HBAN - Huntington Bancshares Incorporated

NasdaqGS - NasdaqGS Real Time Price. Currency in USD
13.61
-0.22 (-1.59%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT
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Previous Close13.83
Open13.82
Bid13.62 x 3100
Ask13.74 x 36200
Day's Range13.60 - 13.82
52 Week Range11.12 - 16.52
Volume13,804,819
Avg. Volume14,531,501
Market Cap14.303B
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.48
PE Ratio (TTM)11.34
EPS (TTM)1.20
Earnings DateApr 25, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield0.56 (4.42%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-03-15
1y Target Est14.86
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  • PR Newswire1 hour ago

    Huntington Bancshares Incorporated Declares Quarterly Cash Dividends On Its Common And Preferred Stocks

    COLUMBUS, Ohio , April 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Huntington Bancshares Incorporated ( www.huntington.com ) announced that the Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend on the company's common ...

  • Huntington Bancshares (HBAN) Earnings Expected to Grow: Should You Buy?
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    Huntington Bancshares (HBAN) Earnings Expected to Grow: Should You Buy?

    Huntington Bancshares (HBAN) doesn't possess the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.

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  • PR Newswire7 days ago

    Huntington Bancshares To Webcast Annual Meeting Of Shareholders

    COLUMBUS, Ohio , April 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (Nasdaq: HBAN; www.huntington.com ) will hold its 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders on Thursday, April 18, 2019 , at ...

  • Commerce Bancshares (CBSH) Stock Down 3.2% on Q1 Earnings Lag
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    Commerce Bancshares (CBSH) Stock Down 3.2% on Q1 Earnings Lag

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  • Why Huntington Bancshares (HBAN) is a Great Dividend Stock Right Now
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    Why Huntington Bancshares (HBAN) is a Great Dividend Stock Right Now

    Dividends are one of the best benefits to being a shareholder, but finding a great dividend stock is no easy task. Does Huntington Bancshares (HBAN) have what it takes? Let's find out.

  • Did You Miss Huntington Bancshares's (NASDAQ:HBAN) 40% Share Price Gain?
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    Did You Miss Huntington Bancshares's (NASDAQ:HBAN) 40% Share Price Gain?

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  • PR Newswire17 days ago

    Huntington Bancshares Incorporated to Announce 2019 First Quarter Earnings and Hold Earnings Conference Call April 25, 2019

    COLUMBUS, Ohio , April 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (Nasdaq: HBAN; www.huntington.com ) expects to report its 2019 first quarter earnings on Thursday, April 25, 2019 , prior ...

  • Markit17 days ago

    See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Huntington Bancshares Inc.

    Huntington Bancshares Inc NASDAQ/NGS:HBANView full report here! Summary * ETFs holding this stock are seeing positive inflows * Bearish sentiment is moderate and increasing * Economic output in this company's sector is expanding Bearish sentimentShort interest | NeutralShort interest is moderate for HBAN with between 5 and 10% of shares outstanding currently on loan. This represents an increase in short interest as investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices added to their short positions on March 29. Money flowETF/Index ownership | PositiveETF activity is positive. Over the last month, ETFs holding HBAN are favorable, with net inflows of $10.35 billion. Additionally, the rate of inflows is increasing. Economic sentimentPMI by IHS Markit | PositiveAccording to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data, output in the Financials sector is rising. The rate of growth is strong relative to the trend shown over the past year. Credit worthinessCredit default swapCDS data is not available for this security.Please send all inquiries related to the report to score@ihsmarkit.com.Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing.This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.

  • Here’s What Hedge Funds Think About Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (HBAN)
    Insider Monkey18 days ago

    Here’s What Hedge Funds Think About Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (HBAN)

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  • PR Newswire18 days ago

    Huntington Bank Launches Zelle® for Consumer Customers

    Zelle enables person-to-person (P2P) payment capabilities for all Huntington consumer banking customers, in direct response to customer feedback, and as part of its purpose to look out for people. The launch of Zelle is another central element to the next chapter in how Huntington is investing in and enhancing its digital and mobile customer experience.

  • Moody's18 days ago

    Huntington Bancshares Capital Trust I -- Moody's announces completion of a periodic review of ratings of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated

    Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has completed a periodic review of the ratings of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated and other ratings that are associated with the same analytical unit. The review was conducted through a portfolio review in which Moody's reassessed the appropriateness of the ratings in the context of the relevant principal methodology(ies), recent developments, and a comparison of the financial and operating profile to similarly rated peers. This publication does not announce a credit rating action and is not an indication of whether or not a credit rating action is likely in the near future.

