• Banks Have Begun to Merge. Next Year Could See Even More Deals.

    Banks Have Begun to Merge. Next Year Could See Even More Deals.0

    Courtesy of TCF Text size After a long pause, bank merger activity has resumed. And to hear Wall Street talk, the momentum may just be beginning. This past week, Huntington Bancshares (ticker: HBAN) announced plans to acquire TCF Financial (TCF) for $6 billion in an all-stock deal. The merger of the Columbus, Ohio–based Huntington with

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  • 16 Bank Stocks That Could Outpace the Sector in 2021

    16 Bank Stocks That Could Outpace the Sector in 20210

    Text size Dreamstime After a stomach-turning 2020, bank investors have reasons to feel hopeful next year. The formerly shunned sector has increasingly won Wall Street’s favor as analysts predict funds will flow from highflying tech names into more value-oriented sectors. But banks could prove to be an attractive investment on their own merits, even without

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  • 16 Bank Stocks That Could Outpace the Sector in 2021

    16 Bank Stocks That Could Outpace the Sector in 20210

    Text size Dreamstime After a stomach-turning 2020, bank investors have reasons to feel hopeful next year. The formerly shunned sector has increasingly won Wall Street’s favor as analysts predict funds will flow from highflying tech names into more value-oriented sectors. But banks could prove to be an attractive investment on their own merits, even without

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  • PNC Deal Highlights Challenges of U.S. Market for European Banks

    PNC Deal Highlights Challenges of U.S. Market for European Banks0

    The problem for BBVA was that while it grew in the U.S. over a 15-year period, particularly in the Southwest, it didn’t get big enough that it made sense to stay in the country. The second-largest Spanish lender lacked the capital to further expand its footprint and couldn’t ask shareholders—already struggling with its depressed share

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  • 5 Regional Bank Stocks to Buy Now

    5 Regional Bank Stocks to Buy Now0

    It’s not too late to get bullish on regional banks. That puts regional banks, which fit roughly beneath the big four global banks and above the relatively large number of community banks, on pace for their best month since November 2016, suggesting that a lot of good news has been priced in very quickly. With

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