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RCII

Rent-A-Center

$8.62

-0.25 (-2.82%)

, AAN

Aaron's

$29.36

0.11 (0.38%)

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Rent-A-Center jumps after reporter says Aaron's looking to buy

Shares of Rent-A-Center (RCII) are sharply higher following a tweet from The Street's Ronald Orol alleging that Aaron's (AAN) could be looking to acquire the company. The reporter tweeted: "Aaron's wants to buy Rent-A-Center while Engaged's Welling has three director candidates up for election to $RCII's board." PRICE ACTION: Rent-A-Center shares are up 7.08% to $9.23. Reference Link

RCII

Rent-A-Center

$8.62

-0.25 (-2.82%)

AAN

Aaron's

$29.36

0.11 (0.38%)

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RCII Rent-A-Center
$8.62

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SPHN
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Underweight
Rent-A-Center downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Stephens
Stephens analyst Vincent Caintic downgraded Rent-A-Center to Underweight from Equal Weight.
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NRCS
Buy
Rent-A-Center upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Northcoast
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Target $9

Underweight
Rent-A-Center downgraded to Underweight at Stephens
As previously reported, Stephens analyst Vincent Caintic downgraded Rent-A-Center to Underweight from Equal Weight, with a $9 price target, saying he worries that its share price reflects an optimistic view on near-term performance versus a number of near-term headwinds.
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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. Corning (GLW) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citi with analyst Stanley Kovler saying that while near-trends remain favorable, he sees limited upside to earnings estimates in 2018. The analyst believes the current valuation reflects the solid trends. He raised his price target for the shares to $29 from $28. 2. Nasdaq (NDAQ) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital with analyst Peter Lenardo saying he believes upside is limited given operating margin pressures, moderating near-term growth, and increasing competition. 3. Rent-A-Center (RCII) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Stephens with analyst Vincent Caintic saying he worries that its share price reflects an optimistic view on near-term performance versus a number of near-term headwinds. 4. Verint (VRNT) downgraded to In-Line from Outperform at Imperial Capital with analyst Jeff Kessler citing valuation following the company's fourth quarter results. 5. JELD-WEN Holding (JELD) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Wedbush with analyst Al Kaschalk telling investors shares reflect near-term catalysts and maintained its $34 price target. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
AAN Aaron's
$29.36

0.11 (0.38%)

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RHCO
01/20/17
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RHCO
Buy
Aaron's upgraded to Buy from Hold at SunTrust
SunTrust analyst David Magee upgraded Aaron's (AAN) to Buy and raised its price target to $37 from $27.50 citing yesterday's 10% selloff in shares. The analyst acknowledges the challenges in the sector but believes Aaron's Progressive division has been gaining market share at a faster rate in the virtual space which contributed to Rent-A-Center's (RCII) woes and said the two companies have a relatively low correlation.
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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. CF Industries (CF) upgraded to Buy from Underperform at BofA/Merrill with the firm's analyst upgrading the stock two notches to Buy from Underperform and increased its price target to $40 from $21. The firm's analyst said capacity rationalization is underway and said the nitrogen debate has shifted from the timing of the trough to the magnitude of the recovery. 2. Visa (V) and MasterCard (MA) were upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Wedbush. 3. Noble Corp. (NE) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill with the firm's analyst citing the updated fleet status report, highlighting five-year contract extensions on two jackups with Saudi Aramco. The analyst said the extensions were expected but said the strong rate is a positive sign for the overall jackup market. 4. Aaron's (AAN) upgraded to Buy from Hold at SunTrust with analyst David Magee citing yesterday's 10% selloff in shares. The analyst acknowledges the challenges in the sector but believes Aaron's Progressive division has been gaining market share at a faster rate in the virtual space which contributed to Rent-A-Center's (RCII) woes and said the two companies have a relatively low correlation. 5. Domino's Pizza (DPZ) upgraded to Overweight from Sector Weight at KeyBanc with analyst Chris O'Cull citing his firm's proprietary survey, which indicated that dining consumers are seeking convenience through digital ordering and delivery and affordable value. Domino's is at the intersection of these three "powerful" trends, O'Cull tells investors in a research note. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
02/21/17
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Aaron's shares should be bought on weakness, says SunTrust
After Aaron's reported Q4 results that SunTrust analyst David Magee views as "strong," but its guidance came in below expectations, the analyst is upbeat about changes in the company's business mix. Specifically, he notes that the company's higher margin Progressive unit is slated to account for 60% of its earnings this year. Magee recommends that investors buy the stock on weakness.
02/24/17
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LOOP
Hold
Rent-A-Center sale still unlikely in near-term, says Loop Capital
Loop Capital analyst Anthony Chukumba thinks Engaged Capital has nominated a "strong" slate of director candidates for Rent-A-Center's (RCII) board and would not be surprised to see multiple of its nominees elected. However, he continues to believe a near-term sale of Rent-A-Center is highly unlikely, adding that he highly doubts Aaron's (AAN), which he sees as "the only logical strategic buyer," would be interested in taking on the integration challenge right now. Chukumba maintains a Hold rating on Rent-A-Center shares.

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