Growth in fee income and efforts to cut costs helped Midwestern banks meet consensus estimates in the first quarter, analysts said.

"There was good expense control, modest revenue growth, and most banks have done well on the fee side," said Michael Ancell, a bank analyst with Edward Jones in St. Louis.

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