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Benzinga's Top Upgrades, Downgrades For January 23, 2017

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Top Upgrades

  • Analysts at Deutsche Bank upgraded Metlife Inc (NYSE: MET) from Hold to Buy. MetLife shares rose 0.57 percent to close at $54.33 on Friday.
  • BMO Capital upgraded CSX Corporation (NASDAQ: CSX) from Market Perform to Outperform. CSX shares rose 0.83 percent to $44.70 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at Hilliard Lyons upgraded BB&T Corporation (NYSE: BBT) from Neutral to Buy. BB&T shares gained 0.29 percent to close at $45.42 on Friday.
  • Goldman Sachs upgraded CVR Refining LP (NYSE: CVRR) from Sell to Neutral. CVR Refining shares fell 2.71 percent to close at $10.75 on Friday.
  • Analysts at Morgan Stanley upgraded DISH Network Corp (NASDAQ: DISH) from Equal-Weight to Overweight. DISH shares dropped 2.50 percent to close at $60.14 on Thursday.
  • Barclays upgraded Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE: SWN) from Underweight to Equal-Weight. Southwestern Energy shares rose 0.96 percent to $9.50 in pre-market trading.
  • Roth Capital upgraded American Vanguard Corp. (NYSE: AVD) from Neutral to Buy. American Vanguard shares gained 2.19 percent to close at $16.30 on Friday.
  • Barclays upgraded Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE: COG) from Equal-Weight to Overweight. Cabot Oil shares rose 0.54 percent to $22.25 in pre-market trading.


Top Downgrades

  • First Analysis downgraded HealthStream, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSTM) from Equal-Weight to Underweight. HealthStream shares fell 1.90 percent to close at $22.75 on Friday.
  • Goldman Sachs downgraded Cenovus Energy Inc (USA) (NYSE: CVE) from Buy to Sell. Cenovus Eshares gained 0.83 percent to close at $14.61 on Friday.
  • Morgan Stanley downgraded Workiva Inc (NYSE: WK) from Overweight to Equal-Weight. Workiva shares rose 1.14 percent to close at $13.30 on Friday.
  • Nomura downgraded QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) from Buy to Neutral. Qualcomm shares fell 4.18 percent to $60.25 in pre-market trading.
  • Barclays downgraded CoLucid Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: CLCD) from Overweight to Equal-Weight. CoLucid shares fell 0.11 percent to close at $46.25 on Friday.
  • Analysts at Morgan Stanley downgraded Travelport Worldwide Ltd (NYSE: TVPT) from Overweight to Equal-Weight. Travelport Worldwide shares fell 0.07 percent to close at $14.14 on Friday.
  • Stephens downgraded Schlumberger Limited. (NYSE: SLB) from Overweight to Equal Weight. Schlumberger shares dropped 1.13 percent to $85.51 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at Wells Fargo downgraded Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) from Outperform to Market Perform. Verizon shares declined 0.63 percent to $52.39 in pre-market trading.


Top Initiations

  • Analysts at Susquehanna initiated coverage of Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc (NYSE: SC) with a Neutral rating. The price target for Santander Consumer is set to $14. Santander Consumer shares closed at $13.48 on Friday.
  • Analysts at Credit Suisse initiated coverage on Molson Coors Brewing Co (NYSE: TAP) with a Neutral rating. The price target for Molson Coors is set to $106. Molson Coors shares closed at $97.62 on Friday.
  • Analysts at Guggenheim initiated coverage on Achaogen Inc (NASDAQ: AKAO) with a Buy rating. Achaogen shares closed at $17.55 on Friday.
  • Analysts at Credit Suisse assumed coverage of BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ: BMRN) with an Outperform rating. The price target for BioMarin Pharmaceutical is set to $107. BioMarin Pharmaceutical shares closed at $84.62 on Friday.
  • Analysts at Susquehanna initiated coverage on Ally Financial Inc (NYSE: ALLY) with a Positive rating. The price target for Ally Financial is set to $28. Ally Financial shares closed at $19.27 on Friday.
  • Analysts at Credit Suisse initiated coverage on Incyte Corporation (NASDAQ: INCY) with an Outperform rating. The price target for Incyte is set to $137. Incyte shares closed at $117.22 on Friday.
  • Analysts at Craig-Hallum initiated coverage on GrubHub Inc (NYSE: GRUB) with a Hold rating. GrubHub shares closed at $39.40 on Friday.

Latest Ratings for MET

DateFirmActionFromTo
Mar 2019Sandler O'NeillDowngradesBuyHold
Jan 2019Bank of AmericaUpgradesNeutralBuy
Dec 2018RBC CapitalMaintainsOutperformOutperform

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