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Wells Fargo shareholder vote tests proxy advisor ISS, Reuters says

A shareholder vote at Wells Fargo (WFC) on April 25 will determine whether investors have heeded Institutional Shareholder Services recommendation to vote against directors and whether investors still have confidence in the bank following its account scandal, Reuters reports. ISS recommended shareholders vote against 12 of the 15 Wells Fargo directors, arguing they had failed in their oversight duties. Proxy advisor Glass Lewis also recommended votes against six directors. "Shareholders interviews in recent days voiced a range of views about whether Wells Fargo's board needs an overhaul," according to Reuters, however investor Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A, BRK.B) has already voted in support of the board.

WFC

Wells Fargo

$53.50

1.35 (2.59%)

BRK.A

Berkshire Hathaway

$247,200.05

3153.05 (1.29%)

BRK.B

Berkshire Hathaway

$164.98

2.22 (1.36%)

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WFC Wells Fargo
$53.50

1.35 (2.59%)

04/13/17
NOMU
04/13/17
NO CHANGE
NOMU
'Many think Wells Fargo EPS came in below expectations, says Nomura Instinet
Nomura Instinet analyst Bill Carcache says that "many investors" believe that Wells Fargo's Q1 EPS came in below expectations, given the 3c per share in reserve releases and the 7c per share profit it realized on "market-sensitive revenues" it reported. The analyst says that the "Results were characterized by softer- than-expected top-line growth, higher expenses, and lower provision." He notes that Wells Fargo, like JPMorgan (JPM) and Citi (C), reported slower loan growth. However, he keeps a Buy rating on Wells Fargo.
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PIPR
04/13/17
NO CHANGE
PIPR
Neutral
Piper sees Wells Fargo underperforming peers today on 'lower quality' earnings
Piper Jaffray analyst Kevin Barker estimates operating earnings of 98c per share at Wells Fargo (WFC) in Q1 after adjusting for tax and hedging, also noting that its net interest margin was flat despite the increase in rates and that its efficiency ratio jumped "well above" the bank's long-term target. Citing what he views as "lower quality" earnings, Barker expects Wells Fargo shares to underperform peers today. JPMorgan (JPM), Citi (C) and PNC Financial (PNC) all also reported results this morning. Barker keeps a Neutral rating on Wells Fargo 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. Wells Fargo (WFC) downgraded to Sell from Hold at Rafferty Capital with analyst Richard Bove saying he does not expect bank stocks in general to do well for months and he thinks on Wells specifically that its Directors report indicates that the company is in the midst of a multi-year re-structuring process. Bove lowered his 12-month price target range for Wells Fargo shares to $46-$60 from $52-$68. 2. Tractor Supply (TSCO) was downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Stephens and to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan. 3. Avinger (AVGR) downgraded to Perform from Outperform at Oppenheimer with analyst Steven Lichtman downgraded Avinger (AVGR) to Perform from Outperform after its Q1 sales came in below estimates on lower than expected Pantheris utilization and following the company's announcement that it plans to reduce its workforce by 33%, while pursuing strategic alternatives, including a capital raise from strategic investors, OUS partnerships, or a merger/sale. 4. Louisiana-Pacific (LPX) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Buckingham with the firm citing recent share strength that has made risk/reward more balanced. 5. LVMH (LVMUY) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Societe Generale with analyst Thierry Cota citing a lack of upside following the stock's recent rally. 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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Sell
Wells Fargo downgraded to Sell at Rafferty Capital
As previously reported, Rafferty Capital analyst Richard Bove downgraded Wells Fargo to Sell from Hold. Bove does not expect bank stocks in general to do well for months and he thinks on Wells specifically that its Directors report indicates that the company is in the midst of a multi-year re-structuring process. Bove lowered his 12-month price target range for Wells Fargo shares to $46-$60 from $52-$68.
BRK.A Berkshire Hathaway
$247,200.05

3153.05 (1.29%)

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MSCO
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INITIATION
Target $275000
MSCO
Equal Weight
Berkshire Hathaway initiated with an Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Kai Pan initiated Berkshire Hathaway with an Equal Weight and a $275,000 price target saying valuation is fair.
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Morgan Stanley would not dismiss possibility of Berkshire buying an airline
With Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) recently disclosing an increase to its overall airline exposure, making the firm a number one or two holder for each of the "Big 4," Morgan Stanley polled investors and found that about 60% do not expect this to be a step towards a full-scale acquisition. However, analyst Rajeev Lalwani said the prospect of Berkshire buying an airline is a possibility that is "not worth dismissing," citing the historical precedent of Buffett's involvement in the rail industry and eventual deal to buy Burlington Northern SantaFe in 2009. The top four U.S. airlines include American Airlines (AAL), Delta Air Lines (DAL), Southwest (LUV) and United Continental (UAL).
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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. Monness Crespi analyst James Cakmak initiated Snap (SNAP) with a Buy and a $25 price target. 2. Workday (WDAY) initiated with a Buy at BofA/Merrill. 3. Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) initiated with an Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley. 4. MeetMe (MEET) initiated with a Buy at Canaccord. 5. ARC Document (ARC) resumed with a Buy at B. Riley. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
BRK.B Berkshire Hathaway
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2.22 (1.36%)

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UBSW
05/06/16
INITIATION
Target $163
UBSW
Buy
Berkshire Hathaway initiated with a Buy at UBS
UBS analyst Brian Meredith started Berkshire Hathaway Class B shares with a Buy rating and $163 price target.
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ARGS
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INITIATION
ARGS
Hold
Berkshire Hathaway initiated with a Hold at Argus
Argus analysts Stephen Biggar and Mike Jaffe started coverage of Berkshire Hathaway with a Hold rating. The analysts expect the company's earnings growth to come in below that of the market in 2017, and they are concerned about the company's succession plan for Chairman and CEO Warren Buffet and Vice Chairman Charlie Munger. The analysts say that the men "will be difficult to replace." They believe that the stock appears to be fairly valued at current levels.
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On The Fly: Top five analyst initiations
Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) initiated with a Buy at UBS. 2. IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) reinstated with a Conviction Buy at Goldman. 3. Alkermes (ALKS) coverage assumed with a Market Perform at Cowen. 4. Splunk (SPLK) initiated with a Neutral at MKM Partners. 5. The Medicines Co. (MDCO) initiated with an Outperform at Cowen. 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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