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ABCB

Ameris Bancorp

$38.99

0.7 (1.83%)

, CSFL

CenterState Bank

$26.49

0.38 (1.46%)

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Gulf Coast Bank Trip travels from New Orleans, LA to Boca Raton, FL meeting with various regional banking executives on February 12-13.

ABCB

Ameris Bancorp

$38.99

0.7 (1.83%)

CSFL

CenterState Bank

$26.49

0.38 (1.46%)

HWC

Hancock Whitney

$41.88

0.21 (0.50%)

IBKC

Iberiabank

$77.62

0.91 (1.19%)

SBCF

Seacoast Banking

$29.00

0.3 (1.05%)

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ABCB Ameris Bancorp
$38.99

0.7 (1.83%)

12/19/18
SDLR
12/19/18
UPGRADE
Target $33
SDLR
Buy
Fidelity Southern upgraded to Buy from Hold at Sandler O'Neill
Sandler O'Neill analyst Casey Whitman upgraded Fidelity Southern (LION) to Buy from Hold, stating that he thinks the rationale to combine with Ameris Bancorp (ABCB) "makes a lot of sense" given Fidelity's solid deposit base and scarcity value in Altanta. Whitman thinks Ameris is paying a reasonable price and Fidelity shareholders are receiving valuable consideration, making the deal "a win for both sides." Given the all-stock deal, he raised his price target on Fidelity Southern to $33 from $25 to reflect the conversion rate and his $41 price target for Ameris shares.
12/19/18
SDLR
12/19/18
UPGRADE
Target $41
SDLR
Buy
Ameris Bancorp upgraded to Buy from Hold at Sandler O'Neill
Sandler O'Neill analyst Casey Whitman upgraded Ameris Bancorp (ABCB) to Buy from Hold stating that the pullback has been severe enough that he believes that it is time to buy with the stock now down 43% over the last six months. Even based on estimates that are more conservative than the Street, Whitman sees the company generating EPS growth of 24% in 2019, he noted. Remarking on the company's agreement to acquire Fidelity Southern (LION), Whitman said the deal was a surprise but he thinks it makes sense to combine these two banks given Fidelity's valuable lower-costing core deposit base centered in Atlanta. The analyst, who also sees an opportunity for scale and efficiency in the mortgage segment, has a $41 price target on Ameris shares.
01/29/19
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01/29/19
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RHCO
Buy
Ameris Bancorp upgraded to Buy from Hold at SunTrust
01/29/19
RHCO
01/29/19
UPGRADE
Target $48
RHCO
Buy
Ameris Bancorp upgraded to Buy from Hold at SunTrust
SunTrust analyst Jennifer Demba upgraded Ameris Bancorp (ABCB) to Buy and raises her price target to $48 from $36. The analyst notes that the acquisition of Fidelity Southern (LION) announced last month will give it a "significant deposit platform in economically vibrant Atlanta, reduce its cost of funds and further improve efficiency." Demba adds that she is less concerned with the latter's rate of loan growth, noting that although the management targets an expansion of over 10%, it has also promised to maintain the bank's underwriting standards.
CSFL CenterState Bank
$26.49

0.38 (1.46%)

01/24/19
BMUR
01/24/19
NO CHANGE
Target $30
BMUR
Buy
Brean Capital says CenterState Bank discount unwarranted given favorable outlook
Brean Capital analyst Blair Brantley noted CenterState Bank had a solid finish to the year with favorable operating prospects and a discounted earnings multiple, which he sees positioning the shares for relative outperformance. Brantley reiterated his Buy rating and $30 price target on CenterState Bank shares.
01/07/19
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01/07/19
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RAJA
Outperform
CenterState Bank upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James
01/02/19
SPHN
01/02/19
NO CHANGE
SPHN
CBS, Global Payments, Union Pacific among Stephens' best ideas for 2019
Stephens released its Best Ideas list for 2019, noting that over the last 13 years its Best Ideas list has outperformed the Russell 2000 by an average of 300 bps. Of note, six of the firm's 30 analysts listed "cash" as their best idea for this year. Among the rest, the picks included: Landstar System (LSTR), Enova (ENVA), RealPage (RP), FMC Corporation (FMC), Avanos (AVNS), Knight-Swift (KNX), CBS (CBS), Vulcan Materials (VMC), Encompass Health (EHC), Watsco (WSO), Global Payments (GPN), O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY), NeoGenomics (NEO), Continental Resources (CLR), Union Pacific (UNP), Ametek (AME), Wintrust Financial (WTFC), Helmerich & Payne (HP), Penske Automotive (PAG), Signature Bank (SBNY), Noble Energy (NBL), Origin Bancorp (OBNK), GrubHub (GRUB) and CenterState Bank (CSFL).
12/31/18
BMUR
12/31/18
NO CHANGE
Target $30
BMUR
Buy
CenterState Bank named a top pick for 2019 at Brean Capital
Brean Capital analyst Blair Brantley believes CenterState Bank is well positioned to outperform other banks given its recently enhanced Southeast franchise, attractive core funding base and capital flexibility. The company's "top-tier and diverse" earnings power along with its presence in some of the more demographically attractive operating markets in the Southeast position it to successfully navigate any potential economic headwinds while still producing "respectable" earnings growth, Brantley tells investors in a research note. As such, CenterState is one of his firm's top picks for 2019. The analyst trimmed his price target for the shares to $30 from $31 and keeps a Buy rating on the name.
HWC Hancock Whitney
$41.88

