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Morgan Stanley

$48.59

-0.59 (-1.20%)

, WFC

Wells Fargo

$55.21

-0.45 (-0.81%)

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Standard Chartered chairman urges U.S. to preserve OLA, Reuters reports

Standard Chartered chairman Jose Vinals has urged U.S. policymakers to support the preservation of the "orderly liquidation authority", which are special bank liquidation powers implemented after the global financial crisis to enable regulators to wind down failing lenders instead of putting them through traditional bankruptcy, Reuters reports, citing Vinals. The bankers' comments come as the Treasury is expected to release a review of the policy, which was ordered by President Trump in April. 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) and Wells Fargo (WFC). Reference Link

MS

Morgan Stanley

$48.59

-0.59 (-1.20%)

WFC

Wells Fargo

$55.21

-0.45 (-0.81%)

JPM

JPMorgan

$95.99

-0.85 (-0.88%)

USB

U.S. Bancorp

$53.99

-0.27 (-0.50%)

C

Citi

$72.37

-2.57 (-3.43%)

GS

Goldman Sachs

$239.80

-2.6 (-1.07%)

BAC

Bank of America

$25.45

-0.38 (-1.47%)

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MS Morgan Stanley
$48.59

-0.59 (-1.20%)

10/09/17
10/09/17
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. Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo with analyst Larry Biegelsen saying J&J is poised to reaccelerate its sales growth due to accretion from the Actelion acquisition, a "more measured" than expected impact from biosimilar competition, "solid performance" of key drugs and a pipeline that is "coming to fruition." 2. Morgan Stanley (MS) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse with analyst Susan Roth Katzke citing the over 10% total return potential in the shares. 3. Disney (DIS) upgraded to Top Pick from Outperform at RBC Capital with analyst Steven Cahall saying he thinks the company has reached a turning point with ESPN approaching less than 20% of earnings and "non-Media" Disney remaining a global leader in content that is executing well. 4. INC Research (INCR) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies analyst David Windley saying the recent share pullback provides a "compelling" entry point. 5. British American Tobacco (BTI) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman Sachs. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
09/26/17
DBAB
09/26/17
DOWNGRADE
Target $136
DBAB
Hold
PNC Financial downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Matt O'Connor downgraded PNC Financial (PNC) to Hold as he seeks to lessen exposure to traditional banks. The analyst sees net interest income growth slowing and credit costs inching up as the Fed raises short rates and the yield curve flattens. He believes a number of positives are priced into PNC shares. O'Connor upped his price target for the stock to $136 from $130. The analyst continues to prefer banks with a "turnaround angle," like Goldman Sachs (GS) and Wells Fargo (WFC), and remains positive on capital markets businesses like Morgan Stanley (MS). O'Connor this morning also downgraded JPMorgan (JPM) to Hold.
10/09/17
FBCO
10/09/17
UPGRADE
Target $54
FBCO
Outperform
Morgan Stanley upgraded to Outperform at Credit Suisse
As previously reported, Credit Suisse analyst Susan Roth Katzke upgraded Morgan Stanley to Outperform from Neutral given the over 10% total return potential in the shares. The analyst also raised her price target on the shares to $54 from $49.
10/09/17
FBCO
10/09/17
UPGRADE
FBCO
Outperform
Morgan Stanley upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse
WFC Wells Fargo
$55.21

-0.45 (-0.81%)

09/28/17
NOMU
09/28/17
DOWNGRADE
NOMU
Neutral
U.S. Bancorp downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Nomura Instinet
Nomura Instinet analyst Bill Carcache downgraded U.S. Bancorp (USB) to Neutral saying he sees downside risk to net interest income and provision expectations. Consensus expects U.S. Bancorp's loan growth to accelerate to 6% by 2018, which is too optimistic given the bank's recent comments, the analyst contends. He lowered his price target for the shares to $55 from $57. Carcache remains bullish on Wells Fargo (WFC) and raised his price target for the shares to $65 from $64.
10/06/17
VERF
10/06/17
INITIATION
VERF
Sell
Wells Fargo initiated with a Sell at Vertical Group
Vertical Group analyst Richard Bove initiated earlier shares of Wells Fargo with a Sell rating and $49.67 price target.
09/15/17
UBSW
09/15/17
NO CHANGE
Target $56
UBSW
Neutral
Wells Fargo revenue headwinds can persist, says UBS
UBS analyst Saul Martinez said proprietary analysis suggests Wells Fargo's difficult backdrop for client acquisition remains and the recent disclosures have kept the company in the spotlight for the wrong reasons. He believes earnings growth depends on efficiency improvement and more aggressive stock buybacks. Martinez maintained his Neutral rating and lowered his price target to $56 from $59 on Wells Fargo shares.
JPM JPMorgan
$95.99

-0.85 (-0.88%)

