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MA

MasterCard

$101.03

-0.66 (-0.65%)

, V

Visa

$82.73

-0.13 (-0.16%)

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CFPB issues new rule to protect consumers using prepaid debit cards

The CFPB said in a blog post, "Prepaid accounts are one of the newer ways to store and spend your money. These include prepaid cards that you buy in stores or digital wallet accounts that you get online. With most prepaid accounts, you can spend the money you've loaded in advance for daily expenses or withdraw cash from an ATM. You can also have your income directly deposited into most types of prepaid accounts. Not all prepaid accounts are the same. Each account has its own set of features, functions, and fees. To decide which prepaid account is right for you, it's important to learn about your choices and compare the fees that will apply depending on how you use the account. Right now, it can be hard to compare accounts because each card displays fee information differently. With our new rule you will get clear, upfront information about these fees so you can know before you owe and shop for the best deal. These comprehensive consumer protections included in the new rule take effect on Oct. 1, 2017. The rule will also make sure prepaid accounts are safer to use -- whether you're swiping at the register, shopping online, or scanning your smartphone." Reference Link

MA

MasterCard

$101.03

-0.66 (-0.65%)

V

Visa

$82.73

-0.13 (-0.16%)

AXP

American Express

$63.59

0.1 (0.16%)

JPM

JPMorgan

$66.60

0.57 (0.86%)

BAC

Bank of America

$15.80

0.17 (1.09%)

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MA MasterCard
$101.03

-0.66 (-0.65%)

09/08/16
JEFF
09/08/16
NO CHANGE
Target $48
JEFF
Buy
Jefferies says PayPal concerns over MasterCard deal overdone
After surveying 1,000 PayPal (PYPL) users, Jefferies analyst Jason Kupferberg believes the migration from ACH to card-funded transactions will likely be limited and gradual. The recent network partnerships will weigh on Paypal's transaction margins, but increased choice should lead to increased usage, Kupferberg tells investors in a research note. He believes concerns over the MasterCard (MA) deal are overdone and keeps a Buy rating on PayPal with a $48 price target.
07/19/16
OPCO
07/19/16
NO CHANGE
OPCO
Oppenheimer remains bullish on MasterCard, Visa ahead of results
Heading into Q2 earnings, Oppenheimer analyst Glenn Greene reiterates Outperform ratings for MasterCard (MA) and Visa (V), as he is encouraged by mostly stable intra quarter volume growth, improving FX trends, solid retail sales growth, and "broadly positive" card issuer trends. Nonetheless, Greene prefers Visa over MasterCard given the expected U.S. volume boost from the Costco (COST)/USAA wins and accretion benefits from the recently closed Visa Europe acquisition. He raised his price target on MasterCard's shares to $104 from $102 and reiterated his $90 price target on Visa's stock.
07/29/16
PACS
07/29/16
NO CHANGE
PACS
MasterCard fundamentals 'rock solid, ' says Pacific Crest
After MasterCard reported better than expected results, Pacific Crest analyst Josh Beck says that the company's fundamentals are "rock solid." He thinks that the company would benefit from a potential deal with PayPal (PYPL), and he believes that the company's acquisition of VocaLink will expand its TAM. The analyst keeps a $110 price target and Overweight rating on the stock.
09/06/16
BARD
09/06/16
NO CHANGE
Target $48
BARD
Outperform
PayPal card deals long-term positive despite near-term margin impact, says Baird
After PayPal (PYPL) announced this morning that it has agreed to an expanded partnership with MasterCard (MA), Baird analyst Colin Sebastian said the new deal closely mirrors the company's recent agreement with Visa (V). He believes the partnerships with the card networks are a long-term positive for PayPal despite the likely negative near-term impact on margins, as he thinks PayPal's digital wallet will ultimately be more successful with the card networks' cooperation. Sebastian keeps an Outperform rating and $48 price target on PayPal shares.
V Visa
$82.73

-0.13 (-0.16%)

