Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day Highlights: AMERCO, AGL Resources, Morgan Stanley, Prudential Financial and MetLife
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The impact of the decline in housing and a decrease in apartment occupancy rates appears to have ended. We expect continued improvements in operating parameters. Our recommendation continues as Outperform, with a price target of
Based on our estimates for the next four quarters' EBITDAL of
We are maintaining our Underperform recommendation on
AGL's earnings are likely to suffer in 2012 due to a less-than-favorable outlook at its wholesale segment. Additionally, the inclusion of the shipping operations (post
Considering these factors, we see little reason for investors to own the stock and therefore maintain our Underperform recommendation. Our
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The company has been accused of making false statements as well as omitting material facts prior to Prudential's purchase of the residential mortgage-backed securities which were issued with 41 mortgage-loan securitizations between
Prudential alleged that
As a result, the value of these securities plummeted and Prudential incurred significant losses on its investments in such securities which exceeded
Asset Management Fund has sued the company over its
Moreover, in April,
The role of residential mortgage backed securities behind the recent financial crisis and the fraudulent activities related to the sale of such instruments have been severely criticized. In fact, several of the
We believe that these lawsuits further increase the company's litigation risk and also represent a threat to scathe the company's financials to some extent. However, if proved or settled, the investors can breathe some relief.
Currently, the shares of
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