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September 02, 2010 09:30 ET

Opinions on Huntington Bancshares and Fifth Third Bancorp -- Mid-West Banks Still Feeling the Tremors of the Economy

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - September 2, 2010) - offers investors comprehensive research on the regional - Midwest banks industry and has completed analytical research on Huntington Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ: HBAN) and Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches. 

Mid-West banks dropped 8 percent last month as the brunt of the failing economy continues to take its toll on the industry. Bank closures in the U.S. remain high and are threatening to top the 140 closures seen last year. 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 Fifth Third Bancorp; all investors need to do is register for a complimentary membership at

While the recovery of large banks has been somewhat positive this year, smaller banks continue to struggle. The recent report of higher unemployment levels has hurt the industry. A sharp drop in the number of homes sales in the area has also been a detriment to Mid-West banks. July home sales figures plunged 35 percent, signaling a tough road ahead for the banks. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the regional - Midwest banks industry.

Although the outlook for Mid-West banks is bleak, some are managing to post positive figures. Banks that are targeting the resolution of delinquent loans are having some success. A shift from home loans to other banking operations is seen as a possible solution to remaining in business during the economic down turn. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.
Back in July, Huntington Bancshares Inc. delivered a surprise profit of $10.4 million, whilst Fifth Third Bancorp posted profits of $130 million. Investors looking for free research on Huntington Bancshares Inc. and Fifth Third Bancorp are welcome to sign up at or

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