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WASHINGTON, May 23- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, pointing to resilience in the labor market despite belt-tightening by Washington. Outside that, there is going to be little support to growth, "said Ryan Sweet, a senior economist at Moody's Analytics in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
A slowdown in lending is flashing a warning sign about bank earnings as the biggest names in the business get set to report.
Up, down, up, down, up...will the market please decide? What does it mean? It means we are where we were nearly three weeks ago.
Bank stocks will lead the stock market higher, Rosecliff Capital's Mike Murphy says.
Noted analyst Richard Bove's bullish stance comes despite near zero interest rates and tighter regulations.
Banking analyst Dick Bove may have changed firms but he hasn't altered his rosy view of the banking industry.
U.S. Bancorp and JPMorgan have been unfairly punished, analysts say.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Tuesday:
Find out what Wall Street analysts had to say about bank stocks and retailers in this CNBC.com Stock Blog Roundup.
Following a surge in the financials sector in 2012, two analysts are divided over whether the stocks are now fully valued.