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Benzinga's Top Upgrades, Downgrades For December 14, 2016

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Top Upgrades

  • Morgan Stanley upgraded United States Cellular Corp (NYSE: USM) from Underweight to Equal-Weight. United States Cellular shares rose 0.10 percent to close at $41.48 on Tuesday.
  • Citigroup upgraded F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV) from Neutral to Buy. F5 Networks shares rose 0.81 percent to close at $142.36 on Tuesday.
  • Bank of America upgraded Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (NASDAQ: RRGB) from Underperform to Neutral. Red Robin shares fell 4.55 percent to close at $51.35 on Tuesday.
  • Analysts at Oppenheimer upgraded Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM) from Perform to Outperform. Akamai Technologies shares gained 1.39 percent to close at $65.14 on Tuesday.
  • Raymond James upgraded SAGE Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: SAGE) from Outperform to Strong Buy. Sage Therapeutics shares rose 5.74 percent to $50.83 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at Piper Jaffray upgraded Kroger Co (NYSE: KR) from Underweight to Neutral. Kroger shares gained 0.58 percent to close at $34.42 on Tuesday.
  • Analysts at Evercore ISI Group upgraded NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) from Hold to Buy. NVIDIA shares rose 1.28 percent to $92.34 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at Brean Capital upgraded Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (NASDAQ: FOXA) from Hold to Buy. Twenty-First Century Fox shares rose 2.66 percent to close at $27.04 on Tuesday.


Top Downgrades

  • Analysts at JMP Securities downgraded Proteon Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: PRTO) from Market Outperform to Market Perform. Proteon Therapeutics shares gained 4 percent to $2.60 in pre-market trading.
  • JP Morgan downgraded QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) from Overweight to Neutral. Qualcomm shares fell 1.64 percent to $68.20 in pre-market trading.
  • Wunderlich downgraded Airgain Inc (NASDAQ: AIRG) from Buy to Hold. Airgain shares fell 4.64 percent to $17.45 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at JP Morgan downgraded Accuray Incorporated (NASDAQ: ARAY) from Overweight to Neutral. Accuray shares fell 0.96 percent to close at $5.15 on Tuesday.
  • Raymond James downgraded Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE: UHS) from Outperform to Market Perform. Universal Health Services shares fell 2.67 percent to close at $108.99 on Tuesday.
  • Morgan Stanley downgraded Zayo Group Holdings Inc (NYSE: ZAYO) from Overweight to Equal-Weight. Zayo Group shares rose 0.45 percent to close at $33.56 on Tuesday.
  • Analysts at Macquarie downgraded Kaiser Aluminum Corp. (NASDAQ: KALU) from Outperform to Neutral. Kaiser Aluminum shares fell 3.11 percent to close at $81.89 on Tuesday.
  • Morgan Stanley downgraded Prudential Financial Inc (NYSE: PRU) from Overweight to Equal-Weight. Prudential Financial shares rose 0.30 percent to close at $104.83 on Tuesday.


Top Initiations

  • Analysts at Craig-Hallum initiated coverage on Blackhawk Network Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: HAWK) with a Buy rating. The price target for Blackhawk Network is set to $50. Blackhawk Network shares closed at $38.30 on Tuesday.
  • Analysts at Atlantic Equities initiated coverage on Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP) with an Overweight rating. Advance Auto Parts shares closed at $171.87 on Tuesday.
  • Analysts at Goldman Sachs initiated coverage of Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LDOS) with a Neutral rating. The price target for Leidos Holdings is set to $55. Leidos Holdings shares closed at $51.02 on Tuesday.
  • Analysts at Bank of America initiated coverage on Evercore Partners Inc. (NYSE: EVR) with a Neutral rating. The price target for Evercore Partners is set to $74. Evercore Partners shares closed at $69.50 on Tuesday.
  • Analysts at Citigroup initiated coverage on Precision Drilling Corp (USA) (NYSE: PDS) with a Neutral rating. Precision Drilling shares closed at $5.76 on Tuesday.
  • Analysts at Evercore ISI Group initiated coverage on Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) with a Buy rating. The price target for Xilinx is set to $70. Xilinx shares closed at $56.48 on Tuesday.
  • Analysts at Deutsche Bank initiated coverage on Momo Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ: MOMO) with a Hold rating. Momo shares closed at $20.02 on Tuesday.
  • Nomura initiated coverage on LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) with a Neutral rating. The price target for LaSalle Hotel Properties is set to $31. LaSalle Hotel Properties shares closed at $30.62 on Tuesday.

Latest Ratings for USM

DateFirmActionFromTo
Jan 2021Morgan StanleyMaintainsOverweight
Nov 2020Wells FargoReinstatesOverweight
Aug 2020CitigroupMaintainsBuy

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