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Benzinga's Top Upgrades, Downgrades For April 21, 2017

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Top Upgrades

  • Analysts at B. Riley upgraded Skechers USA Inc (NYSE: SKX) from Neutral to Buy. Skechers shares rose 2.29 percent to $26.75 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at BMO Capital upgraded Fortinet Inc (NASDAQ: FTNT) from Market Perform to Outperform. Fortinet shares gained 1.4 percent to $39.05 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at Barclays upgraded Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ: COST) from Equal-Weight to Overweight. Costco shares rose 0.93 percent to $171.74 in pre-market trading.
  • Loop Capital upgraded Core Laboratories N.V. (NYSE: CLB) from Hold to Buy. Core Laboratories shares rose 2.15 percent to close at $113.50 on Thursday.
  • Raymond James upgraded Quest Diagnostics Inc (NYSE: DGX) from Market Perform to Outperform. Quest shares gained 0.20 percent to $104.24 in pre-market trading.
  • Stifel Nicolaus upgraded Alon USA Partners LP (NYSE: ALDW) from Market Perform to Outperform. Alon USA Partners shares rose 1 percent to close at $9.05 on Thursday.
  • Analysts at Piper Jaffray upgraded Citizens Financial Group Inc (NYSE: CFG) from Neutral to Overweight. Citizens Financial shares rose 1.93 percent to $35.95 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at Wells Fargo upgraded NuStar Energy L.P. (NYSE: NS) from Market Perform to Outperform. NuStar Energy shares gained 0.76 percent to close at $47.59 on Thursday.
  • DA Davidson upgraded Sonoco Products Co (NYSE: SON) from Underperform to Neutral. Sonoco Products shares rose 2.44 percent to close at $52.82 on Thursday.


Top Downgrades

  • Argus downgraded Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) from Buy to Hold. Verizon shares declined 0.27 percent to $48.28 in pre-market trading.
  • Jefferies downgraded Humana Inc (NYSE: HUM) from Buy to Hold. Humana shares fell 0.87 percent to $212.37 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at Loop Capital downgraded Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (USA) (NYSE: CP) from Buy to Hold. Canadian Pacific Railway shares rose 2.60 percent to close at $153.78 on Wednesday.
  • Evercore ISI Group downgraded Maxim Integrated Products Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM) from Outperform to In-Line. Maxim Integrated shares fell 4.84 percent to $43.25 in pre-market trading.
  • Barclays downgraded Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc (NYSE: FMSA) from Overweight to Equal-Weight. Fairmount Santrol shares dropped 2.7 percent to $5.40 in pre-market trading.
  • Raymond James downgraded Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE: COG) from Strong Buy to Outperform. Cabot Oil shares gained 1.96 percent to $24.95 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at JP Morgan downgraded Essent Group Ltd (NYSE: ESNT) from Overweight to Neutral. Essent Group shares fell 0.91 percent to $38.29 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at Credit Suisse downgraded National Beverage Corp. (NASDAQ: FIZZ) from Outperform to Neutral. National Beverage shares fell 3.76 percent to $86.88 in pre-market trading.
  • Piper Jaffray downgraded Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ: OMCL) from Overweight to Neutral. Omnicell shares rose 1.37 percent to close at $40.78 on Thursday.


Top Initiations

  • Analysts at BMO Capital initiated coverage on McDonald's Corporation (NYSE: MCD) with an Outperform rating. The price target for McDonald's is set to $153. McDonald's shares closed at $133.27 on Thursday.
  • Analysts at Raymond James initiated coverage on Cidara Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: CDTX) with a Strong Buy rating. The price target for Cidara Therapeutics is set to $14. Cidara Therapeutics shares closed at $6.30 on Thursday.
  • Analysts at BMO Capital initiated coverage on Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) with a Market Perform rating. The price target for Yum! Brands is set to $66. Yum! Brands shares closed at $65.04 on Thursday.
  • Analysts at Baird initiated coverage on Patrick Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: PATK) with an Outperform rating. The price target for Patrick Industries is set to $74. Patrick Industries shares closed at $64.35 on Thursday.
  • Analysts at Macquarie initiated coverage of NuStar Energy L.P. (NYSE: NS) with a Neutral rating. NuStar Energy shares closed at $47.59 on Thursday.
  • Analysts at BMO Capital initiated coverage of Wendys Co (NASDAQ: WEN) with an Outperform rating. The price target for Wendys is set to $17. Wendys shares closed at $13.92 on Thursday.

Latest Ratings for CLB

DateFirmActionFromTo
Oct 2017Deutsche BankInitiates Coverage OnBuy
Aug 2017Credit SuisseUpgradesNeutralOutperform
Aug 2017Morgan StanleyMaintainsOverweight

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