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Benzinga's Top Upgrades, Downgrades For April 30, 2018

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Top Upgrades

  • Macquarie upgraded Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) from Neutral to Outperform. Wells Fargo shares rose 0.97 percent $52.87 in pre-market trading.
  • Guggenheim upgraded Sprint Corporation (NYSE: S) from Sell to Neutral. Sprint shares fell 12.77 percent to $5.67 in pre-market trading.
  • JP Morgan upgraded Spirit Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: SAVE) from Underweight to Overweight. Spirit Airlines shares rose 3.61 percent to $36.77 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at Wedbush upgraded Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO) from Neutral to Outperform. Take-Two shares rose 2.4 percent to $101.00 in pre-market trading.
  • RBC Capital upgraded Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE: MO) from Sector Perform to Outperform. Altria shares rose 1.10 percent to $56.75 in pre-market trading.
  • Loop Capital upgraded Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN) from Hold to Buy. Aaron's shares fell 1.30 percent to close at $41.79 on Friday.
  • BMO Capital upgraded Ventas, Inc. (NYSE: VTR) from Underperform to Market Perform. Ventas shares rose 1.18 percent to $52.20 in pre-market trading.
  • Craig-Hallum upgraded Cirrus Logic, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRUS) from Hold to Buy. Cirrus Logic shares rose 1.49 percent to $36.75 in pre-market trading.
  • JP Morgan upgraded The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT) from Neutral to Overweight. New York Times shares fell 0.89 percent to close at $22.20 on Thursday.
  • Wells Fargo upgraded FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) from Market Perform to Outperform. FirstEnergy shares rose 0.73 percent to $34.55 in pre-market trading.


Top Downgrades

  • JP Morgan downgraded JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU) from Overweight to Neutral. JetBlue shares fell 1.19 percent to $19.05 in pre-market trading.
  • Wells Fargo downgraded T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) from Outperform to Market Perform. T-Mobile US shares fell 1.19 percent to $63.75 in pre-market trading.
  • Keefe Bruyette & Woods downgraded Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE: PJC) from Outperform to Market Perform. Piper Jaffray shares fell 10.60 percent to close at $75.45 on Friday.
  • RBC Capital downgraded Owens-Corning (NYSE: OC) from Top Pick to Outperform. Owens-Corning shares dropped 1.42 percent to close at $65.84 on Friday.
  • Guggenheim downgraded Dominion Energy Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE: DM) from Buy to Neutral. Dominion Energy Midstream shares fell 2.68 percent to $14.50 in pre-market trading.
  • Wells Fargo downgraded Sprint Corporation (NYSE: S) from Outperform to Market Perform. Sprint shares fell 11.85 percent to $5.73 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at Morgan Stanley downgraded CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: COMM) from Overweight to Equal-Weight. CommScope shares fell 2.03 percent to $38.07 in pre-market trading.
  • Wedbush downgraded Wayfair Inc. (NYSE: W) from Outperform to Neutral. Wayfair shares fell 1.68 percent to close at $66.61 on Friday.
  • Buckingham downgraded Pinnacle Foods Inc. (NYSE: PF) from Buy to Neutral. Pinnacle Foods shares rose 0.13 percent to close at $61.19 on Friday.


Top Initiations

  • William Blair initiated coverage on Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VKTX) with an Outperform rating. Viking Therapeutics shares closed at $3.97 on Friday.
  • Analysts at Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on Spotify Technology S.A. (NYSE: SPOT) with an Overweight rating. The price target for Spotify is set to $190. Spotify Technology shares closed at $159.98 on Friday.
  • Buckingham assumed coverage on Michael Kors Holdings Limited (NYSE: KORS) with a Buy rating. The price target for Michael Kors is set to $84. Michael Kors shares closed at $69.06 on Friday.
 

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