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Regional - Midwest Banks Report Recognitions, Conference Schedules, and Dividends - Research Report on U.S. Bancorp, Fifth Third Bancorp, Comerica, Huntington Bancshares, and FirstMerit

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NEW YORK, December 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB), Comerica Incorporated (NYSE: CMA), Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ: HBAN), and FirstMerit Corporation (NASDAQ: FMER). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

U.S. Bancorp Research Report

On December 17, 2013, U.S. Bancorp reported that Business Banking Review has recognized U.S. Bank for its Mobile Photo Bill Pay as the "Best Technology Initiative in Banking" for 2013. According to the Company, the editors of Business Banking Review selected U.S. Bank Mobile Photo Bill Pay from a shortlist created through industry insight from its internal analyst team, in search for the most innovative and progressive new technology ideas in the banking industry. Commenting on the recognition, Niti Badarinath, Senior Vice President, and Head of Mobile Banking at U.S. Bank, stated, "Consumers use the mobile device for a whole host of activities, which continue to grow as smart phones get smarter. Our customers are interested in using their smartphones to do everything from checking their balances or paying a bill to depositing checks and sending money to other people. And more recently, to use their phone's camera to image their bills and card statements to pay bills and transfer card balances." The Full Research Report on U.S. Bancorp - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:

http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/67a1_USB

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Fifth Third Bancorp Research Report

On December 17, 2013, Fifth Third Bancorp declared cash dividends on its common shares. According to the release, the Company declared a Q4 2013 cash dividend of $0.12 on its common shares, payable on January 23, 2014, to shareholders of record as of December 31, 2013. The Full Research Report on Fifth Third Bancorp - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:

http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/8d06_FITB

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Comerica Incorporated Research Report

On December 17, 2013, Comerica Incorporated (Comerica) announced that it will report its Q4 2013 earnings before the market opens on January 17, 2014. According to Comerica, the Company will also host a conference call to review the results at 7:00 a.m. CT, on the same day. The Full Research Report on Comerica Incorporated - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:

http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/8596_CMA

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Huntington Bancshares Incorporated Research Report

On December 16, 2013, Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (Huntington Bancshares) reported that it expects to release its Q4 2013 earnings on January 16, 2014, before the market opens. According to the Company, a news release and supporting financial date will be simultaneously made available on the Company's website under Investor Relations. Additionally, a replay of the webcast will be archived on the Company's website in the Investor Relations section. The Full Research Report on Huntington Bancshares Incorporated - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:

http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/25d4_HBAN

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FirstMerit Corporation Research Report

On December 11, 2013, FirstMerit Corporation (FirstMerit) announced that the Company's Board of Directors has reported a dividend of $14.69 per share. According to the Company, a dividend of c.$0.37 per depositary share, on the Company's 5.87% Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series A, is payable on February 4, 2014, to shareholders of record as of January 17, 2014. The Full Research Report on FirstMerit Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:

http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/95a5_FMER

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