SOURCE: StockCall


July 17, 2012 08:15 ET

Research on Flagstar Bancorp and First Niagara Financial - Savings and Loans Still Benefiting From Low Interest Rate Environment

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - Jul 17, 2012) - offers free research on Flagstar Bancorp Inc. (NYSE: FBC) and First Niagara Financial Group Inc. (NASDAQ: FNFG) from the Savings & Loans industry. Access these reports by clicking on the links below or by copy and pasting those to your address bar.

Savings and loans companies such as Flagstar Bancorp Inc. and First Niagara Financial Groups Inc. have been seeing some positive trends in 2012 though challenges remain. So far this year, mortgage lenders have benefited from federal programs and record low interest rates boosting home-loan refinancing activity. Estimates put refinancing in the second quarter up 4.2 percent to $275 billion, while the Mortgage Bankers Association refinancing index reached a three year high in June. is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the Savings & Loans industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Flagstar Bancorp Inc. and First Niagara Financial Group Inc. To see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future, please visit the link below.

As industry players prepare to report their earnings it will be interesting to see to what extent they have profited from the ongoing trends. Flagstar Bancorp recently reported that its second quarter 2012 earnings call will be held on July 18th, with financial results being released after market close on the 17th. Investors and shareholders of Flagstar Bancorp Inc. can simply register for our complimentary reports by clicking on the link below. 

Elsewhere in the industry, in an effort to improve its overall earnings quality and strengthening key financial metrics, First Niagara recently announced the sale of $3.1 billion of mortgage-backed securities. The proceeds of the sales were used to pay off short-term debt. Register now to have free access to our report on First Niagara Financial Group Inc., and to do so please click the link below.

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