SOURCE: StockCall


January 05, 2011 08:33 ET

Equity Research on Popular Inc. and First BanCorp - Foreign Regional Banks Start to Rally After a Rocky 2010

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - January 5, 2011) - offers investors comprehensive research on the foreign regional banks industry and has completed analytical research on Popular Inc. (NASDAQ: BPOP) and First BanCorp (NYSE: FBP). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches. 

Banks overall have had a rocky year in 2010 as they struggle out of recession lows. Foreign regional banks are no exception, although, there appear to be some bright spots. Some industry players like Popular Inc. have seen a big enough rise in revenue that they have approved quarterly dividends on preferred stock. Popular Inc. research report is accessible for free by registering today at is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the foreign regional banks industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Popular Inc. and First BanCorp; investors and shareholders of these companies can simply register for a complimentary membership at

While during the recession many banks came into trouble and were forced to agree to acquisition terms which undervalued them, some companies have been rebuffing such offers of late. This confidence in themselves and their future has inspired investors and some have seen their stock prices rally. It remains to be seen whether it will inspire other financial institutions to make more appealing offers in the future. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the foreign regional banks industry.

Foreign regional banks are looking to implement new business strategies which will lead them out of their financial woes. Certain industry players are looking to make public offerings in order to raise the funds they need, while others are focusing on cleaning up their portfolios. Companies with many high-risk loans in their portfolios such as First BanCorp are selling these off in a bid to reduce their stagnant assets and re-establish prosperity. First BanCorp research report is available for free by signing up now at

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