Benzinga's Top Upgrades, Downgrades For April 5, 2017

Top Upgrades

  • Argus upgraded Wynn Resorts, Limited WYNN from Hold to Buy. Wynn Resorts shares rose 0.91 percent to $117.80 in pre-market trading.
  • Keefe Bruyette & Woods upgraded Wells Fargo & Co WFC from Market Perform to Outperform. Wells Fargo shares rose 0.78 percent to $55.63 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at CIBC upgraded TELUS Corporation (USA) TU from Neutral to Outperform. Telus shares rose 0.77 percent to close at $32.64 on Tuesday.
  • Nomura upgraded Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc. PTEN from Neutral to Buy. Patterson-UTI Energy shares rose 0.79 percent to close at $24.35 on Tuesday.
  • Analysts at JP Morgan upgraded McCormick & Company, Incorporated MKC from Underweight to Neutral. McCormick shares gained 0.28 percent to close at $98.42 on Tuesday.
  • Nomura upgraded Nabors Industries Ltd. NBR from Neutral to Buy. Nabors Industries shares gained 3.01 percent to $13.68 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at Wells Fargo upgraded Autoliv Inc. ALV to Outperform. Autoliv shares rose 0.74 percent to $98.20 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at Keefe Bruyette & Woods upgraded Citigroup Inc C from Market Perform to Outperform. Citigroup shares gained 1.21 percent to $60.40 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at Goldman Sachs upgraded PBF Energy Inc PBF from Sell to Neutral. PBF Energy shares fell 0.27 percent to close at $21.93 on Tuesday.


Top Downgrades

  • Analysts at CIBC downgraded Rogers Communications Inc. (USA) RCI from Outperform to Neutral. Rogers Communication shares rose 0.57 percent to close at $44.38 on Tuesday.
  • Cowen & Co. downgraded Novartis AG (ADR) NVS from Outperform to Market Perform. Novartis shares fell 1.04 percent to $73.99 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at Goldman Sachs downgraded Acuity Brands, Inc. AYI from Buy to Neutral. Acuity Brands shares fell 14.77 percent to close at $173.93 on Tuesday.
  • KeyBanc downgraded Generac Holdings Inc. GNRC from Overweight to Sector Weight. Generac shares dropped 0.30 percent to close at $36.92 on Tuesday.
  • Analysts at Jefferies downgraded Amgen, Inc. AMGN from Buy to Hold. Amgen shares rose 0.29 percent to close at $164.36 on Tuesday.
  • Wells Fargo downgraded Exelon Corporation EXC from Outperform to Market Perform. Exelon shares rose 0.89 percent to close at $36.14 on Tuesday.
  • Goldman Sachs downgraded Imperial Oil Ltd (USA) IMO from Neutral to Sell. Imperial Oil shares rose 0.16 percent to $30.79 in pre-market trading.


Top Initiations

  • Analysts at Evercore ISI Group initiated coverage on Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation BAH with an In-Line rating. The price target for Booz Allen is set to $38. Booz Allen shares closed at $34.97 on Tuesday.
  • Analysts at Cowen & Co. initiated coverage on Neos Therapeutics Inc NEOS with an Outperform rating. The price target for Neos Therapeutics is set to $20. Neos Therapeutics shares closed at $7.20 on Tuesday.
  • Analysts at Evercore ISI Group initiated coverage on CSRA Inc CSRA with an Outperform rating. The price target for CSRA is set to $34. CSRA shares closed at $27.95 on Tuesday.
  • Analysts at B. Riley initiated coverage of Acacia Communications, Inc. ACIA with a Neutral rating. The price target for Acacia Communications is set to $60. Acacia Communications shares closed at $58.74 on Tuesday.
  • Analysts at Deutsche Bank initiated coverage of Humana Inc HUM with a Hold rating. The price target for Humana is set to $216. Humana shares closed at $211.05 on Tuesday.
  • Analysts at Deutsche Bank initiated coverage on UnitedHealth Group Inc UNH with a Buy rating. The price target for UnitedHealth is set to $183. UnitedHealth shares closed at $164.97 on Tuesday.
  • JMP Securities initiated coverage on istar Inc STAR with a Market Perform rating. istar shares closed at $11.55 on Tuesday.
  • Analysts at Wells Fargo initiated coverage on Merit Medical Systems, Inc. MMSI with an Outperform rating. Merit Medical shares closed at $28.20 on Tuesday.
  • Analysts at Deutsche Bank initiated coverage on Centene Corp CNC with a Buy rating. The price target for Centene is set to $84. Centene shares closed at $69.77 on Tuesday.
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