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'Very, very severe headwinds’: The threat to bust up Big Tech is giving some experts painful flashbacks to the financial crisis — and one has stopped buying those stocks entirely

As calls to regulate or break up US tech giants increase, Wall Street sees a resemblance to past situations in which massive companies faced years of scrutiny and difficulty. Senator and presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren said recently that Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Apple should be split up to increase competition. Some experts now say the companies are in for an extended rough period. One money manager explained to Business Insider why he stopped buying those four stocks entirely. W...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, North Korea, Wall Street, Elizabeth Warren, US, Trends, Warren, Department Of Justice, Stifel Nicolaus, Kim Jong, Antonelli, Competitive Enterprise Institute, Facebook Google Amazon

Gryphon takes majority stake in Potter Electric Signal

Gryphon Investors has acquired a majority stake in St. Louis, Missouri-based Potter Electric Signal Company LLC, a provider of products for the fire safety industry. No financial terms were disclosed. Stifel Nicolaus served as financial adviser to Gryphon while Harris Williams & Company did likewise for Potter. PRESS RELEASE San Francisco, CA and St. Louis, MO – December 20, 2017 – Gryphon Investors (“Gryphon”), a San Francisco-based private equity firm, today announced that it has made a majori...
Tags: UK, China, San Francisco, Trends, North America, Company, San Francisco CA, The Company, Stifel Nicolaus, Potter, St Louis Missouri, Jensen, Board of Directors of the Company, St Louis MO, Gryphon, Bryan Cave

Why Spirit Airlines Stock Jumped 10% This Morning

Early this morning, analysts at ace investment banker Stifel Nicolaus announced they are cutting their price target on Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) . The stock promptly jumped 10.5% in price.Wait. What?Image source: Spirit Airlines.Continue reading [Author: [email protected] (Rich Smith)]
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Analyst Picks: 3 Top Trucking Stocks to Buy

Every day, Wall Street analysts upgrade some stocks, downgrade others, and "initiate coverage" on a few more. But do these analysts even know what they're talking about? Today, we're taking three high-profile Wall Street picks and putting them under the microscope...If you have any interest in investing in the trucking industry, then this news will be music to your ears. Investment banker Stifel Nicolaus -- which ranks in the top 10% of investors we track here at Motley Fool CAPS -- just announc...
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Matrix Capital Markets Group announces promotions and new hires

Matrix Capital Markets Group, a middle-market investment bank, has promoted Vance Saunders to managing director and principal, John J. Underwood to managing director and Carlton C. Zesch to senior analyst. And, joining the firm as analysts are Martin C. P. McElroy, Jr. and Kyle B. Tipping. PRESS RELEASE RICHMOND, VA – September 11, 2017 – Matrix Capital Markets Group, Inc. (“Matrix”), a leading, independent middle-market investment bank, is pleased to announce the promotion of three professional...
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Why Ulta Beauty, Foot Locker, and Francesca's Slumped Today

Monday was relatively calm on Wall Street, with no big news emerging to give stocks clear direction. With little to inspire the markets, the major benchmarks stayed close to where they started the session. The biggest news of the day seemed to be the total solar eclipse capturing the public's imagination as it moved its way across the country. In the absence of market-moving news, it was individual companies that made headlines of their own. Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ: ULTA) , Foot Locker, Inc. ...
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Why Shares of Scientific Games Corp. Popped 15% Today

Shares of Scientific Games Corp. (NASDAQ: SGMS) jumped as much as 14.9% in trading Tuesday after an analyst upgrade. This comes a day after the stock jumped on a stronger-than-expected earnings report. At 3:30 p.m. EDT, shares were still up 11.5% on the day. The driver of today's jump was analyst Steven Wieczynski at Stifel Nicolaus, who raised his price target from $24 to $35. The price is below where shares are trading today, and Wieczynski didn't raise his rating on the stock, keeping it at...
Tags: Finance, Consumer Goods, Stifel Nicolaus, sgMS, 10% Promise, Travis Hoium, Scientific Games Corp NASDAQ, Steven Wieczynski, Wieczynski, 7211c8ba-7171-11e7-928f-0050569d4be0

