Launch an IPO and they will come.
It has been less than a month since Artisan
pulled the trigger on March 7th
for its IPO, and there are already six analysts covering the firm.
For example, Litman Gregory's
team declared on March 22
that it wasn't worried that the IPO would hard Artisan's investing chops.
reports that Goldman Sachs
initiated coverage of the firm with a "Neutral" rating.
says that Bank of America
did the same, also with a "Neutral" rating.
's William Katz
urged a "Buy" for the stock, according to Barron's
launched its own coverage with a "market perform" rating, according to Zolmax
Finally, Sandler O'Neill
launched coverage with a "Buy" rating according to Utah People's Post, and AnalystRatings.Net.
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