  • Fifth Third Bancorp Stock Is a Strong Buy After Its Recent Plunge
    InvestorPlace24 days ago

    Fifth Third Bancorp Stock Is a Strong Buy After Its Recent Plunge

    Last week, bank stocks did terribly. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB) fared particularly poorly. FITB stock tanked nearly 15% between Tuesday and the end of the week. In just four days, Fifth Third Bancorp stock dropped from its highest levels since September to near its 52-week lows.Source: Shutterstock It isn't just FITB stock that is suffering lately. Commerce Bancshares (NASDAQ:CBSH) dropped 10% last week, while KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY) and Huntington Bancshares (NASDAQ:HBAN) both fell close to 15%. Arguably the three most comparable banks to Fifth Third, they are also, like FITB, all large Midwestern banks. What's going on here, and are these regional banks, including Fifth Third Bancorp stock, buys at this point? * 7 Energy Stocks to Buy Now Yield-Curve InversionThe interest-rate yield curve inverted in a big way on Friday. This move in bond yields presumably drove the considerable selloff in the stock market on Friday, with banks falling particularly hard. It's not difficult to understand why.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsA yield-curve inversion occurs when short-term interest rates become higher than longer-term interest rates. This rare occurrence signifies that investors expect declining returns and inflation going forward.Historically, just about every time short-term interest rates cross long-term ones, the economy goes into a recession. Most recently, we've had yield-curve inversions in 1998, 2001, 2007, and now. The 1998 inversion didn't immediately lead to a recession, but 2001 did turn into a recession, and we all know what happened after 2007.Bank stocks are highly vulnerable to sentiment. When people think there will be a recession, banking shares tend to fare very poorly. Investors expect that banks will suffer rising loan losses as consumers and companies struggle to pay their bills. Additionally, loan demand tends to decline during recessions, further hitting banks' earnings.Interest rates and banking stocks are showing that investors aren't buying what the Fed is selling. The market clearly thinks that the December rate hike was a big policy mistake, and that the Fed risks acting too aggressively, sending us straight into a recession. Still, investors have to decide whether this consensus opinion makes sense or not. Because, if we manage to avoid a recession in the near-term, interest rates will normalize and bank stocks will soar. FITB Stock Is Exceptionally CheapThose who have read my columns before may know that I like banking stocks. The sector has underperformed over the past year, as interest rates have not been in-line with expectations. Throw in fears of a recession, and it's clear why investors have been bailing on financial stocks.That's left the sector exceptionally cheap. There's a bunch of high-quality banks trading for under ten times their earnings and near their book value. Even amidst such cheap competition, Fifth Third Bancorp stock still stands out. At the moment, it is selling for just 8.2 times both its trailing and forward earnings. It's also down to just 1.1 times its book value.It's quite strange for a well-run bank like Fifth Third to trade so close to its book value. FITB is currently earning a 1.5% return on its assets and a greater than 14% return on equity. Median figures for national banks are closer to 1% and 10%, respectively. Although the operating results of FITB are much better than those of the average bank, Fifth Third stock is being valued as though it is a mediocre franchise.As a result, investors have the chance to earn standout returns from FITB stock in coming years. Over the long haul, bank investors should expect to earn something close to a bank's annual return on equity divided by a bank's price to book value ratio. Thus, if a bank earns 14% on equity and investors buy its stock at book value, they can expect something like 14% compounded annual returns. With FITB stock currently slightly over its book value, it should generate something like 12%-13% annual returns. The Verdict on FITB StockAt this point, if you think we're heading into a recession soon, then you should want to stay clear of FITB stock and other regional banks. Bank stocks tend to drop when recessions hit, even if they are cheap already.Right now, though, economic data still looks quite strong. For example, recently announced GDP growth was solid. The market appears to be well ahead of the economic data; there's little sign that the economy is in serious trouble yet.Although the economy will likely grow more slowly in 2019 than in 2018, that doesn't necessarily mean the U.S. will enter a recession. If the economy continues to grow modestly, bank stocks will come roaring back in a hurry. With most of the Midwestern banks trading around 10 times to 12 times their earnings, FITB stock stands out as a value pick, trading at eight times its earnings and offering a 3.5% dividend yield.At the time of this writing, Ian Bezek held no positions in any of the aforementioned securities. You can reach him on Twitter at @irbezek. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Dual-Class Stocks That Will Outperform * 7 Reasons Why Apple Streaming Won't Move the Needle for Apple Stock * 7 A-Rated Stocks to Buy in the Second Quarter Compare Brokers The post Fifth Third Bancorp Stock Is a Strong Buy After Its Recent Plunge appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • Is Now An Opportune Moment To Examine Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN)?
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    Is Now An Opportune Moment To Examine Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN)?

