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Morgan Stanley

$48.30

-0.01 (-0.02%)

, WFC

Wells Fargo

$52.91

0.37 (0.70%)

13:06
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Banks slow down on Dublin moves over softer Brexit prospects, Bloomberg says

Irish authorities have seen a decrease in the level and intensity of inquiries from banks who aim to set up shop in Dublin after the U.K.'s June election led to the prospect of a softer Brexit, Bloomberg reports, citing a person familiar with the matter. U.K. prime minister Theresa May lost her majority in the June vote, prompting some financial institutions to curtail planning in favor of a wait-and-see approach, the report says. Certain executives viewed the June election outcome as boosting the chances that Britain could remain in the single market, allowing London-based firms to continue selling financial services into the EU, the report says. Publicly traded companies in the space include Bank of America (BAC), Citi (C), Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan (JPM), Morgan Stanley (MS), U.S. Bancorp (USB), Wells Fargo (WFC), Banco Santander (SAN), Barclays (BCS), Credit Suisse (CS), Deutsche Bank (DB), HSBC (HSBC), ING Group (ING), Lloyds Banking (LYG), RBS (RBS) and UBS (UBS). Reference Link

MS

Morgan Stanley

$48.30

-0.01 (-0.02%)

WFC

Wells Fargo

$52.91

0.37 (0.70%)

JPM

JPMorgan

$94.50

0.475 (0.51%)

USB

U.S. Bancorp

$53.35

0.2267 (0.43%)

C

Citi

$69.39

0.35 (0.51%)

GS

Goldman Sachs

$233.98

1.06 (0.46%)

BAC

Bank of America

$25.14

0.18 (0.72%)

SAN

Banco Santander

$6.88

-0.015 (-0.22%)

BCS

Barclays

$10.84

-0.07 (-0.64%)

CS

Credit Suisse

$15.54

-0.1 (-0.64%)

DB

Deutsche Bank

$18.11

-0.12 (-0.66%)

HSBC

HSBC

$49.83

-0.09 (-0.18%)

ING

ING Group

$18.80

-0.06 (-0.32%)

LYG

Lloyds Banking

$3.52

(0.00%)

RBS

RBS

$6.91

0.015 (0.22%)

UBS

UBS

$17.34

-0.14 (-0.80%)

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MS Morgan Stanley
$48.30

-0.01 (-0.02%)

06/28/17
FBCO
06/28/17
NO CHANGE
Target $47
FBCO
Neutral
Morgan Stanley estimates lowered at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Susan Roth Katzke lowered her estimates for Morgan Stanley to reflect the current low volume/low volatility trading environment. She maintains a Neutral rating and $47 price target on the stock.
06/26/17
MACQ
06/26/17
NO CHANGE
Target $51
MACQ
Outperform
Macquarie says to buy Morgan Stanley at Macquarie
Morgan Stanley analyst David Konrad recommends buying Morgan Stanley today following DFAST results and recent share underperformance. The analyst believes results came in better than expected and sees additional room for buybacks of up to $5.5B from a previous estimate of $4.9B. Konrad rates shares an Outperform with a $51 price target.
06/09/17
RBCM
06/09/17
NO CHANGE
RBCM
House financial reform bill unlikely to advance in Senate, says RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Gerard Cassidy says that the financial regulation reform bill passed yesterday by the House would help the banking sector but probably won;t be passed by the Senate. Large publicly traded banks include Bank of America (BAC), Citi (C), Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan (JPM), Morgan Stanley (MS), U.S. Bancorp (USB) and Wells Fargo (WFC).
07/24/17
UBSW
07/24/17
DOWNGRADE
Target $230
UBSW
Neutral
Goldman Sachs downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS
UBS analyst Brennan Hawken downgraded Goldman Sachs (GS) to Neutral and cut his price target for the shares to $230 from $255. The bank closed Friday down $2.12 to $220.18. The market seems to be pricing in an inflection in Goldman's trading revenue despite the recent weakness, suggesting a recovery is needed to justify 2018 consensus estimates, Hawken tells investors in a research note. The analyst sees better opportunities for investors, such as Morgan Stanley (MS), as he has "limited confidence" in a revenue recovery at Goldman.
WFC Wells Fargo
$52.91

0.37 (0.70%)

