Regions Financial Corp

  • It's Not Too Late to Buy This Regional Bank

    By Piyush Arora - August 12, 2013 | Tickers: BBT, FITB, RF

    More often than not, banking stocks are considered growth plays instead of value plays. This is reasonable, as global financial institutions generally deliver modest but steady returns. Over the last year, however, shares of Regions Financial (NYSE: RF) have risen by an impressive 50% and outperformed most of the popular global banks.

    Now that its shares have more than doubled over the last four years, the Street is doubting the more »

  • Profiting From the End of the World

    By George Liu - June 24, 2013 | Tickers: C, HBAN, JPM, RF, WFC

    On Thursday, June 20, all hell broke loose. The S&P 500 plummeted 2.5 percent, the NASDAQ declined 2.28 percent, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 2.34 percent, extending the worst two day sell-off this year. Precious metals were crushed as the price of gold fell 7 percent and the price of silver tumbled 9 percent. Other commodities were also hit, with WTI oil prices declining more »

  • Reasons to Buy These Undervalued Banks

    By Red Chip - June 12, 2013 | Tickers: CBF, NBHC, RF

    In the U.S., there are a large number of small-cap banks which are currently undervalued in terms of their book value multiples while analysts expect a bullish turnaround. By small cap, I mean banks with the market cap of less than $1 billion. In this article, I’m going to evaluate a combination of small and mid cap banks including Capital Bank Financial (NASDAQ: CBF), National Bank (NYSE: NBHCmore »)

  • 2 Financial Stocks to Buy, 1 to Avoid

    By Red Chip - June 11, 2013 | Tickers: PNC, RF, STI

    The interest rate environment and loan growth are among the key determinants of the net interest margin of a bank. Due to low interest rates and macroeconomic conditions, 2013 may be a tough year for banking. Enhanced capital regulations resulted in higher regulatory costs, which in turn are pressurizing the banking efficiency ratio. This growing regulatory cost has more impact on smaller banks' margins as compared to mega banks. However more »

  • Buy the Financials Still Trading Below Book Value - Part 2

    By Mark Holder - June 10, 2013 | Tickers: ACAS, RF, STI

    Even after substantial gains this year, a number of financial stocks still trade below book value. While not covered back in January along with the insurers and airplane leasing firms, a cross section of other financial stocks continue to trade considerably below book value. While the fears from the financial crisis have mostly dissipated, the stocks continue to meander below book value even with strong earnings profiles.

    Stocks ranging from more »

  • 3 Attractive Banking Stocks to Consider Now, 1 to Avoid

    By Bill Edson - May 23, 2013 | Tickers: BAC, PNC, RF, SUSQ

    Since last decade's banking crisis, among the nation's trillion-dollar asset banks there has been stratification both in terms of profitability and public reputation. Wells Fargo is always a winner. JPMorgan Chase has come next, then probably Citigroup, followed by Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) at the rear. I am going to take a look at Bank of America, this country's second-largest bank by assets, to see if more »

  • Tired Of Big Banks? How About This Mid-Cap Regional Bank?

    By Nick Chiu - April 30, 2013 | Tickers: BBT, HBAN, RF

    Huntington Bancshares (NASDAQ: HBAN), with a market cap of $5.87 billion, is a multi-state, diversified regional bank holding company, providing full financial services including banking, lending, mortgage, and investment management.

    1Q13 earnings

    On April 17, 2013, Huntington Bancshares reported an EPS of $0.17 for 1Q13, which was unchanged from the year ago quarter, but down $0.02 from the prior quarter. The reported earnings beat Zacks Consensus Estimate more »

  • Why This Bank Is Among the Best of the Breed

    By Dave Zaegel - April 27, 2013 | Tickers: OZRK, BBT, KEY, RF

    It's time again to review one of my favorite and easiest stocks to recommend: Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ: OZRK). Bank of the Ozarks operates just over 100 banks in the southern U.S., primarily in Arkansas and Georgia. This stock has been a model of consistency and market outperformance. Even when the market got smacked in 2008 and early 2009, Bank of the Ozarks barely budged. Since then more »

  • Sorting Through the Regionals

    By Marshall Hargrave - April 15, 2013 | Tickers: BBT, FITB, HBAN, RF, STI

    Standard & Poor's has a positive outlook for regional banks, as do I. These banks tend to have less exposure to international concerns and also are purer plays on deposits and consumer/small business economic health, whereas the exposure of mega-banks can be susceptible to trading and other "unplanned" losses.
     
    The regionals should see positive performance going forward on the back of home refinancing and gains on loans. According to more »
  • Five Financial Stocks You Should Start Thinking About

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - April 11, 2013 | Tickers: AIG, COF, DFS, JPM, RF

    When we at Insider Monkey look at stocks, we primarily do so from a value perspective. We do keep concepts like market sentiment and branding in mind, but we mostly use those factors to mentally adjust how appropriate the relative value of a stock is. Value analysis focuses on stocks trading at a low level relative to their trailing earnings (using trailing earnings as a neutral to conservative estimate of more »

  • This Fundamentals-Focused Hedge Fund Has Billions in AUM…What’s it Buying?