09/23/16
BARD
09/23/16
NO CHANGE
Target $175
BARD
Outperform
Costco weakness a buying opportunity, says Baird
Baird analyst Peter Benedict recommends buying Costco (COST) on its pullback as he believes the shares offer a compelling value proposition. The analyst also sees Costco as having a loyal membership model that remains a positive in today's challenging retail world. Benedict sees better traffic/sales later this year as comps ease and members recognize the benefits of the new co-branded Visa (V) card. He reiterated his Outperform rating and $175 price target on Costco shares.
07/26/16
DBAB
07/26/16
NO CHANGE
Target $44
DBAB
Buy
PayPal benefits from Visa deal being overlooked, says Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Bryan Keane believes the benefits to PayPal (PYPL) from its deal with Visa (V) are being overlooked. The deal provides an opportunity to work with Visa and issuers to actively promote PayPal, which could further accelerate the company's revenue growth profile, Keane tells investors in a research note. He reiterates a Buy rating on the shares with a $44 price target.
10/03/16
BARD
10/03/16
NO CHANGE
Target $175
BARD
Outperform
Costco could see sluggish September comps, says Baird
Baird analyst Peter Benedict previewed September sales for Costco (COST). He believes comps could be sluggish as they are going against difficult comparisons. Looking ahead, however, he sees better traffic and sales as comparisons start to ease and members increasingly recognize the benefits of the new co-branded Visa (V) card. Benedict reiterated his Outperform rating and $175 price target on Costco shares.
AXP American Express
$63.59

0.1 (0.16%)

07/20/16
OPCO
07/20/16
NO CHANGE
OPCO
Outperform
Members seem to be embracing Costco new co-branded credit card, says Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Brian Nagel says new and existing members seem to be embracing Costco's (COST) new co-branded credit card offer, a partnership with Visa (V) and Citi (C). Although the analyst acknowledges that initial data is limited, he estimates that since the launch of the new Costco-branded credit card, sign-ups have tracked as much as 250K-290K higher than prior run rates, when Costco was partnered with American Express (AXP). Oppenheimer has an Outperform rating on Costco's shares.
09/09/16
ATLE
09/09/16
INITIATION
Target $62
ATLE
Underweight
American Express initiated with an Underweight at Atlantic Equities
Atlantic Equities initiated American Express with an Underweight and $62 price target.
09/09/16
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INITIATION

On The Fly: Top five analyst initiations
Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. American Express (AXP) initiated with an Underweight at Atlantic Equities. 2. Alcoa (AA) initiated with a Neutral at Seaport Global. 3. Blue Buffalo Pet Products (BUFF) initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer. 4. Harley-Davidson (HOG) initiated with an Outperform at Bernstein. 5. Verifone (PAY) initiated with a Buy at BTIG. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
08/30/16
SBSH
08/30/16
NO CHANGE
Target $70
SBSH
Buy
Citi thinks American Express can hit 2017 outlook in 'clean manner'
Citi analyst Donald Fandetti views can they hit guidance as the top investor question for American Express. Following an analysis, Fandetti believes the company can achieve its guidance in a "clean manner." The analyst, however, does not see much upside to the numbers. Even if guidance is met, American Express will some revenue growth improvement to drive meaningful multiple expansion, Fandetti tells investors in a research note. He keeps a Buy rating on the shares with a $70 price target.
JPM JPMorgan
$66.60

0.57 (0.86%)

