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MAA

MAA

$93.81

1.55 (1.68%)

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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.

MAA MAA
$93.81

1.55 (1.68%)

10/20/16
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MAA upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at JMP Securities
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MAA upgraded on valuation, M&A track record at JMP Securities
As noted earlier, JMP Securities upgraded MAA to Outperform from Market Perform. Analyst Aaron Hecht cited valuation and what he sees as the company's successful M&A track record as reasons for the upgrade. Target $105.
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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. 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.
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MAA upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital

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