Snap Gets Its Second Downgrade This Week

This week has been quite a roller coaster for Snap (NYSE: SNAP) . Shares fell to an all-time low earlier this week in the wake of a downgrade from Morgan Stanley, which cited a handful of notable challenges that the company faces in growing its ad business. A couple days later, Stifel Nicolaus upgraded its rating on Snap, believing that the recent pullback represents "compelling upside if Snap executes on monetization."Well, Snap just received another downgrade this morning, this time from Cowe...
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Why Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. Stock Fell Today

Shares of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA) were losing altitude after the high-flying airline stock got downgraded by Stifel Nicolaus because United Continental Holdings (NYSE: UAL)  said it would increase capacity to Hawaii.As of 12:45 p.m. EDT, the stock was down 10.4%.Stifel lowered its rating on Hawaiian Holdings to a sell, due to the United news, and dropped its estimate for earnings per share for 2018 from $5.35 to $4.10. The research firm also knocked down its price target from $60...
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Wall Street Confused by Caterpillar Stock: What You Need to Know

Every day, Wall Street analysts upgrade some stocks, downgrade others, and "initiate coverage" on a few more. But do these analysts even know what they're talking about? Today, we're taking one high-profile Wall Street pick and putting it under the microscope...Pity Wall Street. They just don't know what to make of Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT) stock. Just over two weeks ago, reported that Caterpillar stunned the Street with an earnings beat, reporting twice as much profit as analy...
Tags: Finance, Bank Of America, Cat, Ubs, Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank, Caterpillar, Stifel Nicolaus, Rich Smith, Industrials, Caterpillar NYSE, Gordon Johnson, 8a2c204c-3654-11e7-9cf9-0050569d4be0, Axiom Capital

Why Doesn't This Analyst Believe Raytheon's Earnings Guidance?

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) wowed the stock markets on Thursday, blasting out of the gate with a Q1 2017 earnings report that blew away Wall Street's estimates for both sales and earnings. To top it all off, Raytheon then proceeded to raise its guidance for the rest of the year.And yet, it appears that one analyst doesn't believe Raytheon's numbers. In an uber-optimistic recap of Raytheon's Q1 earnings, coupled with a hike to its price target, Stifel Nicolaus is insisting this morning that Raytheon h...
Tags: Finance, Stifel Nicolaus, Raytheon, Rich Smith, Industrials, RTN, Raytheon NYSE, 949bf520-2c22-11e7-8e30-0050569d4be0

Gryphon acquires Wind River

Gryphon Investors has acquired a majority stake in Marlborough, Massachusetts-based Wind River Environmental, a provider of inspection, service, installation, repair and maintenance of non-hazardous liquid environmental waste solutions. No financial terms were disclosed. Stifel Nicolaus served as financial adviser to Gryphon on the transaction while William Blair & Company did likewise for Wind River. PRESS RELEASE San Francisco – April 4, 2017 – Gryphon Investors (“Gryphon”), a San Francisco-ba...
Tags: San Francisco, Trends, United States, Maine, North America, Company, Kirkland Ellis, The Company, Stifel Nicolaus, Kevin Walbridge, Wind River, Starbucks McDonald, Gryphon, Marlborough Massachusetts, PE Deals, William Blair Company

02/13/17: What should we expect from Janet Yellen's Congress appearance?

Janet Yellen is set to brief Congress this week on the state of the economy, and there are some market participants who are excited by this. But Lindsey Piegza, chief economist at investment company Stifel Nicolaus, joins us to explain why she has some reservations about her testimony. Next, we'll look at Japan's strength with exports and its weakness with business at home. And afterwards, we'll look at how weather analysis is being incorporated in the curriculum at some fashion scho...
Tags: Japan, Congress, Janet Yellen, Stifel Nicolaus, Lindsey Piegza

athenahealth Upgraded: What You Need to Know

It's been five days since electronic medical records specialist athenahealth (NASDAQ: ATHN) reported its full-year 2016 earnings results, missing on revenue expectations but beating on Wall Street's earnings estimates. Now, Wall Street is responding to the news.Over the past five days, we've seen a total of four new analyst reports issued on Athenahealth. As reported on, Cantor Fitzgerald was quick to endorse the company and reiterate its overweight rating on Athenahealth sto...
Tags: Finance, Health Care, Piper, Stifel Nicolaus, Piper Jaffray, Stifel, Cantor Fitzgerald, Rich Smith, Athenahealth, ATHN

Martin Midstream Partners L.P. Upgraded: How Safe Is Its Distribution?

