Benzinga's Top Upgrades, Downgrades For February 9, 2017

Top Upgrades

  • Analysts at Susquehanna upgraded Baker Hughes Incorporated BHI from Neutral to Positive. Baker Hughes shares fell 0.33 percent to close at $61.16 on Wednesday.
  • Analysts at DA Davidson upgraded Louisiana-Pacific Corporation LPX from Neutral to Buy. Louisiana-Pacific shares rose 4.63 percent to close at $21.00 on Wednesday.
  • Analysts at JP Morgan upgraded Rambus Inc. RMBS from Neutral to Overweight. Rambus shares rose 2.82 percent to $12.75 in pre-market trading.
  • Raymond James upgraded OraSure Technologies, Inc. OSUR from Market Perform to Outperform. OraSure Technologies shares rose 21.47 percent to $10.75 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at KeyBanc upgraded Autoliv Inc. ALV from Sector Weight to Overweight. Autoliv shares gained 0.59 percent to $104.55 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at Stifel Nicolaus upgraded Douglas Emmett, Inc. DEI from Sell to Hold. Douglas Emmett shares rose 2.38 percent to close at $38.68 on Wednesday.
  • Roth Capital upgraded Alcobra Ltd ADHD from Neutral to Buy. Alcobra shares rose 4.24 percent to $1.23 in pre-market trading.
  • Wells Fargo upgraded Viacom, Inc. VIAB from Market Perform to Outperform. Viacom shares climbed 6.7 percent to $44.88 in pre-market trading.


Top Downgrades

  • JMP Securities downgraded Cree, Inc. CREE from Market Outperform to Market Perform. Cree shares fell 6.98 percent to $26.00 in pre-market trading.
  • KeyBanc downgraded Sterling Construction Company, Inc. STRL from Overweight to Sector Weight. Sterling Construction shares fell 1.15 percent to close at $9.43 on Wednesday.
  • Deutsche Bank downgraded Dynegy Inc. DYN from Hold to Sell. Dynegy shares fell 5.17 percent to $8.25 in pre-market trading.
  • First Analysis downgraded Qualys Inc QLYS from Overweight to Equal-Weight. Qualys shares fell 10.45 percent to $33.00 in pre-market trading.
  • Mizuho downgraded GrubHub Inc GRUB from Buy to Neutral. GrubHub shares fell 3.51 percent to close at $39.86 on Wednesday.
  • Barclays downgraded Southern Copper Corp SCCO from Equal-Weight to Underweight. Southern Copper shares rose 1.98 percent to close at $38.70 on Wednesday.
  • Analysts at Longbow Research downgraded Panera Bread Co PNRA from Buy to Neutral. Panera Bread shares fell 0.07 percent to $232.74 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at Deutsche Bank downgraded Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. SNCR from Buy to Hold. Synchronoss Technologies shares declined 15.63 percent to $29.85 in pre-market trading.
  • Gabelli & Co. downgraded Axalta Coating Systems Ltd AXTA from Buy to Hold. Axalta Coating shares rose 0.31 percent to close at $29.44 on Wednesday.


Top Initiations

  • Analysts at Citigroup initiated coverage on Westlake Chemical Corporation WLK with a Buy rating. The price target for Westlake Chemical is set to $72. Westlake Chemical shares closed at $61.99 on Wednesday.
  • Analysts at Loop Capital initiated coverage of Ulta Beauty Inc ULTA with a Hold rating. The price target for Ulta Beauty is set to $285. Ulta Beauty shares closed at $272.82 on Wednesday.
  • Analysts at Credit Suisse initiated coverage on Ascendis Pharma A/S ASND with an Outperform rating. The price target for Ascendis Pharma is set to $28. Ascendis Pharma shares closed at $22.22 on Wednesday.
  • Analysts at Mizuho initiated coverage on American Homes 4 Rent AMH with a Neutral rating. The price target for American Homes 4 Rent is set to $23. American Homes 4 Rent shares closed at $22.69 on Wednesday.
  • Analysts at BTIG Research initiated coverage on GTT Communications Inc GTT with a Buy rating. The price target for GTT Communications is set to $36. GTT Communications shares closed at $27.65 on Wednesday.
  • Analysts at Leerink Swann initiated coverage of Spark Therapeutics Inc ONCE with an Outperform rating. The price target for Spark Therapeutics is set to $85. Spark Therapeutics shares closed at $63.06 on Wednesday.
  • Analysts at Piper Jaffray initiated coverage on Veritex Holdings Inc VBTX with a Neutral rating. Veritex shares closed at $27.89 on Wednesday.
  • Analysts at Citigroup initiated coverage on BIO-TECHNE Corp TECH with a Buy rating. The price target for BIO-TECHNE is set to $115. BIO-TECHNE shares closed at $99.86 on Wednesday.
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