Fitch has it wrong, U.S. banks could actually wind up benefitting from Europe's debt crisis,...

|By:, SA News Editor

Fitch has it wrong, U.S. banks could actually wind up benefitting from Europe's debt crisis, says Rochdale's Dick Bove, He cites two reasons: First, U.S. banks have a relatively low level of exposure to European banks. Second, the problems facing European banks could actually drive business to seek healthier institutions in the U.S. His top picks: PNC Financial (PNC) and Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB). Both get hit when Europe erupts, but neither are heavily exposed to European banks.