SOURCE: Wall Street Equity Research

Wall Street Equity Research

December 03, 2010 08:42 ET

Professional Research on Wilmington Trust Corporation and Northern Trust Corporation - Attractive Environment for Strong Regional Banks

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - December 3, 2010) - allows shareholders to gain full understanding of the economic and market forces influencing the regional banks industry, and offers free research on industry players Wilmington Trust Corporation (NYSE: WL) and Northern Trust Corporation (NASDAQ: NTRS). Register today at to receive free research reports on these companies.

The FDIC has recently reported that their list of problem banks grew from 829 to 860 for a total of $379 billion in assets. While the total amount of money set aside for loan loss provisions fell, this was primarily due to many larger banks setting aside less capital. Around 60% of banks actually raised their provisions. Visit us at to understand the catalysts and forces driving or affecting regional banks stocks. is a specialized website where investors can have complete access to free reports on regional banks industry; traders looking for analyst opinions on Wilmington Trust Corporation, Northern Trust Corporation and other players in the industry are welcomed to sign up for a free one year membership at

The growing number of troubled banks provides a unique opportunity for stronger regional banks. Banks with a large number of loan losses such as Wilmington Trust Corporation have been forced to sell out for a discount. This combined with pressures from the new Basel III capital holding requirements means companies that managed to remain healthy during the recession should find attractively priced acquisition options. Shareholders and investors can sign up today at to download the full report on Wilmington Trust Corporation.

General economic data has given the sector cause for optimism. Following the broader economy, regional banks should see benefit from higher levels of consumer spending and improving employment numbers. Some companies have been adopting different strategies now that the economy is showing signs of improving. Some companies like Northern Trust Corporation are taking their money out of safer bonds that have seen their yields depressed by large levels of investment and putting their money into riskier debt and emerging market stocks. With potential inflation on the horizon due to the government's second round of quantitative easing, some regional banks have also begun paring down their cash holdings. Shareholders and investors can sign up today at to download the full report on Northern Trust Corporation.

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