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Analysts Conflicted on These Financial Names: Virtus Investment Partners (VRTS) and Regions Financial (RF)

Companies in the Financial sector have received a lot of coverage today as analysts weigh in on Virtus Investment Partners (VRTSResearch Report) and Regions Financial (RFResearch Report).

Virtus Investment Partners (VRTS)

Morgan Stanley analyst Michael Cyprys maintained a Sell rating on Virtus Investment Partners today and set a price target of $159.00. The company’s shares closed last Monday at $190.85, close to its 52-week low of $161.31.

According to TipRanks.com, Cyprys is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 5.8% and a 54.4% success rate. Cyprys covers the Financial sector, focusing on stocks such as BrightSphere Investment Group, Intercontinental Exchange, and Victory Capital Holdings.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Virtus Investment Partners is a Hold with an average price target of $213.50.

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Regions Financial (RF)

In a report released today, Betsy Graseck from Morgan Stanley maintained a Buy rating on Regions Financial, with a price target of $28.00. The company’s shares closed last Monday at $21.25.

According to TipRanks.com, Graseck is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 5.0% and a 49.4% success rate. Graseck covers the Financial sector, focusing on stocks such as Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, Discover Financial Services, and Capital One Financial.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Moderate Buy analyst consensus rating for Regions Financial with a $23.65 average price target, a 12.9% upside from current levels. In a report issued on July 11, Jefferies also maintained a Buy rating on the stock with a $22.00 price target.

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