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VIRT

Virtu Financial

$16.45

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Virtu Financial price target raised to $19 from $17 at UBS

UBS analyst Alex Kramm raised his price target on Virtu Financial (VRTU) to $19 from $17 following the company's agreement to buy KCG Holdings (KCG). The analyst notes Virtu gains access to KCG's institutional client base and sees 25% accretion in a tough environment and more if trends improve. Kramm reiterated his Buy rating on Virtu shares.

VIRT

Virtu Financial

$16.45

1.5 (10.03%)

KCG

KCG Holdings

$19.75

2.01 (11.33%)

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VIRT Virtu Financial
$16.45

1.5 (10.03%)

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Market Perform
KCG Holdings downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst Christopher Harris downgraded KCG Holdings (KCG) to Market Perform saying the offer from Virtu Financial (VIRT) "seems fair." The analyst admits that he has "no edge" on the deal's prospects. His $16-$18 price target range for KCG reflects the company's standalone value.
03/16/17
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03/16/17
NO CHANGE
Target $20
UBSW
Buy
Virtu deal for KCG has significant execution risk, says UBS
UBS analyst Alex Kramm sees the potential for significant execution risk if Virtu Financial (VIRT) succeeds in its bid for KCG Holdings (KCG). Kramm questions whether the bid for KCG signals Virtu has lost patience with the macro environment and with its attempt at growth if they are willing to bring on a decent amount of execution risk. As a result, the analyst feels perhaps Virtu was not as well positioned as once thought. However, Kramm maintained his Buy rating and $20 price target on Virtu shares.
KCG KCG Holdings
$19.75

2.01 (11.33%)

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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. Procter & Gamble (PG) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS with analyst Stephen Powers saying the risk/reward is positive given the company's changes over the past six months. 2. Dick's Sporting (DKS) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital with the firm saying it thinks that the company has a number of potential positive catalysts going forward, including reduced disruption from the Sports Authority's liquidation in the second quarter and third quarter and potential benefits from the liquidation next year, along with reduced spending on e-commerce in 2017. 3. GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies with analyst Jeffrey Holford saying fears of a dividend cut are overdone and the company's improving yield quality will continue to attract investors. 4. Southern Company (SO) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays with analyst Daniel Ford saying the risk/reward is improving as it transforms to an infrastructure company. 5. Barrick Gold (ABX) and Randgold (GOLD) upgraded to Buy from Hold and Kinross Gold (KGC) upgraded to Hold from Underperform at Jefferies with analyst Christopher LaFemina upgrading the stocks after his firm increased its gold price forecasts to reflect ongoing elevated macro risk. 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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KCG Holdings initiated with a Buy at Buckingham
Target $17.

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