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  • PR Newswirelast month

    Huntington Bancshares To Present At The RBC Capital Markets Financial Institutions Conference

    COLUMBUS, Ohio , March 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (Nasdaq: HBAN; www.huntington.com ) will be participating in the 2019 RBC Capital Markets Financial Institutions Conference ...

  • PR Newswire2 months ago

    Huntington Bancshares To Present At The Bernstein Sixth Annual Financials Summit

    COLUMBUS, Ohio , Feb. 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (Nasdaq: HBAN; www.huntington.com ) will be participating in the Bernstein Sixth Annual Financials Summit on Thursday, ...

  • Grab Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN) Today With A Solid 3.9% Dividend Yield
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    Grab Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN) Today With A Solid 3.9% Dividend Yield

    Over the past 10 years Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN) has grown its dividend payouts from $0.040 to $0.56. With a market cap of US$15b, Huntington Bancshares pays out 41% ofRead More...

  • Why Is Huntington Bancshares (HBAN) Up 6.5% Since Last Earnings Report?
    Zacks2 months ago

    Why Is Huntington Bancshares (HBAN) Up 6.5% Since Last Earnings Report?

    Huntington Bancshares (HBAN) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.

  • Associated Banc-Corp (ASB) to Acquire Huntington's Operations
    Zacks2 months ago

    Associated Banc-Corp (ASB) to Acquire Huntington's Operations

    Associated Banc-Corp (ASB) receives regulatory approval to acquire banking operations of The Huntington National Bank's Winconsin branch.

  • GuruFocus.com2 months ago

    Huntington Bancshares Inc (HBAN) Files 10-K for the Fiscal Year Ended on December 31, 2018

    Huntington Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:HBAN) files its latest 10-K with SEC for the fiscal year ended on December 31, 2018.

  • PR Newswire2 months ago

    Huntington Launches Huntington Heads Up® with AI to Improve Customers' Digital Banking Experience

    Huntington Heads Up will use Artificial Intelligence capabilities to help customers optimize the ways they save, spend and achieve their financial goals. The introduction of The Hub and Huntington Heads Up are both central to the next chapter in how Huntington is looking out for people by investing in and enhancing its digital and mobile customer experience. "Huntington is invested –– literally and figuratively –– in making our customers' lives better.

  • Did Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN) Insiders Sell Shares?
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    Did Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN) Insiders Sell Shares?

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  • 7 Banks Stocks to Buy After the BB&T-Suntrust Mega-Merger
    InvestorPlace2 months ago

