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

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Top Upgrades

  • Stifel Nicolaus upgraded Varonis Systems Inc (NASDAQ: VRNS) from Hold to Buy. Varonis Systems shares rose 0.89 percent to close at $28.45 on Wednesday.
  • UBS upgraded Encana Corp (USA) (NYSE: ECA) from Neutral to Buy. Encana shares gained 0.66 percent to $10.62 in pre-market trading.
  • RBC Capital upgraded SUPERVALU INC. (NYSE: SVU) from Sector Perform to Outperform. SUPERVALU shares rose 0.30 percent to close at $3.34 on Tuesday.
  • Analysts at RBC Capital upgraded Kroger Co (NYSE: KR) from Sector Perform to Outperform. Kroger shares rose 2.04 percent to $29.55 in pre-market trading.
  • Goldman Sachs upgraded FireEye Inc (NASDAQ: FEYE) from Sell to Buy. FireEye shares rose 8.79 percent to $12.50 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at UBS upgraded Energen Corporation (NYSE: EGN) from Neutral to Buy. Energen shares dropped 1.11 percent to close at $50.88 on Wednesday.
  • Analysts at UBS upgraded DDR Corp (NYSE: DDR) from Sell to Neutral. DDR shares dropped 2.80 percent to close at $12.51 on Wednesday.


Top Downgrades

  • UBS downgraded Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE: WLL) from Neutral to Sell. Whiting Petroleum shares dropped 3.21 percent to close at $8.15 on Wednesday.
  • Piper Jaffray downgraded Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc (NASDAQ: RARE) from Overweight to Neutral. Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical shares fell 7.45 percent to $72.52 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at RBC Capital downgraded Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE: NSC) from Sector Perform to Underperform. Norfolk Southern shares fell 1.14 percent to $110.50 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at Goldman Sachs downgraded Proofpoint Inc (NASDAQ: PFPT) from Neutral to Sell. Proofpoint shares fell 1.89 percent to $77.70 in pre-market trading.
  • Citi downgraded Centene Corp (NYSE: CNC) from Buy to Neutral. Centene shares closed at $68.01 on Wednesday.
  • Analysts at RBC Capital downgraded Altria Group Inc (NYSE: MO) from Sector Perform to Underperform. Altria shares dropped 1.07 percent to $74.27 in pre-market trading.
  • Credit Suisse downgraded Dollar General Corp. (NYSE: DG) from Neutral to Underperform. Dollar General shares slipped 1.10 percent to $69.90 in pre-market trading.
  • Maxim Group downgraded Nimble Storage Inc (NYSE: NMBL) from Buy to Hold. Nimble Storage shares declined 0.16 percent to $12.44 in pre-market trading.


Top Initiations

  • Analysts at Stifel Nicolaus initiated coverage on Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE: SWN) with a Buy rating. Southwestern Energy shares closed at $7.36 on Wednesday.
  • Analysts at Baird initiated coverage on FMC Corp (NYSE: FMC) with a Neutral rating. The price target for FMC is set to $67. FMC shares closed at $61.22 on Wednesday.
  • Analysts at Baird initiated coverage of Darling Ingredients Inc (NYSE: DAR) with an Outperform rating. The price target for Darling Ingredients is set to $19. Darling Ingredients shares closed at $14.26 on Wednesday.
  • Analysts at Stifel Nicolaus initiated coverage on Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK) with a Buy rating. Chesapeake Energy shares closed at $5.00 on Wednesday.
  • Analysts at Johnson Rice initiated coverage on CONE Midstream Partners LP (NYSE: CNNX) with an Accumulate rating. CONE Midstream shares closed at $20.85 on Wednesday.
  • Analysts at Stifel initiated coverage on Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE: COG) with a Buy. Cabot Oil & Gas shares closed at $22.25 on Wednesday.

Latest Ratings for VRNS

DateFirmActionFromTo
Feb 2019DowngradesBuyHold
Feb 2019DowngradesBuyHold
Feb 2019DowngradesMarket OutperformMarket Perform

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