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Virtu Financial

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Virtu Financial acquires select strategic Telco assets from Teza

Virtu Financial announced its agreement to acquire select strategic telecommunications assets from Teza Technologies, a science and technology-driven global trading firm. In connection with the transaction, key telecommunications personnel from Teza will join Virtu's technology and infrastructure team. The closing of the transaction is subject to customary conditions, including regulatory approval. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

VIRT Virtu Financial

01/11/16
GSCO
01/11/16
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Virtu Financial upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman
Goldman analyst Alexander Blostein upgraded Virtu Financial to Buy and increased his price target to $26 from $25 on shares. Blostein views valuation as reasonable and said Virtu provides the most direct and diversified leverage to volatility. The analyst believes Virtu is well positioned for earnings growth from increased volatility in the US/China and Energy/FX uncertainty.
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On The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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Target $24
UBSW
Buy
Virtu Financial remains attractive at current levels, says UBS
UBS said shares of Virtu Financial remain attractive at current levels given its solid dividend yield and solid growth that was revealed during its Q4 results. The firm believes shares will remain choppy given the volatile market, but the shares should eventually trade on its long-term potential. UBS reiterated its Buy rating but lowered its price target to $24 from $27 on Virtu Financial shares.

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