Compass Point Raises Estimates on NetSpend (NTSP); Buyback Spotlights Varying Capital Allocation Strategies

June 13, 2012 9:16 AM EDT Send to a Friend
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Compass Point maintains a 'Neutral' on NetSpend (NASDAQ: NTSP) price target of $8.00.

Analyst, Douglas Greiner, said, "Following the announcement of a new $75M share repurchase authorization, we are revising our EPS estimates from $0.52 to $0.53 this year and from $0.60 to $0.66 next year. Our prior forecast already assumed a declining share count, however, the size of the announced authorization is a positive surprise. While direct deposit trends remain favorable and the distribution build is progressing, our view surrounding the stand-alone prepaid vendors including NetSpend remains cautious due to increasing competition."

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Shares of NetSpend closed at $7.26 yesterday.


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