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Investors have punished most energy lenders since oil prices began sliding more than a year ago. Despite a recent rally, stocks of publicly traded banks with at least 3.5% of loans tied to the energy sector have fallen by 18% since early 2015. The KBW Nasdaq bank index is down 13% over that time. Here is a look at the worst-performing energy lenders in the past year and one exception to the rule.
MidSouth Bancorp (down 55%)
The Lafayette, La., company's stock has been hit hard since oil prices began falling. Management has sought to assure investors everything is under control, although more than a fifth of MidSouth's loans are tied to the energy sector, based on data from SNL Financial, Factset and Thomson Financial.