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

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Top Upgrades

  • Goldman Sachs upgraded Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW) from Sell to Buy. Illinois Tool Works shares rose 2.32 percent to $144.50 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at Mitsubishi UFJ upgraded Box Inc (NYSE: BOX) from Neutral to Overweight. Box shares gained 6.31 percent to $19.88 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at William Blair upgraded Benefitfocus Inc (NASDAQ: BNFT) from Market Perform to Outperform. Benefitfocus shares fell 0.63 percent to close at $31.80 on Wednesday.
  • DA Davidson upgraded Fluor Corporation (NEW) (NYSE: FLR) from Neutral to Buy. Fluor shares rose 0.09 percent to close at $44.86 on Wednesday.
  • Analysts at UBS upgraded NRG Energy Inc (NYSE: NRG) from Neutral to Buy. NRG Energy shares declined 0.86 percent to close at $16.06 on Wednesday.
  • Citigroup upgraded Skechers USA Inc (NYSE: SKX) from Neutral to Buy. Skechers shares gained 3.84 percent to $26.50 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at JP Morgan upgraded Plantronics Inc (NYSE: PLT) from Neutral to Overweight. Plantronics shares rose 0.15 percent to close at $52.92 on Wednesday.
  • Morgan Stanley upgraded Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co (NASDAQ: GT) from Underweight to Overweight Goodyear Tire shares rose 5.68 percent to $34.05 in pre-market trading.
  • Piper Jaffray upgraded Supernus Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: SUPN) from Neutral to Overweight. Supernus Pharmaceuticals shares climbed 6.21 percent to close at $37.60 on Wednesday.


Top Downgrades

  • CL King downgraded Fox Factory Holding Corp (NASDAQ: FOXF) from Buy to Neutral. Fox Factory shares fell 1.05 percent to close at $32.85 on Wednesday.
  • Vertical Research downgraded Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc (NYSE: RYAM) from Buy to Hold. Rayonier Advanced shares rose 1.22 percent to close at $17.39 on Wednesday.
  • Argus downgraded Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) from Buy to Hold. Archer-Daniels shares fell 0.58 percent to $41.34 in pre-market trading.


Top Initiations

  • Analysts at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey initiated coverage of Resolute Energy Corp (NYSE: REN) with a Buy rating. The price target for Resolute Energy is set to $55. Resolute Energy shares closed at $39.20 on Wednesday.
  • Aegis Capital initiated coverage of IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ: IDXX) with a Sell rating. The price target for IDEXX Laboratories is set to $118. IDEXX Laboratories shares closed at $168.39 on Wednesday.
  • Analysts at H.C. Wainwright initiated coverage on ZIOPHARM Oncology Inc. (NASDAQ: ZIOP) with a Buy rating. The price target for ZIOPHARM Oncology is set to $9.50. ZIOPHARM Oncology shares closed at $5.85 on Wednesday.
  • Credit Suisse initiated coverage on Janus Henderson Group plc (NYSE: JHG) with a Neutral rating. The price target for Janus Henderson is set to $33. Janus Henderson shares closed at $31.28 on Wednesday.
  • Analysts at Cowen & Co. initiated coverage on Miragen Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MGEN) with an Outperform rating. Miragen Therapeutics shares closed at $10.92 on Wednesday.
  • Analysts at RBC Capital initiated coverage on Sun Communities Inc (NYSE: SUI) with an Outperform rating. The price target for Sun Communities is set to $92. Sun Communities shares closed at $86.14 on Wednesday.
  • Oppenheimer initiated coverage on Caesars Entertainment Corp (NASDAQ: CZR) with an Outperform rating. The price target for Caesars Entertainment is set to $15. Caesars Entertainment shares closed at $10.95 on Wednesday.
  • Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on Virtus Investment Partners Inc (NASDAQ: VRTS) with an Equal-Weight rating. The price target for Virtus Investment Partners is set to $105. Virtus Investment Partners shares closed at $100.70 on Wednesday.

Latest Ratings for ITW

DateFirmActionFromTo
Oct 2017Morgan StanleyMaintainsEqual-Weight
Oct 2017BMO CapitalMaintainsOutperform
Oct 2017Credit SuisseMaintainsNeutral

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