With the end of the post-IPO quiet period at hand, analysts are out with calls on Oaktree (OAK)....

|About: Oaktree Capital Group (OAK)|By:, SA News Editor

With the end of the post-IPO quiet period at hand, analysts are out with calls on Oaktree (OAK). The leading bulls are at Morgan Stanley which says the firm's "countercyclical" strategies make it a "natural complement" to Blackstone. Among the bears is KBW, which calls the stock inexpensive but says the opportunity for Oaktree to profit from distressed strategies "has moderated."