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Five Star Equities

February 28, 2012 08:20 ET

Regions Financial and Huntington Bancshares Poised for Growth in the Coming Months

Five Star Equities Provides Stock Research on Regions Financial & Huntington Bancshares

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Feb 28, 2012) - Regional banks continue to be one of the stronger performers in the Financial sector. Over the last three months, the SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF (KRE) is up an incredible 25 percent -- outperforming the Dow Jones Industrial Average by more than 35 percent. Five Star Equities examines investing opportunities in the Regional Banking industry and provides equity research on Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE: RF) and Huntington Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ: HBAN). Access to the full company reports can be found:

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A recent report from Standard and Poor's finds that U.S. regional banks reported "satisfactory performance results" for fourth-quarter 2011 and were profitable for the third consecutive quarter. Although the banks generally had difficulty generating significant new loan volume, some were able to increase their commercial and industrial lending, the S&P report finds. S&P says some regional banks also benefitted from resurgence in commercial real estate (CRE), especially multifamily housing, in their respective markets.

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Credit Suisse recently released a report stating that U.S. regionals should expect "year-end window dressing and declines in mortgage-banking-related credits to be the primary drivers of lower growth" in the current quarter. Credit Suisse expects second-quarter 2012 growth to reaccelerate, however.

Regions Financial Corporation operates as the holding company for the Regions Bank that provides a range of commercial, retail, and mortgage banking services in the United States.

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated operates as the holding company for The Huntington National Bank that provides commercial, small business, and consumer banking services.

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