UPDATE: Bank of America Initiates Artisan Partners Asset Management at Neutral on Rapid Growth, Large Dividend
In a report published Monday, Bank of America analyst Cynthia Mayer initiated coverage on Artisan Partners Asset Management (NYSE: APAM) with a Neutral rating and $39.00 price target.
In the report, Mayer noted, “We are initiating coverage of Artisan Partners Asset Management with a Neutral rating and $39 price objective. While we are positive on APAM's prospects for growth and 4%+ dividend, the recent run-up in shares supports a Neutral rating. APAM represents a fast-growing, mid-sized equity manager with a unique model, consisting of five distinct investment teams managing 12 strategies. Strong investment performance has yielded above average organic growth of 10% and asset growth of >20% in the last year, to $79.5bn., while a focus on high-fee global and US strategies has supported 40% margins.”
Artisan Partners Asset Management closed on Thursday at $39.45.
Latest Ratings for APAM
|Dec 2014||Keefe Bruyette & Woods||Maintains||Market Perform|
|Oct 2014||Bank of America||Downgrades||Neutral||Underperform|
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