Siegenthaler raised his 2013 EPS estimate for Regions by a penny to 82 cents, and raised his 2014 EPS estimate by a penny to 91 cents. The analyst also raised his 2015 earnings estimate by two cents, to 98 cents a share.

Shares of Regions have returned 13% this year, following a 67% return in 2012. The shares trade for 9.5 times the consensus 2014 EPS estimate of 84 cents. The consensus 2013 EPS estimate is 82 cents.

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-- Written by Philip van Doorn in Jupiter, Fla.

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Philip W. van Doorn is a member of TheStreet's banking and finance team, commenting on industry and regulatory trends. He previously served as the senior analyst for Ratings, responsible for assigning financial strength ratings to banks and savings and loan institutions. Mr. van Doorn previously served as a loan operations officer at Riverside National Bank in Fort Pierce, Fla., 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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