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  1. U.S. Banks Stock Outlook - Apr 2014 - Industry Outlook

    April 8, 2014
    U.S. Banks Stock Outlook - Apr 2014 - Industry Outlook
  2. BancorpSouth to Redeem TruPS - Analyst Blog

    June 27, 2013
    In an endeavor to ease its debt pressure, BancorpSouth, Inc. recently announced the redemption of 8.15% Trust Preferred Securities ...
  3. 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. ...
  4. Bank Of The Ozarks Continues To Build Value

    April 12, 2013
    Bank of the Ozarks deserves its premium, as it continues to demonstrate a rare combo of growth and quality.
  5. Sallie Mae Sells Interest - Analyst Blog

    February 14, 2013
    SLM Corporation (SLM), also known as Sallie Mae, declared that it has sold its remaining interest in its SLM Student Loan ...
  6. First Horizon's EPS Meets Estimate - Analyst Blog

    January 18, 2013
    First Horizon National Corp. (FHN) has reported-fourth earnings per share of 17 cents, in line with the Zacks Consensus Estimate ...
  7. Regions to Redeem $345M TruPS - Analyst Blog

    November 2, 2012
    Regions Financial Corporation (RF) jumped on the bandwagon of trust preferred securities (TruPS) redemption. On Thursday, ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. First Horizon Profits, Misses Ests - Analyst Blog

    October 19, 2012
    First Horizon National Corp. (FHN) has returned to profit in the third quarter of 2012 by reporting earnings per share of ...
  10. Raymond James Lags Ests, Revs Up - Analyst Blog

    July 26, 2012
    Raymond James Financial Inc.'s (RJF) fiscal third quarter 2012 (ended June 30) earnings per share came in at 64 cents, marginally ...
  11. Mortgage Buyback Hits First Horizon - Analyst Blog

    July 23, 2012
    Increase in reserves for government-sponsored entities (GSE) mortgage repurchases have resulted in First Horizon National ...
  12. Stock Market News for July 23, 2012 - Market News

    July 23, 2012
    European debt concerns returned to haunt the markets and overshadowed strong corporate results to end the benchmarks' three-day ...
  13. Bank Of The Ozarks Hitting Accelerator In A Low-Growth Environment

    July 17, 2012
    Although a great bank growth story, Bank of the Ozarks is no bargain. Even with the assumption of high-teens return on equity ...
  14. Can the First Half's Big Winners Stay Strong? - Real Time Insight

    June 29, 2012
    As the first half of 2012 draws to a close, many investors are looking back on what has been a tumultuous start to the year. ...
  15. The Future the Market Sees

    April 14, 2012
    Investors are betting most heavily and consistently on a US housing and consumer spending recovery, writes MoneyShow.com ...
  16. Big Banks in Junk Zone

    March 13, 2012
    From a just-released report on the world’s largest banks, Dr. Martin Weiss shares his list of the most vulnerable US ...
  17. The Safer Way to Buy Financials

    January 6, 2012
    While banks remain on the defensive, their preferred shares and debt securities offer attractive yields, says Neil George ...
  18. 2011 In Review: Regional Banks Are Suffering

    December 26, 2011
    Regional banks had another tough year in 2011.
  19. Wells Fargo Looking Better As Time Goes By

    October 19, 2011
    Wells Fargo is trading well below its potential. This is a good buy for patient, value-oriented investors.
  20. PNC Acquires Another Fixer-Up Bank Chain

    June 21, 2011
    PNC makes a widely-expected move to expand its banking operations into the Southeast.
  21. KeyCorp Q1 2011 Earnings Review

    April 20, 2011
    KeyCorp reported a profit in the first quarter of 2011, as the bank saw an improvement in the credit quality of its loan ...
  22. Bank Of The Ozarks Making The Best Of Things

    April 18, 2011
    Bank of the Ozarks has used FDIC-assisted acquisitions to build a platform for growth.
  23. 6 Banks That Still Need To Roll Up Their TARP

    March 11, 2011
    While bank stocks have generally recovered, a few stragglers remain.
  24. December’s Best And Worst Performing S&P500 Stocks

    January 3, 2011
    See the best and worst performing S&P 500 stocks from December 2010.
  25. BMO Buying Marshall & Illsley

    December 17, 2010
    BMO makes a deep-value, scratch-and-dent purchase.
  26. Can PNC Get Regional Bank M&A Moving?

    December 16, 2010
    A rumor around PNC could mark a new wave of banking M&A.
  27. 5 Worst-Performing Stocks In October

    November 2, 2010
    The worst stocks in the S&P 500 in October ran the gamut from technology to finance and were mostly caused by investor reaction ...
  28. Santander's Footprint Pays Off

    August 3, 2010
    Santander's fast-growing Latin business provides a spicy contrast to the sour state of Spain.
  29. 4 Top Bank Stocks From 2010's First Half

    July 5, 2010
    The four stocks mentioned above have demonstrated notable resiliency in the first half of the year.
  30. 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 ...
  31. Regional Bank Round-Up

    April 22, 2010
    What are the regional banks telling us about the state of the recovery?
  32. Bank Convertibles That Offer Income And Upside

    October 1, 2009
    If there’s more snort left in this bull, these three issues may be the safest way to play it.
  33. Can SunTrust Be Trusted?

    September 10, 2009
    Shares of SunTrust have considerable upside and are not at all unreasonable in terms of current book value considerations.
  34. The Battle Of The Smart Money

    August 18, 2009
    Two smart money guys seem to take opposite opinions on the future direction of the stock market. Who's right? Who cares?
  35. 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 ...
  36. JPMorgan Chase Still Trading Below Book

    April 21, 2009
    JPMorgan's reputation as one of the better-run banks remains intact and its share price is appealing at below book value.
  37. Banks Are Lending Money

    February 2, 2009
    Although some anecdotal evidence suggests "banks won't lend", earnings reports from some large regional banks contradict ...
  38. Synovus Financial Drops A Bomb

    January 6, 2009
    SNV's announcement of a higher-than-expected loan loss provision for Q4 blew up the stock's price.
  39. Federal Government Got The TARP Just Right

    October 30, 2008
    With critics on one side arguing the Troubled Asset Relief Program is too much and others saying it's not enough, did government ...
  40. 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 ...
  41. Wachovia-Wells Fargo A Victory For Us All

    October 6, 2008
    Wells Fargo made a rival bid for crumbling Wachovia, one that didn't require a taxpayer funded backstop. Does this deal restore ...
  42. 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 ...
  43. Market Review - Bulls For July 23

    July 23, 2008
    After falling into the text-book definition of a bear market, the market has now come back with financials leading the charge.
  44. Beyond Barclays ETFs (BCS)

    April 3, 2007
    British Bank Barclays is the reigning King of ETFs in the U.S. but it's reach doesn't stop there.
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