More on Huntington Bancshares (HBAN +2.5%) (previous): Along with Capital Bank Financial (CBF...

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More on Huntington Bancshares (HBAN +2.5%) (previous): Along with Capital Bank Financial (CBF +0.2%), Merrill's Erika Penala sees Huntington as the regional player "best positioned" to defend net interest margins. At the Bernstein Conference today, CEO Stephen Steinour noted Huntington's NIM is off just 5 bps over the last 3 years, vs. 20 for its peer group. Valuation helps too, Penala pointing out HBAN trades at a 25% P/E discount to its competitors.