Benzinga's Top Upgrades, Downgrades For April 10, 2018

Top Upgrades

  • Piper Jaffray upgraded Ulta Beauty, Inc. ULTA from Neutral to Overweight. Ulta Beauty shares rose 1.98 percent to $216.36 in pre-market trading.
  • Citigroup upgraded Becton, Dickinson and Company BDX from Neutral to Buy. Becton shares gained 2.12 percent to $222.00 in pre-market trading.
  • Morgan Stanley upgraded NVIDIA Corporation NVDA from Equal-Weight to Overweight. NVIDIA shares rose 3.85 percent to $223.70 in pre-market trading.
  • Goldman Sachs upgraded Eaton Corporation PLC ETN from Neutral to Buy. Eaton shares closed at $75.93 on Monday.
  • Morgan Stanley upgraded Seagate Technology plc STX from Equal-Weight to Overweight. Seagate shares gained 3.52 percent to $58.27 in pre-market trading.
  • Raymond James upgraded Commerce Bancshares, Inc. CBSH from Underperform to Market Perform. Commerce Bancshares shares fell 0.09 percent to close at $58.90 on Monday.
  • Canaccord Genuity upgraded ConforMIS, Inc. CFMS from Hold to Buy. ConforMIS shares rose 8.09 percent to $1.47 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at Raymond James upgraded Pinnacle Financial Partners PNFP from Market Perform to Outperform. Pinnacle Financial Partners fell 0.55 percent to close at $63.45 on Monday.


Top Downgrades

  • UBS downgraded The Hershey Company HSY from Neutral to Sell. Hershey shares fell 1.51 percent to $97.86 in pre-market trading.
  • Goldman Sachs downgraded Cognex Corporation CGNX from Buy to Neutral. Cognex shares closed at $49.70 on Monday.
  • Analysts at RBC Capital downgraded Radian Group Inc. RDN from Outperform to Sector Perform. Radian shares fell 15.83 percent to close at $16.11 on Monday.
  • Stifel Nicolaus downgraded RSP Permian, Inc. RSPP from Buy to Hold. RSP Permian shares fell 0.12 percent to close at $41.42 on Monday.
  • Wedbush downgraded LGI Homes, Inc LGIH from Outperform to Neutral. LGI Homes shares rose 0.94 percent to close at $73.90 on Monday.
  • SunTrust downgraded VeriFone Systems, Inc. PAY from Buy to Hold. VeriFone shares gained 52.52 percent to $22.87 in pre-market trading.
  • Stifel Nicolaus downgraded vTv Therapeutics Inc. VTVT from Buy to Hold. Westlake Chemical shares fell 67.79 percent to $1.05 in pre-market trading.
  • RBC Capital downgraded MGIC Investment Corporation MTG from Outperform to Sector Perform. MGIC Investment shares rose 0.09 percent to $10.63 in pre-market trading.


Top Initiations

  • Analysts at Bernstein initiated coverage on Goldman Sachs Group Inc GS with an Outperform rating. The price target for Goldman Sachs is set to $300. Goldman Sachs shares closed at $252.19 on Monday.
  • Vertical Group initiated coverage on Tesla, Inc. TSLA with a Sell rating. Tesla shares closed at $289.66 on Monday.
  • Bernstein initiated coverage on Nasdaq, Inc. NDAQ with a Market Perform rating. The price target for Nasdaq is set to $90. Nasdaq shares closed at $85.29 on Monday.
  • Analysts at SunTrust initiated coverage on SilverBow Resources, Inc. SBOW with a Buy rating. The price target for SilverBow Resources is set to $37. SilverBow Resources closed at $30.52 on Monday.
  • Williams Capital initiated coverage on Southwest Gas Holdings, Inc. SWX with a Hold rating. The price target for Southwest Gas is set to $73. Southwest Gas shares closed at $69.42 on Monday.
  • Bernstein initiated coverage on Morgan Stanley MS with an Underperform rating. The price target for Morgan Stanley is set to $51. Morgan Stanley shares closed at $53.35 on Monday.
  • BTIG Research initiated coverage on Zscaler Inc ZS with a Buy rating. The price target for Zscaler is set to $33. Zscaler shares closed at $26.54 on Monday.
  • Analysts at Bernstein initiated coverage on TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. AMTD with an Outperform rating. The price target for TD Ameritrade is set to $70. TD Ameritrade shares closed at $58.14 on Monday.
  • Analysts at Goldman Sachs initiated coverage on J B Hunt Transport Services Inc JBHT with a Sell rating. The price target for J B Hunt is set to $102. J B Hunt shares closed at $109.21 on Monday.
  • Deutsche Bank initiated coverage on Philip Morris International Inc. PM with a Buy rating. The price target for Philip Morris is set to $120. Philip Morris shares closed at $100.70 on Monday.

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