BOSTON (AP) — A Credit Suisse analyst on Tuesday lowered his rating of Ameriprise Financial Inc., saying the financial services company’s ability to return value to shareholders is fully reflected in the stock’s price following a recent gain. The analyst, Thomas Gallagher, also cited recent cash flows out of the company’s Columbia asset-management unit.

THE OPINION: Gallagher cut his rating to “Neutral” from “Outperform.” He also cut his fourth-quarter 2012 earnings estimate, while raising his target price for the stock to $67 from $65.

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