StockCall Study on Itau Unibanco, Lloyds Banking, Barclays, and Royal Bank of Scotland
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For best results when printing this announcement, please click on the link below: http://pdf.reuters.com/pdfnews/pdfnews.asp?i=43059c3bf0e37541&u=urn:newsml:reuters.com:20130318:nPn3187451 LONDON, March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The financial crisis of 2009 led regulators around the world to create new rules for banks in order to avert a crisis in the future. Regulators across the globe have asked banks to boost their capital ratios. In addition, European regulators are also looking to impose a cap on bankers' bonuses. Meanwhile, record low interest rates in the developed world are putting pressure on banks' net interest margins. Going forward, the key for foreign banks such as Itau Unibanco Holding SA (NYSE: ITUB), Lloyds Banking Group Plc (NYSE: LYG), Barclays Plc (NYSE: BCS), and Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc (NYSE: RBS) will be to continue to adapt to the changing regulatory environment. StockCall free coverage on ITUB, LYG, BCS, and RBS is available upon registration at http://www.stockcall.com/register Shares of Brazil-based Itau Unibanco Holding SA ended marginally lower in Friday's trading session. The stock fell to an intra-day low of $17.74 before finishing the day 0.06% lower at $17.96. For the week, Itau Unibanco's shares fell more than 5.60%. Despite the losses last week, the bank's shares are up more than 9% so far for the year. The stock slipped last week after failing to break through $19 resistance level. It has slipped below $18 support level, which is a bearish signal. The stock's MACD has crossed below the signal line, which further confirms the bearish trend. Download the free technical research on ITUB by signing up at http://www.StockCall.com/ITUB031813.pdf Shares of Lloyds Banking Group Plc fell sharply on Friday, ending the day 0.98% lower at $3.03. Despite the losses, the stock managed to post a gain of 0.66% for the week. Lloyds Banking shares have struggled so far this year. Year-to-date, the stock has fallen more than 5%, underperforming the broad market. The stock is currently facing stiff resistance at around $3.10. It is also trading well below its 50-day moving average. However, the MACD chart suggests that the market sentiment has turned bullish on the stock. Register now and get access to the free analysis on LYG at http://www.StockCall.com/LYG031813.pdf Shares of U.K.-based Barclays Plc slipped on Friday, closing 0.36% lower at $19.23. Despite the decline, the stock has gained more than 3.3% in the last trading sessions. Barclays Plc shares have had an excellent run so far this year, gaining more than 11%, compared to a gain of over 9% for the S&P 500. Barclays Plc shares are currently trading close to $19.50 resistance level. The stock, last week, crossed above its 50-day moving average, which is a bullish signal. Sign up and read the complimentary report on BCS at http://www.StockCall.com/BCS031813.pdf Another U.K.-based bank that saw significant activity on Friday was Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc. The stock closed 0.65% higher at $9.28 after hitting an intra-day high of $9.32. Royal Bank of Scotland's shares gained nearly 1% last week, compared to a gain of 0.61% for the S&P 500. The stock, however, has underperformed the S&P 500 so far for the year. Year-to-date, the bank's shares have fallen nearly 14%. The stock's MACD chart suggests that market sentiment has turned bullish. The free report on RBS can be downloaded by signing up now at http://www.StockCall.com/RBS031813.pdf About StockCall.com StockCall.com is a financial website where investors can have easy, precise and comprehensive research and opinions on stocks making the headlines. Sign up today to talk to our financial analyst at http://www.stockcall.com SOURCE StockCall.com Contact Person: William T. Knight, Email: email@example.com, Contact Number: +1(646)396-9857 (9:00 am EST - 01:30 pm EST)