Shares of SunTrust of Atlanta closed at $23.75 Friday, returning 34% year-to-date, following a 40% decline during 2011.
The advisers stand to benefit if the sector sees more deal activity under Trump.
Regional banks may get the urge to merge if Congress relaxes some regulations this year.
Congress will seek to wipe out or make changes to the Dodd-Frank Act in small chunks, with a focus first on providing relief for mid-sized regional institutions.
Here are Tuesday's top research calls, including an upgrade for Western Digital and new coverage for Ciena, Salesforce and Square.