Take that to the bank

Fred A. Cummings of McDonald Investments makes his top sector picks

width=”13%” valign=”top”>$39 14.39 13% Management has changed balance sheet mix to increase home equity and auto loans Comerica NYSE: CMA 53.25 $80 13.55 9 Ideal takeover target for larger banks seeking entry to Midwestern market Fifth Third Bancorp Nasdaq: FITB 63.13 $84 28.48 12 Acquisition of CNB Bancshares to add 10 cents a share to earnings FirstMerit Corp. Nasdaq: FMER 27.00 $34 25.71 10 Thinly traded, but strong management team and solid balance sheet Firstar Corp. NYSE: FSR 24.00 $45 33.80 12 Recently merged bank, has strong revenue growth and balance sheet *Closing price as of August 12, 1999
Source: Fred Cummings, McDonald Investments; Yahoo! Finance; Zacks Investment Research

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