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Franklin Resources

$28.35

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Franklin Templeton to acquire Benefit Street Partners; terms not disclosed

Franklin Resources, a global investment management organization operating as Franklin Templeton Investments, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Benefit Street Partners L.L.C., an alternative credit manager with approximately $26B in assets under management as of September 30, 2018. This transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and we anticipate the transaction will close in Franklin Templeton's second quarter of fiscal 2019. Following the acquisition, Franklin Templeton's alternative offerings will represent more than $40B in assets under management.

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BEN Franklin Resources
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Check out today's top analyst calls from around Wall Street, compiled by The Fly. ANALYSTS WEIGH IN ON MICRON: Despite recent softness in DRAM spot pricing, the more appropriate metric for Micron Technology (MU) investors to focus on is gross margin, Deutsche Bank analyst Sidney Ho said. On gross margin, the analyst sees Micron benefiting from "solid cost improvement through technology transition" in fiscal 2019. Further, he believes the DRAM market has become more diverse, which should help offset temporary weakness in any given end market. As the company continues to execute on its technology roadmap and delivers solid operating results, Ho expects Micron's stock valuation to re-rate. He kept a Buy rating and $80 price target on Micron. However, Baird analyst Tristan Gerra said Micron is no longer a top large-cap idea, citing its valuation and the likelihood gross margins may be nearing their peak. He also noted DRAM pricing is likely peaking and NAND is in significant oversupply. Gerra maintained an Outperform rating but lowered his price target to $75 from $100 on Micron shares. ARGUS UPGRADES PG&E TO BUY: Argus analyst Jacob Kilstein upgraded PG&E (PCG) to Buy from Hold with a price target of $54, saying the company's recent California legislative victory will reduce its liability for last year's wildfire as its earnings outlook improves. Kilstein further anticipates PG&E to announce a timeline regarding its dividend reinstatement after being forced to suspend its quarterly payout on concerns about its potential wildfire damage responsibility estimated as high as $12B. NORTHLAND DOWNGRADES TILRAY TO MARKET PERFORM: Northland analyst Mike Grondahl downgraded Tilray (TLRY) to Market Perform from Outperform. While he continues to see the company playing a "huge role" in the recreational-use cannabis market in Canada and other countries and the medical market in Europe, he also believes the risk/reward is far more balanced following the recent "massive" move in the stock. JPMORGAN CUTS FRANKLIN RESOURCES TO UNDERWEIGHT: JPMorgan analyst Kenneth Worthington downgraded Franklin Resources (BEN) to Underweight from Neutral and lowered his price target for the shares to $29 from $32. The analyst believes the more recent weakness in emerging markets, and in particular in emerging market debt, will weigh on both Franklin's organic growth and earnings potential. He thinks challenges in emerging markets put additional pressure on "an already challenging growth story characterized by weak fund performance, significant outflows, and declining margins." Worthington continues to have a negative view on the asset management sector.
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On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Histogenics (HSGX) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BTIG with analyst Ryan Zimmerman citing Histogenics announcement that its Phase 3 trial comparing NeoCart to microfracture surgery missed its primary endpoint. 2. Chevron (CVX) and ConocoPhillips (COP) were downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill. 3. Franklin Resources (BEN) downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at JPMorgan with analyst Kenneth Worthington saying he believes the more recent weakness in emerging markets, and in particular in emerging market debt, will weigh on both Franklin's organic growth and earnings potential. 4. HealthEquity (HQY) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill with analyst Allen Lutz saying recent share strength fully discounts upside from interest rates and potential upside from a proposed Senate HSA bill that could add 10-15% to industry AUM. 5. Rio Tinto (RIO) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Investec. 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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JPMorgan downgrades Franklin Resources to Underweight with $29 price target
JPMorgan analyst Kenneth Worthington downgraded Franklin Resources to Underweight from Neutral and lowered his price target for the shares to $29 from $32. The analyst believes the more recent weakness in emerging markets, and in particular in emerging market debt, will weigh on both Franklin's organic growth and earnings potential. He thinks challenges in emerging markets put additional pressure on "an already challenging growth story characterized by weak fund performance, significant outflows, and declining margins." Worthington continues to have a negative view on the asset management sector.
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Franklin Resources downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Kenneth Worthington downgraded Franklin Resources to Underweight and lowered his price target for the shares to $29 from $32.

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Yelp

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Circor

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Payment Data Systems

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MetLife

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CIR

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