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Benzinga's Top Upgrades, Downgrades For January 3, 2017

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Top Upgrades

  • Analysts at Citigroup upgraded Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) from Neutral to Buy. Verizon shares rose 0.58 percent to $53.69 in pre-market trading.
  • RBC Capital upgraded Groupon Inc (NASDAQ: GRPN) from Underperform to Sector Perform. Groupon shares rose 3 percent to $3.42 in pre-market trading.
  • Credit Suisse upgraded Xerox Corp (NYSE: XRX) from Neutral to Outperform. Xerox shares rose 7.8 percent to $6.20 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at Morgan Stanley upgraded C R Bard Inc (NYSE: BCR) from Equal-Weight to Overweight. C.R. Bard shares rose 0.24 percent to close at $224.66 on Friday.
  • Monness Crespi Hardt upgraded Paypal Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: PYPL) from Neutral to Buy. PayPal shares rose 2.18 percent to $40.33 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at Barclays upgraded InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (ADR) (NYSE: IHG) from Equal-Weight to Overweight. Intercontinental Hotels shares gained 3.79 percent to $46.01 in pre-market trading.
  • Baird upgraded Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ: PDCO) from Neutral to Outperform. Patterson shares fell 0.27 percent to close at $41.03 on Friday.
  • Evercore ISI upgraded Walt Disney Co (NYSE: DIS) from Hold to Buy. Disney shares rose 1.15 percent to $105.42 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at JMP Securities upgraded Barracuda Networks Inc (NYSE: CUDA) from Market Underperform to Market Perform. Barracuda shares rose 0.05 percent to close at $21.43 on Friday.
  • Analysts at Mizuho upgraded Quest Diagnostics Inc (NYSE: DGX) from Neutral to Buy. Quest Diagnostics shares rose 0.03 percent to close at $91.90 on Friday.


Top Downgrades

  • JP Morgan downgraded Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE: BDX) from Overweight to Neutral. Becton Dickinson shares fell 0.15 percent to $165.30 in pre-market trading.
  • Raymond James downgraded Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: APC) from Outperform to Market Perform. Anadarko Petroleum shares fell 0.54 percent to close at $69.73 on Friday.
  • Analysts at Baird downgraded PACCAR Inc (NASDAQ: PCAR) from Outperform to Neutral. PACCAR shares fell 0.73 percent to close at $63.90 on Friday.
  • SunTrust Robinson Humphrey downgraded Fox Factory Holding Corp (NASDAQ: FOXF) from Buy to Hold. Fox Factory shares rose 0.36 percent to close at $27.75 on Friday.
  • Monness Crespi Hardt downgraded GrubHub Inc (NYSE: GRUB) from Neutral to Sell. GrubHub shares rose 0.72 percent to $37.89 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at Morgan Stanley downgraded Medtronic PLC (NYSE: MDT) from Overweight to Equal-Weight. Medtronic shares fell 1.31 percent to $70.30 in pre-market trading.
  • Piper Jaffray downgraded Michael Kors Holdings Ltd (NYSE: KORS) from Overweight to Neutral. Michael Kors shares fell 1 percent to $42.55 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at Oppenheimer downgraded Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF) from Perform to Underperform. Abercrombie & Fitch shares fell 1.75 percent to $11.79 in pre-market trading.
  • Mizuho downgraded McKesson Corporation (NYSE: MCK) from Buy to Neutral. McKesson shares fell 0.94 percent to close at $140.45 on Friday.
  • Jefferies downgraded DSW Inc. (NYSE: DSW) from Buy to Hold. DSW shares fell 0.48 percent to close at $22.65 on Friday.


Top Initiations

  • Analysts at H.C. Wainwright initiated coverage on Pacira Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: PCRX) with a Buy rating. The price target for Pacira Pharmaceuticals is set to $43. Pacira Pharma shares closed at $32.30 on Friday.
  • Analysts at Standpoint Research initiated coverage on Vodafone Group Plc (ADR) (NASDAQ: VOD) with an Accumulate rating. The price target for Vodafone is set to $30. Vodafone shares closed at $24.43 on Friday.
  • Analysts at Rodman & Renshaw initiated coverage on Chromadex Corp (NASDAQ: CDXC) with a Buy rating. The price target for Chromadex is set to $6. Chromadex shares closed at $3.31 on Friday.
  • Analysts at Stifel Nicolaus initiated coverage of Ichor Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: ICHR) with a Buy rating. The price target for Ichor Holdings is set to $16. Ichor Holdings shares closed at $10.82 on Friday.
  • Analysts at Monness Crespi Hardt initiated coverage on Mobileye NV (NYSE: MBLY) with a Buy rating. The price target for Mobileye is set to $47. Mobileye shares closed at $38.12 on Friday.
  • Analysts at Aegis Capital initiated coverage on Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR) with a Sell rating. The price target for Twitter is set to $14. Twitter shares closed at $16.30 on Friday.
  • Analysts at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey initiated coverage on Athene Holding Ltd (NYSE: ATH) with a Buy rating. The price target for Athene Holding is set to $57. Athene Holding shares closed at $47.99 on Friday.
  • Imperial Capital initiated coverage on Acushnet Holdings Corp (NYSE: GOLF) with an In-Line rating. The price target for Acushnet Holdings is set to $20. Acushnet Holdings shares closed at $19.71 on Friday.

Latest Ratings for IHG

DateFirmActionFromTo
Jan 2017BarclaysUpgradesEqual-WeightOverweight
Dec 2016MKM PartnersDowngradesBuyNeutral
Sep 2016Morgan StanleyDowngradesEqual-WeightUnderweight

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