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BLK

BlackRock

$415.08

-1.92 (-0.46%)

, APO

Apollo Global

$27.93

-0.07 (-0.25%)

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BlackRock, Varde to make rival offers for Banca Carige, Reuters reports

Varde Partners and BlackRock (BLK) intend to submit rival offers for Italian bank Banca Carige by mid-April, Reuters' Andrea Mandala and Gianluca Semeraro report, citing three sources close to the matter. The European Central Bank earlier this year placed the Italian lender under special administration and asked it to find a buyer to fend off the risk of state intervention, the authors note. The bank has said it has to raise roughly $713M in capital after reporting a major loss last year, the authors say. BlackRock is especially interested in Carige's bad loans and in its private banking business Banca Cesare Ponti, Mandala and Semeraro report. Meanwhile, Apollo Global (APO), which already owns the bank's insurance arms, had initially expressed an interest in acquiring the bank, but has now pulled out, the authors note. Reference Link

BLK

BlackRock

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APO

Apollo Global

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BLK BlackRock
$415.08

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03/14/19
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03/14/19
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BlackRock price target raised to $490 from $472 at Barclays
Barclays analyst Jeremy Campbell raised his price target for BlackRock to $490 from $472 citing recent increases in assets under management. The analyst keeps an Overweight rating on the shares.
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Fly Intel: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Nvidia (NVDA) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS with analyst Timothy Arcuri saying the 20% fiscal Q4 revenue miss preannounced and the stock drop "finally sets the stage for a new positive revision cycle starting this summer." 2. American Express (AXP) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Atlantic Equities. 3. BlackRock (BLK) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies with analyst Daniel Fannon saying it is benefiting from both structural shifts in investor behavior as well as secular trends and he believes the company can continue to deliver industry leading organic growth and capital return. 4. British American Tobacco (BTI) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray with analyst Michael Lavery saying he views the stock's valuation as attractive at current levels and feels "modestly more comfortable" with Glo's patent litigation risk in Japan. 5. 3D Systems (DDD) and Stratasys (SSYS) were upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray. 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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BlackRock upgraded to Buy on continued industry-leading growth at Jefferies
As previously reported, Jefferies analyst Daniel Fannon upgraded BlackRock to Buy from Hold, stating that it is benefiting from both structural shifts in investor behavior as well as secular trends and he believes the company can continue to deliver industry leading organic growth and capital return. Given the reset in earnings expectations, Fannon argues that the current risk/reward "is as attractive as it has been in 4 years." He raised his price target on BlackRock shares to $468 from $427.
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BlackRock upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Daniel Fannon upgraded BlackRock to Buy from Hold.
APO Apollo Global
$27.93

-0.07 (-0.25%)

01/14/19
JPMS
01/14/19
DOWNGRADE
Target $22
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Arconic downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Michael Gambardella downgraded Arconic (ARNC) to Neutral and lowered his price target for the shares to $22 from $24. The analyst cites valuation for the downgrade. The shares are gradually pricing in a buyout, which is appropriate, Gambardella tells investors in a research note. Bloomberg on January 2 reported that Apollo Global (APO) in talks to buy Arconic for $22 per share.
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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. Apple (AAPL) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Guggenheim with analyst Robert Cihra saying the average selling price of the iPhone has increased a "dramatic" $220, or 40%, over the past 10 years, reflecting its "growing value to both consumer and business markets." 2. Kellogg (K) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan with analyst Ken Goldman saying that while nothing at the company's investor day "necessarily disappointed" him, he also did not gain "much comfort that the bottom-line turnaround would be swift." 3. Apollo Global (APO) and Carlyle Group (CG) were downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley. 4. Conagra Brands (CAG) downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Bernstein with analyst Alexia Howard saying the frozen category has experienced positive growth over the past year, largely led by new product innovation from Conagra and Pinnacle Foods, but this now seems to be running out of steam. 5. Tenneco (TEN) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Armintas Sinkevicius citing its elevated leverage and limited free cash flow conversion in what he views as an increasingly uncertain environment for auto suppliers. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
11/14/18
MSCO
11/14/18
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Equal Weight
Morgan Stanley downgrades Apollo Global and Carlyle, favors brokers late cycle
As previously reported, Morgan Stanley analyst Michael Cyprys downgraded Apollo Global (APO) and Carlyle Group (CG), each to Equal Weight from Overweight, stating that he sees growing risk to portfolio harvesting and dividends and favors discount brokers in a more volatile, late cycle environment. On Apollo, he said he now has less conviction that cash performance fees can accelerate over the next 12 months given the more volatile market backdrop. On Carlyle, he sees risk to growing cash performance fees with increased market volatility. Cyprys lowered his price target on Apollo shares to $34 from $42 and cut his price target on Carlyle shares to $23 from $31.
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MSCO
11/14/18
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Morgan Stanley upgrades TD Ameritrade, favors brokers late cycle
As previously reported, Morgan Stanley analyst Michael Cyprys upgraded TD Ameritrade (AMTD) to Overweight from Equal Weight, stating that he favors discount brokers in a more volatile, late cycle environment. Among the group, TD Ameritrade has the most countercyclical revenue streams, with 27% of revenue tied to trading commissions that tend to spike in volatile environments, Cyprys tells investors. He raised his price target on TD Ameritrade shares to $65 from $61. Cyprys, who also sees growing risk to portfolio harvesting and dividends, lowered his ratings on alternative asset managers Apollo Global (APO) and Carlyle Group (CG), each to Equal Weight.

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Eros International

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LMT

Lockheed Martin

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COP

ConocoPhillips

$67.23

0.245 (0.37%)

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LYFT

Lyft

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0.28 (0.46%)

, QCOM

Qualcomm

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4.2 (5.12%)

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SCON

Superconductor Technologies

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0.2 (13.25%)

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LMT

Lockheed Martin

$335.50

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Hormel Foods

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KSS

Kohl's

$72.84

5.41 (8.02%)

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Amazon.com

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LMT

Lockheed Martin

$333.58

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XRX

Xerox

$34.17

0.35 (1.03%)

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AXL

American Axle

$15.52

0.03 (0.19%)

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CVE

Cenovus Energy

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