Martin Midstream Partners (NASDAQ: MMLP) units are surging in Tuesday trading, up more than 3% at last report, on the back of a big upgrade from Stifel Nicolaus.Why should you care? Well, for one thing, Stifel Nicolaus is one of the best stock pickers we track here at Motley Fool CAPS, ranking in the top 5% of all investors worldwide, and currently beating the market by an average of nearly 10 percentage points per stock pick it makes. And here's something else you should know:Continue reading...
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Investor Profile: Trident Capital

Nick Bellomo, Vice President, Trident Capital Nick Bellomo joined Trident Capital in 2005 and is a Vice President in the Westport office. Prior to Trident, he was a Senior Analyst in Morgan Stanley's technology investment banking group where he focused on mergers & acquisitions and corporate finance transactions within the Internet services, IT services, communications technology and semiconductor industries. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Nick was an Analyst in Stifel Nicolaus' technology investment...
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Why Conn's Shares Rocketed Higher Wednesday

Image Source: Conn's.Shares of retailer Conn's (NASDAQ: CONN) soared on Wednesday following an analyst upgrade featuring a price target well above current levels. At 11:45 a.m., the stock was up more than 19%.Stifel Nicolaus upgraded Conn's from neutral to buy, with a price target of $16 -- nearly $10 higher than the stock's 52-week low and $4 higher than levels reached following the upgrade. Conn's surged earlier this month when it reported its second-quarter earnings, despite miserable resul...
Tags: Finance, Consumer Goods, Stifel Nicolaus, Conn, Timothy Green, 10% Promise

Conn's Stock Rockets Further, Fueled By Bullish Analyst Call

Shares of Conn's Inc. rocketed 18% in active morning trade Wednesday, fueled by an upgrade at Stifel Nicolaus, to extend a stunning two-week surge since the durable goods retailer reported fiscal second-quarter results after the Sept. 8 close.
Tags: Finance, Article, Stifel Nicolaus, Conn, FBN, CONN S Inc, Fbn/markets, MarketWatch Pulse, Fox-business/markets, Tomi Kilgore

Square's Stock Rallies After Stifel Nicolaus Analyst Turns Bullish

Shares of Square Inc. surged 2.3% in premarket trade Tuesday, after Stifel Nicolaus turned bullish on the payments processing company, citing increased confidence in the company's ability to show sustainable growth.
Tags: Finance, Article, Stifel Nicolaus, FBN, Square Inc, Fbn/markets, MarketWatch Pulse, Fox-business/markets, Tomi Kilgore

Buy Lowe's Stock, Home Depot, or Both? 3 Things You Need to Know

Lowe's (NYSE: LOW) home improvement stores have a slogan: "Never stop improving." And one analyst thinks Lowe's stock -- and Home Depot's (NYSE: HD) as well -- will never stop improving, either.At least, that seems to be the upshot of two new initiations of coverage at Stifel Nicolaus, which this morning resumed coverage of both of the biggest names in home improvement. On Tuesday, Stifel announced that it has taken up coverage of both stocks anew, and is rating Lowe's stock and Home Depot s...
Tags: Home Depot, Finance, HD, Low, Consumer Goods, Lowe, Stifel Nicolaus, Stifel, Rich Smith

Disney Stock Downgraded: 3 Things You Need to Know

Walt Disney  (NYSE: DIS) is due to report fiscal Q3 earnings on Tuesday, August 9. One analyst, however, is not waiting around for the bad news. Instead, it's downgrading the stock right now.Last night, after close of trading for Tuesday but before markets opened on Wednesday, ace stock picker Stifel Nicolaus announced that it is downgrading Disney stock. According to a write-up on, the analyst is citing valuation as its reason for downgrading. But there's quite a bit more to ...
Tags: Finance, Disney, Consumer Goods, Walt Disney, Stifel Nicolaus, Rich Smith, DIS