0.21 (0.50%)

12/06/18
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12/06/18
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FIGP
Outperform
Hancock Whitney upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Fig Partners
08/23/18
JEFF
08/23/18
NO CHANGE
JEFF
Jefferies identifies six potential takeover targets for BB&T
Following BB&T's (BBT) recent bank comments regarding acquisitions and clarifications of its parameters, Jefferies analyst Ken Usdin identified six regional banks as potential takeover targets: BancorpSouth (BXS), First Horizon (FHN), Hancock Whitney (HWC), Iberiabank (IBKC), Pinnacle Financial (PNFP) and United Bankshares (UBSI). First Horizon and Iberiabank "look the best-fitting solely from a number perspective," Usdin tells investors in a research note. The analyst believes BB&T could pay "sizable control premiums" for both, namely 28% Iberiabank and 15% for First Horizon, while achieving earnings accretion in year one.
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01/07/19
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Outperform
Hancock Whitney downgraded to Outperform from Strong Buy at Raymond James
07/19/18
SPHN
07/19/18
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Target $59
SPHN
Overweight
Stephens upgrades Hancock Whitney to Overweight on improved credit trends
Stephens analyst Matt Olney upgraded Hancock Whitney to Overweight from Equal Weight and raised his price target for the shares to $59 from $54. The analyst is encouraged by the company's Q2 results due to improved credit trends, lower deposit beta and "continued steady" organic loan growth. He also believes Hancock's updated guidance around core net interest margin and additional credit recovery is positive. Hancock Whitney is unlikely to do a larger dilutive acquisition in the near-term and its deposit franchise is underappreciated, Olney tells investors in a research note.
IBKC Iberiabank
$77.62

0.91 (1.19%)

01/28/19
RHCO
01/28/19
NO CHANGE
Target $92
RHCO
Buy
Iberiabank price target raised to $92 from $85 at SunTrust
SunTrust analyst Jennifer Demba raised her price target on Iberiabank to $92 to reflect the rise in regional banks' valuations and also kept her Buy rating after its Q4 earnings beat. The analyst points to the company's spread income improvement, with net interest margins growing by 7bps sequentially and average loans growing by 4% annualized. Demba adds that the focus of Iberiabank management on profitability improvement and expense control makes its 2019 guidance "realistic".
01/28/19
SPHN
01/28/19
NO CHANGE
Target $91
SPHN
Overweight
Iberiabank price target raised to $91 from $85 at Stephens
Stephens analyst Matt Olney said he believes Iberiabank's updated 2019 guidance looks conservative and "very attainable," adding that he expects the company to remain active throughout the year in repurchasing shares. He raised his price target on Iberiabank to $91 from $85 and keeps an Overweight rating on the stock.
12/19/18
SPHN
12/19/18
UPGRADE
Target $85
SPHN
Overweight
Iberiabank upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Stephens
Stephens analyst Matt Olney upgraded Iberiabank (IBKC) to Overweight from Equal Weight as he believes the bank to be among a group of Southwest banking peers that offer attractive positioning in line with a more defensive sentiment. Regional credit trends remain excellent in the Southwest region, noted Olney, who adds that he believes Iberiabank is refocusing its strategy towards capital return to shareholders. He raised his price target on Iberiabank shares to $85 from $78. He also upgraded peers UMB Financial (UMBF) and Guaranty Bancshares (GNTY) this morning.
12/19/18
SPHN
12/19/18
UPGRADE
Target $75
SPHN
Overweight
UMB Financial upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Stephens
Stephens analyst Matt Olney upgraded UMB Financial (UMBF) to Overweight from Equal Weight as he believes the bank to be among a group of Southwest banking peers that offer attractive positioning in line with a more defensive sentiment. Regional credit trends remain excellent in the Southwest region, noted Olney, who adds that he feels UMB's consensus EPS forecasts are "reasonable with limited downside." He raised his price target on UMB Financial shares to $75 from $70. He also upgraded peers Iberiabank (IBKC) and Guaranty Bancshares (GNTY) this morning.
SBCF Seacoast Banking
$29.00

