Suntrust Banks (STI +4.2%) and Regions Financial (RF +3.9%) are among regional banks generating...

|By:, SA News Editor

Suntrust Banks (STI +4.2%) and Regions Financial (RF +3.9%) are among regional banks generating interest as traders speculate on the next takeover target after Bank of Montreal's (BMO -7%) acquisition of Marshall & Ilsley (MI +17.8%). But analysts aren’t sure if it's the start of M&A action from foreign banks looking for a U.S. presence, and the timing isn't right for big U.S. banks.