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Sterling Check appoints Judah Sokel as Vice President of Investor Relations » 07:19
10/25/21
10/25
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07:19
STER

Sterling Check

$25.99 /

+0.24 (+0.93%)

, JPM

JPMorgan

$171.79 /

+2.29 (+1.35%)

Sterling Check (STER)…

Sterling Check (STER) announced the appointment of Judah Sokel to the newly created role of Vice President of Investor Relations, effective October 25, 2021. Reporting to Peter Walker, Sterling's Chief Financial Officer, Judah will lead Sterling's investor relations strategy and oversee its relationships with the investment community. Judah joins Sterling from J.P. Morgan (JPM) , where he served as a Vice President in the Equity Research department.

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JPM JPMorgan
$171.79 /

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STER Sterling Check
$25.99 /

+0.24 (+0.93%)

10/18/21 William Blair
Sterling Check initiated with an Outperform at William Blair
10/18/21 JPMorgan
Sterling Check initiated with an Overweight at JPMorgan
10/18/21 Morgan Stanley
Sterling Check initiated with an Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
10/18/21 Baird
Sterling Check initiated with an Outperform at Baird
JPM JPMorgan
$171.79 /

+2.29 (+1.35%)

10/15/21 Barclays
JPMorgan price target raised to $193 from $187 at Barclays
10/14/21 BMO Capital
JPMorgan price target raised to $140 from $139 at BMO Capital
10/11/21 Jefferies
JPMorgan price target raised to $198 from $177 at Jefferies
07/14/21 Credit Suisse
JPMorgan price target raised to $177 from $170 at Credit Suisse
JPM JPMorgan
$171.79 /

+2.29 (+1.35%)

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JPM JPMorgan
$171.79 /

+2.29 (+1.35%)

STER Sterling Check
$25.99 /

+0.24 (+0.93%)

JPM JPMorgan
$171.79 /

+2.29 (+1.35%)

JPM JPMorgan
$171.79 /

+2.29 (+1.35%)

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Initiation
Sterling Check initiated with an Outperform at William Blair » 08:15
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STER

Sterling Check

$25.49 /

+0.49 (+1.96%)

William Blair analyst…

William Blair analyst Andrew Nicholas initiated coverage of Sterling Check with an Outperform rating and no price target. As a leading, global provider of technology-enabled background screening solutions, Sterling should benefit from a "sizable addressable market" growing solidly in the mid- to upper single digits, Nicholas tells investors in a research note. As the company builds a longer track record executing on its growth algorithm, the stock's multiple has the potential to expand to the same levels as its more established peer group, says the analyst.

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STER Sterling Check
$25.49 /

+0.49 (+1.96%)

10/18/21 JPMorgan
Sterling Check initiated with an Overweight at JPMorgan
10/18/21 Morgan Stanley
Sterling Check initiated with an Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
10/18/21 Baird
Sterling Check initiated with an Outperform at Baird
10/18/21 Stifel
Sterling Check initiated with a Buy at Stifel
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STER Sterling Check
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Initiation
Sterling Check initiated with an Overweight at JPMorgan » 07:34
10/18/21
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07:34
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STER

Sterling Check

$25.49 /

+0.49 (+1.96%)

JPMorgan analyst Andrew…

JPMorgan analyst Andrew Steinerman initiated coverage of Sterling Check with an Overweight rating and $30 price target, representing 17% upside potential. terling is a leading provider of pre-employment background screening that has been transforming under new management since 2018, Steinerman tells investors in a research note. He views management's 9%- 11% organic revenue growth with underlying margin expansion over the next 3-5 years as "reasonable and achievable."

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STER Sterling Check
$25.49 /

+0.49 (+1.96%)

10/18/21 Morgan Stanley
Sterling Check initiated with an Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
10/18/21 Baird
Sterling Check initiated with an Outperform at Baird
10/18/21 Stifel
Sterling Check initiated with a Buy at Stifel
10/18/21 Baird
Sterling Check initiated with an Outperform at Baird
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Initiation
Sterling Check initiated with an Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley » 07:27
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07:27
STER

Sterling Check

$25.49 /

+0.49 (+1.96%)

, FA

First Advantage

$20.64 /

-0.08 (-0.39%)

Morgan Stanley analyst…

Morgan Stanley analyst Toni Kaplan initiated coverage of Sterling Check (STER) with an Equal Weight rating and $28 price target. The "leading provider" in the background screening market with 8% revenue growth and 10% EBITDA growth trades at a "slight discount" to peer First Advantage (FA) and what Kaplan views as a "fair valuation," the analyst said.

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FA First Advantage
$20.64 /

-0.08 (-0.39%)

STER Sterling Check
$25.49 /

+0.49 (+1.96%)

10/18/21 Baird
Sterling Check initiated with an Outperform at Baird
10/18/21 Stifel
Sterling Check initiated with a Buy at Stifel
10/18/21 Baird
Sterling Check initiated with an Outperform at Baird
10/18/21 Wolfe Research
Sterling Check initiated with a Peer Perform at Wolfe Research
FA First Advantage
$20.64 /

-0.08 (-0.39%)

08/16/21 Citi
First Advantage price target raised to $28.50 from $25 at Citi
08/13/21 RBC Capital
First Advantage price target raised to $26 from $22 at RBC Capital
07/19/21 JPMorgan
First Advantage initiated with an Overweight at JPMorgan
FA First Advantage
$20.64 /

-0.08 (-0.39%)

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STER Sterling Check
$25.49 /

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FA First Advantage
$20.64 /

-0.08 (-0.39%)

Initiation
Sterling Check initiated with an Outperform at Baird » 07:14
10/18/21
10/18
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Sterling Check

$25.49 /

+0.49 (+1.96%)

Baird analyst Mark Marcon…

Baird analyst Mark Marcon initiated coverage of Sterling Check with an Outperform rating and $34 price target. The analyst said Sterling is a global leader gaining share in a growing, though fragmented, industry that is benefiting from multiple secular and cyclical drivers. Sterling's significant technology, scale, and service advantages translate to faster speed, higher accuracy, and better client satisfaction relative to mid and smaller tier players that serve majority of global market.

