SOURCE: Brighton Markets

May 21, 2012 09:00 ET

2012 Economic Outlook - Report Highlights BancorpSouth, Inc. and National Financial Partners Corp.

HONG KONG--(Marketwire - May 21, 2012) - Today, announced new reports highlighting BancorpSouth, Inc. (NYSE: BXS) and National Financial Partners Corp. (NYSE: NFP). Gain market insight with full analysis and research downloads available at

Economic fundamentals leading into 2012 have set a generally positive pace with GDP growth likely to pick up through the coming year. However, there are several important caveats to note as the world economy continues to face headwinds and risks weigh to the downside. Positive outlooks are conditional on fiscal policy in payroll taxes and unemployment insurance benefits and upon the easing of the European debt situation. A repeat of volatility experience in 2011 is likely in 2012, as perceptions about the strength of the U.S. economy and the euro zone will vary over time as events unfold.

Despite the current situation, our team continues to identify high momentum situations with growth potential -- there remains strong opportunity within careful discretion.

Brighton Markets is releasing new coverage on BancorpSouth, Inc. for its current position within the financial industry. BancorpSouth, Inc. is a financial holding company. Through its principal bank subsidiary, BancorpSouth Bank (the Bank), the Company conducts commercial banking and financial services operations. The full research report on BancorpSouth, Inc. (NYSE: BXS) is available here:

Brighton Markets has released research on National Financial Partners Corp. for its changing role within the financial industry. National Financial Partners Corp. (NFP) and its benefits, insurance and wealth management businesses provide a range of advisory and brokerage services to the Company's clients. NFP serves corporate and high net worth individual clients throughout the United States and in Canada, with a focus on the middle market and entrepreneurs. The full research report on National Financial Partners Corp. (NYSE: NFP) is available here:

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