Held to Maturity Securities
|12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2011
|Held to Maturity Securities [Abstract]
5. HELD-TO-MATURITY Securities
These are debt securities that Huntington has the intent and ability to hold until maturity. The debt securities are carried at amortized cost and adjusted for amortization of premiums and accretion of discounts using the interest method.
Huntington transferred $469.1 million of federal agencies, mortgage-backed securities from the available-for-sale securities portfolio to the held-to-maturity securities portfolio during 2011. At the time of the transfer, $0.5 million of unrealized net gains were recognized in OCI. The amounts in OCI will be recognized in earnings over the remaining life of the securities as an offset to the adjustment of yield in a manner consistent with the amortization of the premium on the same transferred securities, resulting in an immaterial impact on net income.
During 2011, Huntington purchased additional federal agencies, mortgage-backed securities, which were classified directly into the held-to-maturity portfolio.
Listed below are the contractual maturities (under 1 year, 1-5 years, 6-10 years, and over 10 years) of held-to-maturity securities at December 31, 2011. There were no securities classified as held-to-maturity at December 31, 2010.
The following table provides amortized cost, gross unrealized gains and losses, and fair value by investment category at December 31, 2011:
Huntington evaluates the held-to-maturity securities portfolio on a quarterly basis for impairment. Impairment would exist when the present value of the expected cash flows is not sufficient to recover the entire amortized cost basis at the balance sheet date. Under these circumstances, any impairment would be recognized in earnings. As of December 31, 2011, Management has evaluated all held-to-maturity securities and concluded no impairment existed in the portfolio.