Stocks of small regional banking companies are finally showing some signs of life after turning in solid earnings for the first quarter.

The Salomon Smith Barney Mid-Cap Bank Index-a proxy for companies valued between $600 million and $10 billion-rose 4% during the two weeks ended Tuesday.

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