09/09/16
09/09/16
DOWNGRADE

On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. JPMorgan (JPM) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie with analyst David Konrad citing valuation. 2. CarMax (KMX) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Buckingham with analyst Glenn Chin citing valuation. 3. Eaton (ETN) and Ingersoll-Rand (IR) downgraded to Sector Weight from Overweight at KeyBanc with analyst Jeffrey Hammond citing his more cautious outlook for nonresidential construction. 4. Estee Lauder (EL) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Argus with analyst John Staszak saying it will be difficult for the company to achieve further market share gains, given increased competition, slowing growth in the premium beauty products space, and a "challenging" macro environment. 5. SAIC (SAIC) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Cowen and to Hold from Buy at Drexel Hamilton. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
09/28/16
DBAB
09/28/16
UPGRADE
Target $11.5
DBAB
Buy
Huntington Bancshares upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Matt O'Connor upgraded Huntington Bancshares to Buy saying the 15% pullback in the shares since the FirstMerit (FMER) deal was announced is overdone. The analyst views industry-wide concerns surrounding consumer indirect auto lending as overblown and he raised his price target for Huntington shares to $11.50 from $10.50. Going into the Q3 results for U.S. banks, O'Connor likes JPMorgan (JPM) and Wells Fargo (WFC) and is cautious on Fifth Third (FITB).
08/16/16
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DOWNGRADE

On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Hain Celestial (HAIN) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays, to Neutral from Buy at SunTrust, to Underweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray, and to Underweight from Neutral at Atlantic Equities. 2. JPMorgan (JPM), SunTrust (STI), and Regions Financial (RF) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Bernstein. 3. Performance Sports Group (PSG) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Wedbush with analyst James Hardiman saying the delay in the filing of the company's 10-K could cause it to default. 4. Ocean Rig UDW (ORIG) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank with analyst Mike Urban saying the company's restructuring is likely unfavorable for existing equity holders. 5. Alarm.com (ALRM) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James with the firm citing valuation. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
09/09/16
MACQ
09/09/16
DOWNGRADE
Target $70
MACQ
Neutral
JPMorgan downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie
Macquarie analyst David Konrad downgraded JPMorgan to Neutral due to valuation and maintained its $70 price target. The analyst said the interest rate environment is expected to remain challenging and cost-save expectations are largely built into expectations. Further, Konrad believes "meaningfully improved ROE may be difficult with higher-than-peer required capital buffers."
BAC Bank of America
$15.80

0.17 (1.09%)

09/16/16
GSCO
09/16/16
NO CHANGE
Target $19
GSCO
Conviction Sell
Bank of America operating leverage hitting an inflection, says Goldman
Goldman analyst Richard Ramsden believes Bank of America is hitting an inflection point in operating leverage driven by low single digit growth, stable credit, and absolute reductions in the expense base. The analyst believes topline growth will reach approximately 4% annually through to 2018, driven by consumer bank and wealth management initiatives. Ramsden reiterates his Conviction Buy rating on Bank of American and raised his price target to $19 from $17 given the combination of revenue growth and expense discipline.
09/13/16
SOCG
09/13/16
DOWNGRADE
Target $42
SOCG
Sell
Societe Generale cuts Citi to Sell, Bank of America to Hold
Societe Generale downgraded Citi (C) to Sell from Hold and Bank of America (BAC) to Hold from Buy. The firm has a $42 price target for shares of Citi and attributes an increased negative stance on Cards for the downgrade. Societe Generale has a $17 price target for Bank of America and cites revenue growth for the downgrade to Hold. Citi is trading down 86c to $46.93 and Bank of America is trading down 19c to $15.71.
09/13/16
SOCG
09/13/16
DOWNGRADE
SOCG
Hold
Bank of America downgraded to Hold from Buy at Societe Generale
08/25/16
GSCO
08/25/16
NO CHANGE
Target $17
GSCO
Buy
Bank of America at an inflection point, says Goldman
Goldman analyst Richard Ramsden believes Bank of America's operating leverage is at an inflection point as revenue growth and cost reductions from back office rationalization take effect. Ramsden met with CEO Moynihan and said he believes the company can grow core loans, without compromising credit quality, at mid-single digit rates, and expects the fee-based businesses to benefit from growth in checking accounts, mortgage activity, and market share gains. Ramsden believes Bank of America can achieve 10% ROTCE and views valuation as compelling. He rates shares a Buy with a $17 price target.

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