Benzinga's Top Upgrades, Downgrades For August 21, 2017

Top Upgrades

  • Bank of America upgraded Lululemon Athletica inc. LULU from Neutral to Buy. Lululemon shares rose 2.06 percent to $59.33 in pre-market trading.
  • BMO Capital upgraded Estee Lauder Companies Inc EL from Underperform to Market Perform. Estee Lauder shares rose 0.08 percent to close at $106.00 on Friday.
  • Analysts at Janney Capital upgraded Pacira Pharmaceuticals Inc PCRX from Sell to Neutral. Pacira Pharmaceuticals shares slipped 0.69 percent to close at $35.80 on Friday.
  • Analysts at JP Morgan upgraded Century Aluminum Co CENX from Neutral to Overweight. Century Aluminum shares rose 2.07 percent to $15.32 in pre-market trading.
  • Keefe Bruyette & Woods upgraded Hancock Holding Company HBHC from Market Perform to Outperform. Hancock shares rose 1.05 percent to close at $43.45 on Friday.
  • Analysts at Jefferies upgraded Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. PAA from Hold to Buy. Plains All American shares fell 0.68 percent to close at $19.01 on Friday.
  • Analysts at Barclays upgraded Advance Auto Parts, Inc. AAP from Underweight to Equal-Weight. Advance Auto Parts shares rose 0.39 percent to $93.62 in pre-market trading.
  • Argus upgraded NetApp Inc. NTAP from Hold to Buy. NetApp shares rose 0.51 percent to $39.55 in pre-market trading.


Top Downgrades

  • Analysts at Jefferies downgraded Nike Inc NKE from Buy to Hold. Nike shares fell 1.13 percent to $54.33 in pre-market trading.
  • Longbow Research downgraded Snap-on Incorporated SNA from Buy to Neutral. Snap-on shares fell 0.23 percent to $147.62 in pre-market trading.
  • Baird downgraded Foot Locker, Inc. FL from Outperform to Neutral. Foot Locker shares fell 0.96 percent to $34.05 in pre-market trading.
  • RBC Capital downgraded Calpine Corporation CPN from Outperform to Sector Perform. Calpine shares climbed 10.52 percent to close at $14.92 on Friday.
  • Barclays downgraded Canadian Solar Inc. CSIQ from Equal-Weight to Underweight. Canadian Solar shares fell 3.79 percent to $16.00 in pre-market trading.
  • UBS downgraded Finish Line Inc FINL from Neutral to Sell. Finish Line shares fell 1.54 percent to $10.84 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at Barclays downgraded Statoil ASA(ADR) STO from Equal-Weight to Underweight. Statoil shares rose 1.71 percent to close at $18.41 on Friday.
  • JP Morgan downgraded Infosys Ltd ADR INFY from Overweight to Neutral. Infosys shares fell 4.94 percent to $14.06 in pre-market trading.


Top Initiations

  • Buckingham initiated coverage on Knight Transportation KNX with a Buy rating. The price target for Knight Transportation is set to $43. Knight Transportation shares closed at $37.20 on Friday.
  • Analysts at Argus initiated coverage on Baker Hughes, a GE company BHGE with a Buy rating. The price target for Baker Hughes is set to $43. Baker Hughes shares closed at $32.77 on Friday.
  • Aegis Capital initiated coverage on Sturm Ruger & Company Inc RGR with a Buy rating. The price target for Sturm Ruger is set to $67. Sturm Ruger shares closed at $49.25 on Friday.
  • Analysts at Maxim Group initiated coverage on Safe Bulkers, Inc. SB with a Buy rating. The price target for Safe Bulkers is set to $5. Safe Bulkers shares closed at $2.83 on Friday.
  • Leerink Swann initiated coverage on Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. SCMP with an Outperform rating. The price target for Sucampo Pharmaceuticals is set to $15. Sucampo Pharmaceuticals shares closed at $10.25 on Friday.
  • Analysts at KeyBanc initiated coverage on At Home Group Inc HOME with an Overweight rating. The price target for At Home Group is set to $29. At Home shares closed at $22.53 on Friday.
  • Cowen & Co. initiated coverage on Sienna Biopharmaceuticals Inc SNNA with an Outperform rating. The price target for Sienna Biopharmaceuticals is set to $50. Sienna Biopharmaceuticals shares closed at $19.38 on Friday.
  • Analysts at Keefe Bruyette & Woods initiated coverage of RBB Bancorp RBB with an Outperform rating. The price target for RBB Bancorp is set to $25. RBB Bancorp shares closed at $22.25 on Friday.
  • Analysts at Aegis Capital initiated coverage on American Outdoor Brands Corp AOBC with a Buy rating. The price target for American Outdoor Brands is set to $25. American Outdoor Brands shares closed at $18.78 on Friday.
  • Buckingham initiated coverage of Ryder System, Inc. R with a Buy rating. The price target for Ryder is set to $85. Ryder System shares closed at $71.94 on Friday.

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