Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Let My People Go!

Break Free From Brokerages

Punk Ziegel & Co.

IN THE PAST FEW WEEKS THE RATINGS on three brokerage companies were raised from Sell to Market Perform. Two of them have fallen in price since that time, one rose.

I now believe that the upgrades were premature and I am adjusting the ratings back to Sells on all three stocks [Bear Stearns, Goldman Sachs and Lehman Brothers]. I am also adjusting the earnings estimates for each of the brokers.

[Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley are also rated at Sell]

My position from this point forward is to aggressively buy the bank stocks and sell the brokers.

BARRONS (yeah, I know it's a subscriber service, but believe me, it's worth it weight in gold).

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