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IBKR

Interactive Brokers

$66.21

-1.85 (-2.72%)

, AMTD

TD Ameritrade

$56.77

-1.65 (-2.82%)

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Interactive Brokers tops Barron's list of best online brokers

Interactive Brokers (IBKR) sits atop Barron's 23rd annual ranking of The Best Online Brokers. Interactive scored highly in trading experience, range of offerings, and portfolio analysis, Theresa Carey writes in a feature story for this weekend's magazine. Interactive Brokers is followed by Fidelity, TD Ameritrade (AMTD), Charles Schwab (SCHW), TradeStation, Merrill Edge (BAC), E-Trade (ETFC) and tastyworks in Barron's annual ranking. Reference Link

IBKR

Interactive Brokers

$66.21

-1.85 (-2.72%)

AMTD

TD Ameritrade

$56.77

-1.65 (-2.82%)

SCHW

Charles Schwab

$51.32

-2.08 (-3.90%)

BAC

Bank of America

$29.17

-1.38 (-4.52%)

ETFC

E-Trade

$53.09

-1.88 (-3.42%)

IBKR Interactive Brokers
$66.21

-1.85 (-2.72%)

10/18/17
RHCO
10/18/17
NO CHANGE
Target $48
RHCO
Hold
Interactive Brokers price target raised to $48 from $40 at SunTrust
SunTrust analyst Douglas Mewhirter raised his price target on Interactive Brokers to $48 and kept his Hold rating following Q3 results that showed further strength in account growth and improved net interest income. Mewhirter says the company deserves a higher multiple than its peers in spite of lower trading volatility environment based on its highest asset growth in the industry. The analyst also adds that the 6% decline in Daily Average Revenue Trades - DART - per account was in part offset by 1% increase in revenue per DART.
01/08/18
GSCO
01/08/18
DOWNGRADE
Target $59
GSCO
Sell
Interactive Brokers downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman Sachs
Goldman Sachs analyst Conor Fitzgerald downgraded Interactive Brokers to Sell while raising his price target for the shares to $59 from $43.
01/08/18
GSCO
01/08/18
NO CHANGE
GSCO
Goldman bullish on Brokers into 2018, upgrades Lazard and Stifel
Goldman Sachs analyst Conor Fitzgerald remains bullish on the Brokers and financial service companies heading into 2018. The analyst thinks large-cap mergers and acquisitions could accelerate and financial deals could return. To reflect these trends, Fitzgerald upgraded both Lazard (LAZ) and Stifel Financial (SF) to Buy from Neutral. The analyst prefers E-Trade (ETFC) and Charles Schwab (SCHW) over TD Ameritrade (AMTD) on the belief that commission price cuts are more likely than not in 2018. Further, Fitzgerald views Interactive Brokers' valuation as full and downgraded the shares to Sell from Neutral. Lastly, he sees a more balanced risk/reward for MarketAxess (MKTX) in this low volatility environment and downgraded the shares to Neutral from Buy.
01/17/18
RHCO
01/17/18
NO CHANGE
Target $60
RHCO
Hold
Interactive Brokers price target raised to $60 from $48 at SunTrust
SunTrust analyst Douglas Mewhirter raised his price target on Interactive Brokers to $60 and also raised FY18 EPS estimate to $2.00 from $1.75 following Q4 earnings results. The analyst says the underlying metrics saw continued strength in account growth and improved net interest which were offset by slight weakness in DARTS per account. Mewhirter keeps his Hold rating on Interactive Brokers, adding that the company deserves a premium valuation relative to the industry based on its highest account and asset growth in the online broker space.
AMTD TD Ameritrade
$56.77

-1.65 (-2.82%)

02/06/18
WELS
02/06/18
NO CHANGE
WELS
Charles Schwab leaving prices unchanged positive for TD Ameritrade, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst Christopher Harris says it appears Charles Schwab (SCHW) is not making any material pricing changes. The analyst believes this development is very bullish for TD Ameritrade (AMTD) and E-Trade (ETFC). There is an overhang on the stocks of both companies likely due to fears about incremental price cuts by Charles Schwab, he contends. Harris has an Outperform rating on both TD Ameritrade and E-Trade.
01/24/18
RHCO
01/24/18
NO CHANGE
Target $72
RHCO
Buy
TD Ameritrade price target raised to $72 from $60 at SunTrust
SunTrust analyst Douglas Mewhirter raised his price target on TD Ameritrade to $72 after a stronger than expected Q1 and an improved outlook for FY18. Mewhirter notes that organic asset flows have remained strong and revenues were stable despite lower average customer cash balances, while the trading activity was stronger than his prior forecast. The analyst keeps his Buy rating on TD Ameritrade.
03/06/18
KBWI
03/06/18
UPGRADE
KBWI
Outperform
TD Ameritrade upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette
Keefe Bruyette upgraded both TD Ameritrade and E-Trade to Outperform citing valuation and a favorable operating environment.
03/06/18
KBWI
03/06/18
UPGRADE
Target $66.5
KBWI
Outperform
Keefe Bruyette upgrades TD Ameritrade, E-Trade on 'compelling' risk/rewards
Keefe Bruyette analyst Kyle Voigt upgraded shares of both TD Ameritrade (AMTD) and E-Trade (ETFC) to Outperform from Market Perform citing "compelling" risk/reward profiles at current levels. The current backdrop of "strong" economic growth, increasing interest rates, high consumer confidence, and recently, a more normalized level of equity market volatility provides a good operating environment for the e-brokers, Voigt tells investors in a research note. Further, he likes the "downside protection" offered by a potential takeout of E-Trade over the next 12 months. The analyst keeps a $66.50 price target on TD Ameritrade and a $61 price target on E-Trade.
SCHW Charles Schwab
$51.32

