SOURCE: StockCall


May 04, 2011 09:07 ET

Research on Zions Bancorp and Cathay General Bancorp -- Regional- Pacific Banks Sector See Improved Outlook

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - May 4, 2011) - offers investors comprehensive research on the Regional - Pacific Banks industry and has completed analytical research on Zions Bancorp (NASDAQ: ZION) and Cathay General Bancorp (NASDAQ: CATY). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches.

The financial crisis had a major impact on the way the American population perceived debt. Many began a cycle of deleveraging, paying down their debts instead of accruing more. This severely cut into the amount of lending going on, hamstringing the revenue potential for the Regional- Pacific Banks Sector's loan segments. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future. is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the Regional - Pacific Banks industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Zions Bancorp and Cathay General Bancorp; investors and shareholders of these companies can simply register for a complimentary membership at

Recently, the sector has begun to see a recovery in western markets and the symptoms of improvement in lending volumes for the first time in quite a while. Commercial, industrial, and consumer lending all appear to be on stronger footing, helping companies like Zion's Bancorp navigate the current difficult low interest rate environment. Zion's had a fairly strong first quarter, posting profits for the first time in two years. Another company in the sector, Cathay General Bancorp also been performing well recently. Most banks lately have been booking profits primarily because of the release of loan-loss provisions as they watch their loan portfolios improve. Because of this, investors are taking the potential for new means of income as a particularly positive development. Investors can register for free to access the research reports on Zions Bancorp and Cathay General Bancorp at or

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