Remember back to 2008; Bear Sterns didn’t fail because it lacked capital. Bear Sterns failed because of a lack of investor confidence in the institution. This is what will happen to the big eurozone banks.
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New York, NY (PRWEB) January 13, 2012
According to popular financial newsletter Profit Confidential, the debt crisis in the eurozone has become a banking crisis. UniCredit now needs to raise capital through the issuance of stock. The bank said it would sell stock at massive 40% discount below the stock’s trading price of January 3, 2012.
“There is no confidence in the eurozone banking sector,” says Michael Lombardi, lead contributor to Profit Confidential.
Only a year ago, UniCredit’s stock sold at $20.25. It’s currently trading at just over $4.00, a worse one-year performance than Bank of America’s stock.
“How would you feel this morning if you had your savings in UniCredit Bank? I know I wouldn’t feel good. I’d probably take the money out and move it to a stronger eurozone bank,” says Lombardi.
Italy does not have the money to bail out UniCredit. If it fails, Lombardi believes the rumors of UniCredit being bought by another large eurozone bank are unlikely. “The majority of other eurozone banks have their own problems; they don’t need more issues,” says Lombardi.
According to Profit Confidential, UniCredit has roots dating back 500 years, operates in 22 European countries, has 9,500 branches, and employs 160,000 people. Comparatively, Bank of America has less than 6,000 branches worldwide. With total assets of about $1.3 trillion, UniCredit is the 14th largest bank in Europe.
“Remember back to 2008; Bear Sterns didn’t fail because it lacked capital. Bear Sterns failed because of a lack of investor confidence in the institution. This is what will happen to the big eurozone banks,” says Lombardi.
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