The consolidation of regional banks throughout the United States makes an investment in one somewhat like a start-up company in that there is always going to be a larger player looking to acquire. Unlike a start-up, however, investors have a very big advantage, because most of these lottery tickets (banks) have a well-documented and established financial history. For this, investors can't expect an overnight appreciation in the thousand percent ranges, but a solid purchase could yield a safe and consistent return (sometimes while paying a dividend) that also comes with the possible buyout upside.
Not to confuse, this article about FS Bancorp (NASDAQ:FSBW) was not prompted on any buyout rumors, but it is exactly the type of small...
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