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Benzinga's Top Upgrades, Downgrades For May 21, 2018

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Top Upgrades

  • Moffett Nathanson upgraded Snap Inc. (NYSE: SNAP) from Sell to Neutral. Snap shares rose 1.51 percent to $10.74 in pre-market trading.
  • Bank of America upgraded Dillard's, Inc. (NYSE: DDS) from Underperform to Buy. Dillard's shares rose 3.53 percent to $80.10 in pre-market trading.
  • Barclays upgraded Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACHN) from Underweight to Equal-Weight. Achillion Pharmaceuticals shares rose 5.41 percent to $3.90 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at Argus upgraded Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) from Hold to Buy. Sempra Energy shares fell 0.21 percent to close at $101.97 on Friday.
  • Stifel Nicolaus upgraded Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc. (NYSE: KNX) from Hold to Buy. Knight-Swift shares rose 1.99 percent to $41.44 in pre-market trading.
  • KeyBanc upgraded Alteryx, Inc. (NYSE: AYX) from Sector Weight to Overweight. Alteryx shares rose 5.32 percent to $32.49 in pre-market trading.
  • Jefferies upgraded Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ENR) from Hold to Buy. Energizer shares fell 0.25 percent to close at $56.47 on Friday.
  • Northcoast Research upgraded Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) from Neutral to Buy. Kelly Services shares rose 3.01 percent to $23.24 in pre-market trading.


Top Downgrades

  • UBS downgraded Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) from Buy to Neutral. Bristol-Myers shares fell 0.21 percent to $52.60 in pre-market trading.
  • Evercore ISI Group downgraded HCP, Inc. (NYSE: HCP) from In-Line to Underperform. HCP shares fell 0.52 percent to close at $23.02 on Friday.
  • Morgan Stanley downgraded Medidata Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDSO) from Overweight to Equal-Weight. Medidata Solutions shares rose 1.45 percent to close at $77.54 on Thursday.
  • Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE: WPZ) from Buy to Hold. Williams Partners shares fell 0.63 percent to close at $41.23 on Friday.
  • SunTrust Robinson Humphrey downgraded American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE: AEO) from Buy to Hold. American Eagle shares fell 2.21 percent to $22.59 in pre-market trading.
  • Evercore ISI Group downgraded Ventas, Inc. (NYSE: VTR) from In-Line to Underperform. Ventas shares fell 0.08 percent to $51.42 in pre-market trading.
  • Morgan Stanley downgraded AppFolio, Inc. (NASDAQ: APPF) from Equal-Weight to Underweight. AppFolio shares fell 2.60 percent to $56.30 in pre-market trading.
  • Barclays downgraded Prothena Corporation plc (NASDAQ: PRTA) from Equal-Weight to Underweight. Prothena shares fell 2.05 percent to close at $15.28 on Friday.
  • SunTrust Robinson Humphrey downgraded Q2 Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: QTWO) from Buy to Hold. Q2 Holdings shares fell 1.30 percent to $56.75 in pre-market trading.


Top Initiations

  • Canaccord Genuity initiated coverage on Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. (NYSE: CDAY) with a Hold rating. The price target for Ceridian HCM is set to $36. Ceridian HCM shares closed at $36.82 on Friday.
  • Analysts at Berenberg initiated coverage on Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO) with a Hold rating. The price target for Flowers Foods is set to $19. Flowers Foods shares closed at $19.29 on Friday.
  • Argus initiated coverage on V.F. Corporation (NYSE: VFC) with a Buy rating. The price target for V.F. Corp is set to $101. V.F. Corp shares closed at $80.07 on Friday.
  • Stifel Nicolaus initiated coverage on nLIGHT, Inc. (NASDAQ: LASR) with a Buy rating. The price target for nLIGHT is set to $40. nLIGHT shares closed at $29.97 on Friday.
  • Analysts at Deutsche Bank initiated coverage on Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. (NYSE: CDAY) with a Hold rating. The price target for Ceridian HCM is set to $40. Ceridian HCM shares closed at $36.82 on Friday.
  • Berenberg initiated coverage on Hostess Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWNK) with a Buy rating. The price target for Hostess Brands is set to $15. Hostess Brands shares closed at $12.70 on Friday.
  • Analysts at Vertical Research initiated coverage on The Chemours Company (NYSE: NBL) with a Buy rating. Chemours closed at $52.17 on Friday.

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