Benzinga's Top Upgrades, Downgrades For March 6, 2017

Top Upgrades

  • Jefferies upgraded Dow Chemical Co DOW from Hold to Buy. Dow Chemical shares gained 0.38 percent to $63.50 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at Bank of America upgraded Crane Co. CR from Neutral to Buy. Crane shares rose 0.08 percent to close at $72.40 on Friday.
  • Analysts at BMO Capital upgraded FedEx Corporation FDX from Market Perform to Outperform. FedEx shares fell 0.18 percent to close at $194.35 on Friday.
  • Analysts at Argus Research upgraded British American Tobacco PLC (ADR) BTI from Hold to Buy. British American Tobacco shares fell 0.52 percent to $62.96 in pre-market trading.
  • Goldman Sachs upgraded Alcoa Corp AA from Neutral to Buy. Alcoa shares rose 1.24 percent to $36.83 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at Nomura upgraded General Motors Company GM from Neutral to Buy. General Motors shares slipped 1.26 percent to $37.75 in pre-market trading.
  • Piper Jaffray upgraded Universal Health Services, Inc. UHS from Neutral to Overweight. Universal Health shares gained 2.24 percent to close at $125.58 on Friday.
  • Analysts at Wells Fargo upgraded HP Inc HPQ from Market Perform to Outperform. HP shares rose 0.86 percent to $17.50 in pre-market trading.
  • UBS upgraded Netflix, Inc. NFLX from Neutral to Buy. Netflix shares rose 1.73 percent to $141.55 in pre-market trading.
  • Macquarie upgraded Expedia Inc EXPE from Neutral to Outperform. Expedia shares rose 0.73 percent to $121.00 in pre-market trading.


Top Downgrades

  • Bank of America downgraded Metlife Inc MET from Buy to Neutral. MetLife shares slipped 1.15 percent to $54.20 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at Goldman Sachs downgraded GoPro Inc GPRO from Neutral to Sell. GoPro shares fell 2.71 percent to $8.60 in pre-market trading.
  • Credit Suisse downgraded Mead Johnson Nutrition CO MJN from Outperform to Neutral. Mead Johnson Nutrition shares rose 0.14 percent to close at $88.10 on Friday.
  • BTIG Research downgraded Insulet Corporation PODD from Buy to Neutral. Insulet shares fell 1.95 percent to close at $46.30 on Friday.
  • Citigroup downgraded Albemarle Corporation ALB from Buy to Neutral. Albemarle shares fell 1.13 percent to $103.59 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at Deutsche Bank downgraded Autohome Inc (ADR) ATHM from Buy to Hold. Autohome shares fell 0.36 percent to close at $33.27 on Friday.
  • Analysts at Morgan Stanley downgraded TETRA Technologies, Inc. TTI from Overweight to Equal-Weight. Tetra Technologies shares fell 2.30 percent to $4.24 in pre-market trading.
  • B. Riley downgraded Procter & Gamble Co PG from Buy to Neutral. Procter & Gamble shares fell 0.83 percent to $89.75 in pre-market trading.
  • UBS downgraded Time Warner Inc TWX from Buy to Neutral. Time Warner shares rose 0.02 percent to $98.75 in pre-market trading.
  • Deutsche Bank downgraded Akorn, Inc. AKRX from Buy to Hold. Akorn shares rose 4.94 percent to close at $24.11 on Friday.


Top Initiations

  • Analysts at JP Morgan initiated coverage on Johnson Controls International plc JCI with a Neutral rating. The price target for Johnson Controls is set to $44. Johnson Controls shares closed at $42.06 on Friday.
  • Analysts at Needham initiated coverage on Snap Inc SNAP with an Underperform rating. Snap shares closed at $27.09 on Friday.
  • Analysts at Rodman & Renshaw initiated coverage on Quest Resource Holding Corp QRHC with a Buy rating. The price target for Quest Resource is set to $5. Quest Resource shares closed at $2.19 on Friday.
  • Analysts at Jefferies initiated coverage on Minerva Neurosciences Inc NERV with a Buy rating. The price target for Minerva Neurosciences is set to $17. Minerva Neurosciences shares closed at $8.30 on Friday.
  • Analysts at Roth Capital initiated coverage of Limbach Holdings, Inc. LMB with a Buy rating.The price target for Limbach is set to $17.50. Limbach shares closed at $14.08 on Friday.
  • Analysts at Goldman Sachs initiated coverage of Laureate Education Inc LAUR with a Neutral rating. The price target for Laureate Education is set to $15.10. Laureate Education shares closed at $12.50 on Friday.
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