Market Overview

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

Share:

Top Upgrades

  • Jefferies upgraded Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) from Underperform to Hold. Shake Shack fell 1.46 percent to close at $45.08 on Tuesday.
  • Stifel Nicolaus upgraded Xylem Inc (NYSE: XYL) from Hold to Buy. Xylem shares rose 0.14 percent to close at $64.39 on Tuesday.
  • BMO Capital upgraded Sealed Air Corp (NYSE: SEE) from Market Perform to Outperform. Sealed Air shares rose 0.4 percent to $34.10 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at Raymond James upgraded Rent-A-Center Inc (NASDAQ: RCII) from Market Perform to Outperform. Rent-A-Center shares gained 6.3 percent to $13.85 in pre-market trading.
  • JP Morgan upgraded Medtronic PLC (NYSE: MDT) from Neutral to Overweight. Medtronic Southern shares rose 0.16 percent to close at $92.00 on Tuesday.
  • Piper Jaffray upgraded Masimo Corporation (NASDAQ: MASI) from Neutral to Overweight. Masimo shares gained 0.39 percent to close at $105.25 on Tuesday.
  • Citigroup upgraded FibroGen Inc (NASDAQ: FGEN) from Neutral to Buy. FibroGen shares rose 3.8 percent to $41.00 in pre-market trading.
  • Credit Suisse upgraded Baker Hughes A GE Co (NYSE: BHGE) from Neutral to Outperform. Baker Hughes shares fell 1.85 percent to close at $21.22 on Tuesday.
  • Stifel Nicolaus upgraded Curtiss-Wright Corp. (NYSE: CW) from Hold to Buy. Curtiss-Wright shares gained 0.2 percent to $104.02 in pre-market trading.
  • BTIG Research upgraded Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) from Neutral to Buy. Darden shares fell 0.05 percent to $103.80 in pre-market trading.

 

Top Downgrades

  • Credit Suisse downgraded FTS International Inc (NYSE: FTSI) from Outperform to Neutral. FTS International shares fell 0.12 percent to close at $8.23 on Tuesday.
  • Wells Fargo downgraded Stifel Financial Corp (NYSE: SF) from Outperform to Market Perform. Stifel Financial shares dropped 2.16 percent to close at $40.81 on Tuesday.
  • Stifel Nicolaus downgraded NOW Inc (NYSE: DNOW) from Buy to Hold. NOW shares dropped 0.67 percent to close at $11.78 on Tuesday.
  • Credit Suisse downgraded C&J Energy Services Inc (NYSE: CJ) from Outperform to Neutral. C&J Energy shares dropped 0.14 percent to close at $14.69 on Tuesday.
  • Credit Suisse downgraded Core Laboratories N.V. (NYSE: CLB) from Outperform to Neutral. Core Laboratories shares fell 3.77 percent to close at $64.24 on Tuesday.
  • Goldman Sachs downgraded Alkermes Plc (NASDAQ: ALKS) from Neutral to Sell. Alkermes shares dropped 3.43 percent to close at $31.82 on Tuesday.
  • Stifel Nicolaus downgraded CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE: CIR) from Buy to Hold. Circor shares fell 2.5 percent to $24.39 in pre-market trading.
  • Morgan Stanley downgraded Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADI) from Overweight to Equal-Weight. Analog Devices shares rose 0.85 percent to close at $88.05 on Tuesday.
  • RBC Capital downgraded Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) from Outperform to Sector Perform. Micron shares fell 8.4 percent to $31.24 in pre-market trading.
  • Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Gardner Denver Holdings Inc (NYSE: GDI) from Buy to Hold. Gardner Denver shares fell 1.2 percent to $20.35 in pre-market trading.

 

Top Initiations

  • JP Morgan initiated coverage on WP Carey Inc (NYSE: WPC) with a Neutral rating. The price target for WP Carey is set to $73. WP Carey shares closed at $69.19 on Tuesday.
  • Stifel Nicolaus initiated coverage on Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) with a Buy rating. The price target for Autodesk is set to $163. Autodesk shares closed at $130.58 on Tuesday.
  • Analysts at JP Morgan initiated coverage on Kennedy-Wilson Holdings Inc (NYSE: KW) with an Overweight rating. The price target for Kennedy-Wilson is set to $25. Kennedy-Wilson shares closed at $18.87 on Tuesday.
  • Cantor Fitzgerald initiated coverage on Galapagos NV/S ADR (NASDAQ: GLPG) with an Overweight rating. The price target for Galapagos is set to $130. Galapagos shares closed at $97.86 on Tuesday.
  • Analysts at Stifel Nicolaus initiated coverage on PTC Inc (NASDAQ: PTC) with a Buy rating. The price target for PTC is set to $105. PTC closed at $83.53 on Tuesday.
  • Analysts at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey initiated coverage on IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IAC) with a Buy rating. The price target for IAC/InterActiveCorp is set to $237. IAC/InterActiveCorp shares closed at $177.10 on Tuesday.
  • B. Riley FBR initiated coverage on Ameresco Inc (NYSE: AMRC) with a Buy rating. The price target for Ameresco is set to $17.50. Ameresco closed at $14.69 on Tuesday.
  • Goldman Sachs initiated coverage on Cellectis SA (NASDAQ: CLLS) with a Neutral rating. The price target for Cellectis is set to $25. Cellectis shares closed at $17.75 on Tuesday.
  • DA Davidson initiated coverage on Okta Inc (NASDAQ: OKTA) with a Neutral rating. The price target for Okta is set to $62. Okta shares closed at $62.76 on Tuesday.
  • Analysts at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey initiated coverage on Match Group Inc (NASDAQ: MTCH) with a Hold rating. The price target for Match Group is set to $47. Match Group closed at $41.95 on Tuesday.
 

Related Articles (ADSK + ADI)

View Comments and Join the Discussion!

Posted-In: Initiations top upgradesUpgrades Downgrades Initiation Pre-Market Outlook Analyst Ratings

Latest Ratings

StockFirmActionPT
FVRRNeedhamMaintains155.0
GDOTCanaccord GenuityMaintains56.0
SPRCanaccord GenuityMaintains20.0
KTOSCanaccord GenuityMaintains22.0
IPGPCanaccord GenuityMaintains174.0
View the Latest Analytics Ratings
Don't Miss Any Updates!
News Directly in Your Inbox
Subscribe to:
Benzinga Premarket Activity
Get pre-market outlook, mid-day update and after-market roundup emails in your inbox.
Market in 5 Minutes
Everything you need to know about the market - quick & easy.
Fintech Focus
A daily collection of all things fintech, interesting developments and market updates.
Thank You

Thank you for subscribing! If you have any questions feel free to call us at 1-877-440-ZING or email us at vipaccounts@benzinga.com