The market remains optimistic about Comerica Inc. despite the gloomy quarterly results reported last week by its recently acquired Imperial Bancorp.

Shares of Comerica rose $1.24 or 2.07% Monday, to $61, on a generally positive day for financial stocks as a slew of analysts published favorable research reports. Observers said the Detroit company’s management tends to play down expectations and thus has been able to beat estimates with strong growth in its main business, middle-market commercial lending.

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