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Benzinga's Top Upgrades, Downgrades For December 13, 2016

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Top Upgrades

  • Jefferies upgraded Unilever plc (ADR) (NYSE: UL) from Hold to Buy. Unilever shares rose 1.38 percent to $40.47 in pre-market trading.
  • Keefe Bruyette & Woods upgraded D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE: DHI) from Market Perform to Outperform. D.R. Horton shares rose 2.64 percent to $29.92 in pre-market trading.
  • Needham upgraded Achaogen Inc (NASDAQ: AKAO) from Hold to Buy. Achaogen shares climbed 12.36 percent to $14.64 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at Goldman Sachs upgraded Ophthotech Corp (NASDAQ: OPHT) from Sell to Neutral. The price target for Ophthotech has been lowered from $22 to $5. Ophthotech shares rose 1.51 percent to $5.37 in pre-market trading.
  • RBC Capital upgraded Celanese Corporation (NYSE: CE) from Sector Perform to Outperform. The price target for Celanese has been raised from $76 to $100. Celanese shares rose 0.39 percent to close at $83.10 on Monday.
  • Analysts at Janney Capital upgraded SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE: SEAS) from Neutral to Buy. The price target for SeaWorld has been raised from $16 to $24. SeaWorld shares gained 1.78 percent to $18.90 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at Morgan Stanley upgraded Bancolombia SA (ADR) (NYSE: CIB) from Equal-Weight to Overweight. BanColombia shares rose 0.64 percent to close at $35.97 on Monday.


Top Downgrades

  • Analysts at Deutsche Bank downgraded Procter & Gamble Co (NYSE: PG) from Buy to Hold. Procter & Gamble shares dropped 0.60 percent to $84.62 in pre-market trading.
  • UBS downgraded Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) from Buy to Neutral. Ophthotech shares rose 0.22 percent to $18.53 in pre-market trading.
  • Citigroup downgraded Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc. (NYSE: SKT) from Neutral to Sell. Tanger Factory Outlet shares rose 0.34 percent to close at $35.93 on Monday.
  • Analysts at BMO Capital downgraded Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ: BWLD) from Outperform to Market Perform. Buffalo Wild Wings shares fell 0.37 percent to close at $174.25 on Monday.
  • Chardan Capital downgraded Arbutus Biopharma Corp (NASDAQ: ABUS) from Buy to Neutral. Arbutus Biopharma shares rose 5.08 percent to $3.10 in pre-market trading.
  • Longbow Research downgraded Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ: LFUS) from Buy to Neutral. Littelfuse shares dropped 0.10 percent to close at $155.53 on Monday.
  • Analysts at Deutsche Bank downgraded The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE: KO) from Buy to Hold. Coca-Cola shares fell 0.60 percent to $41.65 in pre-market trading.
  • Morgan Stanley downgraded Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALXN) from Overweight to Equal-Weight. Alexion Pharmaceuticals shares fell 0.76 percent to $114.20 in pre-market trading.
  • Jefferies downgraded Jacobs Engineering Group Inc (NYSE: JEC) from Buy to Hold. Jacobs Engineering shares rose 0.02 percent to close at $61.58 on Monday.
  • Analysts at RBC Capital downgraded Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB) from Sector Perform to Underperform. Viacom shares dropped 1.03 percent to $34.63 in pre-market trading.


Top Initiations

  • Analysts at Jefferies initiated coverage on Smart Sand Inc (NASDAQ: SND) with a Buy rating. The price target for Smart Sand is set to $18. Smart Sand shares closed at $13.90 on Monday.
  • Analysts at Aegis Capital initiated coverage on Yelp Inc (NYSE: YELP) with a Buy rating. The price target for Yelp is set to $47. Yelp shares closed at $35.17 on Monday.
  • Analysts at UBS initiated coverage of Core Laboratories N.V. (NYSE: CLB) with a Neutral rating. The price target for Core Laboratories is set to $125. Core Laboratories shares closed at $120.81 on Monday.
  • Analysts at Chardan Capital initiated coverage on Healthequity Inc (NASDAQ: HQY) with a Buy rating. The price target for Healthequity is set to $50. Healthequity shares closed at $40.99 on Monday.
  • Analysts at JP Morgan initiated coverage on FedEx Corporation (NYSE: FDX) with an Overweight rating. The price target for FedEx is set to $233. FedEx shares closed at $197.64 on Monday.
  • Analysts at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey initiated coverage on Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) with a Hold rating. The price target for Level 3 Communications is set to $62. Level 3 Communications shares closed at $56.23 on Monday.

Latest Ratings for UL

DateFirmActionFromTo
Feb 2019DowngradesOutperformNeutral
Nov 2017Initiates Coverage OnHold
Feb 2017UpgradesUnderperformNeutral

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