Astoria Financial Corp (NYSE:AF)

More Key Banks At Risk Of Failing Stress Tests

Stern Agee has decided to "stress test" the new Stress Tests under the Dodd Frank regulation.  The current rate calls for banks with $10 billion or more in assets to ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades & Downgrades (AKS, ALU, AWK, APA, AF, AZK, DRI, HBAN, PHG, LTD, PIR, Rl, RL, UL, URBN, VIP, WBMD, WCC)

These are some of the top analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen from Wall Street brokerage and research firms this Wednesday morning. AK Steel Holding Corp. (NYSE: AKS) Raised to ...
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Real Banks With Real Dividends! (JPM, MTB, VLY, NYB, HCBK, PBCT, FNFG, AF, NWBI, CFR, UBSI, FMER, PRK, TRMK, HBHC, FNB, BOH, RY, BNS, BMO, CM)

Most investors today believe that none of the banks are paying high-yielding dividends any longer.  While it is true that J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is going to ...
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S&P Looking For More Bank Losses (WFC, CMA, USB, BBT, RF, COF, FITB, HBAN, SNV, WTNY, FAS)

Standard & Poor's may still have at least some relevance in its debt ratings.  This morning we saw a wave of downgrades at banks by the debt ratings agency on ...
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Early Analyst Calls (AF)(AXYS)(FEED)(YUM)

Astoria (AF) remains "underperform" at FBR.Axsys (AXYS) upped to "buy" at Morgan Joseph.Yum! (YUM) upgraded to "buy" at Argus.AgFeed (FEED) downgraded to "neutral" at Global Hunter.Sources: Briefing.com and wire services.Douglas ...
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