Hancock Holding Company
We constantly hear talk in the financial news about the “banking sector” and are inundated with names like Citigroup, Bank of America, and Wells Fargo. What many investors never take the time to consider or analyze is the segment of the banking business we never hear about on the news, even though it offers exceptional opportunities for gains - small regional banks.
Advantages of regional banks
Regional banks have a much more »
Moody’s recently announced that it is continuing to review Regions Financial (NYSE: RF)’s financials for a potential upgrade to its credit rating. While the financial sector as a while took severe hits from the financial crisis, much of the consumer anger is aimed at large national banks such as Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) and Citigroup (NYSE: C). Meanwhile, regional banks are generally given less blame for the more »
The reporting season on banks is finally winding down. Today I am going to look at three banks that have used their relative financial strength to acquire assets in order to grow their balance sheets. These purchases often skew results in the short term, but the hope and expectation is to grow assets and earnings over the long run during an era when growing assets through loaning money is difficult more »