Upgrades & Downgrades

Format: 2016-07-30
Format: 15:20

Change in Ratings

Bullish
B&G Foods upgraded ta DA Davidson
Jul 29, 2016 | 7:59 AM EDT
BGS was upgraded from Neutral to Buy, DA Davidson said. $52 price target. Company continues to improve profitability.
Bullish
Crane upgraded at BofA/Merrill
Jul 29, 2016 | 7:57 AM EDT
CR was upgraded from Underperform to Neutral, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. $70 price target. Company continues to execute well, despite weak market fundamentals.
Bullish
Dow Chemical upgraded at JP Morgan
Jul 29, 2016 | 7:21 AM EDT
DOW was upgraded from Neutral to Overweight, JP Morgan said. $60 price target. Company is cutting costs and can continue to drive growth following the Dupont merger.
Bearish
Ford Motor downgraded at Goldman
Jul 29, 2016 | 7:14 AM EDT
Rating on F was cut to Neutral from Buy, Goldman Sachs said. $13 price target. Company is facing significant near-term headwinds.
Grubhub downgraded at BofA/Merrill
Jul 29, 2016 | 7:54 AM EDT
GRUB was downgraded from Buy to Neutral, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. Valuation call, based on a $40 price target.
Bearish
HCA downgraded at JP Morgan
Jul 29, 2016 | 7:31 AM EDT
HCA was downgraded from Overweight to Neutral, JP Morgan said. $85 price target. Hospital industry margins appear to have peaked.
Bearish
Harley-Davidson downgraded at RBC
Jul 29, 2016 | 7:44 AM EDT
HOG was downgraded to Underpeform, RBC Capital said. $43 price target. Industry demand is difficult and consensus expectations appear too high.
Bearish
Hexcel downgraded at BofA/Merrill
Jul 29, 2016 | 7:56 AM EDT
HXL was downgraded from Buy to Neutral, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. $50 price target. Widebody weakness has spread to carbon fiber aircraft.
MDC Partners downgraded at Jefferies
Jul 29, 2016 | 7:18 AM EDT
MDCA was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Jefferies said. $17 price target. Company has a disappointing earnings outlook and an ongoing SEC investigation.
Microstrategy downgraded at JMP
Jul 29, 2016 | 7:46 AM EDT
MSTR was downgraded from Outperform to Market Perform, JMP Securities said. Company missed consensus expectations, with licensing down 20% and operating income down 30% from the previous year.
Myriad Genetics downgraded at BofA/Merrill
Jul 29, 2016 | 7:52 AM EDT
MYGN was downgraded from Neutral to Underperform, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. $25 price target. Pricing pressures will begin to erode earnings growth.
Bullish
Oshkosh upgraded at RBC
Jul 29, 2016 | 7:48 AM EDT
OSK was upgraded from Sector Perform to Outperform, RBC Capital said. $63 price target. Access Equipment is less of a drag and defense profit margin is improving.
Bearish
Range Resources downgraded at BMO
Jul 29, 2016 | 7:30 AM EDT
RRC was downgraded to Market Perform, BMO Capital said. Valuation call, based on a $44 price target.
Bullish
Target rated new Buy at Miller Tabak
Jul 29, 2016 | 7:42 AM EDT
TGT was initiated with a Buy rating, Miller Tabak said. $87 price target. Company is trading at a discount to its average historical valuation.
Bullish
Western Digital upgraded at Baird
Jul 29, 2016 | 6:56 AM EDT
WDC was upgraded to Outperform from Neutral, Robert Baird said. $65 price target. Company is leveraged to stronger NAND flash, HDD pricing and PC demand trends.

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

Amazon.com numbers raised at Jefferies
Jul 29, 2016 | 7:17 AM EDT
Shares of AMZN now seen reaching $950, according to Jefferies. Estimates also increased, given revenue and unit growth acceleration. Buy rating.
Celgene estimates, target boosted at Leerink
Jul 29, 2016 | 8:00 AM EDT
Shares of CELG now seen reaching $135, according to Leerink Partners. Estimates also upped, given a recovery in operating momentum.

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