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Benzinga's Top Upgrades, Downgrades For April 19, 2018

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Top Upgrades

  • Macquarie upgraded Sprint Corporation (NYSE: S) from Underperform to Neutral. Sprint shares rose 0.84 percent to close at $6.00 on Wednesday.
  • Deutsche Bank upgraded NovoCure Limited (NASDAQ: NVCR) from Hold to Buy. Novocure shares rose 2.37 percent to close at $23.80 on Wednesday.
  • Bank of America upgraded Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) from Underperform to Buy. Textron shares closed at $63.99 on Wednesday.
  • Longbow Research upgraded Diodes Incorporated (NASDAQ: DIOD) from Neutral to Buy. Diodes shares closed at $31.34 on Wednesday.
  • PiperJaffray upgraded iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ: IRBT) from Neutral to Overweight. iRobot shares closed at $61.80 on Wednesday.
  • Analysts at Argus upgraded Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) from Hold to Buy. Walmart shares closed at $87.57 on Wednesday.
  • Credit Suisse upgraded Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ: LBTYA) from Neutral to Outperform. Liberty Global closed at $32.08 on Tuesday.


Top Downgrades

  • Analysts at Morgan Stanley downgraded Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALGN) from Overweight to Equal-Weight. Align Technology shares closed at $277.05 on Wednesday.
  • Keefe Bruyette & Woods downgraded LegacyTexas Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTXB) from Outperform to Market Perform. LegacyTexas Financial shares fell 4.7 percent to close at $40.445 on Wednesday.
  • Canaccord Genuity downgraded Aceto Corporation (NASDAQ: ACET) from Buy to Sell. Aceto shares closed at $7.40 on Wednesday.
  • Wells Fargo downgraded Essent Group Ltd. (NYSE: ESNT) from Outperform to Market Perform. Essent shares closed at $36.89 on Wednesday.
  • Societe Generale downgraded Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTEN) from Buy to Hold. Patterson-UTI Energy shares closed at $20.62 on Wednesday.
  • Edward Jones downgraded ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) from Buy to Hold. ConocoPhillips shares closed at $66.42 on Wednesday.
  • B. Riley FBR downgraded Southern Copper Corporation (NYSE: SCCO) from Buy to Neutral. Southern Copper shares closed at $57.34 on Wednesday.
  • Raymond James downgraded Sleep Number Corporation (NASDAQ: SNBR) from Outperform to Market Perform. Sleep Number shares closed at $36.51 on Wednesday.
  • Argus downgraded ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADTN) from Buy to Hold. Adtran shares closed at $14.95 on Wednesday.

 

 

Top Initiations

  • Imperial Capital initiated coverage on Travelport Worldwide Limited (NYSE: TVPT) with an Outperform rating. The price target for Travelport Worldwide is set to $21. Travelport Worldwide shares closed at $17.27 on Wednesday.
  • Oppenheimer initiated coverage on 8x8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT) with an Outperform rating. The price target for 8x8 is set to $25. 8x8 shares closed at $19.50 on Tuesday.
  • SunTrust Robinson Humphrey initiated coverage on EPAM Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: EPAM) with a Buy rating. The price target for EPAM Systems is set to $130. EPAM Systems shares closed at $117.97 on Tuesday.
  • Analysts at Imperial Capital initiated coverage on Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR) with an Outperform rating. The price target for Sabre is set to $30. Sabre shares closed at $20.42 on Wednesday.
  • RBC Capital initiated coverage on NMI Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: NMIH) with an Outperform rating. The price target for NMI Holdings is set to $18. NMI Holdings shares closed at $13.95 on Wednesday.

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