NEW YORK (AP) — NEWS: Regional bank holding company Huntington Bancshares said Thursday that its net income slipped in the fourth quarter. DETAILS: The Columbus, Ohio , company said noninterest income, a banking term for a wide variety of fees, fell 17 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2012. Net interest income, or earnings from traditional banking operations like deposits and loans, fell 2 percent. NUMBERS: The parent company of Huntington National Bank said its net income fell to $157.8 million , or 18 cents per share, from $167.3 million , or 19 cents per share. FactSet says analysts expected 17 cents per share. Noninterest income declined to $246.6 million and net interest income totaled $430.6 million . FUTURE: Huntington Bancshares Inc. said it expects a "solid" year in 2014 but said its business will be affected by the regulatory environment and governmental uncertainty. It forecast a small increase in net interest income while noninterest income will be slightly lower than "recent levels." STOCK: Shares of Huntington Bancshares fell 43 cents , or 4.3 percent, to $9.47 in midday trading. The stock reached a five-year high of $9.91 on Wednesday.
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