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Benzinga's Top Upgrades, Downgrades For April 11, 2018

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Top Upgrades

  • Mizuho upgraded Synaptics Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA) from Neutral to Buy. Synaptics shares rose 4.59 percent to close at $44.01 on Tuesday.
  • Wells Fargo upgraded Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (NYSE: HP) from Underperform to Market Perform. Helmerich & Payne shares fell 0.55 percent to $69.23 in pre-market trading.
  • JP Morgan upgraded WhiteHorse Finance, Inc. (NASDAQ: WHF) from Underweight to Neutral. WhiteHorse Finance shares fell 0.47 percent to $12.63 in pre-market trading.
  • Jefferies upgraded Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) from Underperform to Hold. Mattel shares rose 1.04 percent to $13.66 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at Stifel Nicolaus upgraded AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) from Hold to Buy. AeroVironment rose 1.81 percent to $47.21 in pre-market trading.
  • Piper Jaffray upgraded WPX Energy, Inc. (NYSE: WPX) from Neutral to Overweight. WPX Energy shares rose 1.07 percent to $14.18 in pre-market trading.
  • HSBC upgraded Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C) from Hold to Buy. Citigroup shares fell 0.72 percent to $70.00 in pre-market trading.


Top Downgrades

  • Morgan Stanley downgraded Fortinet, Inc. (NASDAQ: FTNT) from Overweight to Equal-Weight. Fortinet shares rose 3.23 percent to close at $56.23 on Tuesday.
  • Credit Suisse downgraded AveXis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVXS) from Outperform to Neutral. AveXis shares rose 0.34 percent to close at $211.17 on Tuesday.
  • Analysts at JP Morgan downgraded TCG BDC, Inc. (NASDAQ: CGBD) from Overweight to Neutral. TCG BDC shares rose 1.41 percent to close at $17.94 on Tuesday.
  • Bank of America downgraded Floor & Decor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: FND) from Buy to Neutral. Floor & Decor shares fell 1.81 percent to $54.82 in pre-market trading.
  • Keefe Bruyette & Woods downgraded Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. (NYSE: AMG) from Outperform to Market Perform. Affiliated Managers Group shares rose 0.92 percent to close at $176.28 on Tuesday.


Top Initiations

  • Analysts at Berenberg initiated coverage on Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) with a Hold rating. Ericsson shares closed at $6.35 on Tuesday.
  • SunTrust Robinson Humphrey initiated coverage on WillScot Corp (NASDAQ: WSC) with a Buy rating. The price target for WillScot is set to $16. WillScot shares closed at $13.65 on Tuesday.
  • Monness Crespi Hardt initiated coverage on Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT) with a Buy rating. The price target for Red Hat is set to $175. Red Hat shares closed at $156.75 on Tuesday.
  • Wedbush initiated coverage on Purple Innovation Inc (NASDAQ: PRPL) with an Outperform rating. The price target for Purple Innovation is set to $11. Purple Innovation shares closed at $8.37 on Tuesday.
  • Buckingham initiated coverage on Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) with a Buy rating. The price target for Caterpillar is set to $170. Caterpillar shares closed at $148.09 on Tuesday.
  • Analysts at Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on Globalstar, Inc. (NYSE: GSAT) with an Equal-Weight rating. The price target for Globalstar is set to $0.70. Globalstar closed at $0.71 on Tuesday.
  • KeyBanc assumed coverage on eBay Inc (NASDAQ: EBAY) with an Overweight rating. The price target for eBay is set to $50. eBay shares closed at $39.59 on Tuesday.
  • Argus initiated coverage on Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) with a Hold rating. Markel shares closed at $1,156.67 on Tuesday.
  • Keefe Bruyette & Woods initiated coverage on CNB Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: CCNE) with a Market Perform rating. The price target for CNB Financial is set to $35. CNB Financial shares closed at $28.91 on Tuesday.
  • Analysts at HSBC initiated coverage on JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) with a Hold rating. The price target for JPMorgan is set to $111. JPMorgan shares closed at $112.51 on Tuesday.
 

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