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - April 4, 2013 | Tickers: EIX, GG, HBAN, KRFT, RF

    $6 billion Carlson Capital, a Dallas-based hedge fund that focuses its strategies on philosophy, people and process, is a stark contrast to other funds, many of which have formulated complex algorithms to perform detailed quantitative analyses. As more and more non-Wall Streeters establish their own funds, many have begun to embrace manager Clint Carlson’s approach, and according to his most recent 13F filing with the SEC, Carlson added several more »

  • Five Financial Stocks You Should Start Thinking About

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - April 3, 2013 | Tickers: AIG, COF, DFS, JPM, RF

    When we look at stocks, we primarily do so from a value perspective. We do keep concepts like market sentiment and branding in mind, but we mostly use those factors to mentally adjust how appropriate the relative value of a stock is. Value analysis focuses on stocks which are trading at a low level relative to their trailing earnings (using trailing earnings as a neutral to conservative estimate of future more »

  • This Fundamentals-Focused Hedge Fund Has Billions in AUM…What’s It Buying?

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - April 3, 2013 | Tickers: EIX, GG, HBAN, KRFT, RF

    The $6 billion Carlson Capital, a Dallas-based hedge fund that focuses its strategies on philosophy, people and process, is a stark contrast to other funds, many of which have formulated complex algorithms to perform detailed quantitative analyses. As more and more non-Wall Streeters establish their own funds, many have begun to embrace manager Clint Carlson’s approach, and according to his most recent 13F filing with the SEC, Carlson added more »

  • Forget the Stress Test When Buying Banks

    By Bob Chandler - March 24, 2013 | Tickers: COF, JPM, RF

    The Federal Reserve recently released the results of its annual stress test, officially known as the Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR). The CCAR assesses the adequacy of a bank’s capital, generally the amount of equity and long-term borrowing available to absorb bank losses. The idea is that strong capital levels help ensure that banks have the ability to meet their financial obligations in times of economic difficulty. But more »

  • Billionaire Louis Bacon’s Cheap Stock Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - March 14, 2013 | Tickers: DFS, JPM, RF, STI, WFC

    We track 13F filings from hedge funds and other notable investors for a number of reasons. For one, we work on researching investment strategies based on the included information: even with the inherent delay that comes from using 13F filings, the most popular small cap stocks among hedge funds generate an excess return of 18 percentage points per year on average (read more about imitating hedge funds' small cap picks more »

  • Billionaire Bruce Kovner’s Cheap Stock Holdings

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - March 8, 2013 | Tickers: F, GM, JPM, RF, WFC

    Six to seven weeks after the end of each quarter, hedge funds file 13Fs with the SEC; these filings disclose many of their long equity positions as of the end of the last quarter. One way to use this information is to compile many funds’ portfolios and use the data to develop investment strategies; for example, we have found that the most popular small cap stocks among hedge funds earn more »

  • Billionaire James Dinan’s Latest Stock Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - February 18, 2013 | Tickers: C, RLGY, RF, S, YHOO

    Six to seven weeks after the end of a fiscal quarter, hedge funds and other major investors are required to file 13Fs with the SEC. These filings disclose many of their long equity positions as of the end of the quarter (December in the case of current filings). We track this information in the course of developing investment strategies based on hedge fund activity; for example, on average the most more »

  • Five Noteworthy Analyst Calls on Thursday

    By Brian Nichols - January 31, 2013 | Tickers: BBRY, CLB, FIO, PCLN, RF

    Sometimes an analyst issues a revised outlook or changes his/her rating, but does not inform investors of the reasons behind the call. These typically move stocks on the call alone -- the price target and outlook. However, some analysts provide detailed reasons, and these are the outlooks that should be noted and used as part of your fundamental research. Therefore, I am taking a look at such outlooks and determining more »

  • Analysts Play Follow-the-Leader this Earnings Season

    By Brian Nichols - January 31, 2013 | Tickers: FB, RF, S | Editor's Choice

    I, like many, listened to and followed closely the Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) earnings report and call on Wednesday and believed the results to be very good. Almost immediately following the top and bottom line beat, and the release of its report, a number of analysts issued bullish notes as the stock ticked higher. However, as the stock then turned to the negative, we saw a shift in perception as analysts more »

  • How to Play Tuesday's Market Leaders

    By Brian Nichols - January 22, 2013 | Tickers: BBRY, FB, FCX, RF, WDC

    What’s moving, why’s it moving, and why is it important? In a market that is now sitting at multi-year highs, and is fast-approaching all-time highs, I am looking at the market’s biggest intraday movers to determine if any additional upside may exist.

    Company

    Ticker

    Gains*

    Research In Motion

    (NASDAQ: BBRY)

    10.99%

    Regions Financial

    (NYSE: RF)

    4.84%

    Freeport-McMoRan

    (NYSE: FCX)

    5.17%

    Western Digital

    (NASDAQ: WDCmore »)

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