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AXP

American Express

$72.86

-0.02 (-0.03%)

, V

Visa

$80.13

0.56 (0.70%)

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American Express could be punished by rewards war, Barron's says

American Express (AXP), whose card rewards program has "lagged" behind competitors, could be punished by intensifying competition in rewards, Barron's contends in a 'Trader Extra' column. Banks are driving a "rewards war" in an attempt to capture new customers, and American Express is struggling to match their offers, having boosted its rewards by just 36% since 2010, the publication says. Visa (V) and MasterCard (MA), meanwhile, are positioned nicely to profit from the rewards spree, as they take none of the risk of increased consumer spending, Barron's says. Reference Link

AXP

American Express

$72.86

-0.02 (-0.03%)

V

Visa

$80.13

0.56 (0.70%)

MA

MasterCard

$105.73

1.17 (1.12%)

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AXP American Express
$72.86

-0.02 (-0.03%)

11/18/16
11/18/16
INITIATION
Target $65

Underweight
American Express initiated with an Underweight at Stephens
As previously reported, Stephens analyst started American Express (AXP) with an Underweight rating and $65 price target, citing rising rates, shrinking markets as American Express ramps up rewards to maintain share, and the risk to 2017 EPS guidance. The analyst expects competition from bank peers, such as JPMorgan (JPM) and Citi (C), to continue to pressure American Express' earnings.
11/18/16
11/18/16
INITIATION
Target $62

Underweight
Discover initiated with an Underweight at Stephens
As previously reported, Stephens analyst Vincent Caintic started Discover (DFS) with an Underweight rating and $62 price target, citing shrinking margins as American Express (AXP) ramps up rewards to maintain share, credit costs normalizing higher likely making Discover's shares range bound, and personal lending competition. The analyst also started American Express with an Underweight rating.
11/18/16
11/18/16
INITIATION
Target $40

Overweight
Synchrony initiated with an Overweight at Stephens
As previously reported, Stephens analyst Vincent Caintic started Synchrony (SYF) with an Overweight rating and $40 price target, citing $5B excess capital that allows Synchrony to buy back 20% of company once capital return is deregulated, industry retail share weakness, and revenue growth. The analyst also started American Express (AXP) and Discover (DFS) with an Underweight rating.
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On The Fly: Top five analyst initiations
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V Visa
$80.13

0.56 (0.70%)

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JEFF
11/15/16
NO CHANGE
JEFF
Jefferies sees attractive entry points for Payments stocks
Payments stocks Visa (V), MasterCard (MA), PayPal (PYPL), Global Payments (GPN), Vantiv (VNTV) have been big underperformers since Election Day as investors rotate into core Financials, Jefferies analyst Jason Kupferberg tells investors in a research note. The corrections of up to 10% are not warranted fundamentally, the analyst contends. Kupferberg sees attractive entry points at current levels and highlights PayPal and Visa as his top picks.
10/25/16
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10/25/16
NO CHANGE
Target $103
DBAB
Buy
Visa FY17 guidance looks conservative, says Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Bryan Keane says Visa reported a "solid beat" for Q4 and that its outlook for FY17 appears conservative. The analyst keeps a Buy rating on the shares with a $103 price target.
11/22/16
JEFF
11/22/16
NO CHANGE
JEFF
Buy
Visa pullback on new U.S. debit routing policies an overreaction, says Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Jason Kupferberg said he views the pullback in Visa shares following the company's new U.S. debit routing policies as an overreaction and recommends buying amid today's weakness. Visa could lose some U.S. PIN debit market share, but even in a worst-case scenario the analyst doesn't see any more than a "very low single-digit" EPS impact, he tells investors.
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On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. T-Mobile (TMUS) downgraded to Buy from Conviction Buy at Goldman with analyst Brett Feldman citing recent share outperformance. 2. Under Armour (UA) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at William Blair with analyst Sharon Zackfia saying the company's investments will constrain earnings growth to the mid-teens through 2018. 3. Visa (V) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Guggenheim. 4. Sonic (SONC) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Telsey Advisory and to Equal Weight from Overweight at Stephens. 5. VF Corp. downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan, to Neutral from Buy at Citi, and to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
MA MasterCard
$105.73

1.17 (1.12%)

11/01/16
GUGG
11/01/16
DOWNGRADE
GUGG
Neutral
MasterCard downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Guggenheim
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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. MasterCard (MA) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Guggenheim. 2. L Brands (LB) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Mizuho with analyst Betty Chen saying the company's third quarter earnings per share miss "demonstrates the severity of the challenges" it's facing, and she believes that its outlook is "cloudy." 3. GoDaddy (GDDY) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Monness Crespi with analyst James Cakmak citing valuation and saying he sees limited upside to estimates but expects another solid quarter. 4. Baker Hughes (BHI) downgraded to Outperform from Strong Buy at Raymond James. 5. Level 3 (LVLT) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman, to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital, and to Hold from Buy at Jefferies. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
10/31/16
RHCO
10/31/16
NO CHANGE
RHCO
MasterCard price target raised to $130 from $115 at SunTrust
SunTrust analyst Andrew Jeffrey raised his price target on MasterCard after the company reported stronger than expected results. The analyst thinks that the company has multiple upcoming positive catalysts, including European share gains, strong services performance and increasing cross border volume. The analyst keeps a Buy rating on the shares.

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Neovasc

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Boston Scientific

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FirstEnergy

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