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U.S. Banks' Q4 Earnings Outlook: Positive Momentum Likely to Continue, Anticipate FVE Raises

Eric Compton, CFA Senior Equity Analyst

Analyst Note

| Eric Compton, CFA |

Positive momentum is likely to continue for U.S. banks during fourth-quarter earnings announcements. Almost everything seems to be going the banks’ way: The yield curve is steepening, expectations for multiple interest-rate hikes in 2022 have solidified, initial fourth-quarter investment banking numbers appear to be strong, fourth-quarter loan growth numbers are likely to be solid, credit losses are likely to remain cyclically low, and omicron seems unlikely to throw the economy back into a tailspin. We will also be updating our tax rate assumptions, as we no longer anticipate a corporate tax hike (see our Dec. 23, 2021, note).

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Business Description

Cullen/Frost Bankers is a financial holding company, headquartered in San Antonio. One of the 50 largest U.S. banks, Frost provides a wide range of banking, investments, and insurance services to businesses and individuals across Texas in the Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Permian Basin, Rio Grande Valley, and San Antonio regions.

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111 W. Houston Street
San Antonio, TX, 78205
T +1 210 220-4011
Sector Financial Services
Industry Banks - Regional
Most Recent Earnings Sep 30, 2021
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2021
Stock Type Cyclical
Employees 4,685

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