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Benzinga's Top Upgrades, Downgrades For April 13, 2018

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Top Upgrades

  • BMO Capital upgraded Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) from Underperform to Market Perform. Eli Lilly shares rose 0.90 percent to $80.00 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at Morgan Stanley upgraded HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE: HFC) from Underweight to Equal-Weight. HollyFrontier fell 0.70 percent to close at $54.19 on Thursday.
  • Deutsche Bank upgraded Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) from Hold to Buy. Netflix shares rose 1.63 percent to $314.30 in pre-market trading.
  • Sandler O'Neill upgraded Willis Towers Watson PLC (NASDAQ: WLTW) from Hold to Buy.Willis Towers Watson shares rose 0.72 percent to $148.95 in pre-market trading.
  • Canaccord Genuity upgraded Shaw Communications Inc. (NYSE: SJR) from Hold to Buy. Shaw Communications shares rose 9.15 percent to close at $20.97 on Thursday.
  • Credit Suisse upgraded Ensco plc (NYSE: ESV) from Neutral to Outperform. Ensco shares rose 2.29 percent to $5.35 in pre-market trading.
  • Raymond James upgraded Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) from Market Perform to Outperform. Zayo shares gained 0.73 percent to close at $35.92 on Thursday.
  • First Analysis upgraded SecureWorks Corp. (NASDAQ: SCWX) from Equal-Weight to Overweight. SecureWorks shares rose 5.33 percent to close at $9.49 on Thursday.


Top Downgrades

  • Cowen & Co. downgraded Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) from Outperform to Market Perform. Starbucks shares dropped 1.14 percent to $58.75 in pre-market trading.
  • Credit Suisse downgraded Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (NYSE: DO) from Neutral to Underperform. Diamond Offshore shares fell 0.54 percent to $18.29 in pre-market trading.
  • Deutsche Bank downgraded Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: NUS) from Buy to Hold. Nu Skin shares rose 0.12 percent to close at $75.19 on Thursday.
  • Analysts at Craig-Hallum downgraded Zillow Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZG) from Buy to Hold. Zillow shares rose 0.67 percent to close at $53.77 on Thursday.
  • Chardan Capital downgraded AveXis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVXS) from Buy to Neutral. AveXis shares rose 0.25 percent to close at $212.39 on Thursday.
  • Goldman Sachs downgraded Tenneco Inc (NYSE: TEN) from Buy to Neutral. Tenneco shares fell 1.16 percent to close at $54.36 on Thursday.
  • Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Glaukos Corporation (NYSE: GKOS) from Buy to Hold. Glaukos shares fell 4.14 percent to $29.40 in pre-market trading.
  • Jefferies downgraded Murphy USA (NYSE: MUSA) from Buy to Hold. Murphy shares closed at $68.24 on Thursday.
  • JP Morgan downgraded Southern Copper Corp (NYSE: SCCO) from Neutral to Underweight. Southern Copper shares closed at $56.09 on Thursday.


Top Initiations

  • Analysts at Stephens & Co. initiated coverage on U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SLCA) with an Equal-Weight rating. The price target for U.S. Silica is set to $30. U.S. Silica shares closed at $27.36 on Thursday.
  • Piper Jaffray initiated coverage on BeiGene, Ltd. (NASDAQ: BGNE) with an Overweight rating. The price target for BeiGene is set to $200. BeiGene shares closed at $171.53 on Thursday.
  • Jefferies initiated coverage on Endocyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECYT) with a Buy rating. The price target for Endocyte is set to $17. Endocyte shares closed at $9.55 on Thursday.
  • KeyBanc initiated coverage on PagSeguro Digital Ltd. (NYSE: PAGS) with an Overweight rating. The price target for PagSeguro Digital is set to $42. PagSeguro Digital shares closed at $34.80 on Thursday.
  • UBS initiated coverage on Sonoco Products Company (NYSE: SON) with a Buy rating. The price target for Sonoco is set to $55. Sonoco shares closed at $49.32 on Thursday.
  • Analysts at Nomura initiated coverage on Dropbox, Inc. (NASDAQ: DBX) with a Reduce rating. The price target for Dropbox is set to $21. Dropbox closed at $33.27 on Thursday.
  • Piper Jaffray initiated coverage on Apollo Endosurgery, Inc. (NASDAQ: APEN) with an Overweight rating. The price target for Apollo Endosurgery is set to $8. Apollo Endosurgery shares closed at $5.85 on Thursday.
 

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