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Benzinga's Top Upgrades, Downgrades For December 16, 2016

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Top Upgrades

  • JP Morgan upgraded Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE: BRO) from Underweight to Neutral. Brown & Brown shares closed at $44.90 on Thursday.
  • Goldman Sachs upgraded Pioneer Energy Services Corp (NYSE: PES) from Neutral to Buy. Pioneer Energy shares closed at $5.95 on Thursday.
  • BTIG Research upgraded Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: REGN) from Neutral to Buy. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals shares closed at $378.01 on Thursday.
  • JP Morgan upgraded Portland General Electric Company (NYSE: POR) from Underweight to Neutral. Portland General Electric shares closed at $43.03 on Thursday.
  • Analysts at Bank of America upgraded Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) from Neutral to Buy. Ericsson shares closed at $5.86 on Thursday.
  • Analysts at Stifel Nicolaus upgraded Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (USA) (NYSE: CP) from Hold to Buy. Canadian Pacific Railway shares closed at $145.27 on Thursday.
  • Analysts at Bernstein upgraded General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) from Market Perform to Outperform. General Electric shares closed at $31.26 on Thursday.


Top Downgrades

  • Analysts at RBC Capital downgraded Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (NYSE: HP) from Outperform to Sector Perform. Helmerich & Payne shares closed at $80.45 on Thursday.
  • RBC Capital downgraded Rowan Companies PLC (NYSE: RDC) from Sector Perform to Underperform. Rowan Companies shares closed at $19.92 on Thursday.
  • Loop Capital downgraded MSG Networks Inc (NYSE: MSGN) from Hold to Sell. MSG Networks shares closed at $21.45 on Thursday.
  • Analysts at Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTLD) from Hold to Sell. Heartland Express shares closed at $21.38 on Thursday.
  • Wells Fargo downgraded Apache Corporation (NYSE: APA) from Outperform to Market Perform. Apache shares closed at $66.74 on Thursday.
  • Morgan Stanley downgraded Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) from Equal-Weight to Underweight. Weight Watchers shares closed at $10.74 on Thursday.


Top Initiations

  • Analysts at Drexel Hamilton initiated coverage on Energen Corporation (NYSE: EGN) with a Buy rating. Energen shares closed at $58.87 on Thursday.
  • Analysts at Guggenheim initiated coverage on Crown Castle International Corp (NYSE: CCI) with a Neutral rating. Crown Castle shares closed at $85.89 on Thursday.
  • Analysts at BMO Capital initiated coverage of Coty Inc (NYSE: COTY) with an Outperform rating. The price target for Coty is set to $24. Coty shares closed at $18.35 on Thursday.
  • Analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald initiated coverage on Biogen Inc (NASDAQ: BIIB) with a Neutral rating. The price target for Biogen is set to $293. Biogen shares closed at $286.97 on Thursday.
  • Analysts at Jefferies initiated coverage on Healthcare Realty Trust Inc (NYSE: HR) with a Buy rating. Healthcare Realty Trust shares closed at $29.15 on Thursday.
  • Analysts at Needham initiated coverage on Square Inc (NYSE: SQ) with a Buy rating. The price target for Square is set to $17. Square shares closed at $14.13 on Thursday.
  • Analysts at Craig-Hallum initiated coverage on Amedisys Inc (NASDAQ: AMED) with a Buy rating. The price target for Amedisys is set to $48. Amedisys shares closed at $41.78 on Thursday.

Latest Ratings for BRO

DateFirmActionFromTo
Feb 2018CitigroupMaintainsSellSell
Dec 2017SunTrust Robinson HumphreyUpgradesHoldBuy
Nov 2017CitigroupDowngradesNeutralSell

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