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February 20, 2013
10:02 EDTGDOT, NTSP, TSSGreen Dot climbs after competitor agrees to be acquired
Shares of prepaid debit card provider Green Dot (GDOT) are rising after the company's competitor, NetSpend Holdings (NTSP), announced last night that it had agreed to be acquired by Total System Services (TSS) for $16 per share. NetSpend's stock closed at $12.29 yesterday. However, in a note to investors earlier today, SunTrust analyst Andrew Jeffrey wrote that Green Dot is not likely to become a takeover target. Green Dot's valuation is similar to the level at which NetSpend was acquired, the analyst wrote. As a result, Green Dot's stock is unlikely to rise significantly, according to Jeffrey. Moreover, Green Dot is rapidly losing market share and is more exposed to retail customers than NetSpend, meaning that Green Dot is more vulnerable to falling prices and new competitors, the analyst believes. Finally, Green Dot owns a bank, and consequently only a bank holding company would be likely to acquire it, Jeffrey wrote. The analyst maintained a Reduce rating on Green Dot shares, which rose 44c, or 3%, to $15.07 in early trading.
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July 24, 2014
15:02 EDTGDOTGreen Dot downgraded to Underperform from Sector Perform at Portales
July 23, 2014
08:51 EDTTSSTotal System EBITDA guidance extremely compelling, says JMP Securities
After Total System reported higher than expected Q2 EPS, JMP Securities thinks the company's guidance of 17%-20% EBITDA growth is extremely compelling, while its core North American card operations are accelerating and the results of its international business should improve significantly this year. The firm likes the stock at current levels and keeps an Outperform rating.
07:11 EDTTSSTotal System downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse
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July 22, 2014
16:02 EDTTSSTotal System reports Q2 adjusted EPS 45c, consensus 45c
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