Southeast Banks Stocks on Investors' Radar -- F.N.B. Corp., Bank of the Ozarks, Hancock, and BancorpSouth

Sep 02, 2016, 07:50 ET from Chelmsford Park SA

NEW YORK, September 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- today is focused on four Regional Southeast Banks, namely: F.N.B. Corp. (NYSE: FNB), Bank of the Ozarks Inc. (NASDAQ: OZRK), Hancock Holding Co. (NASDAQ: HBHC), and BancorpSouth Inc. (NYSE: BXS). The overall U.S. banking sector continues to face a number of challenges, which include lower demand for loans, Fed rate-hike uncertainties, and fluctuating oil prices. Learn more about these stocks by downloading their comprehensive and free reports at:

F.N.B. Corp. 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania headquartered F.N.B. Corp.'s stock finished Thursday's session 0.40% lower at $12.44 with a total trading volume of 1.37 million shares. The Company's shares have advanced 3.13% in the past month. The stock is trading 1.27% above its 50-day moving average. Additionally, shares of F.N.B. Corp., which provides a range of financial services to consumers, corporations, governments, and small- to medium-sized businesses primarily in Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio, and northern West Virginia, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 60.55.

On August 25th, 2016, F.N.B Corp announced plans regarding leadership of its new markets in North and South Carolina, which it will enter through its planned merger with Yadkin Financial Corp. In addition to the local executives, the company plans to retain employees serving on the front-line in Yadkin's branch locations, as well as the vast majority of commercial and mortgage banking professionals. FNB complete research report is just a click away and free at:

Bank of the Ozarks  

On Thursday, shares in Little Rock, Arkansas headquartered Bank of the Ozarks Inc. recorded a trading volume of 808,996 shares. The stock ended the session 0.31% higher at $39.30. The Company's shares have advanced 10.64% in the last one month and 2.06% in the previous three months. The stock is trading 4.98% above its 50-day moving average. Moreover, shares of Bank of the Ozarks, Inc. which operates as a bank holding company and owns Bank of the Ozarks that provides various banking products and services, have an RSI of 70.81.

On August 2nd, 2016, the company announced that it has been named the top performing bank in the nation in its asset size category by Bank Director magazine. This is the bank's fourth consecutive year to be recognized by Bank Director. The complimentary report on OZRK can be downloaded at:

Hancock Holding  

Shares in Gulfport, Mississippi headquartered Hancock Holding Co. closed the day 1.69% lower at $32.08. The stock recorded a trading volume of 564,745 shares. The Company's shares have gained 12.01% in the last month, 22.96% over the previous three months, and 29.90% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 11.33% above its 50-day moving average and 25.09% above its 200-day moving average. Additionally, shares of Hancock Holding, which operates as the bank holding company for Whitney Bank that provides a range of community banking services to commercial, small business, and retail customers, have an RSI of 70.97.

On August 11th, 2016, Hancock Holding announced that Veteran asset management executive David J.  Lundgren, Jr., CFA, is the new Chief Investment Officer for the company. Lundgren has played a major part in growing the bank's wealth and asset management group for almost two decades. Sign up for your complimentary research report on HBHC at:


At the close, shares in Tupelo, Mississippi headquartered BancorpSouth Inc. ended at $24.67, which reflects a decline of 0.92%. The stock recorded a trading volume of 368,900 shares. The Company's shares have advanced 3.35% in the last one month, 5.66% in the previous three months, and 3.78% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 5.20% and 9.17%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of BancorpSouth, which operates as a financial holding company for BancorpSouth Bank that provides commercial banking and financial services to individuals and small-to-medium size businesses, have an RSI of 64.61.

As per the company's filings with the SEC, on August 11th, 2016, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (the "FDIC") notified BancorpSouth Bank that, in connection with the Bank's entry into a Consent Order on June 29th, 2016, with the US Department of Justice and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to settle and resolve alleged violations of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act and the Fair Housing Act, the FDIC will be retroactively downgrading the Bank's Community Reinvestment Act ("CRA") rating from "Satisfactory" to "Needs to Improve," effective as of the 2013 CRA evaluation. As a result of the retroactive downgrade of the Bank's CRA rating, the Company and the Bank likely will be unable to obtain the necessary Federal Reserve or FDIC regulatory approvals to complete the two pending mergers with Ouachita Bancshares Corp. and Central Community Corp. and their respective affiliated banks until such time as the Bank's CRA rating is improved to "Satisfactory". Get free access to your research report on BXS at:


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