Bank Stock Outlook ’23: Negativity Abounds, But Is It Overdone?
The consensus view is that last year’s challenges will extend well into the new year Coming on the heels of a very challenging year for markets and bank stocks in…Read more
The Highest Valued Bank Stocks Share Some Surprising Traits
Why are certain banks consistently valued highest by investors? We recently presented to the Board of Directors of a community bank and in preparation for the discussion, we were asked…Read more
Bankers And Investors Are at Odds, But Can They Both Be Right?
We’ve noticed a recurring theme in meetings between bank stock investors and bank management teams over the past several months. In recent months, commentary from regional and community bank management…Read more
Tangible Book Value Hits Are an Underappreciated Headwind to Bank Stock Performance, but Are We Approaching an Inflection Point?
Trends in tangible book value growth over time are a staple of bank stock valuation analysis “…we believe tangible book value per share is a good measure of the value…Read more
Are Fintech Credit Lenders About to Face Their First Real Test?
Over the last few months, things have changed quite a bit. Earlier in the year, the general sense was that while there were issues to contend with – like inflation…Read more
Q1 Bank Earnings Preview: Waiting for Normalcy
Hoping For A Return To Normalcy Has Felt More Like Waiting For Godot In Samuel Beckett’s famous play, two men meet near a tree, discuss various topics, and reveal to…Read more
Recent Tech-Forward Bank Stock Performance Suggests an Intriguing Risk/Reward Dynamic
VIEW TECH-FORWARD BANK INDEX LIST Tech-forward bank stocks significantly outperformed traditional banking, tech, and fintech stocks in 2021. In an article we published just last month, we noted the extraordinary…Read more
Share Price Performance of Travillian Tech-Forward Banks Significantly Outpaced Peers In 2021
Nine more banks have been added to Travillian’s Tech-Forward Bank Index, an evolving list highlighting companies at the forefront of the technological revolution in banking. Please click below to see the…Read more
Is the Pause in Bank Deal Approvals a Transitory Issue or Something More?
There are numerous examples of pending M&A deals that are bogged down in the regulatory process, enough to label it a trend. Over the past few months, it seems clear that while regulatory…Read more
Is the M&A Tide Finally Turning in Favor of the Acquirers?
The market has been mostly hostile to M&A announcements so far this year… We’ve written several articles this year on the topic of M&A; more specifically, the generally poor reaction…Read more
Bank M&A Has Accelerated as Expected, Though Market Reaction Remains Muted
The market has cast a wary eye toward the stocks of most acquisitive banks. For several months now, we’ve noted that while we expected the pace of bank M&A to pick…Read more
For Investment Bankers, a Shifting M&A Landscape Demands Adaptability (and Creativity)
The business model at investment banking firms serving the regional and community bank sector over the past few decades has worked very well, helped by an extraordinary level of deal activity,…Read more
Counter-Trend M&A Can Often Prove The Wisest Course In The Long Run
M&A waves typically reflect a “follow-the-herd” mentality. More often than not, periods of heightened bank sector M&A activity seem to be driven by a few common themes in each cycle. But…Read more