Deutsche Bank Upgrades First Republic Bank (FRC) to Buy

January 4, 2013 8:56 AM EST Send to a Friend
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Price: $49.61 +0.06%

Rating Summary:
    13 Buy, 9 Hold, 0 Sell

Rating Trend: Up Up

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    Up: 20 | Down: 18 | New: 23
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Deutsche Bank upgraded First Republic Bank (NYSE: FRC) from Hold to Buy with a price target of $38.00 (from $37.00).

The firm comments, "We expect core EPS growth ~2x the industry in 2013/2014 to support premium trading multiples and share upside, reflecting (1) solid operating leverage by mid 2013, (2) above-peer balance sheet/AUM growth, offsetting NIM headwinds, (3) a materially smaller private equity ownership overhang, (4) the potential for increasing take-out premium over time, and (5) an attractive, high quality, high net worth customer base with strong long-term growth potential."

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Shares of First Republic Bank closed at $33.69 yesterday.




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