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What: Shares of regional banker Comerica
So what: Last night's third-quarter report showed earnings of $0.51 per share, 66% above the year-ago period. According to FactSet, that was $0.02 per share short of analyst targets.
Now what: Most of the growth comes from the just-completed acquisition of Texas bank Sterling Bancshares, which was hailed as a slam-dunk deal almost a year ago. Regulatory reviews held up the closing, which added to Comerica's costs and delayed the expected returns. Well, with Sterling safely under its belt, Comerica now plays in roughly the same league as Regions Financial
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