07/31/17
BMOC
07/31/17
UPGRADE
BMOC
Market Perform
Wells Fargo upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at BMO Capital
07/31/17
BMOC
07/31/17
UPGRADE
BMOC
Market Perform
Wells Fargo upgraded on valuation at BMO Capital
As noted earlier, BMO Capital upgraded Wells Fargo (WFC) to Market Perform from Underperform. Analyst JamesFotheringham upgraded the stock based on valuation. In conjunction with the note, the firm downgraded Citi (C) to Market Perform from Outperform, and ended its pair trade call of going long Citi and short Wells Fargo. Target on Wells Fargo is $49.
07/31/17
07/31/17
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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. Altria Group (MO) upgraded to Sector Perform from Underperform at RBC Capital with analyst Nik Modi saying he believes the FDA's tobacco announcement on Friday was "very much in line" with industry expectations despite the surprise to investors. 2. American Airlines (AAL) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Cowen. 3. Baidu (BIDU) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Nomura Instinet with analyst Jialong Shi-NIHK citing accelerating revenue momentum driven by news feed ads and an undervalued video business. 4. Wells Fargo (WFC) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at BMO Capital with analyst James Fotheringham citing valuation. The firm also ended its pair trade call of going long Citi (C) and short Wells Fargo. 5. GoPro (GPRO) upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Yuuji Anderson saying valuation better reflects efforts to driver better product cycles through software improvements. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
07/31/17
BMOC
07/31/17
DOWNGRADE
BMOC
Market Perform
Citi downgraded on valuation, lack of catalysts at BMO Capital
As noted earlier, BMO Capital downgraded Citi (C) to Market Perform from Outperform. Analyst James Fotheringham downgraded the stock based on valuation and lack of catalysts. In conjunction with this note, he upgraded Wells Fargo (WFC) to Outperform from Market Perform and ended his pair trade call of going long Citi and short Wells Fargo. Target on Citi is $65.
JPM JPMorgan
$94.50

0.475 (0.51%)

07/06/17
GSCO
07/06/17
INITIATION
Target $93
GSCO
Neutral
JPMorgan initiated with a Neutral at Goldman Sachs
Goldman analyst Richard Ramsden resumed coverage on JPMorgan with a Neutral and a $93 price target saying it is a best-in-class franchise with a premium multiple.
07/06/17
07/06/17
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. Nike (NKE) initiated with an Outperform at Raymond James. 2. JPMorgan (JPM) initiated with a Neutral at Goldman Sachs. 3. At Home Group (HOME) initiated with a Buy at SunTrust. 4. Logitech (LOGI) initiated with a Buy at Citi. 5. Medtronic (MDT) initiated with an Outperform at William Blair. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
07/11/17
BARD
07/11/17
NO CHANGE
BARD
Big bank set-up not great, would sell into extended rally, says Baird
Baird analyst David George does not see a great set-up for money-center banks heading into Q2 earnings. He said the trade looks crowded and he would be a seller into an extended rally. George said the risk/reward is less attractive following the sector's most recent rally as economic growth remains muted and the pace of NIM expansion may slow. George believes the biggest potential catalyst would be a gradual steepening of the yield curve and pick-up on loan growth.
06/29/17
FBCO
06/29/17
NO CHANGE
Target $102
FBCO
Outperform
JPMorgan price target raised to $102 after CCAR review at Credit Suisse
Factoring in a share repurchase authorization for the 2017 CCAR cycle that she notes was 15% above her forecast and carrying through a higher rate of capital return into 2018, Credit Suisse analyst Susan Roth Katzke raised her price target on JPMorgan shares to $102 from $99 after the bank received Fed approval for its CCAR plan. The analyst keeps an Outperform rating on JPMorgan.
USB U.S. Bancorp
$53.35

0.2267 (0.43%)

07/20/17
ARGS
07/20/17
UPGRADE
ARGS
Buy
U.S. Bancorp upgraded on results at Argus
As noted earlier, Argus upgraded U.S. Bancorp to Buy from Hold. Analyst Stephen Biggar upgraded the stock after the company reported its Q2 results. As reasons for the upgrade, he cited its "above-peer-average return on equity, return on assets and efficiency metrics, as well as earnings consistency," Target $57.
05/05/17
WELS
05/05/17
DOWNGRADE
WELS
Market Perform
U.S. Bancorp downgraded on valuation, weaker potential at Wells Fargo
As noted earlier, Wells Fargo downgraded U.s. Bancorp to Market Perform from Outperform. The firm downgraded the stock based on valuation, its belief that the bank's new premium credit card could lower its EPS by 3% in 2017-2018, its belief that the bank's capital returns will be at the lower end of its peers, and its belief that the bank has "above average exposure to retailers."
07/20/17
ARGS
07/20/17
UPGRADE
ARGS
Buy
U.S. Bancorp upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus
C Citi
$69.39

