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Benzinga's Top Upgrades, Downgrades For April 16, 2018

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Top Upgrades

  • UBS upgraded C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHRW) from Neutral to Buy. C.H. Robinson shares fell 0.27 percent to $94.02 in pre-market trading.
  • Goldman Sachs upgraded Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO) from Neutral to Buy. Tractor Supply shares rose 1.85 percent to $59.40 in pre-market trading.
  • Guggenheim upgraded Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ: ULTA) from Neutral to Buy. Ulta Beauty shares rose 2.14 percent to $225.61 in pre-market trading.
  • Piper Jaffray upgraded Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY) from Neutral to Overweight. Occidental Petroleum shares rose 0.50 percent to $74.00 in pre-market trading.
  • Janney Capital upgraded American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE: AWK) from Neutral to Buy. American Water Works shares rose 0.93 percent to $81.61 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey upgraded Pioneer Natural Resources Company (NYSE: PXD) from Hold to Buy. Pioneer Natural rose 0.36 percent to $189.00 in pre-market trading.
  • BMO Capital upgraded Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE: NLSN) from Market Perform to Outperform. Nielsen shares fell 0.46 percent to close at $32.34 on Friday.
  • Wells Fargo upgraded Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ: COST) from Market Perform to Outperform. Costco shares gained 1.16 percent to $191.10 in pre-market trading.
  • Goldman Sachs upgraded Boston Beer Company, Inc. (NYSE: SAM) from Sell to Neutral. Boston Beer shares fell 1.16 percent to close at $212.65 on Friday.
  • Bank of America upgraded Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (NYSE: PEG) from Neutral to Buy. Public Service Enterprise shares rose 0.74 percent to $50.25 in pre-market trading.


Top Downgrades

  • Raymond James downgraded Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) from Strong Buy to Outperform. Dollar General shares dropped 0.63 percent to close at $96.28 on Friday.
  • Argus downgraded Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) from Buy to Sell. Monsanto shares rose 0.27 percent to $125.74 in pre-market trading.
  • Stephens & Co. downgraded McDonald's Corporation (NYSE: MCD) from Overweight to Equal-Weight. McDonald's shares rose 0.08 percent to $161.86 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at Jefferies downgraded VeriFone Systems, Inc. (NYSE: PAY) from Buy to Hold. VeriFone shares fell 0.31 percent to $22.70 in pre-market trading.
  • BTIG Research downgraded Globus Medical, Inc. (NYSE: GMED) from Buy to Neutral. Globus Medical shares rose 0.06 percent to close at $50.66 on Friday
  • Credit Suisse downgraded The Kraft Heinz Company (NASDAQ: KHC) from Outperform to Underperform. Kraft Heinz shares fell 0.36 percent to $60.70 in pre-market trading.
  • Susquehanna downgraded Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ: CROX) from Neutral to Negative. Crocs shares fell 4.67 percent to $15.51 in pre-market trading.
  • Goldman Sachs downgraded Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) from Buy to Neutral. Discover shares fell 1.49 percent to close at $70.54 on Friday.
  • Raymond James downgraded Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) from Strong Buy to Outperform. Dollar Tree shares fell 0.99 percent to close at $97.13 on Friday.
  • SunTrust Robinson Humphrey downgraded Resolute Energy Corporation (NYSE: REN) from Buy to Hold. Resolute Energy shares rose 1.06 percent to close at $35.36 on Friday.


Top Initiations

  • Analysts at Imperial Capital initiated coverage on National Beverage Corp. (NASDAQ: FIZZ) with an Outperform rating. The price target for National Beverage is set to $125. National Beverage shares closed at $89.49 on Friday.
  • Deutsche Bank initiated coverage on Pure Storage, Inc. (NYSE: PSTG) with a Buy rating. The price target for Pure Storage is set to $24. Pure Storage shares closed at $18.78 on Friday.
  • Wells Fargo initiated coverage on TPG RE Finance Trust, Inc. (NYSE: TRTX) with an Outperform rating. The price target for TPG RE Finance Trust is set to $21. TPG RE Finance Trust shares closed at $19.74 on Friday.
  • Cowen & Co. initiated coverage on BorgWarner Inc. (NYSE: BWA) with an Outperform rating. The price target for BorgWarner is set to $60. BorgWarner shares closed at $52.86 on Friday.
  • Deutsche Bank initiated coverage on Genco Shipping & Trading Limited (NYSE: GNK) with a Buy rating. The price target for Genco Shipping is set to $19. Genco Shipping shares closed at $15.50 on Friday.
 

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