10/09/17
FBCO
10/09/17
NO CHANGE
Target $110
FBCO
Outperform
JPMorgan price target raised to $110 from $103 at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Susan Roth Katzke raised her price target for JPMorgan to $110 from $103 on valuation. The analyst reiterates an Outperform rating on the shares.
09/26/17
DBAB
09/26/17
DOWNGRADE
Target $96
DBAB
Hold
JPMorgan downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Matt O'Connor downgraded JPMorgan to Hold as he seeks to lessen exposure to traditional banks. The analyst sees net interest income growth slowing and credit costs inching up as the Fed raises short rates and the yield curve flattens. He believes further meaningful outperformance of JPMorgan shares will be harder amid increased competition within investment banking and trading as well as slowing loan growth. The analyst raised his price target for the shares to $96 from $90. The bank closed yesterday down 71c to $94.12.
09/26/17
09/26/17
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. JPMorgan (JPM) and PNC Financial (PNC) were downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank. 2. Aflac (AFL) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Citi with analyst Suneet Kamath saying the company is at an inflection point as Aflac Japan is too large to show meaningful growth and Aflac U.S. is "too small to move the growth needle." 3. Cardtronics (CATM) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at William Blair with analyst Robert Napoli citing the changes in the Australian market. 4. Cheesecake Factory (CAKE), Shake Shack (SHAK), and Habit Restaurants (HABT) were downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Wedbush. 5. Genocea (GNCA) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel with analyst Stephen Willey saying his visibility and confidence "remains admittedly low" after the company shelved GEN-003 and said it will shift focus on immuno-oncology and the development of neoantigen cancer vaccines. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
USB U.S. Bancorp
$53.99

-0.27 (-0.50%)

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.
08/09/17
WELS
08/09/17
INITIATION
Target $56
WELS
Market Perform
U.S. Bancorp resumed with a Market Perform at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst Mike Mayo resumed coverage of U.S. Bancorp with a Market Perform rating and $56 price target.
10/02/17
BOFA
10/02/17
DOWNGRADE
Target $54
BOFA
Underperform
U.S. Bancorp downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at BofA/Merrill
BofA/Merrill analyst Erika Najarian downgraded U.S. Bancorp to Underperform and lowered its price target to $54 from $56 saying shares could "lag" peers. The analyst believes the banking sector is reaching an "inflection point in terms of the micro environment and expects U.S. Bancorp to deliver slower improvement in returns and capital distribution versus peers. Additionally, Najarian thinks ongoing pressure on both revenue and expenses could lead earnings risk and expects underperforamnce to continue.
C Citi
$72.37

-2.57 (-3.43%)

10/09/17
FBCO
10/09/17
NO CHANGE
Target $83
FBCO
Outperform
Citi price target raised to $83 from $73 at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Susan Roth Katzke raised her price target for Citi to $83 from $73 on valuation. The analyst reiterates an Outperform rating on the shares.
10/02/17
WELS
10/02/17
NO CHANGE
WELS
Outperform
Citi may have 'even more upside potential,' says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst Mike Mayo says Citigroup remains his top bank selection, but could have even more upside potential with restructuring. The analyst believes Citi can sell parts easier than realized, especially given only ''limited'' countries where consumer and institutional are highly integrated and an ability to divest consumer assets mostly by geography. Citi should at least remain open to more restructuring, he contends. He reiterates an Outperform rating on the shares.
10/13/17
FBCO
10/13/17
NO CHANGE
Target $83
FBCO
Outperform
Citi decline on earnings due to soft credit card guidance, says Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Susan Katzke says yesterday's 3.4% slide in Citigroup stock price in spite of the earnings beat is likely due to its credit card guidance. Katzke says that even if Citi's North American card results fall 25% short of her forecast, it would result in a "manageable" 2% hit to EPS, maintaining her Outperform rating and $83 price target.
09/11/17
SOCG
09/11/17
UPGRADE
SOCG
Hold
Citi upgraded to Hold from Sell at Societe Generale
GS Goldman Sachs
$239.80

-2.6 (-1.07%)

09/12/17
KBWI
09/12/17
NO CHANGE
KBWI
Market Perform
Keefe Bruyette 'somewhat skeptical' of Goldman Sachs revenue targets
Keefe Bruyette analyst Brian Kleinhanzl noted that Goldman Sachs co-COO Harvey Schwartz identified $5B in revenue opportunities that the company sees over the next 3 years, though he is "somewhat skeptical" of the bank's ability to hit these targets given that its strategy requires penetrating new markets or segments outside of its traditional strengths. The analyst, who thinks Goldman remains a "show-me stock," keeps a Market Perform rating on the shares.
10/09/17
10/09/17
DOWNGRADE
Target $255

Neutral
Goldman Sachs downgraded to Neutral at Credit Suisse
As previously reported, Credit Suisse analyst Susan Roth Katzke downgraded Goldman Sachs to Neutral from Outperform given the recovery in the shares and the now more limited total return to her target price, which she raised to $255 from $240.
10/09/17
FBCO
10/09/17
DOWNGRADE
FBCO
Neutral
Goldman Sachs downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse
BAC Bank of America
$25.45

-0.38 (-1.47%)

08/09/17
WELS
08/09/17
INITIATION
WELS
Outperform
Bank of America resumed with an Outperform at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst Mike Mayo resumed coverage of Bank of America with an Outperform rating and $30 price target.
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.
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.
06/09/17
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).

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