this is my favorite bank turnaround play and is currently on sale with the year end tax selling. it is a screaming buy if you are able to snag shares near/below $7.00
they've just completed repurchasing TARP preferred shares from the gov't, which will result in 11 cents/share savings in 2014, in addition to earnings on the rebound and improving asset quality. insiders were buying shares earlier in the year.
check 2 year stock chart - another work of art ... minimally, it's likely a January rebounder.