Issues : Analyst Forum
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.
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.
Steve Hovde of Hovde Financial looks at trends in profitability, which he says are making bank M&A more attractive.
A Monroe Securities report talks about third quarter trends for banks below $1 billion in assets.
Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reviews the impact of recent U.S. presidential elections on the equity market and financial stocks.
Crowe Horwath’s Rick Childs offers an update on M&A and what is holding down activity.
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.
SNL Financial gives its latest update on pricing and volume.
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.
Community banks are doing better. But bigger still seems to mean better.