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Benzinga's Top Upgrades, Downgrades For May 11, 2017

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Top Upgrades

  • Analysts at Bank of America upgraded Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM) from Neutral to Buy. Exxon Mobil shares rose 0.84 percent to $82.60 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at Oppenheimer upgraded Snap Inc (NYSE: SNAP) from Perform to Outperform. Snap shares fell 21.6 percent to $18.02 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at First Analysis upgraded Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) from Equal-Weight to Overweight. Symantec shares dropped 6.76 percent to $30.90 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at Rosenblatt upgraded Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (NASDAQ: FOXA) from Neutral to Buy. Twenty-First Century Fox shares rose 0.72 percent to $28.10 in pre-market trading.
  • Credit Suisse upgraded The Carlyle Group LP (NASDAQ: CG) from Neutral to Outperform. Carlyle Group shares slipped 0.84 percent to close at $17.70 on Wednesday.
  • Goldman Sachs upgraded Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) from Sell to Neutral. Yum Brands shares fell 0.01 percent to close at $68.88 on Wednesday.
  • Wells Fargo upgraded Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM) from Market Perform to Outperform. Whole Foods shares rose 2.79 percent to $37.26 in pre-market trading.
  • Morgan Stanley upgraded Vitamin Shoppe Inc (NYSE: VSI) from Underweight to Equal-Weight. Vitamin Shoppe shares climbed 1.6 percent to $12.90 in pre-market trading.
  • Citigroup upgraded Yelp Inc (NYSE: YELP) from Neutral to Buy. Yelp shares rose 2.9 percent to $29.15 in pre-market trading.
  • Bank of America upgraded Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) from Neutral to Buy. Caterpillar shares rose 1 percent to $101.35 in pre-market trading.


Top Downgrades

  • Morgan Stanley downgraded Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) from Overweight to Equal-Weight. Acacia Communications shares dropped 2.54 percent to $43.35 in pre-market trading.
  • Wunderlich downgraded Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF) from Hold to Sell. Abercrombie & Fitch shares fell 0.84 percent to $14.10 in pre-market trading.
  • Bank of America downgraded Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) from Buy to Neutral. Marathon Oil shares rose 1.22 percent to $14.88 in pre-market trading.
  • Wells Fargo downgraded Mazor Robotics Ltd - ADR (NASDAQ: MZOR) from Outperform to Market Perform. Mazor Robotics shares dropped 5.83 percent to $39.55 in pre-market trading.
  • RBC Capital downgraded Sealed Air Corp (NYSE: SEE) from Outperform to Sector Perform. Sealed Air shares rose 2.60 percent to close at $43.40 on Wednesday.
  • Bank of America downgraded ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) from Buy to Neutral. ConocoPhillips shares fell 0.23 percent to $47.50 in pre-market trading.
  • Piper Jaffray downgraded S&W Seed Company (NASDAQ: SANW) from Overweight to Neutral. S&W Seed shares dropped 14.6 percent to $4.10 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at Chardan Capital downgraded Caesarstone Ltd (NASDAQ: CSTE) from Buy to Neutral. Caesarstone shares climbed 8.83 percent to close at $43.75 on Wednesday.
  • Analysts at Bank of America downgraded Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE: OAS) from Buy to Neutral. Oasis Petroleum shares rose 0.67 percent to $12.06 in pre-market trading.
  • Atlantic Equities downgraded Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD) from Overweight to Neutral. Home Depot shares fell 0.32 percent to $157.62 in pre-market trading.


Top Initiations

  • Analysts at Maxim Group initiated coverage of Control4 Corp (NASDAQ: CTRL) with a Hold rating. The price target for Control4 is set to $19. Control4 shares closed at $18.07 on Wednesday.
  • Analysts at JP Morgan initiated coverage on Ascendis Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: ASND) with an Overweight rating. The price target for Ascendis Pharma is set to $36. Ascendis Pharma shares closed at $27.64 on Wednesday.
  • Bernstein initiated coverage of Methanex Corporation (USA) (NASDAQ: MEOH) with an Underperform rating. The price target for Methanex is set to $36. Methanex shares closed at $43.50 on Wednesday.
  • Analysts at Baird initiated coverage on PTC Inc (NASDAQ: PTC) with an Outperform rating. The price target for PTC is set to $65. PTC shares closed at $53.32 on Wednesday.

Latest Ratings for XOM

DateFirmActionFromTo
Dec 2017Credit SuisseInitiates Coverage OnNeutral
Nov 2017HSBCDowngradesHoldReduce
Oct 2017Morgan StanleyMaintainsUnderperform

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