Benzinga's Top Upgrades, Downgrades For August 14, 2017

Top Upgrades

  • Evercore ISI Group upgraded FirstEnergy Corp. FE from In-Line to Outperform. FirstEnergy shares rose 0.47 percent to $32.32 in pre-market trading.
  • Maxim Group upgraded NetApp Inc. NTAP from Hold to Buy. NetApp shares rose 0.51 percent to close at $41.49 on Friday.
  • Analysts at Credit Suisse upgraded NiSource Inc. NI from Underperform to Outperform. NiSource shares fell 0.08 percent to close at $26.35 on Friday.
  • Analysts at Argus upgraded Orbital ATK Inc OA from Hold to Buy. Orbital ATK shares gained 0.91 percent to $107.55 in pre-market trading.
  • Stifel Nicolaus upgraded Antero Midstream GP LP AMGP from Hold to Buy. Antero Midstream shares gained 0.16 percent to close at $18.97 on Friday.
  • Analysts at Pivotal Research upgraded Interpublic Group of Companies Inc IPG from Hold to Buy. Interpublic Group shares fell 0.53 percent to close at $20.67 on Friday.
  • Analysts at Piper Jaffray upgraded Tempur Sealy International Inc TPX from Neutral to Overweight. Tempur Sealy shares rose 1.13 percent to $60.82 in pre-market trading.
  • DA Davidson upgraded International Paper Co IP from Neutral to Buy. International Paper shares rose 0.40 percent to $52.80 in pre-market trading.
  • BTIG Research upgraded Masimo Corporation MASI from Neutral to Buy. Masimo shares rose 1.88 percent to close at $83.58 on Friday.
  • Mizuho upgraded Brixmor Property Group Inc BRX from Neutral to Buy. Brixmor Property shares fell 0.51 percent to close at $19.53 on Friday.


Top Downgrades

  • Maxim Group downgraded Pure Storage Inc PSTG from Buy to Hold. Pure Storage shares rose 1.04 percent to close at $12.67 on Friday.
  • Evercore ISI Group downgraded Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc. SKT from Outperform to In-Line. Tanger Factory shares rose 0.08 percent to $25.00 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at BMO Capital downgraded Weyerhaeuser Co WY from Outperform to Market Perform. Weyerhaeuser shares rose 0.31 percent to close at $32.22 on Friday.
  • UBS downgraded Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Inc BW from Buy to Neutral. Babcock & Wilcox shares fell 0.69 percent to $2.89 in pre-market trading.
  • Morgan Stanley downgraded CNO Financial Group Inc CNO from Equal-Weight to Underweight. CNO Financial shares declined 0.82 percent to $22.95 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at BMO Capital downgraded Rayonier Inc. RYN from Outperform to Market Perform. Rayonier shares fell 0.10 percent to close at $28.66 on Friday.
  • Evercore ISI Group downgraded Kimco Realty Corp KIM from Outperform to In-Line. Kimco Realty shares fell 2.30 percent to close at $19.99 on Friday.
  • DA Davidson downgraded Acushnet Holdings Corp GOLF from Buy to Neutral. Acushnet shares dropped 8.51 percent to close at $15.59 on Friday.


Top Initiations

  • Analysts at Chardan Capital initiated coverage on Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd. FRSX with a Buy rating. Foresight Autonomous Holdings shares closed at $4.60 on Friday.
  • Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on Brighthouse Financial Inc BHF with an Equal-Weight rating. The price target for Brighthouse Financial is set to $74. Brighthouse Financial shares closed at $57.97 on Friday.
  • Jefferies initiated coverage on Calyxt Inc CLXT with a Buy rating. The price target for Calyxt is set to $16. Calyxt shares closed at $11.82 on Friday.
  • Wedbush initiated coverage of Kala Pharmaceuticals Inc KALA with an Outperform rating. The price target for Kala Pharmaceuticals is set to $46. Kala Pharmaceuticals shares closed at $19.66 on Friday.
  • H.C. Wainwright initiated coverage on Alphatec Holdings Inc ATEC with a Buy rating. The price target for Alphatec is set to $4. Alphatec shares closed at $1.68 on Friday.
  • Analysts at JP Morgan initiated coverage on TPG RE Finance Trust Inc TRTX with a Neutral rating. The price target for TPG RE Finance Trust is set to $20.50. TPG RE Finance Trust shares closed at $19.85 on Friday.
  • Analysts at Wells Fargo initiated coverage on Calyxt Inc CLXT with an Outperform rating. The price target for Calyxt is set to $17. Calyxt shares closed at $11.82 on Friday.
  • Citigroup initiated coverage on TPG RE Finance Trust Inc TRTX with a Neutral rating. The price target for TPG RE Finance Trust is set to $22. TPG RE Finance Trust shares closed at $19.85 on Friday.

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