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BAC

Bank of America

$31.24

0.05 (0.16%)

, GS

Goldman Sachs

$258.46

1.43 (0.56%)

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Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's open

Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's open, with earnings consensus, include Bank of America (BAC), consensus 44c... Goldman Sachs (GS), consensus $4.92... U.S. Bancorp (USB), consensus 87c... Fastenal (FAST), consensus 45c.

BAC

Bank of America

$31.24

0.05 (0.16%)

GS

Goldman Sachs

$258.46

1.43 (0.56%)

USB

U.S. Bancorp

$57.17

0.19 (0.33%)

FAST

Fastenal

$55.44

-0.15 (-0.27%)

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BAC Bank of America
$31.24

0.05 (0.16%)

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.
01/09/18
SOCG
01/09/18
DOWNGRADE
Target $33
SOCG
Hold
Bank of America downgraded to Hold from Buy at Societe Generale
Societe Generale analyst Andrew Lim downgraded Bank of America to Hold saying the stock is now fairly priced following the recent rally. The analyst raised his price target for the shares to $33 from $32.
GS Goldman Sachs
$258.46

1.43 (0.56%)

12/29/17
VERF
12/29/17
UPGRADE
Target $276.07
VERF
Buy
Goldman Sachs upgraded to Buy from Hold at Vertical Group (pre-open)
Pre-open, Vertical Group's Dick Bove upgraded Goldman Sachs to Buy with a $276.07 price target and raised his 2017 earnings estimate to $19.53 from $18.92 per share excluding the one-time charge, 2018 to $20.77 from $20.64, 2019 to $23.79 from $21.91, and established a 2020 earnings estimate of $24.79.
12/08/17
VERF
12/08/17
UPGRADE
Target $249
VERF
Hold
Goldman Sachs upgraded to Hold from Sell at Vertical Group
Vertical Group analyst Richard Bove upgraded Goldman Sachs to Hold and raised his price target for the shares to $249.
12/08/17
VERF
12/08/17
UPGRADE
VERF
Hold
Goldman Sachs upgraded to Hold from Sell at Vertical Group
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WELS
12/20/17
NO CHANGE
Target $295
WELS
Outperform
Goldman Sachs price target raised to $295 from $265 at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst Mike Mayo raised his price target for Goldman Sachs to $295 from $265 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.
USB U.S. Bancorp
$57.17

0.19 (0.33%)

01/05/18
PIPR
01/05/18
UPGRADE
Target $61
PIPR
Overweight
U.S. Bancorp upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Kevin Barker upgraded U.S. Bancorp to Overweight and raised his price target for the shares to $61 from $56. The analyst calls the company a "tax reform sleeper pick" and finds the valuation attractive at current share levels. He raised his estimates to reflect the U.S. tax reform but notes the bank does not screen as being a large beneficiary of the tax bill, which has caused a price-to-earnings discount. .
12/12/17
UBSW
12/12/17
DOWNGRADE
Target $60
UBSW
Neutral
U.S. Bancorp downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS
UBS analyst Saul Martinez downgraded U.S. Bancorp to Neutral while raising his price target for the shares to $60 from $58. The analyst cites valuation and his preference for banks with higher positive optionality to tax reform for the rating change.
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.
10/02/17
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.
FAST Fastenal
$55.44

-0.15 (-0.27%)

01/09/18
FBCO
01/09/18
NO CHANGE
Target $61
FBCO
Outperform
Fastenal price target raised to $61 from $52 at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Andrew Buscaglia raised his price target for Fastenal to $61 from $52 as he believes the stock will continue to grind higher as strong monthly ADS numbers will continue into 2018 while pricing could provide relief to gross margin by mid-year. The analyst reiterates an Outperform rating on the shares.
12/14/17
RAJA
12/14/17
NO CHANGE
RAJA
Raymond James Analysts' Best Picks for 2018
Raymond James named its Analysts' Best Picks for 2018. They are: Alaska Air (ALK), Alibaba (BABA), Becton Dickinson (BDX), Broadcom (AVGO), Continental Resources (CLR), Dollar Tree (DLTR), Fastenal (FAST), First Horizon (FHN), Flir Systems (FLIR), ICU Medical (ICUI), Progressive (PGR),ProPetro Holding (PUMP), ServiceNow (NOW), SS&C (SSNC), SVB Financial (SIVB), UnitedHealth (UNH), and Weyerhaeuser (WY).
10/12/17
BARD
10/12/17
NO CHANGE
Target $53
BARD
Outperform
Fastenal results show accelerating industry leading growth, says Baird
Baird analyst David Manthey noted Fastenal reported in-line Q3 results but it was highlighted by an acceleration to mid-teens daily sales growth in September. The analyst also pointed to its expense discipline and yield as being attractive. Manthey reiterated his Outperform rating and $53 price target on Fastenal shares.
10/11/17
SPHN
10/11/17
NO CHANGE
Target $54
SPHN
Overweight
Fastenal 'strong' sales being 'overshadowed' by gross margin dip, says Stephens
Stephens analyst Matt Duncan said Fastenal's "strong" sales growth and expense leverage in Q3 appears to have been "overshadowed" by its 20 basis point decline in gross margin compared to last year. However, the gross margin miss is due to "a number of small factors that don't appear to include price," he tells investors. Duncan reiterates his Overweight rating and $54 price target on Fastenal shares, but added that "it could take time for the stock to find traction."

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Amazon.com

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2.11 (1.62%)

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Medtronic

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Aetna

$175.55

0.49 (0.28%)

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