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Benzinga's Top Upgrades, Downgrades For March 27, 2017

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Top Upgrades

  • Analysts at Evercore ISI Group upgraded HCP, Inc. (NYSE: HCP) from Underperform to In-Line. HCP shares fell 0.03 percent to $30.60 in pre-market trading.
  • Mizuho upgraded HCA Holdings Inc (NYSE: HCA) from Neutral to Buy. HCA shares closed at $86.04 on Friday.
  • Analysts at Wells Fargo upgraded Weatherford International Plc (NYSE: WFT) from Market Perform to Outperform. Weatherford shares gained 8.32 percent to $6.38 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at BMO Capital upgraded Flowserve Corp (NYSE: FLS) from Market Perform to Outperform. Flowserve shares closed at $45.65 on Friday.
  • Wells Fargo upgraded Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc (NASDAQ: MDRX) from Market Perform to Outperform. Allscripts Healthcare shares closed at $11.98 on Friday.
  • Analysts at Baird upgraded The Advisory Board Company (NASDAQ: ABCO) from Neutral to Outperform. Advisory Board shares closed at $44.70 on Friday.
  • Piper Jaffray upgraded Best Buy Co Inc (NYSE: BBY) from Neutral to Overweight. Best Buy shares closed at $44.85 on Friday.
  • KeyBanc upgraded Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAFM) from Sector Weight to Overweight. Sanderson Farms shares closed at $100.35 on Friday.


Top Downgrades

  • Analysts at Goldman Sachs downgraded Sportsman's Warehouse Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: SPWH) from Buy to Neutral. Sportsman's Warehouse shares closed at $4.64 on Friday.
  • Analysts at Piper Jaffray downgraded Michaels Companies Inc (NASDAQ: MIK) from Overweight to Neutral. Michaels Companies shares rose 2.73 percent to $22.56 in pre-market trading.
  • Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW) from Buy to Hold. Illinois Tool Works shares closed at $132.77 on Friday.
  • JMP Securities downgraded KB Home (NYSE: KBH) from Market Outperform to Market Perform. KB Home shares closed at $19.61 on Friday.
  • KeyBanc downgraded Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (NASDAQ: PPC) from Overweight to Sector Weight. Pilgrims Pride shares closed at $22.26 on Friday.
  • Raymond James downgraded Sierra Wireless, Inc. (USA) (NASDAQ: SWIR) from Outperform to Market Perform. Sierra Wireless shares closed at $29.70 on Friday.
  • Wells Fargo downgraded Wageworks Inc (NYSE: WAGE) from Outperform to Market Perform. WageWorks shares closed at $74.50 on Friday.


Top Initiations

  • Citigroup initiated coverage on Groupon Inc (NASDAQ: GRPN) with a Neutral rating. The price target for Groupon is set to $5. Groupon shares closed at $3.99 on Friday.
  • Citigroup initiated coverage on IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IAC) with a Buy rating. The price target for IAC/InterActive is set to $89. IAC/InterActive shares closed at $72.74 on Friday.
  • Goldman Sachs initiated coverage on Snap Inc (NYSE: SNAP) with a Buy rating. The price target for Snap is set to $27. Snap shares closed at $22.74 on Friday.
  • Cowen & Co. initiated coverage on EXACT Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ: EXAS) with an Outperform rating. The price target for Exact Sciences is set to $30. Exact Sciences shares closed at $21.08 on Friday.
  • Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on Snap (NYSE: SNAP) with an Overweight rating. The price target for Snap is set to $28. Snap shares closed at $22.74 on Friday.
  • Telsey Advisory Group initiated coverage on Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) with an Outperform rating. The price target for Starbucks is set to $66. Starbucks shares closed at $21.08 on Friday.
  • Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on CIT Group Inc. (NYSE: CIT) with an Equal-Weight rating. The price target for CIT Group is set to $45. CIT Group shares closed at $41.36 on Friday.
  • H.C. Wainwright initiated coverage on CytomX Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: CTMX) with a Buy rating. The price target for CytomX Therapeutics is set to $24. CytomX Therapeutics shares closed at $17.79 on Friday.

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