Analysts’ Upgrades

  • Abraxas Petroleum Corp. (NASDAQ:AXAS) was upgraded by analysts at Canaccord Genuity from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $3.75 price target on the stock, up previously from $3.25. 20.6% upside from the previous close of $3.11.
  • Baytex Energy Corp (NYSE:BTE) was upgraded by analysts at Desjardins from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. Previous closing price of $13.94.
  • BTG plc (LON:BTG) was upgraded by analysts at N+1 Singer to a “hold” rating.
  • Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) was upgraded by analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating. They now have a $61.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $54.00. 13.9% upside from the previous close of $53.56.
  • The Carlyle Group LP (NYSE:CG) was upgraded by analysts at Bank of America from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $32.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $30.00. 18.7% upside from the previous close of $26.97.
  • Clean Harbors Inc (NYSE:CLH) was upgraded by analysts at Imperial Capital from an “in-line” rating to an “outperform” rating. They now have a $65.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $51.50. 16.1% upside from the previous close of $55.97.
  • Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ:CSIQ) was upgraded by analysts at Goldman Sachs from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating. Previous closing price of $34.60.
  • Dow Chemical Co (NYSE:DOW) was upgraded by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating. They now have a $56.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $45.00. 14.5% upside from the previous close of $48.89.
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co (NASDAQ:HMHC) was upgraded by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $25.00 price target on the stock. They noted that the move was a valuation call. 25.9% upside from the previous close of $19.85.
  • Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRVL) was upgraded by analysts at Susquehanna from a “neutral” rating to a “positive” rating. They now have a $20.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $14.00. 21.1% upside from the previous close of $16.51.
  • Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. (NYSE:MSO) was upgraded by analysts at FBN Securities from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating. Previous closing price of $4.87.
  • Nortek Inc (NASDAQ:NTK) was upgraded by analysts at Imperial Capital to an “outperform” rating. Previous closing price of $84.44.
  • Nortek Inc (NYSE:NTK) was upgraded by analysts at Imperial Capital from an “in-line” rating to an “outperform” rating. They now have a $98.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $92.00.
  • Paypoint plc (LON:PAY) was upgraded by analysts at Barclays to an “equal weight” rating. They now have a GBX 850 ($13.10) price target on the stock, down previously from GBX 940 ($14.49).
  • Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. They now have a $35.10 price target on the stock. 1.8% upside from the previous close of $34.47.
  • Skullcandy Inc (NASDAQ:SKUL) was upgraded by analysts at CRT Capital from a “fair value” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $13.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $9.00. 17.4% upside from the previous close of $11.07.
  • Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) was upgraded by analysts at Nomura from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $50.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $45.00. 13.6% upside from the previous close of $44.01.
  • United States Diesel-Heating Oil Fund LP (NYSE:UHN) was upgraded by analysts at Sterne Agee from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating. They now have a $126.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $105.00.
  • UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE:UNH) was upgraded by analysts at Sterne Agee from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating. They now have a $126.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $105.00. 9.8% upside from the previous close of $114.79

