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Benzinga's Top Upgrades, Downgrades For December 21, 2016

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Top Upgrades

  • Atlantic Equities upgraded Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) from Underweight to Neutral. Morgan Stanley shares rose 1.56 percent to close at $43.50 on Tuesday.
  • Credit Suisse upgraded Sunoco LP (NYSE: SUN) from Neutral to Outperform. Sunoco shares gained 2.39 percent to $22.67 in pre-market trading.
  • Atlantic Equities upgraded Citigroup Inc (NYSE: C) from Neutral to Overweight. Citigroup shares fell 0.33 percent to $60.60 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at William Blair upgraded Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corp (NYSE: WAB) from Market Perform to Outperform. Wabtec shares rose 0.86 percent to $82.50 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at Jefferies upgraded Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: MNST) from Hold to Buy. Monster Beverage shares rose 3.07 percent to $44.88 in pre-market trading.
  • Atlantic Equities upgraded Bank of America Corp (NYSE: BAC) from Neutral to Overweight. Bank of America shares dropped 0.35 percent to $22.63 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at UBS upgraded BP plc (ADR) (NYSE: BP) from Neutral to Buy. BP shares rose 1.96 percent to $36.87 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at Piper Jaffray upgraded Astoria Financial Corp (NYSE: AF) from Neutral to Overweight. Astoria Financial shares rose 0.50 percent to close at $18.17 on Tuesday.


Top Downgrades

  • Atlantic Equities downgraded Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS) from Overweight to Neutral. Goldman Sachs shares fell 0.45 percent to $241.99 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at Morgan Stanley downgraded New York Community Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE: NYCB) from Overweight to Equal-Weight. New York Community Bancorp shares fell 2.39 percent to $16.35 in pre-market trading.
  • Mizuho downgraded Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE: OAS) from Buy to Neutral. Oasis Petroleum shares fell 0.85 percent to $16.41 in pre-market trading.
  • Raymond James downgraded JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU) from Outperform to Market Perform. JetBlue shares rose 1.24 percent to close at $22.79 on Tuesday.
  • Analysts at JMP Securities downgraded Allied World Assurance Co Holdings, AG. (NYSE: AWH) from Market Outperform to Market Perform. Allied World Assurance shares rose 2.40 percent to close at $53.00 on Tuesday.
  • Atlantic Equities downgraded U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB) from Overweight to Neutral. US Bancorp shares rose 1.29 percent to close at $52.54 on Tuesday.
  • Analysts at Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Tallgrass Energy GP LP (NYSE: TEGP) from Buy to Hold. Tallgrass Energy shares rose 1.63 percent to close at $25.51 on Tuesday.


Top Initiations

  • Analysts at BMO Capital initiated coverage on General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) with a Market Perform rating. The price target for General Motors is set to $38. General Motors shares closed at $36.61 on Tuesday.
  • Analysts at Citigroup initiated coverage on QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) with a Neutral rating. QUALCOMM shares closed at $66.91 on Tuesday.
  • Analysts at Cleveland Research initiated coverage on Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) with a Neutral rating. Polaris Industries shares closed at $81.52 on Tuesday.
  • Analysts at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey initiated coverage on Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAY) with a Buy rating. The price target for Dave & Buster's is set to $68. Dave & Buster's shares closed at $56.07 on Tuesday.
  • Analysts at Aegis Capital initiated coverage on Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOGL) with a Buy rating. The price target for Alphabet is set to $980. Alphabet shares closed at $815.20 on Tuesday.
  • Analysts at BMO Capital initiated coverage of Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) with a Market Perform rating. The price target for Ford is set to $13. Ford shares closed at $12.78 on Tuesday.
  • Analysts at Wells Fargo initiated coverage on Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) with a Market Perform rating. Corning shares closed at $24.59 on Tuesday.
  • Susquehanna initiated coverage on Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ: TXN) with a Positive rating. Texas Instruments shares closed at $74.04 on Tuesday.
  • JP Morgan initiated coverage on Centene Corp (NYSE: CNC) with an Overweight rating. The price target for Centene is set to $75. Centene shares closed at $56.72 on Tuesday
  • CL King initiated coverage on OraSure Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: OSUR) with a Buy rating. The price target for OraSure Technologies is set to $11. OraSure Technologies shares closed at $8.88 on Tuesday.

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Oct 2019UpgradesHoldBuy
Jul 2019UpgradesNeutralBuy
Apr 2019DowngradesBuyNeutral

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