February 16, 2011 08:19 ET

Fundamental Research on People's United Financial Inc. and First Niagara Financial Group Inc. - Healthy Fish Eat Struggling Fish in Savings and Loans Sector

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The Savings and Loans sector is going through a wave of consolidation lately. This consolidation is largely due to the difficulty some banks are having making profits now that new regulatory requirements have raised their costs. Struggling banks have thus become more passive to buy-outs from banks like People's United Financial Inc. which have managed to come out of the recession strong. People's United Financial Inc. report is accessible for free by registering today at is the Ultimate Trading Environment for investors. If you are considering owning People's United Financial Inc. and First Niagara Financial Group Inc then you should sign up for a free membership and our complimentary reports today at Over the last 5 years our returns outpaced any of the major indexes. Shine's performance in 2005 was +14%, 2006 + 26%, 2007 +99%, 2008 + 355% and 2009 + 46%. Sign up today to find out what you are missing. 

People's United announced the acquisition in January of Danvers Bancorp Inc. for $493 million after purchasing three other financial institutions during the past year or so. People's United's Q4 saw a 28% rise in earnings over the previous year's Q4 to $32 million. Register with us today at to have free access to this research and speak to one of our pros.

Other banks in the sector are optimistic about the future as well. The economic recovery has instilled customers with confidence and driven a great degree of loan growth. At First Niagara Financial Group Inc. commercial loans grew 47% in the fourth quarter compared to the previous year. Niagara will likely use their new confidence to pursue more deals after agreeing to acquire Connecticut's New Alliance Bancshares Inc. for around $1.5 billion. Niagara's Q4 saw profits of $45.9 million compared to $28.9 a year earlier. First Niagara Financial Group Inc. research report is available for free by signing up now at

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