UBS Maintains a 'Neutral' on Regions Financial (RF); Exiting TARP on a Breakeven Basis?

January 27, 2012 12:37 PM EST
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UBS maintains a 'Neutral' on Regions Financial (NYSE: RF) price target raised from $4.00 to $5.50.

UBS analyst says, "We believe RF may announce TARP repayment following the Fed’s capital review in March. In addition to Morgan Keegan proceeds, we expect RF will issue both debt and common to fund repayment. Using 9.5% Tier 1 Common as the benchmark, we estimate RF would issue $825 mln in common to repay the $3.5 bln in TARP. Using a discounted $4.75 sh. price, we estimate issuance could be ~14% dilutive to share count, but all-in including debt costs, RF could exit TARP on breakeven EPS basis."

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Shares of Regions Financial closed at $5.17 yesterday.

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