4. Huntington Bancshares ( HBAN) is an Ohio-based regional bank with $50 billion in assets and more than 600 branches, making it one of the Midwest's largest banks. Retail banking accounts for about 80% of the company's operating income. The rest is split between auto financing and private banking and insurance. The company received a government bailout and wrote off its troubled loans since then. Early this month, it announced its plans to repay the $1.4 billion it holds in Troubled Asset Relief Program funds, which will require it to issue $1.2 billion in stock and debt, including $920 million in new common stock. Outlook: Huntington Bancshares is up 92% this year to $6.92, including a 20% jump in the past month, indicating the shares may be gathering steam as investors flock back to the financial sector and bet on the survivors. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods analyst Jefferson Harralson has the company on his recently released list of potential acquirers of other banks. Of the 22 analysts that follow the company, nine rate it "buy," two "outperform," seven "hold," one "underperform" and three "sell," according to FactSet.