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Research on Popular Inc. and Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A. - Foreign Regional Banks Taking the Good With the Bad

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/11/12 -- offers investors comprehensive research on the Foreign Regional Banks industry and has completed analytical research on Popular Inc. (NASDAQ: BPOP) and Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A. (NYSE: BSBR). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches.

The environment for foreign regional banks such as Popular Inc. and Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A. appears somewhat mixed at present as macroeconomics remains unsettled. The Puerto Rican economy seems to have gained stability, partly as a result of improvements in the U.S. which have boosted the manufacturing and tourism in the area. Investors can register for free to access the research reports on Popular Inc. and Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A. at or is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the Foreign Regional Banks industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Popular Inc. and Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A.; investors and shareholders of these companies can simply register for a complimentary membership at

In its most recent quarter, Popular seems to have benefited from the positive trends, reporting net income of $48.4 million compared to $10.1 million in the same period last year. Popular has also recently announced a proposed 1 for 10 reverse share split, due to become effective on May 29th. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the Foreign Regional Banks industry.

Elsewhere in the industry, banks like Banco Santander with interests in Brazil continue to face the risk or inflation as rate reductions and initiatives to boost economic growth could have negative side effects. Non-performing loans in Spain are also a concern for Santander, as they negatively impacted income in the fourth quarter. On the other hand, the company seems well positioned to benefit from strong economic growth in Chile. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

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