Financial Majors Advance with Acquisitions, New Establishments, and Record Earnings - Research Report on Regions Financial, CVB,

  Financial Majors Advance with Acquisitions, New Establishments, and Record
   Earnings - Research Report on Regions Financial, CVB, The Howard Hughes
                         Corporation, Umpqua, and WRI

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NEW YORK, July 23, 2013

NEW YORK, July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting Regions
Financial Corp. (NYSE: RF), CVB Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: CVBF), The Howard
Hughes Corporation (NYSE: HHC), Umpqua Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: UMPQ),
and Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE: WRI). Today's readers may access these
reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and
analyst ratings - via the links below.

Regions Financial Corp. Research Report

On July 15, 2013, Regions Insurance Group, Inc. (Regions Insurance) a
subsidiary of Regions Financial Corp., announced that it has established a new
office in Columbia, S.C. and that it has hired tenured insurance executive
Frank Norris to lead the office. According to the Company, Norris and his team
join Regions Insurance from Frank B. Norris and Co., and bring expertise in
property, especially the unique needs of East coast and Caribbean resorts.
Commenting on the establishment and appointment, Curren Coco, President and
CEO of Regions Insurance, said, "We are excited to continue to extend the
geographic presence of Regions Insurance with the addition of Frank and his
experienced team. This outstanding group has a great depth of experience in
commercial property casualty business with a particular focus on construction
and property management companies. They have deep roots in the South Carolina
community and are uniquely positioned to meet the insurance needs of local
companies." The Full Research Report on Regions Financial Corp. - including
full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/4332_RF]

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CVB Financial Corp. Research Report

On July 17, 2013, CVB Financial Corp. (CVB) announced financial results for Q2
2013. The Company reported the highest quarterly earnings in its history, with
net income of $24.5 million, reflecting an increase of 3.8% YoY. Earnings of
$0.23 per diluted share remained the same for Q2 2013 and Q2 2012. Reflecting
on the recent quarter's performance, Chris Myers, President and CEO,
commented, "We achieved the highest net earnings in company history for the
second quarter of 2013. Improved credit quality and low cost funding continued
to bolster our bottom line results. As we look forward, we remain focused on
quality loan growth, as we believe this will be a key earnings driver for the
future" The Full Research Report on CVB Financial Corp. - including full
detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/8d47_CVBF]

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The Howard Hughes Corporation Research Report

On July 18, 2013, The Howard Hughes Corporation revealed the new retail lineup
that is now open at the SEE/CHANGE summer program at the South Street Seaport.
Additionally, the Company also announced that it will donate 50% of rent
proceeds from the Pop-Up retailers to the recovery effort in the historic
Seaport district. According to David R. Weinreb, Chief Executive Officer of
The Howard Hughes Corporation, "We look forward to helping these businesses
thrive once again as part of a vibrant South Street Seaport District that can
be enjoyed by residents, local workers and visitors." Elizabeth H. Berger,
President of the Downtown Alliance, also said, "While the Seaport is not
within our official BID boundaries, it is a major Lower Manhattan economic
driver that has been instrumental to the success of the district. Proceeds
from the SEE/CHANGE program will help the Seaport come back even stronger than
before." The Full Research Report on The Howard Hughes Corporation - including
full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/3f19_HHC]

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Umpqua Holdings Corporation Research Report

On July 17, 2013, Umpqua Holdings Corporation (Umpqua) released its Q2 2013
results. The Company reported net earnings available to common shareholders of
$26.1 million or $0.23 per diluted common share, an increase compared to net
earnings available to common shareholders of $23.2 million or $0.21 per
diluted common share in Q2 2012. The Company's operating earnings were $26.9
million, or $0.24 per diluted common share, compared to 24.4 million or $0.22
per diluted common share in Q2 2012. Additionally, the Company announced the
completion of Umpqua Bank's acquisition on July 1, 2013, with expected
earnings accretion of at least 14% in the first full year. The Full Research
Report on Umpqua Holdings Corporation - including full detailed breakdown,
analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge
at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/6d4e_UMPQ]

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Weingarten Realty Investors Research Report

On July 1, 2013, Weingarten Realty Investors (WRI) announced that during its
Q2 2013, the Company sold 11 non-core properties. The Company reported that
its share of proceeds for the quarter and year-to-date from dispositions
totaled $108 million and $124 million, respectively. This capital was
redeployed into outstanding new acquisitions totaling $71 million during the
quarter, bringing the year-to-date acquisitions to $89 million. Reporting on
Q2 2013 acquisitions, the Company informed that it has acquired Queen Anne
Marketplace in Seattle, Washington; the property was purchased in a joint
venture between the Company and Bouwinvest, in which WRI will hold a 51%
interest. Additionally, the Company also acquired Independence Plaza, a
324,000 square foot center in Laredo, Texas. The Full Research Report on
Weingarten Realty Investors - including full detailed breakdown, analyst
ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/ebb6_WRI]

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