Issues : Analyst Forum
State of the Banking Industry: Glass Half Empty with a Slow Leak
Steven D. Hovde, president & CEO, Hovde Financial Inc., discusses what the current economic environment means for the financial services industry over the next 12 months.
Stock Analyst: Own Bank Stocks Now
Anthony Polini,managing director at Raymond James & Associates, talks about the cyclical nature of bank stocks and why they are a good investment right now given the country’s slow recovery.
Bank Earnings Trends
Steve Hovde of Hovde Financial looks at trends in profitability, which he says are making bank M&A more attractive.
Small Banks See Small Gains in Valuation: An Update on the Little Guys
A Monroe Securities report talks about third quarter trends for banks below $1 billion in assets.
Why Elections Are Good For Bank Stocks
Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reviews the impact of recent U.S. presidential elections on the equity market and financial stocks.
2012 Bank M&A: Volume and Pricing Improves, Uncertainty Remains
Crowe Horwath’s Rick Childs offers an update on M&A and what is holding down activity.
Bank Waters Will Remain Choppy
Ken Usdin, a Jefferies & Co. stock analyst, talks about his predictions for the future of the banking sector and names some of his top picks.
Bank M&A Deal Volume, Pricing Remains Steady
SNL Financial gives its latest update on pricing and volume.
Bank stocks: “It’s really been a lost decade.”
Steven Hovde of The Hovde Group, an investment bank for the financial services sector, predicts that housing and Europe will hold down economic growth and hurt banks.
Analyst Report: Community Banks Saw Improving Metrics In The First Quarter
Community banks are doing better. But bigger still seems to mean better.