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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

DateFirmActionFromTo
Oct 2014Bank of AmericaDowngradesNeutralUnderperform
Oct 2014CitigroupMaintainsNeutral
Oct 2014Keefe Bruyette & WoodsMaintainsMarket Perform

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