Jefferies Downgrades SunTrust Banks (STI) to Hold, Sees Revenue Resistance

February 15, 2013 7:10 AM EST Send to a Friend
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Jefferies downgraded SunTrust Banks (NYSE: STI) from Buy to Hold with a price target of $30.00 (from $32.00).

The firm comments, "We are downgrading STI to Hold (target to $30 from $32) on revenue trajectory concerns, notably in mortgage banking. STI has a large % of revs. from mortgage production (>10%) and also had a large positive delta in '12 from related fee growth. With gain-on-sale margins declining, STI is more exposed than most to revenue revisions. EPS support from declining credit costs and leverage to housing improvement remain positives."

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Shares of SunTrust Banks closed at $28.79 yesterday.


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