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Benzinga's Top Upgrades, Downgrades For March 2, 2017

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Top Upgrades

  • Analysts at Leerink Swann upgraded Sarepta Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: SRPT) from Market Perform to Outperform. Sarepta shares rose 4.48 percent to $31.74 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at Piper Jaffray upgraded Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE: EL) from Neutral to Overweight. Estee Lauder shares rose 1.45 percent to close at $84.05 on Wednesday.
  • Analysts at Citigroup upgraded Acceleron Pharma Inc (NASDAQ: XLRN) from Neutral to Buy. Acceleron Pharma shares rose 1.43 percent to $29.10 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at Berenberg upgraded Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC (NYSE: RBS) from Hold to Buy. Royal Bank of Scotland shares rose 2.21 percent to close at $6.01 on Wednesday.
  • JP Morgan upgraded Seaspan Corporation (NYSE: SSW) from Underweight to Neutral. Seaspan shares rose 2.04 percent to close at $8.00 on Wednesday.
  • Analysts at Jefferies upgraded Windstream Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIN) from Underperform to Hold. Windstream shares rose 1.20 percent to close at $7.56 on Wednesday.
  • Credit Suisse upgraded Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM) from Underperform to Neutral. Exxon Mobil shares rose 2.09 percent to close at $83.02 on Wednesday.
  • BTIG Research upgraded Ambac Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMBC) from Neutral to Buy. Ambac Financial shares slipped 0.90 percent to close at $21.90 on Wednesday.


Top Downgrades

  • Loop Capital downgraded Time Warner Inc (NYSE: TWX) from Buy to Hold. Time Warner shares rose 0.70 percent to close at $98.90 on Wednesday.
  • Analysts at Barclays downgraded Apache Corporation (NYSE: APA) from Equal-Weight to Underweight. Apache shares fell 1.42 percent to $52.20 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at Bank of America downgraded Anheuser Busch Inbev NV (ADR) (NYSE: BUD) from Buy to Neutral. Anheuser-Busch shares fell 3.82 percent to $105.74 in pre-market trading.
  • Piper Jaffray downgraded Tripadvisor Inc (NASDAQ: TRIP) from Overweight to Neutral. TripAdvisor shares closed at $41.47 on Wednesday.
  • Janney Capital downgraded IDEX Corporation (NYSE: IEX) from Buy to Neutral. IDEX shares rose 4.28 percent to close at $96.14 on Wednesday.
  • Longbow Research downgraded Kaman Corporation (NYSE: KAMN) from Buy to Neutral. Kaman shares rose 0.71 percent to close at $52.14 on Wednesday.
  • Citigroup downgraded Kite Pharma Inc (NASDAQ: KITE) from Buy to Neutral. Kite Pharma shares fell 3.29 percent to $77.00 in pre-market trading.
  • Bank of America downgraded American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE: AEO) from Buy to Neutral. American Eagle shares fell 0.49 percent to $14.27 in pre-market trading.
  • Imperial Capital downgraded Palo Alto Networks Inc (NYSE: PANW) from Outperform to In-Line. Palo Alto shares rose 0.60 percent to $115.90 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at DA Davidson downgraded Dycom Industries, Inc. (NYSE: DY) from Buy to Neutral. Dycom shares fell 1.11 percent to $95.60 in pre-market trading.


Top Initiations

  • Analysts at Seaport Global initiated coverage on Belden Inc. (NYSE: BDC) with a Buy rating. Belden shares closed at $72.94 on Wednesday.
  • Analysts at Bernstein initiated coverage on Splunk Inc (NASDAQ: SPLK) with an Outperform rating. The price target for Splunk is set to $72. Splunk shares closed at $63.70 on Wednesday.
  • Analysts at William Blair initiated coverage on Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) with an Outperform rating. Electronic Arts shares closed at $87.82 on Wednesday.
  • Analysts at Aegis Capital initiated coverage on Celadon Group, Inc. (NYSE: CGI) with a Buy rating. The price target for Celadon Group is set to $15. Celadon Group shares closed at $8.50 on Wednesday.
  • Analysts at Mizuho initiated coverage on Autoliv Inc. (NYSE: ALV) with a Neutral rating. The price target for Autoliv is set to $115. Autoliv shares closed at $105.15 on Wednesday.
  • Analysts at Nomura initiated coverage of Sarepta Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: SRPT) with a Buy rating. Sarepta shares closed at $30.38 on Wednesday.
  • Analysts at Bank of America initiated coverage of Interpublic Group of Companies Inc (NYSE: IPG) with a Buy rating. The price target for Interpublic Group is set to $28. Interpublic Group shares closed at $24.38 on Wednesday.
  • Analysts at Goldman Sachs initiated coverage on Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL) with a Neutral rating. The price target for Ball is set to $80. Ball shares closed at $75.00 on Wednesday.
  • Mizuho initiated coverage on Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) with a Neutral rating. The price target for Xilinx is set to $64. Xilinx shares closed at $59.68 on Wednesday.
  • Nomura initiated coverage on Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALXN) with a Buy rating. Alexion Pharma shares closed at $134.21 on Wednesday.

Latest Ratings for XLRN

DateFirmActionFromTo
Jun 2017OppenheimerDowngradesOutperformMarket Perform
May 2017Goldman SachsInitiates Coverage OnSell
Mar 2017JP MorganInitiates Coverage OnNeutral

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