Regions Financial Corp. is in a vise of its own making.

Investors voted with their wallets again this week in subscribing only lightly to Regions' plan to swap common stock for preferred shares, just weeks after it deeply discounted a common stock offering, meaning the bank may be hard-pressed to tap those channels again, observers said.

Subscribe Now

Access to authoritative analysis and perspective and our data-driven report series.

14-Day Free Trial

No credit card required. Complete access to articles, breaking news and industry data.