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January 07, 2011 08:39 ET

Research on First Horizon National Corp. and Regions Financial Corp. - Southeast Regional Banks Struggle With TARP, Fannie and Freddie

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - January 7, 2011) - www.stockcall.com/ offers investors comprehensive research on the regional - Southeast Banks industry and has completed analytical research on First Horizon National Corp. (NYSE: FHN) and Regions Financial Corp. (NYSE: RF). Register with us today at www.stockcall.com/ to have free access to these researches. 

Southeast regional banks are struggling lately as they try to repay Troubled Asset Relief Program debt and begin to estimate their losses in soured mortgage loans sold to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Visit www.stockcall.com/ 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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The ability to pay back Troubled Asset Relief Program debt has been a good litmus test for Southeast regional banks lately. Several Southeast regional banks including First Horizon National Corp. and Regions Financial Corp. saw shares rise when they made announcements to pay back TARP debt. The moves seemed to instill confidence in investors and share prices reflected this. For others, unpaid TARP debts have cast a shadow over their ability to resume stability and/or growth. Investors can register for free to access the research reports on First Horizon National Corp. and Regions Financial Corp. at www.stockcall.com/FHN070111.pdf or www.stockcall.com/RF070111.pdf.

Bank of America recently settled for $2.8 billion with Fannie and Freddie and other smaller banks are beginning to follow suit. Several Southeast regional banks will likely be forced to settle for far less than $2.8 billion, but still in the costly range of $300-$600 million.

Moving forward, resolving TARP debt and settlements with Freddie and Fannie remain a top priority for Southeast regional banks. Until both issues are resolved, it appears stability and growth may be difficult to obtain. Register now at https://stockcall.com/development/stockcall/page.php?name=register.html to have free access to our reports on the regional - Southeast Banks industry.

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