Benzinga's Top Upgrades, Downgrades For January 22, 2018

Top Upgrades

  • Analysts at Bernstein upgraded Lowe's Companies, Inc. LOW from Underperform to Outperform. Lowe's shares rose 1 percent to $105.75 in pre-market trading.
  • Credit Suisse upgraded Lennar Corporation LEN from Neutral to Outperform. Lennar shares gained 1.81 percent to close at $71.82 on Friday.
  • RBC Capital upgraded Polaris Industries Inc. PII from Underperform to Sector Perform. Polaris Industries shares rose 1.84 percent to close at $134.70 on Thursday.
  • Atlantic Equities upgraded Schlumberger Limited. SLB from Neutral to Overweight. Schlumberger rose 0.24 percent to $76.60 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at Oppenheimer upgraded Juniper Networks, Inc. JNPR from Perform to Outperform. Juniper shares gained 1.80 percent to $28.35 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at Wells Fargo upgraded Kirby Corporation KEX from Market Perform to Outperform. Kirby shares rose 1.94 percent to $76.00 in pre-market trading.
  • Raymond James upgraded AFLAC Incorporated AFL from Outperform to Strong Buy. Aflac shares gained 1.65 percent to $88.25 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at Citigroup upgraded United States Steel Corporation X from Sell to Neutral. United States Steel shares rose 1.81 percent to $39.47 in pre-market trading.
  • Goldman Sachs upgraded Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. Co. Ltd. (ADR) TSM from Neutral to Buy. Taiwan Semiconductor shares rose 2.55 percent to $45.81 in pre-market trading.
  • William Blair upgraded Dunkin Brands Group Inc DNKN from Market Perform to Outperform. Dunkin Brands shares fell 0.81 percent to close at $64.56 on Friday.


Top Downgrades

  • Analysts at BTIG Research downgraded Abbott Laboratories ABT from Buy to Neutral. Abbott shares fell 1.60 percent to $58.36 in pre-market trading.
  • Atlantic Equities downgraded Apple Inc. AAPL from Overweight to Neutral. Apple shares fell 0.76 percent to $177.10 in pre-market trading.
  • RBC Capital downgraded Adient PLC ADNT from Outperform to Sector Perform. Adient shares declined 2.47 percent to $70.16 in pre-market trading.
  • CIBC downgraded Freeport-McMoRan Inc FCX from Outperform to Neutral. Freeport-McMoRan shares slipped 0.30 percent to $19.90 in pre-market trading.
  • Credit Suisse downgraded Eli Lilly and Co LLY from Neutral to Underperform. Eli Lilly shares fell 0.61 percent to $84.97 in pre-market trading.
  • Citigroup downgraded Inter Parfums, Inc. IPAR from Buy to Neutral. Inter Parfums shares gained 1.92 percent to close at $47.80 on Friday.
  • Baird downgraded 8Point3 Energy Partners LP CAFD from Outperform to Neutral. 8point3 Energy shares fell 1.38 percent to close at $15.02 on Friday.
  • Analysts at Credit Suisse downgraded Caesarstone Ltd CSTE from Neutral to Underperform. Caesarstone shares closed at $23.70 on Friday.
  • Bernstein downgraded BHP Billiton Limited (ADR) BHP from Outperform to Market Perform. BHP Billiton shares dropped 0.16 percent to $49.57 in pre-market trading.
  • Goldman Sachs downgraded Palo Alto Networks Inc PANW from Buy to Neutral. Palo Alto shares fell 1.41 percent to $155.00 in pre-market trading.


Top Initiations

  • Chardan Capital initiated coverage on Arcturus Therapeutics Ltd ARCT with a Buy rating. The price target for Arcturus Therapeutics is set to $12. Arcturus Therapeutics shares closed at $9.15 on Friday.
  • Goldman Sachs initiated coverage on KMG Chemicals, Inc. KMG with a Neutral rating. The price target for KMG Chemicals is set to $73. KMG Chemicals shares closed at $64.16 on Friday.
  • FBN Securities initiated coverage on Okta, Inc. OKTA with an Outperform rating. The price target for Okta is set to $35. Okta shares closed at $29.18 on Friday.
  • Evercore ISI Group initiates coverage on CBRE Group Inc CBG with an In-Line rating. The price target for CBRE Group is set to $48. CBRE Group shares closed at $45.88 on Friday.
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