Issues : Analyst Forum
Revival of the Bank IPO
Seven banks have filed for IPOs already this year, putting 2014 on pace to become the most active year for bank IPOs in a decade. What is fueling the increase in bank IPO activity, and is it sustainable?
Solutions for Community Banks in the Public Markets: Q&A with Broker-Dealers
Broker-dealer representatives discuss ways community and regional banks can improve stock price and liquidity.
Analyst Forum Interview: What Investors Want in M&A
Brad Milsaps of Sandler O’Neill & Partners talks about the M&A landscape, the banks most likely to acquire and what he likes to see in an M&A deal.
Analyst Forum Interview: Brett Rabatin
Bank Director magazine’s Naomi Snyder interviews Brett Rabatin with Sterne Agee & Leach about his top picks and what investors in bank stocks need now.
Analyst Forum Interview: Brian Gardner
KBW analyst Brian Gardner gives his views on the chances that legislation will pass to break up the big banks, and when to expect the finalization of the Dodd-Frank Act.
Banks Are Sunny In the Southwest
Don’t mess with Texas. The Lone Star State is helping Southwestern banks outperform the rest of the country.
Analyst Forum Interview: Jim Sinegal
Morningstar analyst Jim Sinegal talks about his predictions for bank stocks and why he likes Wells Fargo, Capital One and FirstMerit.
Loan growth strongest in C&I and consumer loans; M&A will pick up gradually over 5-10 years; and few conversions of mutuals in 2012.
The Consolidation Wave That Wasn’t
Crowe Horwath LLP looks at the reasons why deal volume has been so low.
Loan Notes: Big Banks Lose Ground
The third quarter saw smaller banks growing loans faster than big banks.