On The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary Today's noteworthy upgrades include: American Tower (AMT) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie... Ameriprise (AMP) upgraded at Morgan Stanley... Builders FirstSource (BLDR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Sterne Agee... China Telecom (CHA) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Bernstein... China Unicom (CHU) upgraded to Outperform from Underperform at Bernstein... Discover (DFS) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... EV Energy (EVEP) upgraded on asset sale at RBC Capital... GoPro (GPRO) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray... Intel (INTC) upgraded on valuation at RBC Capital... Nike (NKE) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray... Nokia (NOK) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Bernstein... Rice Energy (RICE) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Staples (SPLS) upgraded to Buy from Hold at BB&T... Team (TISI) upgraded to Buy from Hold at BB&T... Ulta Salon (ULTA) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray.
Citi sees DOL rules as 'exceptionally bullish' for RCS Capital The Department of Labor yesterday released the proposed rules on fiduciary standards in an attempt to reduce conflicts of interest between brokers/advisors and clients, Citigroup points out. Citi views the rules as a "manageable outcome" that is less onerous than the scenario built into select Broker Dealer stocks. The firm believes the development is "exceptionally bullish" for RCS Capital (RCAP) and favorable for LPL Financial (LPLA) and Ameriprise (AMP).