0.35 (0.51%)

07/31/17
BMOC
07/31/17
DOWNGRADE
BMOC
Market Perform
Citi downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital
07/31/17
07/31/17
DOWNGRADE

On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Facebook (FB) downgraded to Sell from Hold at Pivotal Research with analyst Brian Wieser saying the shares are not factoring in risks to the company's growth following their "remarkable run" this year. 2. Ulta Beauty (ULTA) downgraded to Perform from Outperform at Oppenheimer with analyst Rupesh Parikh saying softer commentary from L'Oreal on its earnings call, increasing promotional activity from the department store channel, and more difficult year-over-year comparisons "could now signal a potentially more challenging beauty backdrop going forward." 3. Hertz (HTZ) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Barclays with analyst Brian Johnson saying fundamentals may have bottomed, but the stock is ignoring the challenges ahead in the company's earnings recovery following the nearly 100% rally since June 21. 4. Citi (C) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital with analyst James Fotheringham citing valuation and lack of catalysts. 5. Visteon (VC) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS with analyst Colin Langan saying the risk/reward is more balanced with the shares up 60% over the last year. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
GS Goldman Sachs
$233.98

1.06 (0.46%)

07/19/17
OPCO
07/19/17
NO CHANGE
Target $256
OPCO
Outperform
Goldman Sachs price target raised to $256 from $251 at Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Chris Kotowski raised his price target for Goldman Sachs to $256 from $251 as he still thinks there is a "reasonable probability" of a FICC rebound once long-term rates go up and thinks the market is awarding a near zero value to this. The analyst reiterates an Outperform rating on the shares.
07/19/17
07/19/17
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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. AMC Entertainment (AMC) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays with analyst Kannan Venkateshwar saying he sees increased risk after China indicated over the weekend that the government has blocked banks from funding AMC's parent, Chinese real estate conglomerate Dalian Wanda. 2. Chipotle (CMG) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital and Wells Fargo. 3. Goldman Sachs (GS) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Keefe Bruyette with analyst Brian Kleinhanzl saying he sees a weakening revenue outlook following the investment bank's second quarter results. 4. PayPal (PYPL) downgraded to Hold from Buy at SunTrust with analyst Andrew Jeffrey citing valuation, "long-term competitive risk, and uncertain Venmo monetization." 5. First Solar (FSLR) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Standpoint Research with analyst Ronnie Moas saying the stock is fairly valued after jumping 70% over the past three months. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
07/24/17
07/24/17
DOWNGRADE

On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Goldman Sachs (GS) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS with analyst Brennan Hawken saying the market seems to be pricing in an inflection in Goldman's trading revenue despite the recent weakness, suggesting a recovery is needed to justify 2018 consensus estimates. 2. Constellation Brands (STZ) downgraded to Neutral from Conviction Buy at Goldman Sachs. 3. Boston Beer (SAM) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman Sachs with analyst Judy Hong saying she sees further downside risk from weaker volumes and believes 2018 will be another year of volume decline and limited margin offset. 4. athenahealth (ATHN) downgraded to Underweight from Equal-Weight at First Analysis with analyst Frank Sparacino saying the valuation at current share levels is ahead of the underlying fundamentals in the short term. 5. PPG (PPG) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at SunTrust and to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
BAC Bank of America
$25.14

0.18 (0.72%)

