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WAL

Western Alliance

$61.53

-0.305 (-0.49%)

, FCB

FCB Financial

$61.60

0.2 (0.33%)

08:26
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Western Alliance unlikely to aggressively bid for FCB, says Jefferies

Jefferies analyst Casey Haire says investor anxiety over Western Alliance (WAL) acquiring a bank is misplaced. There is concern Western Alliance will bid aggressively for FCB Financial (FCB), which is unlikely given unattractive merger math, Haire tells investors in a research note. Such a deal would needlessly slow down Western Alliance's double-digit organic growth outlook, Haire contends. He raised his price target for the shares to $71 from $67 and keeps a Buy rating on the name.

WAL

Western Alliance

$61.53

-0.305 (-0.49%)

FCB

FCB Financial

$61.60

0.2 (0.33%)

WAL Western Alliance
$61.53

-0.305 (-0.49%)

01/29/18
RBCM
01/29/18
NO CHANGE
Target $68
RBCM
Outperform
Western Alliance price target raised to $68 from $63 at RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Jon Arfstrom raised his price target on Western Alliance to $68 and kept his Outperform rating after "another good quarter" of "strong revenue, expense, and loan trends". The analyst adds that while deposit growth slowed in Q4, it should accelerate in 2018, saying the company remains a growth story with "strong return generation, positive operating leverage, and solid credit quality metrics".
03/06/18
LEHM
03/06/18
UPGRADE
Target $110
LEHM
Overweight
First Republic upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays
Barclays analyst Matthew Keating upgraded First Republic Bank (FRC) to Overweight and raised his price target for the shares to $110 from $93. The analyst makes First Republic his new Top Pick, replacing Western Alliance (WAL). He believes the impact of First Republic's "millennial strategies" on client household acquisition is underappreciated and that tax reform will not weigh the bank's businesses. Further, Keating expects above average earnings growth in 2019 and beyond.
03/21/18
UBSW
03/21/18
INITIATION
UBSW
Buy
Western Alliance initiated with a Buy at UBS
03/22/18
UBSW
03/22/18
INITIATION
Target $70
UBSW
Buy
Western Alliance initiated with a Buy at UBS
UBS analyst Brock Vandervliet started Western Alliance with a Buy rating and $70 price target. The analyst rolled out coverage last night on the Mid-Cap Banks. He sees performance differentiation "playing out more starkly" than investors may expect with "increasingly advantaged and disadvantaged participants."
FCB FCB Financial
$61.60

0.2 (0.33%)

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RBCM
07/17/17
INITIATION
RBCM
Outperform
FCB Financial initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Jake Civiello says that FCB has "an attractive opportunity" for "strong loan generation in Florida." Target $56.
02/07/18
DBAB
02/07/18
UPGRADE
Target $73
DBAB
Buy
East West Bancorp upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Dave Rochester upgraded East West Bancorp (EWBC) to Buy and raised his price target for the shares to $73 from $62. The analyst believes stronger than peer earnings growth should support premium multiples. He sees excess capital generation as an upside driver to earnings and the dividend. Rochester's top picks in the Mid Cap Banks space are FCB Financial (FCB) and Great Western (GWB).
03/21/18
UBSW
03/21/18
INITIATION
UBSW
Sell
FCB Financial initiated with a Sell at UBS
03/22/18
UBSW
03/22/18
INITIATION
Target $48
UBSW
Sell
FCB Financial initiated with a Sell at UBS
UBS analyst Brock Vandervliet started FCB Financial with a Sell rating and $48 price target. The analyst rolled out coverage last night on the Mid-Cap Banks. He sees performance differentiation "playing out more starkly" than investors may expect with "increasingly advantaged and disadvantaged participants."

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Ensign Group

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MediciNova

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Goldman Sachs

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NTIP

Network-1 Technologies

$3.00

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Synaptics

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Walgreens Boots Alliance

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Prothena

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Anika Therapeutics

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Starbucks

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General Electric

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SandRidge Energy

$17.03

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, IEP

Icahn Enterprises

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Trillium Therapeutics

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AT&T

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AAL

American Airlines

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Walgreens Boots Alliance

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