Analysts’ Upgrades

  • Abaxis Inc (NASDAQ:ABAX) was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. They now have a $62.75 price target on the stock. 1.0% upside from the previous close of $62.11.
  • American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) was upgraded by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $20.00 price target on the stock. 38.0% downside from the previous close of $32.25.
  • Ambarella Inc (NASDAQ:AMBA) was upgraded by analysts at Chardan Capital from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating. They now have a $60.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $40.00. 11.0% downside from the previous close of $67.43.
  • Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRZO) was upgraded by analysts at Scotia Howard Weil from a “sector perform” rating to a “sector outperform” rating. They now have a $68.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $51.00. 39.2% upside from the previous close of $48.86.
  • Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRZO) was upgraded by analysts at Howard Weil from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating. Previous closing price of $48.86.
  • Dunkin Brands Group Inc (NASDAQ:DNKN) was upgraded by analysts at Goldman Sachs from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $54.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $47.00. 18.9% upside from the previous close of $45.41.
  • Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR) was upgraded by analysts at Evercore ISI from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $87.00 price target on the stock. 13.2% upside from the previous close of $76.84.
  • Exelon Co. (NYSE:EXC) was upgraded by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating. They now have a $38.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $36.00. 16.5% upside from the previous close of $32.62.
  • Green Dot Co. (NASDAQ:GDOT) was upgraded by analysts at Credit Suisse from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating. Previous closing price of $15.85.
  • Installed Building Products Inc (NYSE:IBP) was upgraded by analysts at RBC Capital from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating. They now have a $22.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $19.00. 17.5% upside from the previous close of $18.73.
  • ITV plc (LON:ITV) was upgraded by analysts at Barclays to an “overweight” rating. They now have a GBX 250.40 ($3.86) price target on the stock, up previously from GBX 250 ($3.85).
  • ITV plc (LON:ITV) was upgraded by analysts at Goldman Sachs to a “conviction-buy” rating. They now have a GBX 284 ($4.38) price target on the stock, up previously from GBX 253 ($3.90).
  • Itv Plc (OTCMKTS:ITVPF) was upgraded by analysts at Goldman Sachs from a “buy” rating to a “conviction-buy” rating. Previous closing price of $3.25.
  • Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE:JWN) was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. They now have a $83.11 price target on the stock. 4.0% upside from the previous close of $79.95.
  • Methanex Co. (NASDAQ:MEOH) was upgraded by analysts at Raymond James from an “outperform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating. They now have a $70.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $60.00. 31.7% upside from the previous close of $53.17.
  • Melrose Industries Plc (LON:MRO) was upgraded by analysts at Goldman Sachs to a “conviction-buy” rating. They now have a GBX 370 ($5.70) price target on the stock, down previously from GBX 385 ($5.93).
  • National Grid plc (LON:NG) was upgraded by analysts at HSBC to an “overweight” rating. They now have a GBX 995 ($15.33) price target on the stock.
  • National Grid plc (NYSE:NGG) was upgraded by analysts at HSBC from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating. Previous closing price of $66.64.
  • Northstar Realty Finance Corp (NYSE:NRF) was upgraded by analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating. They now have a $21.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $19.00. 13.1% upside from the previous close of $18.57.
  • Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE:OAS) was upgraded by analysts at Iberia to an “outperform” rating. Previous closing price of $14.33.
  • Plantronics Inc (NYSE:PLT) was upgraded by analysts at Raymond James from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating. They now have a $60.00 price target on the stock. 15.1% upside from the previous close of $52.11.
  • Penn Virginia Co. (NYSE:PVA) was upgraded by analysts at Howard Weil from an “outperform” rating to a “focus list” rating. Previous closing price of $7.03.
  • Penn Virginia Co. (NYSE:PVA) was upgraded by analysts at Scotia Howard Weil from a “sector outperform” rating to a “focus stock” rating. Previous closing price of $7.03.
  • Sturm, Ruger & Company (NYSE:RGR) was upgraded by analysts at CRT Capital from a “fair value” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $62.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $54.00. 13.5% upside from the previous close of $54.64.
  • Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc (LON:SPX) was upgraded by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd to an “add” rating. They now have a GBX 3,400 ($52.40) price target on the stock.
  • VF Corp (NYSE:VFC) was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. They now have a $79.65 price target on the stock. 4.1% upside from the previous close of $76.49.

