(Corrects paragraph 1 to say "commercial mortgage customers"
instead of "commercial customers")
Oct 17 U.S. regional bank Comerica Inc
reported a third-quarter profit that missed analysts'
expectations, mainly due to a drop in loans to commercial
The Dallas-based bank said net income attributable to common
shares rose to $116 million, or 61 cents per share, from $97
million, or 51 cents per share, a year earlier.
Commercial mortgage loans fell 6 percent to $9.67 billion.
Analysts were expecting the company to earn 65 cents per
share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
(Reporting by Anil D'Silva; Editing by Don Sebastian)