Benzinga's Top Upgrades, Downgrades For March 10, 2017

Top Upgrades

  • BMO Capital upgraded Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals Inc TTPH from Market Perform to Outperform. Tetraphase Pharmaceutical shares dropped 1.94 percent to close at $6.08 on Thursday.
  • Analysts at Raymond James upgraded Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc CNSL from Market Perform to Outperform. Consolidated Communications shares rose 1.90 percent to close at $22.48 on Thursday.
  • Analysts at RBC Capital upgraded LHC Group, Inc. LHCG from Sector Perform to Outperform. LHC Group shares fell 0.06 percent to close at $48.43 on Thursday.
  • Analysts at Susquehanna upgraded Marathon Oil Corporation MRO from Neutral to Positive. Marathon Oil shares rose 1.24 percent to $16.27 in pre-market trading.
  • SunTrust Robinson Humphrey upgraded Sierra Oncology Inc SRRA from Hold to Buy. Sierra Oncology shares climbed 8.39 percent to $1.55 in pre-market trading.
  • JMP Securities upgraded IBERIABANK Corp IBKC from Market Perform to Market Outperform. IBERIABANK shares dropped 2.04 percent to close at $79.35 on Thursday.
  • Analysts at KeyBanc upgraded Actuant Corporation ATU from Sector Weight to Overweight. Actuant shares gained 1.89 percent to $26.95 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at UBS upgraded ASML Holding NV (ADR) ASML from Neutral to Buy. ASML shares rose 2.01 percent to $123.69 in pre-market trading.
  • Jefferies upgraded Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc FMSA from Hold to Buy. Fairmount Santrol shares rose 5.75 percent to $7.72 in pre-market trading.
  • Stifel Nicolaus upgraded Internap Corp INAP from Hold to Buy. Internap shares rose 5.32 percent to $2.77 in pre-market trading.


Top Downgrades

  • BMO Capital downgraded Winnebago Industries, Inc. WGO from Outperform to Market Perform. Winnebago shares slipped 1.13 percent to $30.55 in pre-market trading.
  • SunTrust Robinson Humphrey downgraded The Advisory Board Company ABCO from Buy to Hold. Advisory Board shares dropped 0.22 percent to close at $44.95 on Thursday.
  • Analysts at B. Riley downgraded Guess?, Inc. GES from Buy to Neutral. Guess? shares fell 1.60 percent to $11.70 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at BTIG Research downgraded VeriFone Systems Inc PAY from Buy to Neutral. VeriFone shares declined 2.60 percent to $19.82 in pre-market trading.
  • JP Morgan downgraded MEDNAX Inc MD from Overweight to Neutral. Mednax shares fell 0.90 percent to close at $69.66 on Thursday.
  • Analysts at Goldman Sachs downgraded Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc IONS from Neutral to Sell. Ionis Pharmaceuticals shares fell 5.24 percent to $43.40 in pre-market trading.
  • B. Riley downgraded Cherokee Inc CHKE from Buy to Neutral. Cherokee shares fell 1.13 percent to close at $8.75 on Thursday.
  • Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Surgery Partners Inc SGRY from Buy to Hold. Surgery Partners shares fell 14.08 percent to $18.00 in pre-market trading.


Top Initiations

  • Analysts at FBR Capital initiated coverage on Marathon Oil Corporation MRO with a Outperform rating. The price target for Marathon Oil is set to $22. Marathon Oil shares closed at $16.07 on Thursday.
  • Analysts at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey initiated coverage on Pennantpark Floating Rate Capital Ltd PFLT with a Buy rating. The price target for Pennantpark Floating Rate Capital is set to $15. Pennantpark Floating Rate Capital shares closed at $13.42 on Thursday.
  • Analysts at ING initiated coverage on VimpelCom Ltd (ADR) VIP with a Buy rating. The price target for VimpelCom is set to $5.80. VimpelCom shares closed at $3.99 on Thursday.
  • Analysts at Janney Montgomery Scott initiated coverage on EnLink Midstream Partners LP ENLK with a Neutral rating. The price target for EnLink Midstream Partners is set to $20. EnLink Midstream Partners shares closed at $18.60 on Thursday.
  • Analysts at FBR Capital initiated coverage of Bill Barrett Corporation BBG with a Market Perform rating. The price target for Bill Barrett is set to $6. Bill Barrett shares closed at $4.52 on Thursday.
  • Analysts at Aegis Capital initiated coverage on Century Casinos, Inc. CNTY with a Buy rating. Century Casinos shares closed at $6.98 on Thursday.
  • Analysts at Longbow Research initiated coverage of Insteel Industries Inc IIIN with a Buy rating. Insteel Industries shares closed at $33.30 on Thursday.

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