Lazard (LAZ -1.4%) shares slip after Citigroup lowers its rating to Neutral and trims the asset...

|About: Lazard Ltd. (LAZ)|By:, SA News Editor

Lazard (LAZ -1.4%) shares slip after Citigroup lowers its rating to Neutral and trims the asset manager's 2012 earnings outlook by 11%. But some other alternative asset managers, including Blackstone (BX -1.7%), also are negative, possibly a by-product of the political flare-up over Mitt Romney's time at Bain Capital and whether PE firms are "vulture capitalists."