Shares of Regions Financial ( RF) of Birmingham, Ala., closed at $6.56 Wednesday, returning 53% year-to-date, following a 38% decline during 2011.
Shares of SunTrust ( STI) of Atlanta closed at $23.08 Wednesday, returning 31% year-to-date, following a 40% drop during 2011.
Huntington Bancshares of Columbus, Ohio, has seen its stock return 18%year-to-date, through Wednesday's close at $6.42, following a 19% decline during 2011. Based on a four-cent quarterly payout, the shares have a dividend yield of 2.49%.
Shares of BB&T of Winston-Salem, N.C.., closed at 31.23 Wednesday, returning 26% year-to-date, following a 2% decline last year. Based on a quarterly payout of 20 cents, the shares have a dividend yield of 2.56%.
Shares of PNC Financial Services Group of Pittsburgh closed at 64.63 Wednesday, returning 13% year-to-date, following last year's 3% decline. Based on a 40-cent quarterly payout, he shares have a dividend yield of 2.48%.
Shares of Fifth Third Bancorp of Cincinnati closed at $13.99 Wednesday, returning 11% year-to-date, following an 11% decline during 2011. Based on a quarterly dividend of eight cents, the shares have a yield of 2.29%.