Analysts’ Downgrades

  • Abcam Plc (LON:ABC) was downgraded by analysts at N+1 Singer to a “sell” rating.
  • Aggreko plc (LON:AGK) was downgraded by analysts at Beaufort Securities to a “hold” rating.
  • Ares Management LP (NASDAQ:ARES) was downgraded by analysts at Bank of America from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating. They now have a $21.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $20.00. 4.8% upside from the previous close of $20.03.
  • ASML Holding NV (NASDAQ:ASML) was downgraded by analysts at Pacific Crest from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating. Previous closing price of $109.35.
  • AVEVA Group plc (LON:AVV) was downgraded by analysts at Barclays to an “equal weight” rating. They now have a GBX 1,690 ($26.04) price target on the stock, down previously from GBX 1,900 ($29.28).
  • Axa SA (OTCMKTS:AXAHY) was downgraded by analysts at Goldman Sachs from a “conviction-buy” rating to a “buy” rating. Previous closing price of $23.07.
  • Basic Energy Services, Inc (NYSE:BAS) was downgraded by analysts at Capital One Financial Corp. from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating. Previous closing price of $7.95.
  • BP plc (LON:BP) was downgraded by analysts at Grupo Santander to an “underweight” rating. They now have a GBX 480 ($7.40) price target on the stock.
  • CARBO Ceramics Inc. (NYSE:CRR) was downgraded by analysts at Capital One Financial Corp. from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating. Previous closing price of $37.51.
  • Credit Suisse Group AG (NYSE:CS) was downgraded by analysts at RBC Capital from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating. They now have a $26.00 price target on the stock. They noted that the move was a valuation call. 1825.9% upside from the previous close of $1.35.
  • Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ:CSIQ) was downgraded by analysts at Standpoint Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. Previous closing price of $34.60.
  • Consort Medical plc (LON:CSRT) was downgraded by analysts at N+1 Singer to a “hold” rating.
  • Cyberonics, Inc. (NASDAQ:CYBX) was downgraded by analysts at Jefferies Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. They now have a $75.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $83.00. 4.1% upside from the previous close of $72.03.
  • Eclipse Resources Corp (NYSE:ECR) was downgraded by analysts at Capital One Financial Corp. from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating. Previous closing price of $6.57.
  • Ekf Diagnostics Holding PLC (LON:EKF) was downgraded by analysts at N+1 Singer to a “hold” rating.
  • Esterline Technologies Co. (NYSE:ESL) was downgraded by analysts at Credit Suisse from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating. They now have a $117.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $131.00. 0.6% downside from the previous close of $117.73.
  • Fidessa Group plc (LON:FDSA) was downgraded by analysts at Barclays to an “underweight” rating. They now have a GBX 2,050 ($31.59) price target on the stock, down previously from GBX 2,300 ($35.44).
  • Fossil Group Inc (NASDAQ:FOSL) was downgraded by analysts at Telsey Advisory Group from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating. They now have a $94.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $105.00. 9.7% upside from the previous close of $85.67.
  • Genus plc (LON:GNS) was downgraded by analysts at N+1 Singer to a “sell” rating.
  • Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) was downgraded by analysts at Goldman Sachs from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating. They now have a $18.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $23.50. 12.9% downside from the previous close of $20.66.
  • Lamar Advertising REIT Co (NASDAQ:LAMR) was downgraded by analysts at Topeka Capital Markets from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. They now have a $61.00 price target on the stock. 3.2% upside from the previous close of $59.08.
  • Lululemon Athletica inc. (NASDAQ:LULU) was downgraded by analysts at Goldman Sachs from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating. They now have a $52.00 price target on the stock. 19.8% downside from the previous close of $64.85.
  • Methode Electronics Inc. (NYSE:MEI) was downgraded by analysts at Craig Hallum from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. Previous closing price of $42.99.
  • Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) was downgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $57.78 price target on the stock. 11.7% upside from the previous close of $51.74.
  • Magnum Hunter Resources Corp (NYSE:MHR) was downgraded by analysts at KLR Group from a “buy” rating to an “accumulate” rating. They now have a $3.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $3.25. 13.2% upside from the previous close of $2.65.
  • Monitise Plc (LON:MONI) was downgraded by analysts at Barclays to an “equal weight” rating. They now have a GBX 25 ($0.39) price target on the stock, down previously from GBX 75 ($1.16).
  • Optos Plc (LON:OPTS) was downgraded by analysts at N+1 Singer to a “hold” rating.
  • Oxford BioMedica plc (LON:OXB) was downgraded by analysts at N+1 Singer to a “sell” rating.
  • Pharmacyclics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PCYC) was downgraded by analysts at Leerink Swann from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating. Previous closing price of $254.22.
  • Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:PTEN) was downgraded by analysts at Capital One Financial Corp. from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating. Previous closing price of $19.46.
  • Sanchez Energy Corp (NYSE:SN) was downgraded by analysts at KLR Group from a “buy” rating to an “accumulate” rating. They now have a $16.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $14.00. 15.2% upside from the previous close of $13.89.
  • Sinclair IS Pharma PLC (LON:SPH) was downgraded by analysts at N+1 Singer to a “hold” rating.
  • State Auto Financial Corp (NASDAQ:STFC) was downgraded by analysts at Argus from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. Previous closing price of $22.72.
  • State Street Corp (NYSE:STT) was downgraded by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating. They now have a $72.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $76.50. 3.6% downside from the previous close of $74.67.
  • State Street Corp (NYSE:STT) was downgraded by analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating. They now have a $79.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $84.00. 5.8% upside from the previous close of $74.67.
  • Synergy Healthcare plc (LON:SYR) was downgraded by analysts at N+1 Singer to a “hold” rating.