Updated includes additional earnings estimates and price targets.
NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- It's not a zero sum game on Wall Street anymore. As the first quarter of 2012 draws to a close, some investment banking businesses are booming, while others haven't regained momentum after a second half swoon to 2011.
First quarter 2012 earnings are set to reflect a continued M&A lull and analysts are beginning to cut estimates for boutique advisory businesses that specialize in providing deal advice. Investment banks with global trading businesses, on the other hand, are set to see a bond trading based surge that will help the industry recover from stress tests, regulatory reform and recent highly provocative Op-Ed pieces about the industry's morals.
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