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Benzinga's Top Upgrades, Downgrades For May 1, 2017

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Top Upgrades

  • Analysts at Barclays upgraded FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) from Equal-Weight to Overweight. FirstEnergy shares fell 0.47 percent to $29.80 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at Deutsche Bank upgraded Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE: COF) from Hold to Buy. Capital One shares gained 0.58 percent to $80.85 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at Credit Suisse upgraded Costamare Inc (NYSE: CMRE) from Underperform to Neutral. Costamare shares fell 3.44 percent to close at $6.74 on Friday.
  • RBC Capital upgraded Dunkin Brands Group Inc (NASDAQ: DNKN) from Sector Perform to Outperform. Dunkin Brands shares climbed 3.7 percent to $57.93 in pre-market trading.
  • Mizuho upgraded Essex Property Trust Inc (NYSE: ESS) from Neutral to Buy. Essex Property Trust shares rose 1.25 percent to close at $244.47 on Friday.
  • Gabelli & Co. upgraded KMG Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE: KMG) from Hold to Buy. KMG Chemicals shares rose 0.75 percent to close at $52.55 on Friday.
  • Analysts at Stifel Nicolaus upgraded US Ecology Inc (NASDAQ: ECOL) from Neutral to Buy. US Ecology shares dropped 2.68 percent to close at $47.15 on Friday.
  • Analysts at Janney Capital upgraded Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT) from Neutral to Buy. Waters shares fell 0.49 percent to close at $169.89 on Friday.
  • JP Morgan upgraded AGCO Corporation (NYSE: AGCO) from Underweight to Neutral. AGCO shares slipped 0.20 percent to close at $63.99 on Friday.
  • Morgan Stanley upgraded Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) from Equal-Weight to Overweight. Autodesk shares rose 1.05 percent to $91.02 in pre-market trading.


Top Downgrades

  • Jefferies downgraded Western Digital Corp (NASDAQ: WDC) from Buy to Hold. Western Digital shares dropped 1.53 percent to $87.71 in pre-market trading.
  • Canaccord Genuity downgraded Thomson Reuters Corp (NYSE: TRI) from Buy to Hold. Thomson Reuters shares rose 3.70 percent to close at $45.43 on Friday.
  • Analysts at Barclays downgraded L3 Technologies Inc (NYSE: LLL) from Overweight to Equal-Weight. L3 Technologies shares fell 1.25 percent to close at $171.77 on Friday.
  • Goldman Sachs downgraded Synchrony Financial (NYSE: SYF) from Buy to Neutral. Synchrony Financial shares rose 0.61 percent to $27.97 in pre-market trading.
  • B. Riley downgraded Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: TYPE) from Buy to Neutral. Monotype Imaging shares slipped 4.68 percent to close at $20.35 on Friday.
  • Credit Suisse downgraded Seaspan Corporation (NYSE: SSW) from Neutral to Underperform. Seaspan shares dropped 3.12 percent to $6.82 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at JP Morgan downgraded FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) from Overweight to Neutral. FirstEnergy shares slipped 0.47 percent to $29.80 in pre-market trading.
  • Deutsche Bank downgraded Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) from Buy to Hold. Discover Financial shares fell 2.69 percent to close at $62.59 on Friday.
  • Wedbush downgraded Regions Financial Corp (NYSE: RF) from Outperform to Neutral. Regions Financial shares slipped 0.07 percent to $13.74 in pre-market trading.
  • Barclays downgraded Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE: BAH) from Overweight to Equal-Weight. Booz Allen shares dropped 0.69 percent to close at $35.93 on Friday.


Top Initiations

  • Analysts at Deutsche Bank initiated coverage of Service Corporation International (NYSE: SCI) with a Buy rating. The price target for Service Corporation is set to $40. Service Corporation shares closed at $32.22 on Friday.
  • Analysts at Credit Suisse initiated coverage on Schneider National Inc (NYSE: SNDR) with an Outperform rating. The price target for Schneider National is set to $24. Schneider National shares closed at $18.98 on Friday.
  • Analysts at JP Morgan initiated coverage on Hess Midstream Partners LP (NYSE: HESM) with an Overweight rating. The price target for Hess Midstream Partners is set to $30. Hess Midstream Partners shares closed at $25.58 on Friday.
  • Analysts at Stifel Nicolaus initiated coverage on Elevate Credit Inc (NYSE: ELVT) with a Buy rating. The price target for Elevate Credit is set to $12. Elevate Credit shares closed at $8.25 on Friday.
  • Analysts at Rodman & Renshaw initiated coverage on Aduro BioTech Inc (NASDAQ: ADRO) with a Buy rating. The price target for Aduro BioTech is set to $18. Aduro BioTech shares closed at $9.65 on Friday.
  • Analysts at Bank of America initiated coverage of Schneider National Inc (NYSE: SNDR) with a Buy rating. The price target for Schneider National is set to $23. Schneider National shares closed at $18.98 on Friday.
  • Analysts at Goldman Sachs initiated coverage on Hess Midstream Partners LP (NYSE: HESM) with a Buy rating. The price target for Hess Midstream is set to $32. Hess Midstream Partners shares closed at $25.58 on Friday.
  • William Blair initiated coverage on Elevate Credit Inc (NYSE: ELVT) with an Outperform rating. Elevate Credit shares closed at $8.25 on Friday.

Latest Ratings for FE

DateFirmActionFromTo
Nov 2017Morgan StanleyMaintainsOverweight
Oct 2017CitigroupMaintainsNeutral
Oct 2017JP MorganMaintainsNeutral

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