Will This Upgrade Help Bank of America (BAC) Stock Today?

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Bank of America (BAC) has been upgraded to "outperform" from "perform" with a $19 price target, Oppenheimer said Thursday. The firm said future legal costs appear to be finite and manageable. 

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Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates BANK OF AMERICA CORP as a Buy with a ratings score of B. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate BANK OF AMERICA CORP (BAC) a BUY. This is driven by several positive factors, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results."

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