04/24/17
04/24/17
DOWNGRADE

On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Disney (DIS) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Loop Capital with analyst David Miller citing valuation following the stock hitting a 52-week high on Friday. The strength in the stock over the last nine months has appropriately priced in the company's growth rate, said Miller, who maintains a $118 price target on Disney shares. 2. Groupon (GRPN) downgraded to Underweight on lackluster ad spend at Morgan Stanley with analyst Brian Nowak saying its recent local advertiser survey indicate lackluster forward advertiser spending and believes Groupon will need to spend more in order to grow North America Local Billings, which the Street seems to be underestimating. 3. Grainger (GWW) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at William Blair with analyst Ryan Merkel citing a lack of confidence in the company's repricing strategy. 4. Bank of America (BAC) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Berenberg with analyst James Chappell saying it is time to take profits. Interest rates unlikely to rise as much as has been priced into bank equity valuations, Chappell tells investors in a research note. Further, regulation and tax reform are likely to take longer than expected and not be as beneficial for the banks as many might have hoped, the analyst adds. He upped his price target for Bank of America shares to $22 from $15. 5. DuPont Fabros (DFT) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel with analyst Matthew Heinz saying shares are fully valued and demand patterns have shifted. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
07/18/17
NOMU
07/18/17
NO CHANGE
Target $27
NOMU
Buy
Bank of America NII softness could weight on shares, says Nomura Instinet
Nomura Instinet analyst Steven Chubak said Bank of America reported a modest core beat but the NII miss and elevated bar for Q3 could result in modest share underperformance. The analyst remains encouraged by fee income resiliency, favorable credit trends, strong capital build, and compelling risk/reward, and reiterates his Buy rating and $27 price target.
SAN Banco Santander
$6.88

-0.015 (-0.22%)

04/27/17
KBWI
04/27/17
UPGRADE
KBWI
Market Perform
Banco Santander upgraded to Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette
Keefe Bruyette upgraded Banco Santander to Market Perform from Underperform.
04/25/17
SBSH
04/25/17
DOWNGRADE
SBSH
Neutral
Banco Santander downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citi
Citi analyst Stefan Nedialkov downgraded Banco Santander to Neutral saying the valuation looks full following the post-French election rally.
02/23/17
SOCG
02/23/17
INITIATION
SOCG
Buy
Banco Santander initiated with a Buy at Societe Generale
06/09/17
BOFA
06/09/17
UPGRADE
BOFA
Neutral
Banco Santander upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill
BCS Barclays
$10.84

-0.07 (-0.64%)

06/02/17
JPMS
06/02/17
UPGRADE
JPMS
Overweight
Barclays upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan (yesterday)
JPMorgan analyst Raul Sinha yesterday morning upgraded Barclays to Overweight with an increased price target of 240p. The Africa disposal unlocks capital creating earnings upside, the analyst told investors.
05/17/17
UBSW
05/17/17
UPGRADE
UBSW
Buy
Barclays upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS
UBS analyst Jason Napier upgraded Barclays to Buy from Neutral citing its relative underperformance and its discount valuation relative to its Net Asset Value. He also does not believe the bank is facing a near-term capital shortfall, which has been a source of investor concern. He lowered his price target on Barclays shares to 235p from 240p.
05/05/17
GSCO
05/05/17
DOWNGRADE
GSCO
Sell
Barclays downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman Sachs
Goldman Sachs analyst Martin Leitgeb downgraded Barclays to Sell and lowered his price target for the shares to 180p from 250p.
06/01/17
GSCO
06/01/17
UPGRADE
GSCO
Buy
Barclays Africa Group upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman Sachs
Goldman Sachs analyst Waleed Mohsin upgraded Barclays Africa Group (AGRPY) to Buy saying the Barclays (BSC) stake sale removes a technical overhang. The analyst views current share levels as an attractive entry point.
CS Credit Suisse
$15.54

-0.1 (-0.64%)

06/19/17
06/19/17
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. Qualcomm (QCOM) reinstated with a Hold at Deutsche Bank. 2. WideOpenWest (WOW) was initiated with an Outperform at Macquarie, RBC Capital, Credit Suisse, and Evercore ISI, a Strong Buy at Raymond James, as well as a Buy at SunTrust and UBS. 3. Appian (APPN) was initiated with an Outperform at Cowen, an Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley and Barclays, a Sector Weight at Pacific Crest, a Hold at Canaccord, and a Neutral at Goldman Sachs. 4. Smart Global (SGH) was initiated with an Overweight at Barclays, a Strong Buy at Needham, and a Buy at Roth Capital, Stifel, Jefferies, and Deutsche Bank. 5. Credit Suisse (CS) resumed with a Buy at BofA/Merrill. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
06/26/17
JPMS
06/26/17
INITIATION
JPMS
Overweight
Credit Suisse resumed with an Overweight at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Kian Abouhossein resumed coverage with Credit Suisse with an Overweight rating and CHF 17 price target.
08/01/17
SBSH
08/01/17
NO CHANGE
SBSH
Credit Suisse added to Focus List Europe at Citi
Citi analyst Andrew Coombs added Credit Suisse to his firm's Focus List Europe saying better than expected pretax profits in 2018 will drive the shares higher.
06/19/17
06/19/17
UPGRADE

