Analyst Review on Zions Bancorp and East West Bancorp -

Analyst Review on Zions Bancorp and East West Bancorp - Regional
Pacific Banks Experience Positive Loan Growth in Q3 
CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwire) -- 11/13/12 --  Today's Free Analyst
Review - Zions Bancorp (NASDAQ: ZION) and East West Bancorp Inc.
Improving dynamics have led to a number of positive quarterly
financial results from the regional pacific banks industry, within
which Zions Bancorp and East West Bancorp operate. The uptick in the
jobs market, which has averaged a monthly addition of 170,000 new
jobs over the past three months, seems to be improving individuals'
and businesses' confidence in the economy, driving loan and deposit
growth up. Access our free reviews on Zions Bancorp and East West
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Economic uncertainty has long been a drag on consumer and commercial
loan categories, as people has been inclined to postpone big ticket
purchases and monetary investment until more stable times. However,
recent quarterly results from pacific regional banks indicate that
loan and lease growth is gaining momentum and could be a positive
catalyst moving forward. Industry players reported improvements in a
variety of loan categories including non-covered commercial and trade
finance loans, commercial and industrial loans, as well as, 1-4
family residential loans and term commercial real estate loans. Zions
Bancorp financial analysis is available for free at  
Furthermore, better credit quality and, for many an increase in
non-interest income was positives during the quarter. Nevertheless,
headwinds remain as the low interest rate environment persists,
denting net interest margins with no clear end in sight. Our
financial analysis on East West Bancorp Inc. can be accessed at  
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