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Stifel Nicolaus analyst Christopher Mutascio on Monday upgraded Bank of America to a "Buy" rating, with a price target for the shares of $11, saying that because of cost cuts, the company will see much greater earnings growth in 2014 than the other money center banks.
Mutascio estimates that Bank of America will earn 92 cents a share in 2013, followed by EPS of $1.20 in 2014.
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