On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Biogen (BIIB) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at UBS with analyst Carter Gould saying he sees an improved risk/reward and a positive near-term setup going into the second quarter earnings call and strategic review. 2. Clovis (CLVS) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Chardan. 3. Cedar Fair (FUN) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman Sachs with analyst Christopher Prykull saying early season indicators appear strong as several management teams noted ongoing leisure strength at the firm's Lodging, Gaming Restaurant and Leisure Conference. 4. Athene Holding (ATH) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse with analyst John Nadel saying he believes the probability is increasing that Athene will use acquisitions to accelerate its balance sheet and earnings growth. 5. Credit Suisse (CS) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank with analyst Kinner Lakhani saying an inflection in the company's operating results is near following the recent anticipated capital raise. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
DB Deutsche Bank
$18.11

-0.12 (-0.66%)

01/06/17
01/06/17
UPGRADE
Target $67

Outperform
Luxoft upgraded to Outperform at Wedbush
As previously reported, Wedbush analyst Moshe Katri upgraded Luxoft (LXFT) to Outperform from Neutral to reflect not only an improving spending outlook for the Financial Services sector, but also spending improvements at UBS (UBS) and Deutsche Bank (DB), which collectively account for roughly 43% of the company's revenue base. He also raised his price target on the shares to $67 from $62.
12/19/16
SBSH
12/19/16
DOWNGRADE
SBSH
Sell
Deutsche Bank downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Citi
Citi analyst Andrew Coombs downgraded Deutsche Bank to Sell saying the shares have run "too far, too fast." Since the U.S. election, the stock is up 41%, Coombs tells investors in a research note. The further the share price rises, the less dilutive any future potential capital raise becomes, the analyst writes. He raised his price target for Deutsche shares to EUR 17 from EUR 15.
04/21/17
MACQ
04/21/17
UPGRADE
MACQ
Outperform
Deutsche Bank upgraded to Outperform from Underperform at Macquarie
07/28/17
MACQ
07/28/17
DOWNGRADE
MACQ
Neutral
Deutsche Bank downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie
Macquarie analyst Piers Brown downgraded Deutsche Bank to Neutral following the Q2 revenue miss and said signs of a franchise recovery are "weak."
HSBC HSBC
$49.83

-0.09 (-0.18%)

01/19/17
EXAN
01/19/17
UPGRADE
EXAN
Outperform
HSBC upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Exane BNP Paribas (yesterday)
06/28/17
MSCO
06/28/17
UPGRADE
MSCO
Overweight
HSBC upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Chris Manners upgraded HSBC to Overweight saying he expects deployment of excess capital to become a focus of investors and said actions to control RWAs is underappreciated.
07/04/17
BREN
07/04/17
DOWNGRADE
BREN
Hold
HSBC downgraded to Hold from Buy at Berenberg
Berenberg analyst James Chappell downgraded saying he views the shares as fully valued at current levels. The analyst has a 600p price target for the stock.
07/24/17
LYON
07/24/17
UPGRADE
LYON
Outperform
HSBC upgraded to Outperform from Sell at CLSA (pre-open)
CLSA analyst Asheefa Sarangi upgraded HSBC two notches to Outperform given stronger-than-expected asset quality, resulting in an upward revision to 2017 estimates. Looking to 2018-19, Asheefa believes new management will focus on balance sheet growth with a greater willingness to move up the risk curve.
ING ING Group
$18.80

-0.06 (-0.32%)

