Upside surprises from regional banks BB&T (BBT +4.6%) and SunTrust (STI +5.8%) have more...

|By:, SA News Editor
Upside surprises from regional banks BB&T (BBT +4.6%) and SunTrust (STI +5.8%) have more than offset weakness in Bank of America (BAC -1.4%), lifting the financial sector. Earnings results at regional banks reporting this week show improving credit trends and easing loan losses. KEY +4.4%, HBAN +2.6%, ZION +2.2%, FITB +2.2%.