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FITB

Fifth Third

$31.15

-0.12 (-0.38%)

, MBFI

MB Financial

$50.05

-0.18 (-0.36%)

08:22
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Fifth Third initiated with a Buy at Argus

Argus analyst Stephen Biggar initiated Fifth Third (FITB) with a Buy rating and a price target of $36, citing its strong fee-based income in asset management, sound credit quality, and above-peer efficiency ratio. The analyst further notes that while the bank's credit loan growth has been constrained, its net interest margins rose 8bps in the most recent quarter amid the rising interest rate environment, and he expects that trend to produce a high single-digit growth in net interest income this year. Biggar points to Fifth Third's recent acquisition announcement of MB Financial (MBFI) as a further catalyst, expanding its position with "significant retail and commercial assets in the Chicago" while boosting its earnings by 7% in the second year after the closing.

FITB

Fifth Third

$31.15

-0.12 (-0.38%)

MBFI

MB Financial

$50.05

-0.18 (-0.36%)

FITB Fifth Third
$31.15

-0.12 (-0.38%)

05/22/18
BARD
05/22/18
UPGRADE
Target $32
BARD
Neutral
Fifth Third upgraded to Neutral at Baird
As reported previously, Baird analyst David George upgraded Fifth Third (FITB) to Neutral from Underperform citing his view that the deal with MB Financial (MBFI) will keep the downside limited due to valuation and sentiment now being cautious. George maintained his $32 price target on Fifth Third shares.
05/22/18
MACQ
05/22/18
UPGRADE
Target $32
MACQ
Neutral
Fifth Third MB Financial upgraded to Neutral at Macquarie
As previously reported, Macquarie upgraded Fifth Third (FITB) to Neutral from Underperform with a $32 price target. Analyst David Konrad said Fifth Third's acquisition of MB Financial (MBFI) provides not only scale but a valuable and respected commercial banking platform and expects the deal to add over 5% to 2020 earnings and drive 200bps of ROTCE to 17%.
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On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Macy's (M) upgraded to Positive from Neutral at Susquehanna with analyst Bill Dreher saying he believes the company's initiatives will generate "significant and unexpectedly strong" operating leverage, leading to what he expects to be a "parade" of beat and raise quarterly reports. 2. Fifth Third (FITB) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Baird ant to Neutral from Underperform at Macquarie. 3. AB InBev (BUD) upgraded to Sector Perform from Underperform at RBC Capital with analyst James Jones saying while margin growth may be elusive without volume growth, InBev profitability is likely to be "defendable" given the local nature of its brewing, where "economies of scale in production, marketing and distribution are most evident." 4. Comstock Resources (CRK) upgraded to Equalweight from Underweight at Capital One. 5. IHS Markit (INFO) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie with analyst Hamzah Mazari saying the Ipreo deal will drive IHS' organic growth to 5%-7% from 4%-6% and expects buybacks to resume following deleveraging below 3x in 2H 2019, combined with the divestiture of MarkitSERV. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
06/04/18
RHCO
06/04/18
DOWNGRADE
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RHCO
Hold
MB Financial downgraded to Hold from Buy at SunTrust
SunTrust analyst Michael Young downgraded MB Financial (MBFI) to Hold from Buy due to the pending acquisition by Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB). He raised his price target to $52 from $48 based on the announced acquisition terms.
MBFI MB Financial
$50.05

-0.18 (-0.36%)

06/01/18
RHCO
06/01/18
DOWNGRADE
RHCO
Hold
MB Financial downgraded to Hold from Buy at SunTrust
06/08/18
SPHN
06/08/18
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SPHN
Equal Weight
First Midwest downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Stephens
Stephens analyst Terry McEvoy downgraded First Midwest (FMBI) to Equal Weight from Overweight, stating that he feels that First Midwest has benefited from speculation around the potential for a future sale since the announcement of MB Financial's (MBFI) sale to a large regional bank. While First Midwest still stands to benefit from MB-related market disruption, the impacts won't be felt until 2019 and First Midwest "isn't selling anytime soon," McEvoy tells investors. He maintains his $28 price target on First Midwest shares.

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