0.3 (1.05%)

01/22/19
RILY
01/22/19
NO CHANGE
Target $68
RILY
Buy
B. Riley FBR adds Preferred Bank to Alpha Generator list, removes Seacoast
B. Riley FBR analyst Steve Moss added Preferred Bank (PFBC) to his firm's Alpha Generator list while removing Seacoast Banking (SBCF). Preferred shares trade at a 29% discount to peers, but should trade in line given its "strong" profitability, double-digit earnings growth and "well-controlled" expenses, Moss tells investors in a research note. He keeps a Buy rating on Preferred Bank with a $68 price target.
01/02/19
HOVD
01/02/19
DOWNGRADE
HOVD
Market Perform
Seacoast Banking downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Hovde Group
11/15/18
RAJA
11/15/18
UPGRADE
RAJA
Outperform
Seacoast Banking upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James
01/25/19
FIGP
01/25/19
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FIGP
Market Perform
Seacoast Banking downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Fig Partners

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LBY

Libbey

$5.75

0.15 (2.68%)

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3.11 (1.35%)

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3.11 (1.35%)

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NTES

NetEase

$232.66

3.11 (1.35%)

18:04
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NetEase reports Q4 EPS $2.66, consensus $1.54 »

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LEE

Lee Enterprises

$2.61

0.01 (0.38%)

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Lee Enterprises board approves $10M stock repurchase program »

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KRNY

Kearny Financial

$13.48

-0.01 (-0.07%)

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Kearny Financial raises quarterly dividend to 6c per share from 5c »

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Copart

$53.43

0.11 (0.21%)

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CE

Celanese

$102.65

1.71 (1.69%)

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Copart

$53.43

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Copart reports Q2 EPS 55c, consensus 51c »

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WPG

Washington Prime

$5.77

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Breaking Earnings news story on Washington Prime »

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CPA

Copa Holdings

$89.89

-0.8 (-0.88%)

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General Electric

$10.10

-0.03 (-0.30%)

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Copa Airlines picks GE Aviation for digital records management »

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$10.10

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BA

Boeing

$421.61

5.21 (1.25%)

ERJ

Embraer

$20.52

-0.14 (-0.68%)

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WPG

Washington Prime

$5.77

(0.00%)

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Washington Prime reports Q4 AFFO 38c, one estimate 39c »

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RMAX

RE/MAX Holdings

$40.54

0.11 (0.27%)

17:48
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RE/MAX Holdings raises quarterly dividend 5% to 21c per share »

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MSA

MSA Safety

$100.06

-1.13 (-1.12%)

17:46
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MSA Safety reports Q4 adjusted EPS $1.27, consensus $1.27 »

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TFX

Teleflex

$286.65

4.57 (1.62%)

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Premier

$38.05

-0.03 (-0.08%)

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$286.65

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Premier

$38.05

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AGI

Alamos Gold

$4.87

0.05 (1.04%)

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Alamos Gold reports Q4 adjusted EPS 1c, consensus 6c »

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NTR

Nutrien

$54.43

1.075 (2.02%)

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Nutrien intends to renew share repurchase program »

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AKRX

Akorn

$4.03

-0.42 (-9.44%)

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Fresenius SE

$0.00

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$4.03

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Fresenius SE

$0.00

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MESO

Mesoblast

$4.28

0.13 (3.13%)

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Mesoblast reports 1H19 $44.1M loss versus 1H18 profit of $6.7M »

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KODK

Kodak

$3.03

-0.045 (-1.47%)

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Kodak names Jim Continenza executive chairman »

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MIC

Macquarie Infrastructure

$43.17

-0.2 (-0.46%)

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Macquarie Infrastructure sees FY19 EBITDA $610M-$635M vs. $601.9M last year »

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MIC

Macquarie Infrastructure

$43.17

-0.2 (-0.46%)

17:19
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Macquarie Infrastructure reports Q4 adj. EBITDA $152.4M vs. $159.6M last year »

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CAKE

Cheesecake Factory

$46.42

-0.07 (-0.15%)

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Breaking Hot Stocks news story on Cheesecake Factory »

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CAKE

Cheesecake Factory

$46.42

-0.07 (-0.15%)

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Cheesecake Factory sees Q1 adjusted EPS 58c-62c, consensus 61c »

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HTBK

Heritage Commerce

$14.17

0.17 (1.21%)

17:15
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Heritage Commerce director Robert Moles sells almost 50K shares »

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