    7 Banks Stocks to Buy After the BB&T-Suntrust Mega-Merger

    While it's still early, 2019 is shaping up to be a huge year for mergers. January brought several huge deals in the pharma and biotech space. Now, just a week into February, we've got another big one, this time in the world of bank stocks. On Thursday morning, BB&T (NYSE:BBT) announced that it is acquiring SunTrust (NYSE:STI) in a $66 billion all-stock transaction.The combined entity, should the deal be approved, will be the sixth largest bank in the U.S. based on both assets and deposits. Two former large regional banks will now be weighty enough to compete with the household name too-big-too-fail banks. This deal is likely to accelerate a wave of consolidation already in progress across the banking space. * 7 Reasons You Want Boeing Stock in Your Portfolio The U.S. has way more banks per capita than most other developed countries. This creates a ton of redundant costs that can reduced through mergers. Particularly with the rising cost of technology as banks go digital, it make senses for smaller players to combine forces. Even on a nasty day for the market, many banking shares were in the green Thursday, as analysts ponder which banks will get acquired next. Here are seven bank stocks to have at the top of your radar with the sector back in focus thanks to BB&T.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsSource: Shutterstock Bank Stocks To Buy: Huntington Bancshares (HBAN)Huntington Bancshares (NASDAQ:HBAN) was one of the biggest winners on the stock market Thursday, with shares up 4%. That makes sense. If you were guessing which bank gets acquired next following SunTrust, Huntington is a logical pick.At more than $72 billion in assets, Huntington would give any potential acquirer a major new source of deposits and loans. And the valuation looks great. HBAN stock is currently trading at just 10x forward earnings. Incredibly, just last month, HBAN stock was selling at under 8x forward earnings. Investors have really shunned the banking sector.That creates the opportunity. As we saw with SunTrust, banking executives see the values in this sector and are swooping in with opportunistic bids. Huntington may be the next to go. Due to its larger than average exposure to auto and RV loans, some investors have shunned the bank with the auto cycle on the downswing. But Huntington is a large franchise and doesn't deserve much of a discount simply for that. As it is, HBAN stock, should it remain independent, yielded more than 4% for buyers yesterday.Source: Shutterstock Bank Stocks To Buy: Chemical Financial (CHFC)BB&T and SunTrust aren't the only regional banks making merger moves. Though Chemical Financial (NASDAQ:CHFC) isn't quite in the same league as those two, it is still a major player in the Midwest. And it recently announced a merger-of-equals with its peer TCF Financial (NYSE:TCF).The combined entity looks rather interesting for bank stock investors. For starters, the new bank, which will retain the Chemical name, will be the 9th biggest bank in the Midwest, with $45 billion in assets. Compared to the old standalone banks, the combined entity will see 17% EPS gains (compared to old Chemical) and 31% EPS accretion (compared with standalone TCF).The banks estimate that they will save $142 million annually in after-tax cost synergies, which is worth something close to $1.5 billion in market cap assuming an 11x P/E ratio (itself conservative) for the combined entity. That should add a ton of value to the new CHFC stock, which is still trading at a sub-$7 billion market cap, assuming the deal goes through as currently proposed. CHFC stock also offers a reasonable 3.0% dividend yield at the moment. * 7 Cloud Stocks To Buy Now Shareholders of the current TCF stock will receive 0.5081 shares of CHFC stock for each TCF share they own at the merger date. At this time, TCF stock trades at a 1% discount to its post-merger price making it slightly more attractive for new buyers. For those curious, the reason that I own CHFC stock rather than TCF at present is that I already had a position prior to the deal announcement. Bank Stocks To Buy: New York Community Bancorp (NYCB)New York Community Bancorp (NYSE:NYCB) has been a great turnaround story over the past two months. When I last mentioned it as a safe dividend stock to buy, it was trading at $8.94. Since then, NYCB stock has shot up to $12. Regardless of the recent run, I'm sticking with NYCB stock. So is UBS, who upgraded the stock earlier this week and raised their price target from $10 to $15 per share.$15 seems reasonable indeed. Here at $12, NYCB stock is still trading merely at book value and yielding more than 5.5%. That makes it one of the top yielding big banks in the country. It also has an ultra-safe loan book primarily consisting of low loan-to-value credits on New York City multi-family housing. Historically, while yields on these loans are less than in other areas, they almost never face serious losses. During 2008, NYCB remained profitable and held its dividend despite the carnage elsewhere.Like other stocks on this list, New York Community Bancorp makes a logical acquisition target. At just book value, an acquirer can easily step in and pay a healthy premium while still getting a fair deal. New York Community's $52 billion asset base is certainly large enough to move the needle for other banks wanting a bigger presence in the NYC metro area. And New York Community's longtime CEO is getting up there in years and has shown an interest in M&A activity; he seems willing to do a deal if the price is right.Source: Shutterstock Bank Stocks To Buy: Zions Bancorp (ZION)Hailing from Salt Lake City, Zions Bancorp (NASDAQ:ZION) is one of the big independent Rocky-Mountain-centered regional banking firms. With more than $65 billion in assets, Zions would be a large enough M&A target to attract interest from most of the national banks.Zions picked up a lackluster reputation during the