Breaking News Instant updates and real-time market news.

BANC

Banc of California

$11.26

-4.61 (-29.05%)

06:51
10/19/16
10/19
06:51
10/19/16
06:51

Banc of California demands removal, retraction of Seeking Alpha article

Banc of California said in a regulatory filing, "By letter dated October 18, 2016, Winston & Strawn, LLP responded to the article in a letter to Seeking Alpha, Ltd. demanding removal and retraction of the article as constituting reckless and defamatory libel per se." The company reported Q3 results this morning and pushed forward its earnings conference call to today at 10 AM EST.

  • 19

    Oct

BANC Banc of California
$11.26

-4.61 (-29.05%)

08/17/16
FIGP
08/17/16
DOWNGRADE
FIGP
Underperform
Banc of California downgraded to Underperform at Fig Partners
Fig Partners downgraded Banc of California to Underperform from Market Perform.
10/18/16
RAJA
10/18/16
NO CHANGE
RAJA
Outperform
Raymond James advises to 'consider the source' of Banc of California short call
Raymond James noted that Aurelius, the source of a short report that has been attributed as the source of weakness in shares of Banc of California, has previously authored several short pieces that contained "highly speculative conclusions" that have proven incorrect. The firm has an Outperform rating on Banc of California shares.
10/19/16
UBSW
10/19/16
NO CHANGE
UBSW
UBS places Banc of California rating under review
UBS analyst David Eads placed his Buy rating and $28 price target on shares of Banc of California under review after an "anonymous report posted on Seeking Alpha" discussed ties between the company's board and a convicted felon. Banc of California issued a press release last night but is yet to fully address the concerns raised in the report, Eads tells investors in a research note. He believes management needs to provide a "thorough disclosure" of their ties to the individual when reporting earnings on Thursday morning. Eads wants more clarity before reinstating his rating on the stock. Banc of California closed yesterday down 29% to $11.26.
10/19/16
WELS
10/19/16
NO CHANGE
WELS
Outperform
Wells recommends owning Banc of California into Thursday's results
With the stock down 29% yesterday and nearly 50% in two months, "the damage has been done at this point," Wells Fargo analyst Timur Braziler tells investors in a research note. He recommends staying long the shares into Thursday's earnings report, expecting it will be a good one. Braziler looks for a more detailed explanation on the earnings call regarding the company's ties with Jason Galanis, which a short report detailed yesterday. The analyst keeps an Outperform rating on Banc of California shares with a $23-$25 price target range. UBS this morning placed its Buy rating on the stock under review.

TODAY'S FREE FLY STORIES

Get Full Fly Access

Breaking market intelligence sent straight to you
Our team of experts analyze every news story and filter out the noise to deliver real-time market moving news.
Up-to-date information on important industry events
Get real-time updates on events that are moving the market—from conferences and calls to syndicate announcements.
News focused on the companies in your portfolio
Create up to 12 portfolios with 150 stocks each, and see how active they are in market news.