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MAA

MAA

$88.89

-2.74 (-2.99%)

, OI

Owens-Illinois

$18.48

0.11 (0.60%)

14:55
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14:55

MAA to replace Owens-Illinois in S&P 500 as of 12/1 close

Mid-America Apartment Communities (MAA) is acquiring Post Properties (PPS) in a deal expected to be completed on December 1 pending final conditions. Owens-Illinois (OI) is ranked near the bottom of the S&P 500 and has a market capitalization more representative of the mid-cap market space.

MAA

MAA

$88.89

-2.74 (-2.99%)

OI

Owens-Illinois

$18.48

0.11 (0.60%)

PPS

Post Properties

MAA MAA
$88.89

-2.74 (-2.99%)

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UPGRADE

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Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. American Express (AXP) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill with the firm's analyst saying the third quarter earnings report points to better than expected billings and higher net interest income and should result in improved sentiment. 2. Kinder Morgan (KMI) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse, to Buy from Hold at Stifel, and to Outperform from Peer Perform at Wolfe Research. 3. MAA (MAA) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies and to Outperform from Market Perform at JMP Securities. 4. Banc of California (BANC) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at DA Davidson with analyst Gary Tenner citing a steep recent selloff that culminated with Tuesday's decline sparked by a negative Seeking Alpha post. The bank has refuted the most meaningful claim in the recent article and its just-released earnings beat expectations, driven by higher fee income levels, Tenner tells investors. 5. DragonWave (DRWI) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Desjardins with analyst Maher Yaghi saying the Sprint (S) contract announcement may be large enough to bring operations back into a cash neutral position. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
11/30/16
BMOC
11/30/16
UPGRADE
BMOC
Outperform
MAA upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital
11/30/16
BMOC
11/30/16
UPGRADE
BMOC
Outperform
MAA upgraded on performance, valuation at BMO Capital
As noted earlier, BMO Capital upgraded MAA to Outperform from Market Perform. Analyst John Kim upgraded the stock based on valuation. He says that the multifamily REIT's discount to its peers is too large, since its "EVA, organic growth, and balance sheet strength are at the high end of the sector." Additionally, he believes that MAA's acquisition of Post and its inclusion in the S&P 500 will cause the discount versus its peers to diminish Target to $104 from $102.
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On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Goldman Sachs (GS) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank with analyst Matt O'Connor saying leverage to higher rates is mostly reflected in bank stock prices following their post-election advance so far, but that higher loan growth and fee volumes from a stronger economy may not be. 2. Charles River upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Barclays with analyst Douglas Tsao saying Charles River is the biggest beneficially of the increased biopharma R&D and views valuation as balanced at current levels. 3. Celanese (CE) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman with analyst Robert Koort saying he believes Celanese is poised to outperform given continued strong execution by management with focus on mix improvement, strong cash flow generation, and shareholder friendly deployment. 4. MAA (MAA) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital with analyst John Kim citing valuation. 5. Super Micro Computer (SMCI) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at DA Davidson with analyst Mark Kelleher saying he expects the company to report strong December quarter results and predicts that it will benefit from the rollout of Intel's (INTC) Sky Lake product and the strong growth of its own storage product. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
OI Owens-Illinois
$18.48

0.11 (0.60%)

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On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. CRH (CRH) upgraded to Overweight at JPMorgan by analyst Elodie Rall, who views the valuation as attractive and sees limited risk to estimates. 2. Ironwood (IRWD) upgraded to Outperform at Cowen citing the company's pipeline and ex-U.S. royalties as well as U.S. co-marketing agreements leaving room for growth. 3. Owens-Illinois (OI) upgraded to Buy at Citi with analyst Anthony Pettinari citing valuation and a low bar set by management for 2016. 4. Pennsylvania REIT (PEI) upgraded to Outperform at Boenning & Scattergood by analyst Floris van Dijkum, who believes Pennsylvania REIT's discounted valuation is unwarranted given significant acceleration in 2018 NOI growth. van Dijkum expects the company to continue to reduce leverage by selling other non-core assets and make development progress on the Fashion Outlets of Philadelphia. 5. Cisco (CSCO) upgraded to Neutral at JPMorgan with analyst Rod Hall saying the company's 3.8% dividend yield is "compelling in the midst of current market volatility." This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
09/29/16
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INITIATION
RBCM
Sector Perform
Owens-Illinois initiated with a Sector Perform at RBC Capital
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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. Amarin (AMRN) assumed with a Buy at Jefferies by analyst Hugo Ong, who said off-label Vascepa promotion in mixed dyslipidemia may be beginning to bear fruit. 2. Theravance Biopharma (TBPH) initiated with an Outperform at Leerink with analyst Paul Matteis saying he sees a favorable risk/reward ahead of a string of clinical/commercial catalysts over the next year. 3. Graphic Packaging (GPK) initiated with a Conviction Buy at Goldman. 4. Owens-Illinois (OI) initiated with a Sell at Goldman. 5. Sonoco Products (SON) initiated with a Neutral at Goldman. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
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GSCO
05/12/16
INITIATION
Target $18
GSCO
Sell
Owens-Illinois initiated with a Sell at Goldman
Goldman analyst Brian Maguire initiated Owens-Illinois with a Sell and $18 price target.
PPS Post Properties

10/20/16
JEFF
10/20/16
UPGRADE
Target $113
JEFF
Buy
MAA upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Omotayo Okusanya upgraded MAA (MAA) to Buy saying shares are oversold following the Post Properties (PPS) merger announcement. He believes the deal's "strong positive impact" on earnings in 2018 and beyond is not being appreciated by investors. The analyst raised MAA's price target to $113 from $109.
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JEFF
08/15/16
DOWNGRADE
Target $109
JEFF
Hold
MAA downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Omotayo Okusanya downgraded MAA (MAA) to Hold saying the reported pricing of the Post Properties (PPS) deal looks expensive. The analyst keeps a $109 price target for the shares.
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RHCO
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RHCO
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MAA upgraded on merger at SunTrust
As noted earlier, SunTrust upgraded MAA (MAA) to Buy from Neutral. Analyst Michael Lewis believes that investors are "misinterpreting" the REIT's merger with Post Properties (PPS). Although the deal could be dilutive in the near-term, it should boost MAA's profits over the longer term, wrote Lewis. Moreover, MAA is the most defensive REIT in its sector, while its balance sheet is "excellent" and the stock's recent decline has created "a compelling entry point," according to Lewis.
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RAJA
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RAJA
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Post Properties upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James
Raymond James analyst Buck Horne upgraded Post Properties (PPS) to Outperform with a $72.50 price target following the recent merger announcement with MAA Communities (MAA) and aligning its rating with MAA. The analyst does not rule out a competing bid given recent weakness in Post Properties shares.

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