Regions Financial Corp

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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    PMI Index: Component Growth Impacts Banks

    A growing economy definitely benefits the banking sector. The impact will be positive for big banks and also for regional banks.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Hyman Bullish on Financials, Investors Upbeat about Rate Hike

    Trump’s domestic growth-friendly policies Returns have been surging for the financial sector (XLF) (VFH) as the market expects to benefit from the Trump administration’s projected policies. Markets are highly confident with the expectation of more rate hikes, for example, and of widespread deregulation. Banks’ earnings have thus been getting a huge boost, and the market has been […]

    By Mary Sadler
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    Earnings Report

    First Horizon Reported Mixed Results in 3Q15

    First Horizon National has a market cap of $3.23 billion. After the earnings report in 3Q15, it fell by 1.2% to close at $13.80 per share as of October 16, 2015.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    How Does First Horizon National Compare to Its Peers?

    First Horizon outperformed its peers based on the forward PE ratio and PBV ratio. The ETFs outperformed First Horizon based on the price movement.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyzing BB&T Corporation’s 6 Operating Segments

    BB&T Corporation’s (BBT) operations are divided into six business segments. Community Banking contributes 46% to the total revenue.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    REITs Are Overvalued on a Price-to-Book Basis

    REITs are the most overvalued sector in XLF on a price-to-book multiple basis. On average, REITs traded at a price-to-book multiple of 3.57x as of Monday, July 6.

    By Rebecca Keats
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    Miscellaneous

    Midsize Banks Need a Breather from Excessive Regulations

    Banks have seen compliance costs rise since the Dodd-Frank Act regulations took effect. For small banks, it’s been harder to absorb these costs.

    By Rebecca Keats
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Manufacturing Expands at a Faster Rate, Drives Demand for Loans

    When manufacturing expands, it’s a positive indicator for overall economic growth. Generally, it results in positive GDP growth.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Banks Set to Profit from Steepening Yield Curve

    The yield curve has steepened a bit compared to where it was a week or even a month ago. Investors should consider the yield curve slope an indicator of bank performance.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Interest Rates : A Key Indicator for the Banking Sector

    When interest rates rise, banks typically increase the interest they charge for loans faster than what they pay on deposits. This gives an immediate boost to their margins.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Does a Flattened Yield Curve Hurt Banks?

    Banks benefit from a steeper yield curve, which allows banks to lend on higher long-term rates and borrow on lower short-term rates. This boosts banks’ margins.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Interest Rates Change: A Key Indicator for the Banking Sector

    Lower interest rates on a sustained basis have negatively impacted the performance of the US banking sector. Banks are not able to use much deposit pricing strategies to boost margins.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Earnings Report

    Revenue Diversification: A Key Priority for Regions Financial

    During 1Q15, Regions Financial (RF) repurchased $102 million of common stock—completing its $350 million 2014 repurchase program.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    BB&T’s Relative Valuation Is close to the Industry Average

    BB&T’s loan and deposit growth is marginally below the industry average. Its ROE and price-to-book ratio are close to the peer average.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why BB&T Has Low Funding Costs Compared to Its Peers

    Deposits are the cheapest funding source. Since deposits fund a major chunk of BB&T’s assets, the overall funding costs are low.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    SunTrust: A Leading Bank in the Southeast

    SunTrust provides a broad range of consumer and wholesale banking, mortgage banking, and private wealth management services.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is SunTrust Bank’s Stock Undervalued?

    SunTrust Bank’s return on equity is 8%, which is 18% lower than the industry average.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why SunTrust Has Lower Net Interest Margins

    SunTrust Bank’s net interest income in 2014 remained stable compared to 2013 as strong loan growth offset the decline in net interest margin.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Commercial Loans Drive SunTrust’s Wholesale Banking Growth

    The Wholesale Banking segment’s net interest income increased in 2014 compared to 2013.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    SunTrust Bank Has a Lower Dividend Yield

    SunTrust Bank (STI) paid common dividends totaling $371 million or $0.70 per share in 2014.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    BB&T Offers a Higher Dividend Yield Compared to Its Peers

    Dividend yield is a company’s annual dividend per share. It’s expressed as a percentage of its share price. Dividend yields are important if you want a regular stream of income.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    BB&T Focuses on Expanding Corporate Banking Services

    BB&T is focused on expanding its corporate banking services. It’s adding new industry verticals for lending and investment banking services.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    BB&T’s Community Banking Is Impacted by Low Interest Rates

    BB&T’s Community Banking segment offers a variety of loan and deposit products and other financial services. The segment’s net interest income decreased in 2014.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    BB&T Corporation Is a Leading Bank in the Southeast Region

    BB&T Corporation (BBT) is a financial holding company. It conducts its operations primarily through its bank subsidiary—Branch Bank.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Regions Financial has low earnings and dividend growth

    Earnings are growing, but at a slow pace. Regions Financial’s (RF) net income increased by 1% in 2014—compared to 2013.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why inorganic growth works for Regions Financial

    A substantial portion of Regions Financial’s growth has been through the acquisition of other financial institutions. The bank was formed in 1971.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What investors should know about Regions Financial Corporation

    Regions Financial Corporation is a leading regional bank in the southeastern US. It’s the 17th largest bank in the US—based on assets.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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