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Benzinga's Top Upgrades, Downgrades For May 18, 2018

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Top Upgrades

  • Piper Jaffray upgraded Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX) from Neutral to Overweight. Mellanox shares rose 2.53 percent to close at $87.05 on Thursday.
  • BMO Capital upgraded Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL) from Underperform to Market Perform. Welltower shares fell 1.66 percent to close at $53.93 on Thursday.
  • Bank of America upgraded Eaton Corporation plc (NYSE: ETN) from Neutral to Buy. Eaton shares rose 0.44 percent to close at $77.67 on Thursday.
  • Analysts at B. Riley FBR upgraded Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP) From Neutral to Buy. Yelp shares rose 3.05 percent to $46.60 in pre-market trading.


Top Downgrades

  • Raymond James downgraded Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: SWKS) from Outperform to Market Perform. Skyworks shares fell 1.68 percent to $98.03 in pre-market trading.
  • Stephens & Co. downgraded Copart, Inc. (NASDAQ: CPRT) from Overweight to Equal-Weight. Copart shares fell 0.76 percent to $55.86 in pre-market trading.
  • Jefferies downgraded Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRZO) from Buy to Hold. Carrizo Oil shares rose 4.99 percent to close at $27.33 on Thursday.
  • Berenberg downgraded Telecom Italia SpA (ADR) (NYSE: TI) from Hold to Sell. Tallgrass Energy Partners shares declined 1.96 percent to close at $8.99 on Thursday.
  • Imperial Capital downgraded Planet Fitness, Inc. (NYSE: PLNT) from Outperform to In-Line. Planet Fitness shares rose 0.37 percent to close at $40.90 on Thursday.
  • Credit Suisse downgraded Baidu Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ: BIDU) from Outperform to Neutral. Baidu shares fell 4.89 percent to $266.00 in pre-market trading.
  • Barclays downgraded Coupa Software Incorporated (NASDAQ: COUP) from Overweight to Equal-Weight. Coupa Software shares fell 2.10 percent to $50.40 in pre-market trading.


Top Initiations

  • Jefferies initiated coverage on Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE: SEE) with a Buy rating. The price target for Sealed Air is set to $53. Sealed Air shares closed at $43.57 on Thursday.
  • Analysts at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey initiated coverage on Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: APC) with a Hold rating. The price target for Anadarko Petroleum is set to $70. Anadarko Petroleum shares closed at $71.14 on Thursday.
  • Credit Suisse initiated coverage on Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. (NYSE: HGV) with an Outperform rating. The price target for Hilton Grand Vacations is set to $48. Hilton Grand Vacations shares closed at $39.05 on Thursday.
  • Raymond James initiated coverage on Spotify Technology S.A. (NYSE: SPOT) with a Strong Buy rating. The price target for Spotify Technology is set to $190. Spotify Technology shares closed at $158.76 on Thursday.
  • Analysts at Susquehanna initiated coverage on nVent Electric plc (NYSE: NVT) with a Positive rating. The price target for nVent Electric is set to $30. nVent Electric shares closed at $24.99 on Thursday.
  • Boenning & Scattergood initiated coverage on Mueller Industries, Inc. (NYSE: MLI) with a Neutral rating. Mueller Industries shares closed at $29.96 on Thursday.
  • Analysts at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey initiated coverage on Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NBL) with a Buy rating. The price target for Noble Energy is set to $42. Noble Energy closed at $36.25 on Thursday.
  • Keefe Bruyette & Woods initiated coverage on Southern Missouri Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMBC) with a Market Perform rating. Southern Missouri Bancorp shares closed at $35.15 on Thursday.
  • DA Davidson initiated coverage on Barnes Group Inc. (NYSE: B) with a Neutral rating. The price target for Barnes is set to $63. Barnes shares closed at $60.75 on Thursday.
  • Analysts at Jefferies initiated coverage on Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE: GPK) with a Buy rating. The price target for Graphic Packaging is set to $20. Graphic Packaging shares closed at $14.77 on Thursday.

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