Benzinga's Top Upgrades, Downgrades For April 19, 2017

Top Upgrades

  • DA Davidson upgraded Proofpoint Inc PFPT from Neutral to Buy. Proofpoint shares rose 0.81 percent to close at $75.52 on Tuesday.
  • Baird upgraded Rockwell Collins, Inc. COL from Neutral to Outperform. Rockwell Collins shares fell 0.82 percent to close at $96.78 on Tuesday.
  • Citigroup upgraded AK Steel Holding Corporation AKS from Sell to Neutral. AK Steel shares rose 2.37 percent to $6.47 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at JP Morgan upgraded Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC RBS from Underweight to Neutral. Royal Bank of Scotland shares rose 3.1 percent to $5.96 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at Cowen & Co. upgraded Southwestern Energy Company SWN from Market Perform to Outperform. Southwestern Energy shares gained 1.91 percent to $7.47 in pre-market trading.
  • Bank of America upgraded Genesee & Wyoming Inc GWR from Neutral to Buy. Genesee & Wyoming shares fell 0.65 percent to close at $65.52 on Tuesday.
  • Analysts at Credit Suisse upgraded The Coca-Cola Co KO from Neutral to Outperform. Coca-Cola shares rose 0.51 percent to $43.70 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at Citigroup upgraded Goldman Sachs Group Inc GS from Sell to Neutral.. Goldman Sachs shares gained 0.67 percent to $217.03 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at Raymond James upgraded Tempur Sealy International Inc TPX from Outperform to Strong Buy. Tempur Sealy shares rose 5.30 percent to $42.95 in pre-market trading.
  • Barclays upgraded HP Inc HPQ from Equal-Weight to Overweight. HP shares rose 1.81 percent to $18.55 in pre-market trading.


Top Downgrades

  • Analysts at Morgan Stanley downgraded Energizer Holdings Inc ENR from Overweight to Equal-Weight. Energizer shares fell 0.99 percent to $58.90 in pre-market trading.
  • William Blair downgraded Cardinal Health Inc CAH from Outperform to Market Perform. Cardinal Health shares gained 0.32 percent to $72.62 in pre-market trading.
  • JMP Securities downgraded Education Realty Trust, Inc. EDR from Market Outperform to Market Perform. Education Realty Trust shares rose 0.54 percent to close at $40.81 on Tuesday.
  • Analysts at KeyBanc downgraded Vectren Corp VVC from Overweight to Sector Weight. Vectren shares dropped 0.32 percent to close at $59.51 on Tuesday.
  • Analysts at Evercore ISI Group downgraded Regions Financial Corp RF from Outperform to In-Line. Regions Financial shares gained 0.22 percent to $13.37 in pre-market trading.
  • Macquarie downgraded Allstate Corp ALL from Outperform to Neutral. Allstate shares slipped 0.41 percent to $79.98 in pre-market trading.
  • Wells Fargo downgraded Murphy USA Inc MUSA from Outperform to Market Perform. Murphy shares fell 7.28 percent to $68.75 in pre-market trading.
  • H.C. Wainwright downgraded Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc RARE from Buy to Neutral. Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical shares climbed 10.75 percent to $66.54 in pre-market trading.
  • Credit Suisse downgraded W W Grainger Inc GWW from Neutral to Underperform. Grainger shares fell 0.79 percent to $196.00 in pre-market trading.
  • Citigroup downgraded BP plc (ADR) BP from Buy to Neutral. BP shares declined 0.49 percent to $34.50 in pre-market trading.


Top Initiations

  • Analysts at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey initiated coverage on Verizon Communications Inc. VZ with a Hold rating. The price target for Verizon is set to $50. Verizon shares closed at $49.22 on Tuesday.
  • Analysts at Nomura initiated coverage on Basic Energy Services, Inc. BAS with a Buy rating. The price target for Basic Energy is set to $51. Basic Energy shares closed at $33.06 on Tuesday.
  • Analysts at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey initiated coverage on AT&T Inc. T with a Hold rating. The price target for AT&T is set to $40. AT&T shares closed at $40.25 on Tuesday.
  • Analysts at Argus Research initiated coverage of Central Garden & Pet Co CENT with a Buy rating. The price target for Central Garden is set to $44. Central Garden shares closed at $37.19 on Tuesday.
  • Analysts at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey initiated coverage on Sprint Corp S with a Hold rating. The price target for Sprint is set to $9. Sprint shares closed at $8.50 on Tuesday.
  • Analysts at Nomura initiated coverage of Key Energy Services, Inc. KEG with a Neutral rating. The price target for Key Energy Services is set to $27. Key Energy shares closed at $23.20 on Tuesday.
  • Analysts at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey initiated coverage on DISH Network Corp DISH with a Hold rating. The price target for DISH is set to $60. DISH shares closed at $58.04 on Tuesday.

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