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STER Sterling Check
$25.49 /

+0.49 (+1.96%)

10/18/21 Stifel
Sterling Check initiated with a Buy at Stifel
10/18/21 Baird
Sterling Check initiated with an Outperform at Baird
10/18/21 Wolfe Research
Sterling Check initiated with a Peer Perform at Wolfe Research
10/18/21 KeyBanc
Sterling Check initiated with an Overweight at KeyBanc
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STER Sterling Check
$25.49 /

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Initiation
Sterling Check initiated with a Buy at Stifel » 07:04
10/18/21
10/18
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07:04
STER

Sterling Check

$25.49 /

+0.49 (+1.96%)

, FA

First Advantage

$20.64 /

-0.08 (-0.39%)

Stifel analyst Shlomo…

Stifel analyst Shlomo Rosenbaum initiated coverage of Sterling Check (STER) with a Buy rating and $30 price target. He expects Sterling to perform "very similarly" to First Advantage (FA), but he notes that the former trades at a discount to the latter and that he expects this valuation gap to close. He likes the company's market position and believes Sterling Check is poised for outsized organic growth for a sustained period, Rosenbaum added.

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FA First Advantage
$20.64 /

-0.08 (-0.39%)

STER Sterling Check
$25.49 /

+0.49 (+1.96%)

10/18/21 Baird
Sterling Check initiated with an Outperform at Baird
10/18/21 Wolfe Research
Sterling Check initiated with a Peer Perform at Wolfe Research
10/18/21 KeyBanc
Sterling Check initiated with an Overweight at KeyBanc
10/18/21 Goldman Sachs
Sterling Check initiated with a Buy at Goldman Sachs
FA First Advantage
$20.64 /

-0.08 (-0.39%)

08/16/21 Citi
First Advantage price target raised to $28.50 from $25 at Citi
08/13/21 RBC Capital
First Advantage price target raised to $26 from $22 at RBC Capital
07/19/21 JPMorgan
First Advantage initiated with an Overweight at JPMorgan
07/19/21 Jefferies
Jefferies starts First Advantage at Buy with $23 price target
FA First Advantage
$20.64 /

-0.08 (-0.39%)

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STER Sterling Check
$25.49 /

+0.49 (+1.96%)

FA First Advantage
$20.64 /

-0.08 (-0.39%)

Initiation
Sterling Check initiated with an Outperform at Baird » 06:42
10/18/21
10/18
06:42
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06:42
STER

Sterling Check

$25.49 /

+0.49 (+1.96%)

Baird analyst Mark Marcon…

Baird analyst Mark Marcon initiated coverage of Sterling Check with an Outperform rating and $34 price target.

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$25.49 /

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10/18/21 Wolfe Research
Sterling Check initiated with a Peer Perform at Wolfe Research
10/18/21 KeyBanc
Sterling Check initiated with an Overweight at KeyBanc
10/18/21 Goldman Sachs
Sterling Check initiated with a Buy at Goldman Sachs
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STER Sterling Check
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Initiation
Sterling Check initiated with a Peer Perform at Wolfe Research » 06:36
10/18/21
10/18
06:36
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Sterling Check

$25.49 /

+0.49 (+1.96%)

Wolfe Research analyst…

Wolfe Research analyst Darrin Peller initiated coverage of Sterling Check with a Peer Perform rating and $29 price target.

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STER Sterling Check
$25.49 /

+0.49 (+1.96%)

10/18/21 KeyBanc
Sterling Check initiated with an Overweight at KeyBanc
10/18/21 Goldman Sachs
Sterling Check initiated with a Buy at Goldman Sachs
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STER Sterling Check
$25.49 /

+0.49 (+1.96%)

Initiation
Sterling Check initiated with an Overweight at KeyBanc » 06:28
10/18/21
10/18
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06:28
STER

Sterling Check

$25.49 /

+0.49 (+1.96%)

KeyBanc analyst Jason…

KeyBanc analyst Jason Celino initiated coverage of Sterling Check with an Overweight rating and $30 price target. Celino views the company's meaningful near-term tailwinds from elevated hiring activity, growth opportunities in international and adjacent screening services, and potential share gains vs. smaller competitors to be most interesting, the analyst tells investors in a research note.

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10/18/21 Goldman Sachs
Sterling Check initiated with a Buy at Goldman Sachs
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Initiation
Sterling Check initiated with a Buy at Goldman Sachs » 04:45
10/18/21
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Sterling Check

$25.49 /

+0.49 (+1.96%)

Goldman Sachs analyst…

Goldman Sachs analyst George Tong initiated coverage of Sterling Check with a Buy rating and $37 price target. Sterling is one of the top three background check services providers globally and its scale, global reach and technology platform paves the way for market share gains and annual organic revenue growth of 9%-11%, Tong tells investors in a research note. The analyst says Sterling's "differentiated and leading position in serving the global gig economy further represents an attractive source of growth."

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