Compass Point Starts Yadkin Valley Financial (YAVY) Attractive Franchise...Possible Takeover Target

July 12, 2012 7:19 AM EDT
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Compass Point initiates coverage on Yadkin Valley Financial (NASDAQ: YAVY) with a Neutral. PT $3.20.

Analyst, Mike Turner, said, "The Elkin, NC based bank, with $1.9B in assets, has an attractive franchise due to their footprint in the high growth markets of Charlotte and the Research Triangle. Further, the company is backed by a conservative management team that was revamped in 2009...That said, we estimate the company will likely need to raise common equity in order to repay their $49MM in TARP, and sluggish loan growth and the low interest rate environment will act as headwinds to revenue growth...We initiate with FY12 and FY13 EPS estimates of $0.36 and $0.28."

Turner thinks that YAVY could make a good acquisition candidate, citing the N. Carolina footprint and 50% core deposit funding.

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Shares of Yadkin Valley Financial closed at $2.62 yesterday.

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