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

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Top Upgrades

  • Analysts at Bank of America upgraded Zynga Inc (NASDAQ: ZNGA) from Underperform to Neutral. Zynga shares rose 11.27 percent to $3.16 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald upgraded Web.com Group Inc (NASDAQ: WEB) from Hold to Overweight. Web.com shares dropped 0.51 percent to $19.50 in after-hours trading.
  • Analysts at Wells Fargo upgraded Hess Corp. (NYSE: HES) from Market Perform to Outperform. Hess shares fell 2.20 percent to close at $45.84 on Thursday.
  • Guggenheim upgraded IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IAC) from Neutral to Buy. IAC/InterActive shares climbed 1.64 percent to $99.40 in pre-market trading.
  • Macquarie upgraded Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSK) from Neutral to Outperform. Verisk Analytics shares rose 0.50 percent to $78.40 in pre-market trading.
  • Raymond James upgraded Targa Resources Corp (NYSE: TRGP) from Outperform to Strong Buy. Targa Resources shares rose 0.49 percent to $49.15 in pre-market trading.
  • Canaccord Genuity upgraded Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: REGN) from Hold to Buy. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals shares rose 0.85 percent to $438.00 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at UBS upgraded CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CF) from Neutral to Buy. CF Industries shares rose 0.66 percent to $27.25 in pre-market trading.
  • Oppenheimer upgraded Regal Beloit Corp (NYSE: RBC) from Perform to Outperform. Regal Beloit shares gained 0.06 percent to close at $78.75 on Thursday.
  • JP Morgan upgraded Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNI) from Neutral to Overweight. Scripps Networks shares rose 2.63 percent to close at $70.20 on Thursday.


Top Downgrades

  • Wells Fargo downgraded U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB) from Outperform to Market Perform. US Bancorp shares rose 0.19 percent to close at $52.31 on Thursday.
  • Baird downgraded Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM) from Outperform to Neutral. Akamai Technologies shares fell 0.28 percent to $52.71 in pre-market trading.
  • Goldman Sachs downgraded Yum China Holdings Inc (NYSE: YUMC) from Buy to Neutral. Yum China shares dropped 1.65 percent to close at $34.50 on Thursday.
  • Analysts at FBR Capital downgraded National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: NCMI) from Outperform to Market Perform. National CineMedia shares dropped 1.51 percent to close at $11.72 on Thursday.
  • Jefferies downgraded MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE: MMS) from Buy to Hold. Maximus shares gained 2.85 percent to close at $61.39 on Thursday.
  • JMP Securities downgraded Kennedy-Wilson Holdings Inc (NYSE: KW) from Market Outperform to Market Perform. Kennedy-Wilson shares gained 0.74 percent to close at $20.40 on Thursday.
  • Societe Generale downgraded Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE: EL) from Buy to Hold. Estee Lauder shares rose 0.61 percent to close at $91.86 on Thursday.
  • Analysts at Baird downgraded Stericycle Inc (NASDAQ: SRCL) from Neutral to Underperform. Stericycle shares rose 1.28 percent to $86.83 in pre-market trading.
  • Argus Research downgraded Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) from Buy to Hold. Celgene shares fell 0.48 percent to $123.86 in pre-market trading.
  • Morgan Stanley downgraded Choice Hotels International Inc (NYSE: CHH) from Overweight to Equal-Weight. Choice Hotels shares gained 1.85 percent to close at $66.10 on Thursday.


Top Initiations

  • Analysts at BMO Capital initiated coverage of Coherus Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ: CHRS) with an Outperform rating. The price target for Coherus Biosciences is set to $54. Coherus Biosciences shares closed at $19.30 on Thursday.
  • Analysts at UBS initiated coverage on Alder Biopharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: ALDR) with a Sell rating. The price target for Alder Biopharmaceuticals is set to $13. Alder Biopharmaceuticals shares closed at $21.80 on Thursday.
  • Analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald initiated coverage on Versartis Inc (NASDAQ: VSAR) with an Overweight rating. The price target for Versartis is set to $34. Versartis shares closed at $17.05 on Thursday.
  • Analysts at Bank of America initiated coverage on Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: NBIX) with a Buy rating. The price target for Neurocrine Biosciences is set to $70. Neurocrine Biosciences shares closed at $53.63 on Thursday.
  • Analysts at Citi initiated coverage on Playa Hotels & Resorts NV (NASDAQ: PLYA) with a Neutral rating. Playa Hotels shares closed at $10.16 on Thursday.

Latest Ratings for ZNGA

DateFirmActionFromTo
May 2017Bank of AmericaUpgradesUnderperformNeutral
Apr 2017Pacific CrestReinstatesSector Weight
Dec 2016MizuhoInitiates Coverage OnBuy

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