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Big Lots

$46.37

0.39 (0.85%)

12:04
10/12/16
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12:04
10/12/16
12:04

SEC orders Deutsche Bank pay $9.5M fine over failure to safeguard research info

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced that Deutsche Bank Securities (DB) has agreed to pay a $9.5M penalty for failing to properly safeguard material nonpublic information generated by its research analysts. Deutsche Bank also published an improper research report and failed to properly preserve and provide certain electronic records sought by the SEC during its investigation. According to the SEC's order, Deutsche Bank encouraged its equity research analysts to communicate frequently with customers as well as its own sales and trading personnel, but lacked adequate policies and procedures to prevent analysts from disclosing yet-to-be-published views and analyses, changes in estimates, and short-term trade recommendations during morning calls, trading day squawks, idea dinners, and non-deal road shows. The SEC's order also finds that Deutsche Bank issued a research report with a "BUY" rating for discount retailer Big Lots (BIG) that was inconsistent with the personal view of the analyst who prepared and certified it as true despite privately telling others that Big Lots should have been downgraded. The analyst was charged by the SEC earlier this year. Deutsche Bank consented to the entry of the SEC's order without admitting or denying the findings. In addition to the financial penalty, Deutsche Bank agreed to be censured and must cease and desist from committing or causing violations and any future violations of Sections 15g and 17a of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 17a-4 as well as Rule 501 of Regulation AC. Reference Link

DB

Deutsche Bank

$13.57

-0.05 (-0.37%)

BIG

Big Lots

$46.37

0.39 (0.85%)

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DB Deutsche Bank
$13.57

-0.05 (-0.37%)

09/30/16
09/30/16
NO CHANGE

Correction: Deutsche Bank credit upgraded to Neutral at BofA/Merrill
BofA/Merrill upgraded Deutsche Bank's credit to Neutral, not the equity.
09/29/16
COWN
09/29/16
NO CHANGE
COWN
DoJ will not destabilize Deutsche Bank, says Cowen
Cowen analyst Jaret Seiberg sees little practical or political upside for the Justice Department to press Deutsche Bank for a penalty that is so large it could destabilize the bank and create a new financial crisis. He expects the penalty for violations related to mortgage-backed securities to be structured below the speculated $14B that seems to have alarmed the market. Seiberg adds both sides have incentives to reach a deal quickly.
09/19/16
09/19/16
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. DSW (DSW) initiated with a Negative at Susquehanna. 2. Deutsche Bank (DB) initiated with an Underperform at Credit Suisse. 3. UBS (UBS) initiated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse. 4. Cerner (CERN) initiated with a Neutral at BofA/Merrill. 5. Callidus Software (CALD) reinstated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
09/19/16
FBCO
09/19/16
INITIATION
FBCO
Underperform
Deutsche Bank initiated with an Underperform at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Jon Peace initiated Deutsche Bank with an Underperform saying the recent slow filing and capital shortfall will lower dividend expectations and keep shares under pressure.
BIG Big Lots
$46.37

0.39 (0.85%)

09/23/16
LEHM
09/23/16
INITIATION
Target $51
LEHM
Equal Weight
Big Lots initiated with an Equal Weight at Barclays
Barclays analyst Karen Short started Big Lots with an Equal Weight rating and $51 price target.
08/02/16
08/02/16
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. Apple (AAPL) downgraded to Outperform from Buy at Daiwa. 2. Big Lots (BIG) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Northcoast with analyst Jeff Stein citing valuation. 3. Wendy's (WEN) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital with analyst David Palmer saying the company's positive Same-Store Sales trends moderated in the second quarter and July, as its SSS drivers have become less visible. 4. Kroger (KR) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital with analyst Kelly Bania believing grocery deflationary pressures are too hard to ignore and make outperformance difficult given the pressure on same-store-sales and the deleveraging impact on the balance sheet. 5. Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Maxim. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
08/02/16
NRCS
08/02/16
DOWNGRADE
NRCS
Neutral
Big Lots downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Northcoast
Northcoast analyst Jeff Stein downgraded Big Lots to Neutral on valuation.
06/03/16
06/03/16
INITIATION

On The Fly: Top five analyst initiations
Catch up on today's top analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Tesla (TSLA) initiated with a Buy at Sterne Agee CRT with analyst Rob Cihra arguing that while the electric carmaker is "controversial, expensive and risky," its growth is "open-ended" as it targets the trillion dollar auto and energy markets. Chira has a $300 price target on the stock. 2. Big Lots (BIG) initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer with analyst Brian Nagel citing ongoing turnaround potential. 3. GrubHub (GRUB) initiated with a Buy at Maxim. 4. Yelp (YELP) initiated with a Buy at Maxim. 5. Avon Products (AVP) initiated with a Buy at Jefferies. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.

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