarterly cash dividend.
  12. Stock Market News for June 12, 2013 - Market News

    June 12, 2013
    Benchmarks were battered after the central bank of Japan made no additional changes to their previous monetary measures
  13. These Companies Could Buy Back Up To 40% Of Their Own Stock

    March 15, 2013
    It's usually a great sign when companies buyback their own stock, and these companies are ripe for just that.
  14. BankUnited Beats, Top Line Up - Analyst Blog

    January 29, 2013
    BankUnited, Inc. (BKU) reported its fourth quarter 2012 earnings of 61 cents per share, substantially beating the Zacks Consensus ...
  15. Moody's Chops U.S. Bancorp Ratings - Analyst Blog

    December 12, 2012
    With interest rates being at a significantly low level, the pressure on earnings of U.S. Bancorp (USB) continues to build ...
  16. Management Changes at Jones Lang - Analyst Blog

    November 29, 2012
    In order to strengthen its position for future growth, Chicago-based real estate investment trust (REIT), Jones Lang LaSalle ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. Citi to Purchase Notes - Analyst Blog

    November 23, 2012
    Citigroup Inc. C) announced offers to buy twelve series of outstanding notes. This move comes as part of its recent liability ...
  19. 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 ...
  20. BankUnited Outpaces, Expenses Dip - Analyst Blog

    October 26, 2012
    BankUnited, Inc. (BKU) reported its third quarter 2012 earnings of 48 cents per share, marginally beating the Zacks Consensus ...
  21. Stock Market News for October 19, 2012 - Market News

    October 19, 2012
    Disappointing quarterly results from Google combined with mixed economic reports dragged the benchmarks into negative territory. ...
  22. M&T Bank Outperforms, Revenue Upped - Analyst Blog

    October 17, 2012
    M&T Bank Corporation's (MTB) third quarter 2012 operating earnings of $2.24 per share were significantly above the Zacks ...
  23. Stock Market News for October 12, 2012 - Market News

    October 12, 2012
    Benchmarks failed to sustain initial gains, sparked off by a better-than-expected fall in initial claims, and ended flat. ...
  24. M&T Hikes Small-Business Loans - Analyst Blog

    September 27, 2012
    In an effort to add impetus to the economic recovery, M&T Bank Corporation (MTB) has augmented its lending to small-business ...
  25. Stock Market News for August 27, 2012 - Market News

    August 27, 2012
    Hopes of further economic stimulus helped benchmarks post gains once again on Friday. Not only did the U.S. Federal Reserve ...
  26. SunTrust's Beats on Revenue Growth - Analyst Blog

    July 20, 2012
    SunTrust Banks Inc.'s (STI) second-quarter 2012 earnings came in at 50 cents per share, surpassing the Zacks Consensus Estimate ...
  27. Northern Trust Misses Ests, Revs Up - Analyst Blog

    July 18, 2012
    Northern Trust Corporation's (NTRS) second-quarter 2012 earnings of 74 cents per share lagged the Zacks Consensus Estimate ...
  28. M&T Bank Tops Zacks Estimate - Analyst Blog

    July 17, 2012
    M&T Bank Corporation's (MTB) second quarter 2012 operating earnings of $1.82 per share were significantly above the Zacks ...
  29. M&T Bank Still Progressing, Still No Bargain

    April 16, 2012
    M&T Bank is posting better numbers, but the value is no bargain.
  30. Betting On America's Underbanked

    April 27, 2011
    With the effects of the "Great Recession" still lingering, the number of unbanked and underbanked Americans continues to ...
  31. Big Monday For Financials

    April 14, 2011
    This Monday's Q1 reports will have many investors' ears perked - especially those with stock in the financial sector.
  32. 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.
  33. Wal-Mart's Sort Of Foray Into Banking

    July 12, 2010
    Wal-Mart's move into banking is not nearly so revolutionary as it sounds.
  34. 4 Stocks With Smoking-Hot Dividends

    March 18, 2010
    Cigarettes may be bad for your health, but they're great for your portoflio.
  35. January's Hottest Stocks

    February 1, 2010
    Most investors spent the weekend recovering from January's poor stock performance, but a few stocks left investors with ...
  36. January's Surprising Leaders

    February 1, 2010
    We take a look at the top-performing industries in January 2010.
  37. Will Commercial Real Estate Be Bailed Out?

    July 27, 2009
    There may be further problems in the commercial real estate sector, perhaps precipitating round two of the bailout of the ...
  38. PNC: The Making Of A Super-Regional Bank

    June 16, 2009
    On the heels of its purchase of distressed National City Bank last fall, PNC continues to grow into its new super-regional ...
  39. Large Cap Stocks That Have Missed The Rally

    May 13, 2009
    Many large cap stocks underperformed the recent rally. Investors might want to look at some of these names before concluding ...
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. Wall Street's Financial Mess Hits The Heartland

    October 23, 2008
    As the economic slump hits the Heartland, U.S. regional banks will see a rise in problem assets. Is a replay of the Wall ...
  43. National City: Losses Made Simple

    September 2, 2008
    Regional bank National City tallied $1.76 billion in loses for the quarter. We explore whether this stock will ever be viable ...
  44. Five Dividend Darlings For August 14

    August 14, 2008
    If your portfolio could use some downside protection, check out our dividend darling list. This week features media company ...
  45. Making Change At The Bank

    June 14, 2007
    A look at three institutions who are pushing the standard definition of regional bank.
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