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On Monday, Atlantic Equities downgrades shares of Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) from Overweight to Neutral and lowered the price target from $20 to $18.50. Shares closed down 1.08 percent to $17.37 in Monday's trading.

The downgrade was due to poor stress-test results, softness in mortgage revenue, and higher legal costs.

Atlantic cut earnings per share estimates for investment banks, with Bank of America's EPS cut ranking in the middle of the pack.

However, the Atlantic note also identified Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) and US Bancorp (NYSE: USB) as a “simple and safe” way to play rising U.S. interest rates. The firm upgraded shares of both Wells Fargo and US Bancorp from Underweight to Neutral.

Atlantic maintained an Overweight rating on PNC Financial Services (NYSE: PNC) and J.P. Morgan (NYSE: JPM).

Latest Ratings for BAC

DateFirmActionFromTo
Dec 2014Guggenheim SecuritiesInitiates Coverage onBuy
Oct 2014FBR CapitalUpgradesMarket PerformOutperform
Oct 2014UBSUpgradesNeutralBuy

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