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BAC

Bank of America

$20.29

0.075 (0.37%)

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FINRA fines Merrill $7M for inadequate supervision of securities-backed leverage

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority said that it has fined Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. $6.25M and the firm will pay approximately $780,000 in restitution for inadequately supervising its customers' use of leverage in their Merrill brokerage accounts. FINRA found that although both Merrill policy and the terms of the non-purpose LMA agreements prohibited customers from using LMA proceeds to buy many types of securities, the firm's supervisory systems and procedures were not reasonably designed to detect or prevent such use. FINRA further found that during the relevant period, on thousands of occasions, Merrill brokerage accounts collectively bought hundreds of millions of dollars of securities within 14 days after receiving incoming transfers of LMA proceeds. FINRA separately found that from January 2010 through July 2013, Merrill lacked adequate supervisory systems and procedures to ensure the suitability of transactions in certain Puerto Rican securities, including municipal bonds and closed-end funds, where customers' holdings were highly concentrated in such securities and highly leveraged through either LMAs or margin. In settling this matter, Merrill neither admitted nor denied the charges, but consented to the entry of FINRA's findings.

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BAC Bank of America
$20.29

0.075 (0.37%)

11/16/16
BARD
11/16/16
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Bank of America downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Baird
11/16/16
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Neutral
Bank of America downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Baird
As previously reported, Baird analyst David George downgraded Bank of America to Neutral from Buy as he believes the post-election rally has largely discounted the potential benefits of rising interest rates, lower taxes, and more aggressive capital return. George raised his price target to $18 from $17 on Bank of America shares.
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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. Sysco (SYY) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse with analyst Edward Kelly saying Sysco shares are up 50% over the last 18 months and now views risk/reward as balanced. 2. Teva (TEVA) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies, to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley, and to Neutral from Buy at BTIG. 3. Bank of America (BAC) Capital One (COF) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Baird while the firm downgraded Fifth Third (FITB) to Underperform from Neutral. 4. Zions Bancorp (ZION) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley and to Market Perform from Outperform at Bernstein. 5. Yingli Green Energy (YGE) downgraded to Sell from Buy at Axiom while the firm downgraded SolarCity (SCTY) and JA Solar (JASO) to Sell from Hold. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
11/29/16
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Bank of America upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette
Keefe Bruyette analyst Brian Kleinhanzl upgraded Bank of America to Outperform citing expectations for improved operating and regulatory environments. The valuation remains reasonable despite the recent rally, Kleinhanzl tells investors in a research note. The analyst raised his price target for the shares to $23 from $17.50.

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Restaurant Brands

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$NYE

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PBI

Pitney Bowes

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HD

Home Depot

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EXAS

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AG

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DaVita

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Exact Sciences

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Imperva

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Kellogg

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DBD

Diebold

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HAS

Hasbro

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KFY

Korn/Ferry

$30.46

-0.1498 (-0.49%)

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