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PRU

Prudential

$88.00

1.2 (1.38%)

, VOYA

Voya Financial

$53.29

0.24 (0.45%)

05:15
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05:15

Prudential downgraded to Buy from Conviction Buy at Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs analyst Alex Scott removed Prudential Financial (PRU) from his firm's Americas Conviction List while maintaining a Buy rating on the shares. The analyst also lowered his price target for the stock to $99 from $107. Voya Financial (VOYA) has a better ability to beat earnings estimates in the near term as well as in 2020 and 2021 relative to Prudential, Scott tells investors in a research note. While a good amount "near-term negativity" is already priced into Prudential, the shares do not have many catalysts in the next six months outside of earnings beats, adds the analyst. He sees a more challenging near-term setup for Prudential and shifts his conviction to Voya.

PRU

Prudential

$88.00

1.2 (1.38%)

VOYA

Voya Financial

$53.29

0.24 (0.45%)

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PRU Prudential
$88.00

1.2 (1.38%)

08/05/19
SBSH
08/05/19
DOWNGRADE
Target $94
SBSH
Neutral
Citi downgrades Prudential to Neutral on 'muted' earnings growth
Citi analyst Suneet Kamath downgraded Prudential to Neutral from Buy and lowered his price target for the shares to $94 from $112. The analyst sees "muted" earnings growth for Prudential over at least the next year or so. "In other words, our thesis has been interrupted," Kamath tells investors in a research note. He expects Prudential's normalized earnings and return on equity will be lower in 2019/2020 versus 2018.
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Fly Intel: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Williams (WMB) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Bernstein with analyst Jean Ann Salisbury saying as delays in LNG starts and surprising growth from the SW Marcellus/Utica and Haynesville she pulled her bearish gas thesis of half-cycle breakeven gas forward. 2. GlycoMimetics (GLYC) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies and SunTrust while being downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray. 3. Prudential (PRU) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citi with analyst Suneet Kamath saying he sees "muted" earnings growth for Prudential over at least the next year or so. 4. Mercer (MERC) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital with analyst Paul Quinn citing its Q2 earnings miss. 5. CDW (CDW) downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at JPMorgan with analyst Paul Coster citing valuation. 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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Prudential downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Atlantic Equities
09/12/19
GSCO
09/12/19
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Target $68
GSCO
Conviction Buy
Voya Financial upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman Sachs
Goldman Sachs analyst Alex Scott added Voya Financial (VOYA) to his firm's Americas Conviction List while maintaining a Buy rating on the shares. He also raised his price target for the shares to $68 from $59. Voya has a better ability to beat earnings estimates in the near term as well as in 2020 and 2021 relative to Prudential Financial (PRU), Scott tells investors in a research note. He believes expense reduction, share count reduction, and the addition of a large record keeping contract earn in can drive the upside for Voya.
VOYA Voya Financial
$53.29

0.24 (0.45%)

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SBSH
06/03/19
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Citi recommends focusing on pair trades in Life Insurance
Citi analyst Suneet Kamath believes investors should consider pair trades within the U.S. Life & Health Insurance space. The analyst favors Voya Financial (VOYA) over Principal Financial Group (PFG), Lincoln National (LNC) over Brighthouse Financial (BHF), and Reinsurance Group (RGA) over Aflac (AFL).
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Citi opens 'Negative Catalyst Watches' on MetLife and Prudential
Citi analyst Suneet Kamath opened "Negative Catalyst Watches" on both MetLife (MET) and Prudential (PRU). He believes 2020 consensus estimates look too high for Sell-rated MetLife. On Buy-rated Prudential, the analyst believes the company's Q2 assumption review could drive a charge in Individual Life and lower the segment's run-rate earnings power. Kamath favors "equity sensitive names" and stocks at "below average" valuation multiples into the Q2 earnings season, namely Ameriprise (AMP), Lincoln National (LNC) and Voya Financial (VOYA).
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MSCO
08/07/19
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Target $64
MSCO
Overweight
Voya target lowered to $64 at Morgan Stanley after 'somewhat disappointing' Q2
Morgan Stanley analyst Nigel Dally said he viewed Voya Financial's second quarter as "somewhat disappointing" after the company had been on a run of delivering strong EPS growth, solid ROE expansion and returning a substantial amount of capital to investors. However, most of the shortfall in core results in Q2 driven by adverse mortality, which should be temporary in nature, said Dally. He trimmed his price target on Voya shares to $64 from $66 but keeps an Overweight rating on the stock.

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