A Disney Bull Changes Its Tune

Image source: Disney.There are some storm clouds in Walt Disney's  (NYSE: DIS)  horizon, as a one-time bull on the stock is tempering his enthusiasm. Stifel Nicolaus analyst Benjamin Mogil is downgrading the shares, taking his rating from buy to hold with a fair value estimate of $110.  Continue reading [Author: [email protected] (Rick Munarriz)]
Tags: Finance, Disney, Consumer Goods, Walt Disney, Stifel Nicolaus, DIS, Rick Munarriz

RoundTable acquires Symmetry

RoundTable Healthcare Partners has acquired Nashville-based Symmetry Surgical Inc, a provider of reusable, reposable and single-use surgical instrumentation and specialty devices. No financial terms were disclosed. In addition to the acquisition, Thomas P. Kapfer, a senior operating partner at RoundTable, has been named chairman of Symmetry’s board. PRESS RELEASE LAKE FOREST, Ill., July 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — RoundTable Healthcare Partners (“RoundTable”), an operating-oriented private equity fir...
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Why 1 Analyst Thinks Huntington Ingalls Stock Is a Sell

On May 24, ace stock analyst Stifel Nicolaus announced it had downgraded the stock of defense contractor Huntington Ingalls (NYSE: HII) to sell. Investors took a few minutes to get over the initial shock -- then proceeded to bid Huntington Ingalls stock up, and up (and up)!HII data by YCharts.Continue reading [Author: [email protected] (Rich Smith)]
Tags: Finance, Stifel Nicolaus, HII, LMT, Rich Smith, Huntington Ingalls, Industrials, GD, Huntington Ingalls NYSE

Here's what six storage suppliers will be doing for the next year or two

Seagate, QLogic and pals speak out Analyst haus Stifel Nicolaus' MD, Aaron Rakers, has had some fireside chats with senior execs from Brocade and QLogic, Pure and Nimble, Seagate and WDC at a Stifel Nicolaus Technology, Internet & Media Conference in San Francisco.…
Tags: Seagate, San Francisco, Stifel Nicolaus, Brocade, Aaron Rakers

Constellation Brands' (STZ) Buy Rating Reiterated at Stifel Nicolaus

They currently have a $189.00 price objective on the stock, up from their previous price objective of $174.00. STZ has been the topic of a number of other research reports.
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Continental Resources, Inc. (CLR) Rating Lowered to Hold at Stifel Nicolaus

Shares of Continental Resources opened at 32.40 on Wednesday. Continental Resources has a one year low of $13.94 and a one year high of $53.65.
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Is PayPal Holdings Inc. Overvalued?

Shares of PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) recently slipped after Stifel Nicolaus and Piper Jaffray both downgraded the payment company's stock. Stifel's Scott Devitt downgraded the stock from "buy" to "hold" due to concerns about the company's valuation, growth prospects, and strategic execution. Piper's Gene Munster, who rates the stock "underweight", declared that the stock was overvalued relative to its long-term headwinds, and had a low probability of being acquired. Munster also warned that ...
Tags: Apple, Paypal, Munster, Piper, Aapl, Stifel Nicolaus, Piper Jaffray, Stifel, Gene Munster, FB, AMZN, PYPL, PayPal Holdings Inc, PayPal NASDAQ, Technology and Telecom, Leo Sun

Bassett Furniture Industries Inc. (BSET) Now Covered by Analysts at Stifel Nicolaus

The firm issued a hold rating on the stock. In other Bassett Furniture Industries news, insider Jack Leroy Hawn, Jr. sold 4,787 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, February 2nd.
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Dycom Industries, Inc. (DY) Coverage Initiated at Stephens

Several other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports on the stock. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a "buy" rating and set a $80.00 price target on shares of Dycom Industries in a research note on Thursday, March 3rd.
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