Community Banks De-Registering with SEC Pursuant to JOBS Act

Community banks continue to take advantage of new JOBS Act thresholds that now allow banks with less than 1,200 shareholders[1] to deregister with the SEC.  Prior to April 2012, the deregistration threshold was 300 shareholders.

According to the SEC, at least 35 banks or bank holding companies have deregistered with the SEC since the passage . . . → Read More: Community Banks De-Registering with SEC Pursuant to JOBS Act

Community/Regional Banks Continue to Outperform Big Banks in the Stock Market

Stock investors currently are valuing the community/ regional banking sector at a higher price-to-book value ratio than the largest U.S. banks, as recently highlighted in a WSJ article.  The valuation difference is particularly interesting in the context of several recent events:

the May 14, 2012 announcement by the Federal Reserve, FDIC and the OCC . . . → Read More: Community/Regional Banks Continue to Outperform Big Banks in the Stock Market