Benzinga's Top Upgrades, Downgrades For April 26, 2017

Top Upgrades

  • Analysts at Raymond James upgraded Precision Drilling Corp (USA) PDS from Market Perform to Outperform. Precision Drilling shares fell 2.15 percent to close at $4.09 on Tuesday.
  • Analysts at Deutsche Bank upgraded Dynegy Inc. DYN from Sell to Hold. Dynegy shares dropped 1.75 percent to close at $6.19 on Tuesday.
  • Analysts at Bank of America upgraded CIT Group Inc. CIT from Neutral to Buy. CIT shares rose 1.65 percent to close at $45.02 on Tuesday.
  • Baird upgraded NOW Inc DNOW from Neutral to Outperform. NOW shares rose 1.58 percent to $17.36 in pre-market trading.
  • JP Morgan upgraded Apptio Inc APTI from Neutral to Overweight. Apptio shares gained 0.71 percent to close at $12.80 on Tuesday.
  • KeyBanc upgraded Conn's Inc CONN from Sector Weight to Overweight. Conn's shares rose 3.72 percent to $15.35 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at JP Morgan upgraded Cree, Inc. CREE from Neutral to Overweight. Cree shares dropped 7.78 percent to $22.89 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts at Raymond James upgraded Big Lots, Inc. BIG from Market Perform to Strong Buy. Big Lots shares slipped 0.72 percent to close at $16.80 on Tuesday.


Top Downgrades

  • RBC Capital downgraded Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. CMG from Outperform to Sector Perform. Chipotle shares gained 1.36 percent to $478.19 in pre-market trading.
  • JP Morgan downgraded Nord Anglia Education Inc NORD from Overweight to Neutral. Nord Anglia Education shares rose 18.83 percent to close at $32.82 on Tuesday.
  • Analysts at Baird downgraded American Water Works Company Inc AWK from Outperform to Neutral. American Water Works shares rose 0.25 percent to close at $80.97 on Tuesday.
  • Argus Research downgraded T. Rowe Price Group Inc TROW from Buy to Hold. T. Rowe Price shares fell 0.42 percent to $69.30 in pre-market trading.
  • Deutsche Bank downgraded Allegiant Travel Company ALGT from Buy to Hold. Allegiant Travel shares slipped 0.73 percent to close at $163.85 on Tuesday.
  • Telsey Advisory Group downgraded Nielsen N.V. NLSN from Outperform to Market Perform. Nielsen shares dropped 3.87 percent to close at $39.98 on Tuesday.
  • Analysts at BMO Capital downgraded Baker Hughes Incorporated BHI from Outperform to Market Perform. Baker Hughes shares rose 0.27 percent to $59.45 in pre-market trading.
  • Edward Jones downgraded Express Scripts Holding Company ESRX from Buy to Hold. Express Scripts shares fell 0.18 percent to $59.90 in pre-market trading.


Top Initiations

  • Analysts at Mizuho initiated coverage on SandRidge Energy, Inc. SD with a Buy rating. The price target for SandRidge Energy is set to $25. SandRidge Energy shares closed at $18.80 on Tuesday.
  • Analysts at Susquehanna initiated coverage on Park Hotels & Resorts Inc PK with a Neutral rating. The price target for Park Hotels is set to $28. Park Hotels shares closed at $26.61 on Tuesday.
  • Analysts at BMO Capital initiated coverage on Green Plains Inc GPRE with an Outperform rating. The price target for Green Plains is set to $30. Green Plains shares closed at $23.60 on Tuesday.
  • Analysts at B. Riley initiated coverage on Fusion Telecommunications Int'l, Inc. FSNN with a Buy rating. Fusion Telecommunications shares closed at $1.43 on Tuesday.
  • Analysts at Keefe Bruyette & Woods initiated coverage of American Equity Investment Life Holding AEL with a Market Perform rating. The price target for American Equity Investment Life is set to $26. American Equity Investment Life shares closed at $24.63 on Tuesday.
  • Analysts at Barclays initiated coverage of Callon Petroleum Company CPE with an Overweight rating. The price target for Callon Petroleum is set to $16. Callon Petroleum shares closed at $12.24 on Tuesday.
  • Analysts at Rodman & Renshaw initiated coverage on Apricus Biosciences Inc APRI with a Buy rating. The price target for Apricus Biosciences is set to $4. Apricus Biosciences shares closed at $1.16 on Tuesday.
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