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Blackstone

$34.32

-0.11 (-0.32%)

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China's sovereign wealth fund sells Blackstone interest, FT reports

China Investment Corp has sold its interest in Blackstone, ending an 11-year ownership of the U.S. company that reflected early attempts by Beijing to broaden its global investments, the Financial Times reports. Neither Blackstone nor Beijing said why CIC gave up its ownership stake, which originally represented 9.9% of Blackstone when it was bought in 2007 for $3B, the report says. Reference Link

BX Blackstone
$34.32

-0.11 (-0.32%)

01/12/18
JPMS
01/12/18
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Target $46
JPMS
Overweight
Blackstone upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Kenneth Worthington upgraded Blackstone to Overweight and raised his price target for the shares to $46 from $35. The analyst sees Blackstone entering its next fundraising cycle later this year and expects it to raise nearly $200B over the next two years. This should higher earnings and a higher stock price, Worthington tells investors in a research note. The analyst notes that shares have been the worst performing of the major alternative asset managers over the last two years.
01/30/18
MSCO
01/30/18
NO CHANGE
MSCO
Morgan Stanley says Ares may be first, Apollo may gain most from C-corp convert
Morgan Stanley analyst Michael Cyprys said he sees an opportunity for Alternative Asset Managers to unlock value by converting to C-corps, as shifting from a partnership structure could help alleviate some tax reporting complexities and expand the universe of eligible investors. He sees Ares Management (ARES) as possibly the first to convert and expects a potential announcement or indications of management's intentions about a conversion when the company reports earnings on February 15. While Ares may be first, Cyprys sees Apollo Global (APO) as potentially being able to unlock the most value from a conversion, with 26% near-term upside possible if the shares re-rate. He sees a less favorable conversion scenario for asset managers with lower taxes and/or greater exposure to performance fees, including KKR (KKR), Carlyle Group (CG) and Blackstone (BX), Cyprys tells investors.
01/31/18
DADA
01/31/18
NO CHANGE
Target $174
DADA
Neutral
Thomson Reuters-Blackstone F&R talks are negative for FactSet, says DA Davidson at DA Davidson
DA Davidson analyst Peter Heckmann says that yesterday's disclosure of advanced talks between Blackstone (BX) and Thomson Reuters (TRI) about the sale of the latter's Financial & Risk - F&R - operations is a negative for Factset (FDS). The analyst believes that most of the market share wins for Factset have come from Reuters over the past two decades, and Blackstone's ability to better focus investments in the financial data business may make competitive wins for difficult. Heckmann keeps his Neutral rating and $174 price target, adding "FactSet's shares will be challenged to outperform the peer group over the next year".
01/31/18
MSCO
01/31/18
NO CHANGE
Target $40
MSCO
Overweight
Blackstone could be next disruptor, says Morgan Stanley
Following Blackstone's (BX) purchase of a 55% stake in Thomson Reuters' Financial and Risk business, Morgan Stanley analyst Michael Cyprys said Blackstone's deal signals the growing value in data and he sees opportunities for the asset manager to enhance its tool kit with big data and AI in order to bring transformational change to companies and industries. With nearly $100B in dry powder on which leverage can be applied, suggesting well over half trillion in spending power, Cyprys sees potential for Blackstone to act as a disruptor, he tells investors. The analyst keeps an Overweight rating and $40 price target on Blackstone shares.

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Ingevity

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Eastman Chemical

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DSW

$23.04

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CE

Celanese

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AdvanSix

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Grainger

$285.60

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Netflix

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Vivendi

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Alphabet

$1,040.02

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TROX

Tronox

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Allegiant Travel

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Nintendo

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Alphabet

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