Comerica has performed reasonably well through the credit crisis, and CEO Ralph Babb has clearly stated his intention for the company to repay TARP soon. While KeyCorp has been steadily losing money for five quarters, earlier capital increases should enable to the company to repay TARP without much further dilution to shareholders.

-- Reported by Philip van Doorn in Jupiter, Fla.
Philip W. van Doorn joined TheStreet.com Ratings., Inc., in February 2007. He is the senior analyst responsible for assigning financial strength ratings to banks and savings and loan institutions. He also comments on industry and regulatory trends. Mr. van Doorn has fifteen years experience, having served as a loan operations officer at Riverside National Bank in Fort Pierce, Florida, and as a credit analyst at the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York, where he monitored banks in New York, New Jersey and Puerto Rico. Mr. van Doorn has additional experience in the mutual fund and computer software industries. He holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Long Island University.

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