Message Font: Serif | Sans-Serif
 
UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (1) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next
Author: newsreporter Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 10679  
Subject: Analyst comments Date: 9/22/2009 6:11 AM
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll . Report this Post | Recommend it!
Recommendations: 2
Why E*Trade Is a Must Buy
http://bit.ly/LZEl


E*Trade (ETFC). Analysts believe it's now undervalued after trading near $2 less than a month ago. Now at $1.84, ETFC may soon receive a buyout offer. The people I speak with guess $3 to $4 a share will be the offer and could come any day. A few years ago analysts said ETFC could fetch between $10-$11 per share on a buyout deal. Now the book value is about $2.70 a share. Cost savings to an AMTD bottom line of a merger make a lot of sense. ETFC CEO Donald Layton will step down at the end of the year. The poison pill is out; this makes a takeover very easy.

September 18, 2009

Goldman Sachs upgrades E*Trade from Neutral to Buy and raised their 6-month price target from $1.70 to $2.30. The firm cited improving trends in the bank and broker segments.

The firm said,

With improving delinquency trends in the home equity line of credit portfolio and solid brokerage trends, E*Trade appears to have turned the corner in its performance and we estimate the shares have 35% upside from current levels.
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll . Report this Post | Recommend it!
Print the post  
UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (1) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next

Announcements

What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Community Home
Speak Your Mind, Start Your Blog, Rate Your Stocks

Community Team Fools - who are those TMF's?
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and "#1 Media Company to Work For" (BusinessInsider 2011)! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.
Advertisement