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Benzinga's Top Analyst Calls From April 17, 2018

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  • Goldman Sachs upgrades The Coca Cola Company (NYSE: KO) from Neutral to Buy and lowered price target from $50 to $48; Sees all-in sales growth of 5 percent in 2018, helped by pricing and portfolio initiatives.
  • KeyBanc initiates coverage on Dropbox Inc. (NASDAQ: DBX) with Overweight rating and $40 price target; Sees potential 30 percent upside due to co.’s broad appeal, compelling conversion opportunity and high margins.
  • Bank of America downgrades Acacia Communication Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) from Buy to Neutral; Says U.S. Commerce Department’s seven-year sales ban to Chinese vendor ZTE presents risk considering Acacia’s 30 percent revenue exposure to ZTE.
  • Bank of America raises price target on Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) from $300 to $347 following Q1 earnings; Says strong execution and favorable secular trends provide runway for continued growth.
  • Morgan Stanley upgrades Twitter Inc (NASDAQ: TWTR) from Underweight to Equal-Weight and raises price target from $28 to $29; Says constructive advertiser conversations, improving user growth, and positive revisions make a more compelling risk/reward but faster user growth and more ad innovation needed to reach $40 bull case.
  • JPMorgan upgrades Dollar General Corp (NYSE: DG) from Neutral to Overweight, raises price target from $104 to $116; Sees same-store sales tailwinds, “modest multi-year” gross margin expansion.
  • Cantor Fitzgerald downgrades Celldex Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLDX) from Overweight to Neutral, lowers price target from $9 to $3 following failure of METRIC study and discontinuation of metastatic melanoma exploration; Says other remaining programs are still early and shares will struggle until data comes out.

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