NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Sterling Bancorp (STL) - Get Report shares were started with an "outperform" rating and $14 price target by analysts at Raymond James (RJF) - Get Report who made a valuation call on the bank and holding company on Thursday.

The price target represents a 14.5% increase from the company's closing price of $12.23 yesterday.

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