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SCHW

Charles Schwab

$35.23

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E-Trade

$36.69

-0.52 (-1.40%)

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Jefferies says Schwab best positioned discount broker after commission cuts

Jefferies analyst Daniel Fannon said following last week's commission cut announcements that he views Charles Schwab (SCHW) as the best positioned discount broker to capitalize on trends in the industry toward fee-based advice and advisors going independent. Interest rates will "push around near-term profitability," but he believes Schwab's net new asset growth is poised to remain industry-leading, Fannon said. Among publicly traded companies in the space, Fannon still views E-Trade (ETFC) as the most likely M&A candidate, he added. Given the recent commission cuts, he lowered his price target on Schwab shares to $43 from $49, lowered his price target on E-Trade to $44 from $54 and cut his price target on TD Ameritrade (AMTD) to $36 from $55. Fannon has Buy ratings on the first two stocks mentioned and a Hold rating on TD Ameritrade.

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AMTD

TD Ameritrade

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SCHW Charles Schwab
$35.23

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10/02/19
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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. Charles Schwab (SCHW), TD Ameritrade (AMTD), and E-Trade (ETFC) double-downgraded to Underweight from Overweight at Barclays. 2. Monster Beverage (MNST) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Guggenheim with analyst Laurent Grandet citing his view that the stock will be range-bound until the market can better gauge the impact of the upcoming U.S. launch of Coca-Cola (KO) Energy, which is planned for January. 3. Vermilion Energy (VET) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at National Bank. 4. Activision Blizzard (ATVI) downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Bernstein with analyst Todd Juenger saying he cannot reconcile the current stock price with the company's risk-adjusted fundamentals. 5. Louisiana-Pacific (LPX) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Longbow with analyst Garik Shmois saying oriented strand board pricing hasn't accelerated as quickly as we previously anticipated. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
10/03/19
WELS
10/03/19
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Market Perform
Charles Schwab downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst Christopher Harris downgraded Charles Schwab to Market Perform from Outperform and lowered his price target for the shares to $38 from $50.
10/03/19
WELS
10/03/19
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Underperform
Wells Fargo downgrades E-Brokers after material commission cuts
Wells Fargo analyst Christopher Harris double downgraded TD Ameritrade (AMTD) to Underperform from Outperform and downgraded both E-Trade Financial (ETFC) and Charles Schwab (SCHW) to Market Perform from Outperform. He also reducing his rating on the Broker coverage sector to Market Weight from Overweight. Harris maintains an Underperform rating on Interactive Brokers (IBKR). While admitting he doesn't like to lower ratings a material event, namely the reduction of certain trading commission rates to zero, the analyst believes that "identifying a bull case for this group now has become very difficult." Organic growth is slowing, interest rates are declining and "significant chunks of trading revenue are going away," Harris tells investors in a research note. The only positives he sees, other than the possibility of a short-term relief rally for the stocks, are likely expense cuts and stock buybacks. However, earnings benefits from those sort of actions don't deserve a very high multiple, contends Harris. His double downgrade of TD Ameritrade reflects the company's "current worst-in-class" earnings growth profile, corporate governance "missteps," and fewer idiosyncratic drivers of upside relative to peers.
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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. Tesla (TSLA) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at JMP Securities with analyst Joseph Osha saying that while the figures were not "significantly far off" from consensus, delivery unit growth was in low-single-digits with no indications of operational issues. 2. Charles Schwab (SCHW) and E-Trade (ETFC) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo while TD Ameritrade (AMTD) was downgraded to Underperform from Outperform. 3. Teligent (TLGT) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James with analyst Elliot Wilbur citing the announcement of a strategic review of assets that are non-core to the company's long-term strategy. 4. Insulet (PODD) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Guggenheim with analyst Chris Pasquale saying while he continues to see the company being competitively well positioned, he now sees the risk/reward as less attractive. 5. Delta Air Lines (DAL) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Buckingham. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
ETFC E-Trade
$36.69

-0.52 (-1.40%)

10/07/19
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10/07/19
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Buy
E-Trade upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS
UBS analyst Brennan Hawken upgraded E-Trade Financial to Buy from Neutral with a price target of $41, down from $45. The stock closed Friday up 75c to $36.40. While the company's earnings power has "clearly been diminished" by the trading commission price cuts, its customer value proposition has improved relative to peers, Hawken tells investors in a research note. E-Trade has a leading corporate services offering and active trader platform, yet the stock is trading at a wider discount to peers than its five-year average, adds the analyst. As a result, Hawken believes the stock offers the "most compelling path to value creation among the discount brokers."
10/07/19
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10/07/19
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UBSW
Neutral
TD Ameritrade downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS
UBS analyst Brennan Hawken downgraded TD Ameritrade (AMTD) to Neutral from Buy with a price target of $33, down from $40. While the earnings hit from trading commission price cuts has been reflected in TD Ameritrade shares, the stock is "very unlikely" to see a multiple recovery in the near-term given the "value destructive nature of the pricing actions," Hawken tells investors in a research note. Further, at a time of "dramatic industry upheaval," TD Ameritrade does not have a permanent CEO, adds the analyst. Hawken this morning also upgraded E-Trade Financial (ETFC) to Buy from Neutral.
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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. Match Group (MTCH) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Nomura Instinet and to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank. 2. Uber (UBER) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi with analyst Itay Michaeli saying the company's upcoming Q3 results should bring an acceleration in revenue growth and swing investment sentiment more favorably. 3. Arconic (ARNC) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan with analyst Seth Seifman saying he sees a "compelling" risk/reward profile following the stock's 8% decline in the past two weeks. 4. JetBlue (JBLU) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Buckingham with analyst Daniel McKenzie saying competitive capacity looks manageable at this point, but notes that his upgrade is likely "early," given IT initiatives that don't become material to revenue until the first quarter of 2020. 5. E-Trade (ETFC) and Moody's (MCO) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
AMTD TD Ameritrade
$33.40

-0.53 (-1.56%)

10/04/19
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TD acquisition of Ameritrade could now be very accretive, says RBC
Valuation was a large impediment in Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD) owning 100% of TD Ameritrade (AMTD) in the past but that appears to no longer be the case, RBC Capital analyst Darko Mihelic tells investors in a research note. Ameritrade's forward consensus price-to-earnings multiple has dropped to 9.8 times, which is near historical lows, the analyst points out. He calculates that a 20% cash, 80% stock purchase would be 2.1% dilutive to his 2021 earnings estimate for TD without any assumed synergies at a purchase price of $45 per share for Ameritrade. TD only needs to find more than C$320M of synergies in 2021 for the transaction to be accretive, adds Mihelic. The analyst believes 100% ownership of TD Ameritrade makes strategic sense notes that at current valuation levels, the acquisition "could be significantly accretive to TD." Mihelic has a Sector Perform rating on Toronto-Dominion shares with a C$80 price target, down from C$82.

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