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Benzinga's Top Upgrades, Downgrades For May 16, 2017

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Top Upgrades

  • Argus Research upgraded Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) from Hold to Buy. Yum Brands shares rose 0.46 percent to close at $69.22 on Monday.
  • Analysts at Morgan Stanley upgraded Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (NYSE: DPS) from Equal-Weight to Overweight. Dr Pepper Snapple shares gained 0.87 percent to $91.88 in pre-market trading.
  • Canaccord Genuity upgraded Crane Co. (NYSE: CR) from Hold to Buy. Crane shares rose 0.98 percent to close at $78.55 on Monday.
  • Analysts at Bernstein upgraded TechnipFMC plc (NYSE: FTI) from Underperform to Market Perform. TechnipFMC shares rose 1.08 percent to $31.79 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at Wells Fargo upgraded LGI Homes Inc (NASDAQ: LGIH) from Underperform to Market Perform. LGI Homes shares gained 2.96 percent to close at $32.69 on Monday.
  • Analysts at Baird upgraded Triumph Group Inc (NYSE: TGI) from Underperform to Outperform. Triumph Group shares gained 4.16 percent to $21.30 in pre-market trading.
  • Loop Capital upgraded Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) from Hold to Buy. Regal Entertainment shares dropped 2.63 percent to close at $20.74 on Monday.
  • Morgan Stanley upgraded American International Group Inc (NYSE: AIG) from Equal-Weight to Overweight. AIG shares climbed 1.13 percent to $62.52 in pre-market trading.
  • Goldman Sachs upgraded Delek US Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: DK) from Neutral to Buy. Delek US shares rose 2.64 percent to $25.30 in pre-market trading.


Top Downgrades

  • Citigroup downgraded Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) from Neutral to Sell. Pfizer shares fell 1.66 percent to $32.57 in pre-market trading.
  • Jefferies downgraded Patheon NV (NYSE: PTHN) from Buy to Hold. Patheon shares climbed 33.08 percent to close at $34.60 on Monday.
  • RBC Capital downgraded Forterra Inc (NASDAQ: FRTA) from Outperform to Sector Perform. Forterra shares fell 24.29 percent to close at $14.93 on Monday.
  • Wells Fargo downgraded M.D.C. Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: MDC) from Market Perform to Underperform. M.D.C. Holdings shares slipped 1.15 percent to $35.22 in pre-market trading.
  • Goldman Sachs downgraded Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO) from Buy to Neutral. Valero Energy shares dropped 0.61 percent to $65.15 in pre-market trading.
  • JP Morgan downgraded Mercadolibre Inc (NASDAQ: MELI) from Overweight to Neutral. MercadoLibre shares fell 1.73 percent to $291.12 in pre-market trading.
  • Morgan Stanley downgraded Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE: CHD) from Equal-Weight to Underweight. Church & Dwight shares slipped 0.60 percent to $49.95 in pre-market trading.


Top Initiations

  • Goldman Sachs initiated coverage of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISRG) with a Buy rating. The price target for Intuitive Surgical is set to $1,000. Intuitive Surgical shares closed at $850.67 on Monday.
  • Loop Capital initiated coverage on Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM) with a Hold rating. The price target for Whole Foods is set to $35. Whole Foods shares closed at $36.44 on Monday.
  • Analysts at Needham initiated coverage of SAGE Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: SAGE) with a Buy rating. The price target for SAGE Therapeutics is set to $82. SAGE Therapeutics shares closed at $70.67 on Monday.
  • Analysts at Berenberg initiated coverage on Pinnacle Foods Inc (NYSE: PF) with a Buy rating. The price target for Pinnacle Foods is set to $68. Pinnacle Foods shares closed at $58.36 on Monday.
  • Analysts at Goldman Sachs initiated coverage on Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) with a Neutral rating. The price target for Stryker is set to $129. Stryker shares closed at $136.03 on Monday.
  • FBR Capital initiated coverage on Select Energy Services Inc (NYSE: WTTR) with an Outperform rating. The price target for Select Energy is set to $23. Select Energy shares closed at $15.29 on Monday.
  • Analysts at Stephens & Co. initiated coverage on Hostess Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWNK) with an Overweight rating. The price target for Hostess Brands is set to $20. Hostess Brands shares closed at $16.00 on Monday.
  • Loop Capital initiated coverage on Kroger Co (NYSE: KR) with a Hold rating. The price target for Kroger is set to $32. Kroger shares closed at $29.14 on Monday.
  • Analysts at Goldman Sachs initiated coverage on Edwards Lifesciences Corp (NYSE: EW) with a Buy rating. The price target for Edwards Lifesciences is set to $138. Edwards Lifesciences shares closed at $113.43 on Monday.

Editor CORRECTION: Earlier version of this story mistakenly stated Jefferies downgraded Performance Food Group from Buy To Hold, however, Jefferies does not cover this stock.

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DateFirmActionFromTo
Oct 2017CitigroupUpgradesNeutralBuy
Sep 2017CitigroupMaintainsNeutral
Sep 2017CitigroupMaintainsNeutral

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