Profits pop at local banks but gains getting more concentrated

Also worth watching: Has sector's bad-loan load bottomed out?
May 29, 2015 2:46 PM

First Freedom dividend grows by a third

The board of First Freedom Bank in Lebanon has voted to pay shareholders an annual dividend of 20 cents, up from 15 cents last year and the 10 cents it paid when launching a dividend in 2013. The nine-year-old, $300 million bank led by President and CEO John Lancaster grew its profits by nearly half last year.

May 28, 2015 6:52 AM

Data bank: Local lenders in the first third of 2015

Research firm: Four banks handled $100M or more through April
May 20, 2015 2:35 PM

Pinnacle in talks for debt to help fund acquisitions

Execs also eye holding company loan payoff
May 20, 2015 7:24 AM

Alabama bank lures CapStar health care exec

Senior VP's move comes after Franklin Synergy recruited four others from seven-year-old lender
May 11, 2015 2:39 PM

First Farmers names trust team leader

Longtime Regions exec makes move to $4B group
May 11, 2015 7:22 AM

Another analyst rates Franklin Financial a 'buy'

Analysts at Compass Point have started covering shares of Franklin Financial Network with a 'buy' rating and price target of $27. That's right in line with their peers at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, who launched coverage three weeks ago. Since going public at $21, Franklin Financial (Ticker: FSB) shares have retreated a little bit, closing Friday at $20.15.

May 11, 2015 6:47 AM

Earnings wrap: Ryman, First Farmers

Opryland owner lifts guidance a bit; bank sees mortgage volumes growing
May 6, 2015 4:29 PM

Commerce Union board taps Willis exec to be lead director

CFO will lead audit committee
May 5, 2015 7:25 AM

Avenue launches auditor search

RFP comes after IPO process helped grow 2014 tab to $800K+
May 4, 2015 2:49 PM