Benzinga's Top Upgrades, Downgrades For November 20, 2017

Top Upgrades

  • Guggenheim upgraded General Motors Company GM from Neutral to Buy. General Motors shares gained 0.39 percent to $44.05 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at Wells Fargo upgraded Verizon Communications Inc. VZ from Market Perform to Outperform. Verizon shares rose 0.40 percent to $45.60 in pre-market trading.
  • Argus upgraded HollyFrontier Corp HFC from Hold to Buy. HollyFrontier shares gained 1.44 percent to close at $44.41 on Friday.
  • Jefferies upgraded PetIQ Inc PETQ from Hold to Buy. PetIQ shares fell 3.29 percent to close at $20.29 on Friday.
  • Analysts at Deutsche Bank upgraded Viacom, Inc. VIAB from Sell to Hold. Viacom shares rose 0.73 percent to $26.34 in pre-market trading.
  • Susquehanna upgraded National Beverage Corp. FIZZ from Neutral to Positive. National Beverage shares gained 0.31 percent to close at $102.23 on Friday.
  • Barclays upgraded Energen Corporation EGN from Equal-Weight to Overweight. Energen shares rose 2.16 percent to close at $54.95 on Friday.
  • Piper Jaffray upgraded 3D Systems Corporation DDD from Underweight to Neutral. 3D Systems shares rose 2.16 percent to $8.52 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at Deutsche Bank upgraded Foot Locker, Inc. FL from Hold to Buy. Foot Locker shares gained 0.07 percent to $40.85 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at Stifel Nicolaus upgraded Kindred Healthcare, Inc. KND from Sell to Hold. Kindred Healthcare shares rose 1.97 percent to $7.75 in pre-market trading.


Top Downgrades

  • Deutsche Bank downgraded Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc. LGND from Hold to Sell. Ligand Pharmaceuticals shares fell 1.48 percent to $138.24 in pre-market trading.
  • Barclays downgraded Gulfport Energy Corporation GPOR from Overweight to Equal-Weight. Gulfport Energy shares rose 3.18 percent to close at $13.29 on Friday.
  • Morgan Stanley downgraded Cardinal Health Inc CAH from Equal-Weight to Underweight. Cardinal Health shares dropped 2.07 percent to $56.32 in pre-market trading.
  • JP Morgan downgraded Cloud Peak Energy Inc. CLD from Overweight to Neutral. Cloud Peak Energy shares rose 0.47 percent to close at $4.30 on Friday.
  • Analysts at Evercore ISI Group downgraded Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. LYV from Outperform to In-Line. Live Nation Entertainment shares fell 1.19 percent to $44.80 in pre-market trading.
  • JP Morgan downgraded Advanced Accelerator Application SA(ADR) AAAP from Overweight to Neutral. Advanced Accelerator Applications shares dropped 0.05 percent to close at $81.20 on Friday.
  • Analysts at Goldman Sachs downgraded Wal-Mart Stores Inc WMT from Buy to Neutral. Wal-Mart shares dropped 0.84 percent to $96.65 in pre-market trading.
  • Wedbush downgraded Jack in the Box Inc. JACK from Outperform to Neutral. Jack In The Box shares rose 0.56 percent to close at $105.03 on Friday.
  • Susquehanna downgraded Monster Beverage Corporation MNST from Neutral to Negative. Monster Beverage shares slipped 1.48 percent to $61.25 in pre-market trading.
  • Loop Capital downgraded Five Below Inc FIVE from Buy to Hold. Five Below shares fell 1.34 percent to $59.10 in pre-market trading.


Top Initiations

  • Deutsche Bank initiated coverage on Innoviva Inc INVA with a Hold rating. The price target for Innoviva set to $13. Innoviva shares closed at $13.06 on Friday.
  • Jefferies initiated coverage on National Vision Holdings Inc EYE with a Buy rating. The price target for National Vision set to $36. National Vision shares closed at $29.98 on Friday.
  • Analysts at Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on RealPage Inc RP with an Equal-Weight rating. The price target for RealPage set to $48. RealPage shares closed at $44.05 on Friday.
  • KeyBanc initiated coverage on Blue Apron Holdings Inc APRN with a Sector Weight rating. Blue Apron shares closed at $3.04 on Friday.
  • Analysts at Baird initiated coverage on Ablynx NV ABLX with an Outperform rating. The price target for Ablynx set to $33. Ablynx shares closed at $21.14 on Friday.
  • Analysts at JMP Securities initiated coverage on Signature Bank SBNY with a Market Outperform rating. The price target for Signature Bank is set to $160. Signature Bank shares rose 0.10 percent to close at $129.92 on Friday.
  • Roth Capital initiated coverage on Aimmune Therapeutics Inc AIMT with a Buy rating. The price target for Aimmune Therapeutics is set to $60. Aimmune Therapeutics shares closed at $34.95 on Friday.
  • Analysts at H.C. Wainwright initiated coverage on Aethlon Medical, Inc. AEMD with a Buy rating. The price target for Aethlon Medical is set to $3. Aethlon Medical shares closed at $0.979 on Friday.
  • Analysts at JP Morgan initiated coverage on BP Midstream Partners LP BPMP with an Overweight rating. The price target for BP Midstream Partners is set to $24. BP Midstream Partners closed at $18.12 on Friday.
  • UBS initiated coverage of Forescout Technologies Inc FSCT with a Buy rating. The price target for Forescout Technologies is set to $30. Forescout Technologies shares closed at $25.55 on Friday.

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