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Regions Financial

Regions is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama with a market capitalization of approximately $21.4 bn as of September 6, 2018. By assets, Regions is the 18th largest U.S. bank by assets with $124.6 bn in total assets as of 2Q18. Regions ranks 18th in terms of U.S. deposits with approximately $95.3 bn in deposits as of 2Q18 and 1,455 branches as of 2017 (SNL). Regions' footprint includes Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, Texas, Arkansas, Illinois, and Indiana. Regions provides traditional commercial, retail and mortgage banking services, as well as other financial services such as investment banking. (15 Oct 2018)

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U.S. Regional Banks: Fed Guidance on 2019 CCAR

Worth Watching: 14 Nov 2018, 10:27 PM ET - U.S. Regional Banks: In a recent speech, the Fed's Vice Chairman of Bank Supervision Randal Quarles commented on plans for the upcoming CCAR cycle. The Fed is in the process of deciding  how to implement a number of changes that have been proposed ..
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US Banks Conf. Notes: Big Data + Digital Divide

Sector Analysis: 13 Nov 2018, 4:14 AM ET - We attended BancAnalysts Association of Boston (BAAB) conference in Boston, where 10 banks in our coverage presented. One of the main takeaways was the capabilities that the big money centers have built around data analytics.

US Banks: Fed Proposes Reg. Overhaul for Non-GSIBs

Sector Analysis: 01 Nov 2018, 5:30 AM ET - The Federal Reserve released two Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRs) to revise capital and liquidity requirements for banks $100 - 700 bn in assets. Certain requirements for the 8 GSIBs were addressed in a separate NPR.
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FITB & RF 3Q18: Trends Better Than Peers for NII

Earnings Note: 24 Oct 2018, 5:09 AM ET - Fifth Third and Regions reported 3Q18 results that included better net interest income growth than most peers. NIMs were slightly up and both companies were able to print commercial loan growth. 

US Strategy: What to Watch for on 3Q Earning Calls

Strategy Analysis: 11 Oct 2018, 4:37 AM ET - We surveyed our analyst teams for key sector level issues they will be paying close attention to with upcoming third quarter earnings calls beyond the typical sales, margins and earnings guidance. 

US Banks: 3Q18 Preview - Reg. Oversight & Funding

Sector Analysis: 10 Oct 2018, 9:08 PM ET - Citigroup, JPMorgan, Wells Fargo and PNC kick off U.S. bank earnings on Friday. We will be paying close attention to funding costs as well as commentary on lending standards reflecting the possible easing of regulatory oversight.

Register Now: 2018 Global Financials Seminars

Announcement: 10 Sep 2018, 9:51 PM ET - Register for our upcoming fifth annual Global Financials Seminars.

Interplay Between US Banks & Fed's Balance Sheet

Sector Analysis: 08 Aug 2018, 5:36 AM ET - In this note, we discuss the impacts of the Fed's balance sheet unwind on banks. We expect that U.S. banks will become the "natural buyers" of U.S. Treasuries not bought by the Fed, offsetting the impact on rates.

US Banks 2Q18: Earnings Rise, Supervision Slides

Sector Analysis: 25 Jul 2018, 4:22 AM ET - Seventeen of the 22 banks in our coverage beat expectations in 2Q18 as earnings improved due to higher rates and a benign credit environment. However, post-crisis regulatory safeguards are been chipped away at.
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Regions & SunTrust: NIM Benefit From Core Deposits

Earnings Note: 23 Jul 2018, 5:30 AM ET - Regions and SunTrust reported solid results that beat consensus. Both companies benefited from higher short-term rates as well as momentum in fee income business lines. 

US IG Strategy: Picks and Pans (July 2018)

Strategy Analysis: 23 Jul 2018, 4:36 AM ET - In this document we summarize our sector recommendations, and provide a few names within each that we like (picks) and dislike (pans). Our Picks and Pans reflect our analysts' current views. 

US Banks: 2Q18 Preview - Loan Demand Picking Up?

Sector Analysis: 11 Jul 2018, 5:05 AM ET - Citigroup, JPMorgan, Wells Fargo and PNC kick off 2Q18 US bank earnings on Friday, July 13, 2018. We expect underlying results to benefit from a pickup in loan growth and higher rates, but capital markets results should be down from 1Q18.

US Banks: Update to 2018 Debt Supply Forecast

Sector Analysis: 09 Jul 2018, 5:49 AM ET - Following a review of 1H18 debt supply, we are increasing our supply forecast for the full year for the banks in our coverage universe. The majority of the increase reflects increased expectations for OpCo debt from the GSIBs.
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US Banks: 2018 CCAR - It's OK to Breach Limits?

Sector Analysis: 29 Jun 2018, 5:15 AM ET - The Fed released the 2018 CCAR results. It did not object to the capital plans of 34 of the 35 banks, the exception being DB USA, Deutsche Bank's IHC. The Fed did not force a number of banks that fell below the minimums to raise capital.
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US Banks: 2018 DFAST Results - SCB Shocker Looming

Sector Analysis: 22 Jun 2018, 4:56 AM ET - Although all banks over $100 bn in assets received a clean bill of health in the 2018 DFAST, our main concern is that this year’s test could lead to a substantial increase in capital requirements under the proposed Stress Capital Buffer.

US Banks: Crapo De-reg. Bill Heads to White House

Sector Analysis: 23 May 2018, 10:27 PM ET - The House approved the Senate bill on financial (de)regulation, which is now headed to the White House to be signed into law. While the bill provides regulatory relief for regional/community banks, it has minimal impact on the big-6 banks.
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Regions: Turner to Replace Hall as CEO in July

Worth Watching: 26 Apr 2018, 9:09 PM ET - Regions (Baa2/BBB+) announced that Chairman & CEO Grayson Hall plans to step down. His replacement, effective July 2, will be the company's President, John Turner. Turner has been with Regions since 2011, serving as regional president and then ..

US IG Strategy: Picks and Pans (April 2018)

Strategy Analysis: 26 Apr 2018, 4:43 AM ET - In this document we summarize our sector recommendations, and provide a few names within each that we like (picks) and dislike (pans). Our Picks and Pans reflect our analysts' current views. 
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Regions & SunTrust 1Q18: Beat on Reserve Releases

Earnings Note: 22 Apr 2018, 11:46 PM ET - Regions and SunTrust reported results that beat consensus. The beat was driven by lower than expected provisions at both companies, reflecting lower than expected losses related to the Southeastern hurricanes from 3Q17.

January 2018 US Company Recommendation Changes

US Company Recommendation Changes: 31 Jan 2018, 10:28 PM ET - Our monthly report provides executive summaries for the thirty-four company recommendation changes made on US companies during the month of January.

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