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USNA

Usana

$79.40

2.725 (3.55%)

, LION

Fidelity Southern

$31.24

0.12 (0.39%)

04:55
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Usana to replace Fidelity Southern in S&P 600 at open on 7/1

Ameris Bancorp (ABCB) is acquiring Fidelity Southern (LION) in a deal expected to be completed on or about that date pending final conditions.

USNA

Usana

$79.40

2.725 (3.55%)

LION

Fidelity Southern

$31.24

0.12 (0.39%)

ABCB

Ameris Bancorp

$39.17

0.24 (0.62%)

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USNA Usana
$79.40

2.725 (3.55%)

10/24/18
PIVT
10/24/18
UPGRADE
Target $135
PIVT
Buy
Pivotal upgrades Usana to Buy on 'impressive' sales momentum
Pivotal Research analyst Timothy Ramey upgraded Usana to Buy from Hold with an unchanged price target of $135. The company is seeing "impressive" sales momentum following the "blow-out" Q3 results, Ramey tells investors in a research note. The analyst won't be surprised if Usana "gains momentum as it rolls into 2019" and he points out the stock is down about 30% from summer highs.
10/25/18
SIDC
10/25/18
UPGRADE
SIDC
Buy
Usana upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Sidoti
04/03/19
STFL
04/03/19
NO CHANGE
Target $43
STFL
Sell
Stifel reiterates Sell rating on Nu Skin after Usana profit warning
After Usana (USNA) announced softer than expected preliminary Q1 results, which it attributed to sales in China and unfavorable media coverage on the direct selling industry there, Stifel analyst Mark Astrachan reiterated his Sell rating and $43 price target on shares of competitor Nu Skin (NUS). Despite Nu Skin having less exposure to nutrition than Usana, Astrachan continues to worry about increasing scrutiny on Nu Skin and thinks the potential for a more thorough investigation by the Chinese government remains a risk.
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TIGR
04/16/19
INITIATION
TIGR
Buy
Usana initiated with a Buy at Tigress Financial
Tigress Financial analyst Ivan Feinseth initiated Usana with a Buy rating, citing his view of its strong sales growth trends and strong innovation pipeline. He believes the inherent operating leverage in its direct selling model will continue to drive increased return on capital and profits and views the recent pullback in the stock as a buying opportunity.
LION Fidelity Southern
$31.24

0.12 (0.39%)

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.
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.
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.
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SPHN
05/15/19
NO CHANGE
SPHN
Stephens replaces CenterState with Ameris as 2019 Best Idea
Stephens analyst Tyler Stafford made Ameris Bancorp (ABCB) his new 2019 Best Idea, replacing CenterState Bank (CSFL). Ameris' current valuation is "entirely too cheap" considering its "meaningful tailwinds and favorable outlook" for the remainder of 2019, Stafford tells investors in a research note. The analyst sees the company's "already impressive" profitability profile accelerating even further with the Fidelity Southern (LION) deal. He has an Overweight rating on Ameris with a $52 price target.
ABCB Ameris Bancorp
$39.17

0.24 (0.62%)

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RHCO
01/29/19
UPGRADE
RHCO
Buy
Ameris Bancorp upgraded to Buy from Hold at SunTrust

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Qualcomm

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AN

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AN

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Crane

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Crane

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AN

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STLD

Steel Dynamics

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FBMS

First Bancshares

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