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HSBC agrees to pay more than $100M to resolve fraud charges

HSBC Holdings has entered into a deferred prosecution agreement and agreed to pay a $63.1M criminal penalty and $38.4M in disgorgement and restitution to resolve charges that it engaged in a scheme to defraud two bank clients through a multi-million dollar scheme commonly referred to as "front-running," the DOJ confirmed. The DPA, which was filed in connection with a two-count criminal information charging wire fraud in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, is pending review by the Court. According to HSBC's admissions, on two separate occasions in 2010 and 2011, traders on its foreign exchange desk misused confidential information provided to them by clients that hired HSBC to execute multi-billion dollar foreign exchange transactions involving the British Pound Sterling. After executing confidentiality agreements with its clients that required the bank to keep the details of their planned transactions confidential, traders on HSBC's foreign exchange desk transacted in the Pound Sterling for the traders and HSBC's own benefit in their HSBC "proprietary" accounts. In total, HSBC admitted to making profits of approximately $38.4M on the first transaction in March 2010, and approximately $8M on the Cairn Energy transaction in December 2011. HSBC did not receive credit for voluntarily disclosing the misconduct. HSBC received substantial cooperation credit because, although as detailed in the DPA, the bank's initial cooperation with the government's investigation was deficient in certain respects, after being notified of the Department's concerns, HSBC changed course and its cooperation improved substantially.

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Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. HSBC (HSBC) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse with analyst Sanjay Jain citing valuation. 2. Jabil Circuit (JBL) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman Sachs with analyst Mark Delaney saying street expectations, which assume Jabil's earnings grow double digits year-over-year for both of the next two years, are overly optimistic. 3. Carlyle Group (CG) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citi with analyst William Katz citing valuation with the shares up 60% year-to-date. 4. Eli Lilly (LLY) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse with analyst Vamil Divan saying the valuation looks full with the shares up 13% since mid-August. 5. Ralph Lauren (RL) downgraded to Sell from Hold at Miller Tabak. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
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Macquarie upgrades Barclays to Neutral, starts HSBC at Outperform
In a research note on the sector titled "Upside Delayed," Macquarie analyst Robert Sage argues that banking activities in the United Kingdom are facing macro challenges. After restructurings, cost cuts and re-sizing capital bases, the European banking sector "now faces economic headwinds from Brexit," Sage writes after taking over coverage of the space. The analyst upgraded Barclays (BCS) to Neutral from Underperform with a price target of 182p. He believes the shares are trading on low valuation multiples. Sage initiated coverage of HSBC (HSBC) with an Outperform rating and price target of 846p. The analyst says the bank combines an "attractive mixture" of growth, income and improving profitability. Sage downgraded Lloyds Banking (LYG) to Underperform from Neutral with a reduced price target of 57p. The shares trade at relatively high multiples, Sage writes. The analyst also downgraded RBS (RBS) to Neutral from Outperform with a price target of 269p and initiated Standard Chartered (SCBFF) with a Neutral rating and 726p price target.
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