Wednesday, April 11, 2012 5:23 pm
Summary Box: What to watch in bank earnings
By The Associated Press
CORPORATIONS WARY: Corporate clients are also wary - stock offerings were down 60 percent and mergers and acquisitions fell 23 percent in the quarter compared with last year. That hurts banks that count on deals for fees.
LOW MORTGAGE RATES: Mortgage rates hit a historic low in the first quarter and January and February had the highest home resales in five years. That should help banks with big mortgage lending operations.