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September 12, 2011 08:00 ET

Equity Research on Huntington Bancshares Inc. and Northern Trust Corporation - Regional - Midwest Banks face Headwinds

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - Sep 12, 2011) - offers investors comprehensive research on the Regional - Midwest Banks industry and has completed analytical research on Huntington Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ: HBAN) and Northern Trust Corporation (NASDAQ: NTRS). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches.

Companies in the Regional - Midwest Banks sector are facing rather severe headwinds lately. Nearly the entire sector is currently struggling to grow revenues. The Dodd-Frank Act has inhibited banks' abilities to drive revenue from fees. It is also increasing expenses now that new provision regulations have been put into place. Some banks have actually started imposing deposit fees, though others like Northern Trust Corporation have thus far resisted this trend. Northern Trust Corporation research report is available for free by signing up now at is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the Regional - Midwest Banks industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Huntington Bancshares Inc. and Northern Trust Corporation; investors and shareholders of these companies can simply register for a complimentary membership at

Lowered debt appetites across America as well as economic uncertainty are greatly impacting loan growth. While some banks have been able to post earnings thanks to improvement in credit which allows them to release some of their loan-loss provisions, this is not a very sustainable method of profit. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the Regional - Midwest Banks industry.

However, recent pull backs could mean that regional bank stocks are at attractive valuations. Companies like Huntington Bancshares Inc. which have strong asset profiles and pay dividends could benefit greatly if the economy puts the current uncertainty in the rear-view mirror. Huntington Bancshares Inc. research report is accessible for free by registering today at

Moving forward, the economic uncertainty will likely lower the amount of stock buybacks going around. Still, the sector could be on stronger footing than many investors believe. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

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