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Benzinga's Top Upgrades, Downgrades For February 24, 2017

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Top Upgrades

  • Analysts at BMO Capital upgraded Hecla Mining Company (NYSE: HL) from Underperform to Market Perform. Hecla Mining shares rose 2 percent to $6.19 in pre-market trading.
  • Stifel Nicolaus upgraded Emcor Group Inc (NYSE: EME) from Hold to Buy. EMCOR shares fell 10.02 percent to close at $61.63 on Thursday.
  • Analysts at Raymond James upgraded Methanex Corporation (USA) (NASDAQ: MEOH) from Market Perform to Outperform. Methanex shares fell 1.45 percent to close at $50.85 on Thursday.
  • Analysts at Argus Research upgraded Energen Corporation (NYSE: EGN) from Hold to Buy. Energen shares fell 0.90 percent to close at $52.75 on Thursday.
  • Analysts at JP Morgan upgraded Wendys Co (NASDAQ: WEN) from Neutral to Overweight. Wendy's shares rose 1.2 percent to $13.60 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at UBS upgraded Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK) from Sell to Neutral. Chesapeake Energy shares slipped 1.74 percent to $5.65 in pre-market trading.
  • Mizuho upgraded Tenet Healthcare Corp (NYSE: THC) from Underperform to Neutral. Tenet Healthcare shares gained 0.68 percent to close at $20.79 on Thursday.
  • Stifel Nicolaus upgraded AMC Networks Inc (NASDAQ: AMCX) from Hold to Buy. AMC Networks shares gained 4.07 percent to close at $59.84 on Thursday.
  • Citigroup upgraded Danaher Corporation (NYSE: DHR) from Neutral to Buy. Danaher shares gained 0.04 percent to $85.15 in pre-market trading.
  • Credit Suisse upgraded Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU) from Neutral to Outperform. Intuit shares rose 1.08 percent to $122.00 in pre-market trading.


Top Downgrades

  • Jefferies downgraded Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co (NASDAQ: GT) from Buy to Hold. Goodyear Tire shares dropped 1.25 percent to close at $35.50 on Thursday.
  • Raymond James downgraded Wayfair Inc (NYSE: W) from Outperform to Market Perform. Wayfair shares fell 6.50 percent to close at $38.58 on Thursday.
  • Berenberg downgraded Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS) from Hold to Sell. Goldman Sachs shares fell 1.43 percent to $247.59 in pre-market trading.
  • Cowen & Co. downgraded Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ: JACK) from Outperform to Market Perform. Jack In The Box shares dropped 6.66 percent to close at $96.70 on Thursday.
  • BMO Capital downgraded Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co (NYSE: HPE) from Outperform to Market Perform. Hewlett Packard shares fell 8.56 percent to $22.55 in pre-market trading.
  • Nomura downgraded Invesco Mortgage Capital Inc (NYSE: IVR) from Buy to Neutral. Invesco Mortgage Capital shares rose 0.52 percent to close at $15.57 on Thursday.
  • Analysts at Wells Fargo downgraded California Water Service Group (NYSE: CWT) from Market Perform to Underperform. California Water Service shares fell 1.20 percent to $37.15 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at Citigroup downgraded Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ: CERN) from Buy to Neutral. Cerner shares fell 2.24 percent to $54.15 in pre-market trading.
  • Credit Suisse downgraded Kforce Inc. (NASDAQ: KFRC) from Outperform to Neutral. Kforce shares rose 1.19 percent to close at $25.50 on Thursday.


Top Initiations

  • Analysts at Maxim Group initiated coverage on Zynerba Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: ZYNE) with a Buy rating. The price target for Zynerba Pharmaceuticals is set to $32. Zynerba Pharmaceuticals shares closed at $22.10 on Thursday.
  • Analysts at JP Morgan initiated coverage on Clearside Biomedical Inc (NASDAQ: CLSD) with an Overweight rating. The price target for Clearside Biomedical is set to $19. Clearside Biomedical shares closed at $6.90 on Thursday.
  • Analysts at Deutsche Bank initiated coverage on Yum China Holdings Inc (NYSE: YUMC) with a Buy rating. Yum China shares closed at $26.77 on Thursday.
  • Analysts at Imperial Capital initiated coverage of Air Transport Services Group Inc. (NASDAQ: ATSG) with an In-Line rating. The price target for Air Transport Services is set to $18. Air Transport Services shares closed at $17.35 on Thursday.
  • Analysts at Maxim Group initiated coverage on MYnd Analytics Inc (OTC: MYAN) with a Buy rating. The price target for MYnd Analytics is set to $18. MYnd Analytics shares closed at $7.25 on Thursday.
  • Analysts at Brean Capital initiated coverage on Park Sterling Corp (NASDAQ: PSTB) with a Hold rating. Park Sterling shares closed at $12.07 on Thursday.

Latest Ratings for HL

DateFirmActionFromTo
Feb 2017BMO CapitalUpgradesUnderperformMarket Perform
Nov 2016BMO CapitalDowngradesMarket PerformUnderperform
Oct 2016Canaccord GenuityInitiates Coverage OnHold

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