Banks are in the spotlight in today's look at the most-searched stocks on

Citigroup ( C - Get Report) shares were rising ahead of the SEC's mark-to-market meeting on Thursday.

Bank of America ( BAC - Get Report) is next. The big bank is looking to sell First Republic and possibly Columbia Management.

General Electric's ( GE - Get Report) stock is trading just over the $10 mark. The price has fallen 73% in a year. Find out if this decline represents a good buying opportunity in this exclusive take from ratings team.

AIG ( AIG - Get Report) has sold a unit in an attempt to stay afloat. German reinsurance company Munich Re bought Hartford Steam Boiler from AIG for $739 million.

Regional bank FirstMerit ( FMER) makes the list with positive mention from Jim Cramer on Mad Money. Cramer said this is a good bank that could pick up assets on the cheap, grow, and kill the competition

Next is General Motors ( GM - Get Report). GMAC will resume lending to subprime borrowers to ignite sales. The struggling automaker reported that March car sales sank 39%.

Celgene ( CELG - Get Report) is getting pummeled by the recession. The drug company reported that its first-quarter earnings will only grow 20%, which was worse than Wall Street analysts had expected.

Caterpillar ( CAT) is next after Cramer said on Mad Money that it was the perfect stock to own ahead of the recovery.

Ingersoll-Rand ( IR) makes the list after Cramer initiated a new position for his Action Alerts Plus Portfolio. The company recently cut its first-quarter revenue guidance, announced $1 billion in new financing, and cut its dividend. (To see how Cramer is trading this stock email for a free trial.)

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Alix joined TV in February 2007. Previously, she held positions in film and theater production, management, and legal administration. Alix has a degree in communications and theater from Northwestern University.