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January 13, 2014
07:39 EDTTSS, GPN, V, MA, DFSDurbin Trial oral arguments could cause group volatility, says Susquehanna
Susquehanna noted that Durbin appeals case is scheduled to begin on January 17 and they believe the oral arguments could generate meaningful volatility for the credit services group. The firm expects the oral proceedings to reveal which side may hold the legal edge; either the Federal Reserve or merchants. The case will determine routing exclusivity and debit interchange fees.
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April 22, 2014
07:24 EDTMA, V, DFSSourceMedia to hold a forum
26th Annual Card Forum & Expo is being held in Orlando on April 22-25.
April 21, 2014
09:27 EDTTSSNetspend, Western Union to introduce co-branded prepaid card in U.S.
NetSpend, a TSYS (TSS) company, announced it has joined forces with Western Union (WU) to develop an innovative co-branded prepaid card, available later this year. NetSpend and Western Union will jointly develop the co-branded cardís custom features through NetSpendís proprietary payments platform, and both companies plan to deliver the card through a portion of their combined distribution networks later this year. Details on card pricing, features and availability will follow at the product launch.
April 17, 2014
07:45 EDTV, MAVisa, MasterCard should report solid Q1 results, says Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer believes that the fundamental environment for Visa (V) and MasterCard (MA) is "relatively stable." The firm expects the companies to reaffirm their full-year guidance, and recommends using the stocks' recent weakness to become more aggressive. The firm keeps Outperform ratings on both stocks.
April 16, 2014
19:32 EDTMAMasterCard acquires Pinpoint
MasterCard announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Pinpoint, a provider of loyalty and rewards services to financial institutions across the Asia Pacific region. This acquisition is expected to close in Q2. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
17:15 EDTDFSDiscover announces $3.2B share repurchase, increases dividend to 24c per share
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10:27 EDTGPNGlobal Payments management to meet with Oppenheimer
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07:08 EDTVVisa volatility elevated into Q2 and revenue outlook
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April 15, 2014
10:00 EDTMA, VOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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08:26 EDTDFSDiscover reports March charge-offs 1.81% vs. 1.81% last month
Reports March delinquencies 1.57% vs. 1.61% last month.
06:53 EDTMA, VAmazon.com rejects bitcoin, doesn't rule out payment network, Re/code says
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05:53 EDTVVisa upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Janney Capital
Janney Capital upgraded Visa to Buy citing the recent pullback in shares and raised its price target for the stock to $240 from $210.
05:53 EDTMAMasterCard upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Janney Capital
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April 14, 2014
11:59 EDTMAStocks with call strike movement; C MA
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10:56 EDTV, MAMasterCard, Visa rise after analysts recommend their shares
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10:02 EDTV, MAOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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10:02 EDTV, MAOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Acorda Therapeutics (ACOR) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at FBR Capital... Allegheny Technologies (ATI) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Sterne Agee... BP (BP) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Canaccord... Bloomin' Brands (BLMN) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... Boardwalk Pipeline (BWP) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill... Boston Scientific (BSX) upgraded at BofA/Merrill... Charles Schwab (SCHW) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... Citigroup (C) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Rafferty Capital... Community Health (CYH) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer... Eaton Vance (EV) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Citigroup... Eli Lilly (LLY) upgraded to Hold from Underperform at Jefferies... F5 Networks (FFIV) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel... HeartWare (HTWR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BTIG... Heartland Payment (HPY) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Stifel... Hyatt Hotels (H) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at FBR Capital... MasterCard (MA) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at RW Baird... McDermott (MDR) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at HSBC... Palo Alto (PANW) upgraded to Overweight at Stephens... PetroChina (PTR) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse... Seagate (STX) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus... Sensata (ST) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup... Stryker (SYK) upgraded to Neutral from Reduce at SunTrust... TD Ameritrade (AMTD) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... TTM Technologies (TTMI) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel... Transocean (RIG) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Deutsche Bank... VMware (VMW) upgraded to Outperform from Underperform at CLSA... Visa (V) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at RW Baird... Yahoo (YHOO) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at SunTrust... Zimmer (ZMH) upgraded to Neutral from Reduce at SunTrust... bebe stores (BEBE) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Janney Capital.
06:03 EDTMAMasterCard initiated with a Sector Perform at Pacific Crest
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06:03 EDTVVisa initiated with an Outperform at Pacific Crest
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05:38 EDTMAMasterCard upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at RW Baird
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05:37 EDTVVisa upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at RW Baird
RW Baird upgraded Visa to Outperform citing a more attractive risk/reward following the recent pullback in shares. The firm has a $245 price target for the stock.
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