financial crisis. While it didn't come close to the brink of failure, it struggled more than many other regional banks. However, I'd argue that this reputation is no longer deserved. The bank has stepped up its operations rather nicely since the financial crisis and now has an appealing loan book.Zions, unlike many regional banks, makes the majority of its loans to commercial enterprises, rather than traditional mortgages and consumer credit. This gives Zions a lot more exposure to changing interest rates as their loan book resets faster as rates rise. If you're bullish on the economy and expect more rate hikes, Zions is well-positioned to profit. * 7 Semiconductor Stocks to Watch At $49 per share, ZION stock is selling at around 11x earnings. That's quite cheap, particularly as earnings could exceed expectations if rates keep rising. It also makes an attractive acquisition target. Zions has long had excessive overhead costs compared to their revenues. Some of this is due to their different client base from other banks, but arguably a lot of it is bloat. An acquirer should be able to cut costs, picking up a highly profitable operation after realizing merger synergies.Source: Shutterstock Bank Stocks To Buy: PacWest Bancorp (PACW)Moving further west, we find Los Angeles-based PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW). This one has quite a few similarities to Zions. PacWest also struggled during the financial crisis -- and with good reason as California had more than its shares of trouble in 2008. However, PacWest has bounced back strongly and now offers investors a compelling story.The PacWest story has two key elements. For one, PacWest is a niche lender. Like Zions, it doesn't have the majority of its business in residential markets. Instead, it focuses on a variety of more specialized lending such as factoring, venture capital loans, land and construction loans and so on. These are higher-risk, to be certain, but they also come with much higher yields. In a strong economy -- like the U.S. has now -- PacWest is making huge returns on its assets compared to peers.PacWest shares those benefits with its shareholders. The company has long paid a generous dividend, and the yield currently exceeds 6%. PACW stock sank much more than the sector as a whole in late 2018 as investors sized up recession risk and dumped the most exposed banks such as PacWest. However, if the nay-sayers are wrong and the economy stays strong, PACW stock could have easy 40% upside here -back to its 2018 highs. On top of that, if PacWest stock stays down, it could attract a takeover bid from a larger bank that could roll its niche lending portfolio into a broader and more diversified loan book.Source: Shutterstock Bank Stocks To Buy: People's United Financial (PBCT)If you're looking for a safer choice than those more aggressive western banks, People's United Financial (NASDAQ:PBCT) could be a better option for your portfolio. The bank operates primarily in wealthier parts of the Northeast such as Connecticut and Rhode Island. It just launched another acquisition to expand its presence in the high-end suburbs around Boston. When you combine conservative loan underwriting with wealthy clients, you get a loan book that can withstand almost all shocks. During the 2008 financial crisis, People's United suffered negligible losses, remained strongly profitable, and continued hiking its dividends.People's United isn't a household name yet, but it is quite large, coming in with $36 billion in loans at the end of 2018. That makes it sufficiently large to attract interest from an M&A suitor that wants to expand its presence in desirable Northeastern markets. * 5 of the Best and Most Aggressive Growth ETFs to Buy If People's United remains independent, it is a great stock for growth and income investors. Even with the recent rally, PBCT stock yields more than 4%. The company has also hiked its dividend each year since 1995, including during 2008. That means it will likely become a Dividend Aristocrat, a company that has hiked 25 years in a row, starting in 2020. That would attract a new class of investors into the stock. On top of that, selling at less than 12x earnings, this conservative holding is priced nicely.Source: Shutterstock Bank Stocks To Buy: Citigroup (C)While most of the bank stocks on this list are acquisition targets, it's worth throwing in one of the too-big-to-fail banks as well. Why is that? They don't seem like direct beneficiaries of smaller banks merging? That may be true, but consolidation should be a rising tide that helps all parties. As you have fewer and fewer big regional banks, the deposit share for the remaining big banks should keep rising. That leaves firms like Citigroup (NYSE:C) with a national deposit base in great shape.You can make a case for several of the national banks as being attractive here. On a valuation basis, however, Citigroup still looks like the most compelling of those with large deposit franchises. That value case starts with the company's robust earnings. C stock is trading at just 9.5x trailing and 7.4x forward earnings.Incredibly, analysts see earnings growing 15% this year and 16% per-year over the next five years. Yet the stock is trading for peanuts. To be clear, this is a $63 stock expected to earn just shy of $9 a share in 2019 and close to $10 of EPS in 2020. It also pays a nearly 3% dividend. You have to think a major recession is on the way for this pricing to make any sense. The ongoing consolidation trend only serves as another valuation driver for an already really cheap stock.At the time of this writing, Ian Bezek owned CHFC, NYCB, PACW, and PBCT stock. You can reach him on Twitter at @irbezek. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Monster Growth Stocks to Buy for 2019 and Beyond * 7 Cloud Stocks To Buy Now * 5 Undervalued Stocks to Invest In Compare Brokers The post 7 Banks Stocks to Buy After the BB&T-Suntrust Mega-Merger appeared first on InvestorPlace.