-2.08 (-3.90%)

01/19/18
SBSH
01/19/18
DOWNGRADE
SBSH
Neutral
Charles Schwab downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citi
01/19/18
SBSH
01/19/18
NO CHANGE
SBSH
Citi gets more selective on Asset Managers after recent rally
Citi analyst William Katz moved to an "increasingly selective stance" across Brokers & Asset Managers following the recent rally in the sector. The analyst prefers to take some money off the after tax reform drove an increase in share prices. The analyst downgraded to Hold from Buy shares of Charles Schwab (SCHW), Invesco (IVZ) and Apollo Global (APO). He also upgraded Affiliated Managers (AMG) to Buy from Hold citing improving earnings quality and capital management flexibility. Katz upped his price target for Affiliated Managers to $250 from $215.
02/07/18
SBSH
02/07/18
DOWNGRADE
Target $49
SBSH
Sell
Charles Schwab downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Citi
Citi analyst William Katz downgraded Charles Schwab to Sell and cut his price target for the shares to $49 from $60. The analyst calls Charles Schwab a "great company" but says the stock is overpriced at current levels. He expects the company's earnings growth to decelerate into 2020, with rising execution risks beyond 2019.
BAC Bank of America
$29.17

-1.38 (-4.52%)

02/02/18
MSCO
02/02/18
NO CHANGE
MSCO
BofA, JPMorgan, Citi best positioned for tougher CCAR test, says Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Betsy Graseck said she had expected an easier stress test from the Federal Reserve but that the 2018 CCAR test actually seems tougher than last year, given the more intense recessions and lower asset prices modeled in it. A tougher test makes her less optimistic on her strong payout growth expectations, said Graseck, who sees Bank of America (BAC), JPMorgan (JPM) and Citi (C) as best positioned to "weather the storm" and increase payouts given their resilient balance sheets and significant excess capital. She sees Goldman Sachs (GS), which recently cut buybacks, as at risk from a tougher test, which likely weighs on the bank's 2018 ask, Graseck added.
01/18/18
RBCM
01/18/18
NO CHANGE
Target $35
RBCM
Outperform
Bank of America price target raised to $35 from $30 at RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Gerard Cassidy raised his price target on Bank of America to $35, citing a "strong all around performance" in Q4 along with the bank's commitment to keeping a low expense and growing top line profile. Cassidy says the bank remains "rate sensitive" and expects some $3.3B in net interest income from a 100bps move in short term rates. The analyst also keeps his Outperform rating on Bank of America, pointing to a positive impact from a stronger U.S. economy on its businesses, along with the return of excess capital, supporting a higher stock price view.
01/18/18
BMOC
01/18/18
NO CHANGE
Target $34
BMOC
Market Perform
Bank of America price target raised to $34 from $31 at BMO Capital
BMO Capital analyst James Fotheringham raised his price target on Bank of America to $34 despite its "expense-driven" miss on Q4 earnings. Fotheringham says he remains bullish on banks based on the "indirect benefits of tax reform", while keeping his Market Perform rating on Bank of America given its two-year forward PE valuation trading around long-term historical average.
01/31/18
DBAB
01/31/18
NO CHANGE
Target $15
DBAB
Sell
GE likely to be dropped from Dow 30 index, says Deutsche Bank
General Electric (GE) is likely to be dropped from the Dow Jones Industrial Average after being in the index of 30 companies for over 110 years as an original member since 1896, Deutsche Bank analyst John Inch tells investors in a research note. The chances that GE could be removed from the Dow are increasing as the company continues to face "substantial challenges," the analyst writes. These include "earnings and cash pressure, tough global power generation markets, aggressive downsizing, shrinking its portfolio, management shake-up and SEC investigations," Inch argues. He sees "headline risk" as the most significant risk factor if GE were to be dropped from the Dow, "potentially amplified by GE's high mix of retail investors." Inch notes that the last major Dow shakeup occurred in September 2003, when American Airlines (AAL), Bank of America (BAC) and Hewlett Packard (HPQ) were removed and Goldman Sachs (GS), Nike (NKE) and Verizon (VZ) were added. Inch has a Sell rating on General Electric with a $15 price target. The shares closed yesterday down 33c to $15.95.
ETFC E-Trade
$53.09

-1.88 (-3.42%)

03/12/18
RAJA
03/12/18
UPGRADE
RAJA
Strong Buy
E-Trade upgraded to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James
03/06/18
KBWI
03/06/18
UPGRADE
KBWI
Outperform
E-Trade upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette
Keefe Bruyette upgraded both TD Ameritrade and E-Trade to Outperform citing valuation and a favorable operating environment.
03/20/18
MSCO
03/20/18
NO CHANGE
Target $64
MSCO
Overweight
Morgan Stanley lays out three reasons to buy E-Trade
Morgan Stanley analyst Michael Cyprys laid out his three reasons to buy E-Trade. They include: improving fundamentals, with trading activity quarter-to-date 37% above last year's Q4 and both rising interest rates and new SIFI relief legislation providing potential for upside; potential strategic actions, as he thinks E-Trade could potentially be attractive and highly accretive to certain suitors should the firm explore such a route; and compelling valuation, noting that the stock is trading one standard deviation below its historical norm. Cyprys has an Overweight rating and $64 price target on E-Trade shares.

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TGE

Tallgrass Energy

$26.23

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LATAM Airlines

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MediciNova

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IBKR

Interactive Brokers

$61.99

0.76 (1.24%)

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Microsoft

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BHP

BHP Billiton

$48.30

0.38 (0.79%)

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Lennox

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Eaton

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ITW

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Colfax

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Allegion

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Cognex

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United Technologies

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Johnson Controls

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