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Morgan Stanley

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Morgan Stanley says real value of bitcoin may be zero, BI reports

Morgan Stanley analyst James Faucette has suggested that the real value of bitcoin may be zero dollars as there is "virtually no acceptance" of the cryptocurrency by ecommerce merchants, Business Insider reports, citing the analyst's research note. He added Bitcoin is not a currency as it has no associated interest rate and the digital currency has no intrinsic use like gold has in electronics or jewelry. Reference Link

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Morgan Stanley

$52.16

-0.56 (-1.06%)

BTC

Bitcoin

BITCOIN

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MS Morgan Stanley
$52.16

-0.56 (-1.06%)

10/09/17
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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. 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.
10/18/17
BMOC
10/18/17
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BMOC
Outperform
Morgan Stanley price target raised to $69 from $61 at BMO Capital
BMO Capital analyst James Fotheringham raised his price target on Morgan Stanley to $69 after a Q3 top-line beat, saying the stock remains his top pick among the big six U.S. banks. Fotheringham is also raising his EPS forecast for FY17 to $3.54 from $3.41 to account for higher than previously modeled asset management fees, advisory fees, and equities trading revenues while maintaining an Outperform rating.
12/12/17
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12/12/17
UPGRADE
Target $59
KBWI
Outperform
Morgan Stanley upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette
Keefe Bruyette analyst Brian Kleinhanzl upgraded Morgan Stanley to Outperform and raised his price target for the shares to $59 from $52.
12/20/17
WELS
12/20/17
NO CHANGE
Target $55
WELS
Market Perform
Morgan Stanley price target raised to $55 from $48 at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst Mike Mayo raised his price target for Morgan Stanley to $55 from $48 to reflect more potential upside from a portion of higher interest rates, lower taxes, and lower cost of capital due to greater resiliency. The analyst reiterates a Market Perform rating on the shares.
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11/27/17
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Target $30

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BTIG says sell Square after 'overdone' bitcoin-fueled rally
As previously reported, BTIG analyst Mark Palmer downgraded Square (SQ) to Sell from Neutral, as he believes the stock's valuation reflects "emphatic and unimpeded growth" but fails to factor in the risks facing the company from increasing competition from First Data's (FDC) Clover, Vantiv (VNTV) and others. Other concerns, such as macroeconomic and credit-related risks, "did not go away when some investors suddenly viewed its shares as a play on a trendy cryptocurrency" following the company's confirmation that it is testing allowing users to buy and sell bitcoin using its app, Palmer tells investors. He has a $30 price target on Square shares, which closed Friday at $48.86.
11/29/17
STPT
11/29/17
NO CHANGE
STPT
Standpoint raises 2018 bitcoin price target to $20,000 from $14,000
Standpoint Research analyst Ronnie Moas raised his 2018 price target for bitcoin to $20,000 from $14,000. The current price is around $10,720 and the split-adjusted price is now $12,740 when factoring in Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin Gold and Bitcoin Diamond, Moas tells investors in an intraday email. There is "no way to justify" gold investments equaling 40 times than that of bitcoin, the analyst argues. He thinks an argument can be made that bitcoin will be equal to gold in 10-15 years. Currently, gold has $7T in investments to bitcoin's $180B, according to Moas.
12/07/17
MSCO
12/07/17
NO CHANGE
MSCO
Morgan Stanley says TD Ameritrade most likely discount broker to embrace bitcoin
Given recent regulatory approval and the upcoming launch of bitcoin futures trading on CME (CME) and CBOE (CBOE), Morgan Stanley analyst Michael Cyprys said he expects discount brokers including E-Trade (ETFC), TD Ameritrade (AMTD) and Ally Financial (ALLY) to offer bitcoin futures trading within the next few months. Among them, he views TD Ameritrade as most likely to embrace bitcoin and lead the way and Charles Schwab (SCHW) as likely to be a latecomer. Cyprys added that he was surprised, given its status as a "challenger brand," that E-Trade has said it will take "a wait-and-see" approach.
12/07/17
STPT
12/07/17
NO CHANGE
STPT
Standpoint raises 2018 bitcoin price target to $28,000 from $20,000
Standpoint Research analyst Ronnie Moas this morning raised his 2018 price target for bitcoin to $28,000 from $20,000. Just over a week ago the analyst raised his 2018 target to $20,000 from $14,000. Moas points out that his longer term public target remains $50,000. He points out in an email that unlike the U.S. dollar, where the government can print money, the supply of bitcoin is capped. We are a couple of years away from being in a situation where hundreds of millions of people around the world are trying to get their hands on a few million bitcoin, Moas contends.
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12/20/17
PIPR
12/20/17
NO CHANGE
Target $46
PIPR
Neutral
Piper ups Metropolitan Bank estimates on cryptocurrency exposure
Piper Jaffray analyst Matthew Breese raised his earnings estimates for Metropolitan Bank by 6% after the company detailed its exposure to a cryptocurrency exchange. Metropolitan's exposure to a cryptocurrency exchange averaged $245M in Q3, or 16% of total deposits, Breese tells investors in a research note. He estimate these items aggregate to 7% of net interest income and 9%-11% of earnings. Yesterday's disclosure is important on both the impact of earnings, the percentage of deposits tied to one customer, and that the bank has exposure to a "controversial industry," Breese tells investors in a research note. The analyst, despite raising his earnings estimates, keeps a Neutral rating on Metropolitan Bank shares with a $46 price target. He views the company's cryptocurrency exposure as a "double-edged sword for the stock." On the one hand, cryptocurrencies represent a "unique source of potential earnings growth" for Metropolitan, Breese writes. On the other, the volatility and potential regulatory concerns surrounding cryptocurrencies may cause some trepidation for traditional depository investors, the analyst adds.

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