Recent Activity In The Banking Industry: M&As, Branch Openings And Buybacks

  • There has been a significant amount of M&A activity in the banking industry for the month of June; public and private.
  • A handful of banks continue of open new branches and grow their deposit base.
  • It is not uncommon to see significant repurchase programs in an undervalued industry.
  • The banking industry is an unfollowed sector, yet has a significant amount of actionable ideas presenting themselves to investors every month.

When I first started investing, I followed and invested in some of the most popular stocks: Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) and Waste Management (NYSE:WM) to name a few. My research style was easy. All I had to do was pull up the recent 100 or so articles written about those companies and boom, no independent research was needed.

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