Focus Stock of the Week

Federated Investors Inc. (FII)
This week’s Focus Stock of the Week is FEDERATED INVESTORS, INC. (FII: $31.05), which carries S&P Capital IQ’s highest investment recommendation of 5-STARS, or Strong Buy. We expect FII will benefit from rising interest rates, if the Federal Reserve actually goes ahead with a rate increase. FII is one of the leading providers of money market funds, with $247 billion of assets under management (AUM) in money markets, at September 30, 2015...
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Asset Management & Custody Banks

We have a positive fundamental outlook for the asset management and custody banks sub-industry. Domestic assets under management are above their $13 billion 2007 pre-crisis peak, according to by the Investment Company Institute. Stock funds represented 51% of the over $14.8 trillion total net assets of mutual funds, while bond funds represented nearly 23%, hybrid funds 8% and the remaining 18% was in money market funds...
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