05/31/17
05/31/17
DOWNGRADE

On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Koppers Holdings (KOP) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies with analyst Laurence Alexander saying shares will remain range-bound, "at best," amid "depressed" railroad spending. End market growth is unlikely to return until 2020-2021, Alexander tells investors. He lowered his price target for the shares to $40 from $48. 2. iRobot (IRBT) downgraded to Hold on valuation at Canaccord with analyst Bobby Burleson citing the 70% share appreciation year-to-date. He maintained a $90 price target saying he expects only modest upside to estimate for the rest of the year. 3. Molina Healthcare (MOH) downgraded to Sell from Hold at Stifel with analyst Thomas Carroll citing valuation and his belief that the company will have difficulty meeting the Street's expectations on margins, while investors are underestimating the risk to the company's revenues and overestimating the chances of the company selling itself in the near-term. 4. ING Group (ING) downgraded to Hold from Buy at HSBC with analyst Robin Down saying the stock is near fair value after rallying 17% over the past three months. 5. Zebra Technologies (ZBRA) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley with analyst James Faucette saying valuation is now appropriate given growth trends and debt load, which are now reflected in 2018 expectations. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
04/19/17
04/19/17
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. ING Group (ING) initiated with a Buy at Jefferies. 2. T-Mobile (TMUS) was initiated with a Buy at SunTrust while Sprint (S), Verizon (VZ), and AT&T (T) were initiated with a Hold. 3. DXC Technology (DXC) initiated with an Overweight at JPMorgan. 4. LendingClub (LC) coverage resumed with a Hold at Stifel. 5. Halliburton (HAL) and Schlumberger (SLB) were initiated with a Buy at HSBC while Baker Hughes (BHI) was initiated with a Hold. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
04/19/17
JEFF
04/19/17
INITIATION
JEFF
Buy
ING Group initiated with a Buy at Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Maxence Le Gouvello Du Timat started ING Group with a Buy rating and EUR 16.40 price target. The analyst sees ING as a "defensive cyclical name with option value from its digital strategy."
05/31/17
HSBC
05/31/17
DOWNGRADE
HSBC
Hold
ING Group downgraded to Hold from Buy at HSBC
HSBC analyst Robin Down downgraded ING Group to Neutral saying the stock is near fair value after rallying 17% over the past three months. The analyst has an EUR 15.20 price target for the shares.
LYG Lloyds Banking
$3.52

(0.00%)

05/09/17
BERN
05/09/17
NO CHANGE
BERN
Lloyds Banking named a conviction short at Bernstein
Bernstein analysts Chirantan Barua and Mark Burrows, named Lloyds to the firm's Conviction Shorts list. The bank is facing margin headwinds, including the end of deposit repricing and the termination of the Bank of England's funding, according to the analysts. They added that U.K. households are facing an "income squeeze," while the Street is underestimating the bank's risk. The analysts keep an Underperform rating on the shares.
05/15/17
DBAB
05/15/17
UPGRADE
DBAB
Buy
Lloyds Banking upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst David Lock upgraded Lloyds Banking Group to Buy citing improving capital returns. After four quarters of reductions, net investment income is now growing, Lock tells investors in a research note. He raised his price target for the shares to GBP 79 from GBP 66.
04/21/17
MACQ
04/21/17
DOWNGRADE
MACQ
Neutral
Lloyds Banking downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie
04/19/17
JPMS
04/19/17
UPGRADE
JPMS
Neutral
RBS upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Raul Sinha upgraded Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) to Neutral after a management meeting left him more constructive. The analyst raised his price target for the shares to 230p from 210p. Lloyds Banking (LYG) is Sinha's top pick among the U.K. banks.
RBS RBS
$6.91

0.015 (0.22%)

04/27/17
04/27/17
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On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
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UBS upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
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02/07/17
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BOFA
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UBS upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill
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Constellation Pharmaceuticals

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CARB

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JBLU

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PTC

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PM

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Union Pacific

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BK

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Blackstone

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KEY

KeyCorp

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Fifth Third

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NUE

Nucor

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GPC

Genuine Parts

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Alliance Data

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Domino's Pizza

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Dover

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FFKT

Farmers Capital Bank

$53.50

0.65 (1.23%)

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Anadarko

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Hess Corp.

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NBL

Noble Energy

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NDLS

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CL

Colgate-Palmolive

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EBAY

eBay

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CCK

Crown Holdings

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PTC

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AXP

American Express

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United Rentals

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GSBC

Great Southern Bancorp

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OMA Airports

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Optinose

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SBGI

Sinclair Broadcast

$27.35

-0.65 (-2.32%)

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Tribune Media

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RUN

Sunrun

$15.16

-0.02 (-0.13%)

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JinkoSolar

$13.70

-0.1 (-0.72%)

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JKS

JinkoSolar

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CSIQ

Canadian Solar

$12.83

0.15 (1.18%)

VSLR

Vivint Solar

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SBGI

Sinclair Broadcast

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Tribune Media

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Sinclair Broadcast

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RUN

Sunrun

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UNH

UnitedHealth

$255.43

5.11 (2.04%)

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MCD

McDonald's

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IBM

IBM

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0.98 (0.68%)

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AXP

American Express

$102.98

1.84 (1.82%)

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CENX

Century Aluminum

$14.90

0.13 (0.88%)

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AMZN

Amazon.com

$1,842.36

-1.64 (-0.09%)

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Cisco

$42.20

-0.13 (-0.31%)

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CSCO

Cisco

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