With nearly $5 billion yet to be repaid, banks that have been unable or unwilling to escape TARP could get hit by a looming spike in dividend rates.
These companies are among our favorites in the sector for the second half.
As is the case every quarter, unexpectedly good or bad results have the potential to reshape the market's views of a particular company, an industry or even the asset class as a whole.
While both are expected to report strong results, one of the 2 is among my top-5 dividend picks for 2013.
With global reach and an incredibly strong balance sheet, this financial powerhouse is in a great position to benefit from the widespread consumer trend.
The banking stock is an undervalued choice for conservative total-return investors.
It's conventional wisdom that's creating the havoc we are now stuck in, yet this isn't the end of the world.
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