Looking out three years, Compass Point Research & Trading LLC analysts identified their top 10 bank-sector takeout targets, and the list of likely sellers includes eight de-mutualized thrift conversions and a pair of prominent Tennessee community banks in the coveted Nashville area. "Getting taken out, that tends to be a huge part of the investment thesis" for conversions, Compass Point's Laurie Havener Hunsicker said in an interview.
Several prominent regional banks reported tepid or no loan growth for the third quarter but recorded solid gains in interest income and continued low credit costs, enabling them to post strong profits and return capital to shareholders. "We are seeing some loan growth, but it is mostly a slow grind," analyst Brad Milsaps of Sandler O'Neill & Partners said in an interview. "It is certainly very competitive out there, so banks are making the most of other strengths."
Investors pushed up shares of Peoples Bancorp Inc. after the company on Oct. 24 announced its first bank acquisition since 2015—a deal that deepens its home-state presence at what observers viewed as a reasonable price. Marietta, Ohio-based Peoples said Oct. 24 that it would pay approximately $39.6 million to buy Portsmouth, Ohio-based ASB Financial Corp. Peoples calculated the deal value to be 153% of tangible book and 14.9x last-12-months earnings, using data as of June 30.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".