SOURCE: StockCall


September 08, 2011 08:05 ET

Equity Research on Zions Bancorp and East West Bancorp Inc. - Regional - Pacific Banks Earnings Could Dry Up

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - Sep 8, 2011) - offers investors comprehensive research on the Regional - Pacific Banks industry and has completed analytical research on Zions Bancorp (NASDAQ: ZION) and East West Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ: EWBC). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches.

Companies in the Regional- Pacific Banks sector, like nearly all regional banks, have been posting fairly strong earnings over the past several quarters thanks to improving credit which allows them to release loan loss provisions to earnings. This has actually masked some weakness in the sector as the strong reports come at a time when many banks such as East West Bancorp Inc. for example are struggling to increase their revenues through loan growth. East West Bancorp Inc. research report is available for free by signing up now at is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the Regional - Pacific Banks industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Zions Bancorp and East West Bancorp Inc.; investors and shareholders of these companies can simply register for a complimentary membership at

This issue may become painfully clear to investors now that the macroeconomic landscape is becoming less sunny. If credit stops improving the provision increases will dry up and result in some tough comparisons. For this reason, analysts believe certain bank stocks like Zions Bancorp could be over-valued. Zions Bancorp research report is accessible for free by registering today at

Now that the Federal Reserve has made a pledge to keep interest rates low until near the middle of 2013, the sector will have to contend with lower net interest margins for some time to come. Some may have to lower their payouts to depositors in order to cut costs while loan growth remains weak. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the Regional - Pacific Banks industry.

While the low interest rates should theoretically encourage the debt appetites of businesses and consumers, this has yet to come to fruition. 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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