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BAC

Bank of America

$29.80

-0.1 (-0.33%)

, BTC

Bitcoin

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Merrill Lynch bans trading of bitcoin fund, futures, WSJ reports

Bank of America's Merrill Lynch has prohibited clients and financial advisers who trade on their behalf from purchasing bitcoin due to concerns over the suitability of the cryptocurrency, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing an internal memo. The ban, which expands a current policy banning access to bitcoin futures, applies to all accounts and prohibits advisers from pitching bitcoin-related investments and executing trades in the Grayscale Investment Trust bitcoin fund. Reference Link

BAC

Bank of America

$29.80

-0.1 (-0.33%)

BTC

Bitcoin

BITCOIN

Bitcoin

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BAC Bank of America
$29.80

-0.1 (-0.33%)

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.
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.
10/16/17
BMOC
10/16/17
NO CHANGE
Target $29
BMOC
Market Perform
Bank of America price target raised to $29 from $27 at BMO Capital
BMO Capital analyst James Fotheringham raised his price target on Bank of America following Q3 earnings to reflect higher than expected net interest margins. Fotheringham notes that among the top four banks, Bank of America is the only one offering positive return potential. The analyst also sees positive broader trends and an opportunity to buy credit-sensitive stocks, as "investors remain bullish on rates but bearish on credit". Fotheringham maintains a Market Perform rating on Bank of America.
12/20/17
WELS
12/20/17
NO CHANGE
Target $35
WELS
Outperform
Bank of America price target raised to $35 from $30 at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst Mike Mayo raised his price target for Bank of America to $35 from $30 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 an Outperform rating on the shares.
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DOWNGRADE
Target $30

Sell
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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Seven Stars Cloud Group

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HNI Corporation

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