Analysts’ Downgrades

  • Afren Plc (LON:AFR) was downgraded by analysts at SBG Securities to a “sell” rating. They now have a GBX 3 ($0.05) price target on the stock.
  • Aggreko plc (LON:AGK) was downgraded by analysts at Charles Stanley to a “hold” rating.
  • Amlin plc (LON:AML) was downgraded by analysts at Westhouse Securities to a “neutral” rating. They now have a GBX 500 ($7.71) price target on the stock.
  • Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF) was downgraded by analysts at Stephens from an “overweight” rating to an “underweight” rating. Previous closing price of $20.27.
  • Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF) was downgraded by analysts at Nomura from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating. Previous closing price of $20.27.
  • Barratt Developments Plc (LON:BDEV) was downgraded by analysts at Jefferies Group to an “underperform” rating. They now have a GBX 379 ($5.84) price target on the stock.
  • Caixabank (OTCMKTS:CAIXY) was downgraded by analysts at Credit Suisse from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating. Previous closing price of $1.80.
  • Cheesecake Factory Inc (NASDAQ:CAKE) was downgraded by analysts at Argus from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. Previous closing price of $48.08.
  • Century Aluminum Co (NASDAQ:CENX) was downgraded by analysts at Morgan Stanley from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating. They now have a $18.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $29.00. 9.0% upside from the previous close of $16.51.
  • Callon Petroleum Company (NYSE:CPE) was downgraded by analysts at Noble Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. Previous closing price of $7.45.
  • Embraer SA (NYSE:ERJ) was downgraded by analysts at Drexel Hamilton from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. Previous closing price of $34.90.
  • Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) was downgraded by analysts at Raymond James to a “market perform” rating. Previous closing price of $39.82.
  • Flowserve Corp (NYSE:FLS) was downgraded by analysts at Cowen and Company from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating. Previous closing price of $60.65.
  • 1-800-Flowers.Com Inc (NASDAQ:FLWS) was downgraded by analysts at Sidoti from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating. Previous closing price of $12.59.
  • Henkel Ag And Co. Kg (OTCMKTS:HENKY) was downgraded by analysts at Deutsche Bank from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. Previous closing price of $90.33.
  • Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ:HOLX) was downgraded by analysts at Needham & Company LLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. Previous closing price of $32.35.
  • InterXion Holding NV (NASDAQ:INXN) was downgraded by analysts at Canaccord Genuity from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. They now have a $32.00 price target on the stock. 5.9% upside from the previous close of $30.23.
  • McDonald’s Co. (NYSE:MCD) was downgraded by analysts at Piper Jaffray from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Previous closing price of $100.25.
  • Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd (NASDAQ:MPEL) was downgraded by analysts at HSBC from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating. Previous closing price of $24.94.
  • Matador Resources Co (NYSE:MTDR) was downgraded by analysts at KLR Group from an “accumulate” rating to a “hold” rating. Previous closing price of $22.94.
  • Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE:OAS) was downgraded by analysts at Canaccord Genuity from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. They now have a $15.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $17.00. 4.7% upside from the previous close of $14.33.
  • Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras SA (NYSE:PBR) was downgraded by analysts at Deutsche Bank from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. Previous closing price of $6.18.
  • Pharmacyclics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PCYC) was downgraded by analysts at BTIG Research from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating. Previous closing price of $230.48.
  • Restaurant Brands International Inc. (NYSE:QSR) was downgraded by analysts at Goldman Sachs from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating. Previous closing price of $42.54.
  • Rightmove Plc (LON:RMV) was downgraded by analysts at Credit Suisse to a “neutral” rating. They now have a GBX 3,220 ($49.62) price target on the stock, up previously from GBX 2,700 ($41.61).
  • Rosetta Resources Inc. (NASDAQ:ROSE) was downgraded by analysts at Howard Weil from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating. Previous closing price of $18.38.
  • Rosetta Resources Inc. (NASDAQ:ROSE) was downgraded by analysts at Scotia Howard Weil from a “sector outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating. They now have a $22.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $23.00. 19.7% upside from the previous close of $18.38.
  • Restaurant Group PLC (LON:RTN) was downgraded by analysts at Citigroup Inc. to a “neutral” rating. They now have a GBX 740 ($11.40) price target on the stock.
  • Scorpio Bulkers (NASDAQ:SALT) was downgraded by analysts at Credit Suisse from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating. They now have a $3.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $10.00. 11.1% upside from the previous close of $2.70.

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