Key Calls (Thursday): Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations

Via Bloomberg

upgrade

  • ABM Industries (ABM) raised to outperform at Baird, PT $50
  • Aecon Group (ARE CN) raised to outperform at Raymond James, PT C$19
  • Callon Petroleum (CPE) raised to buy at Citi
  • Extraction Oil (XOG) raised to buy at Citi
  • First Potomac (FPO) raised to buy at SunTrust, PT $11
  • Greif (GEF) raised to market perform at BMO, PT $51
  • Himax Technologies (HIMX) raised to buy at Mizuho
  • Orbital ATK (OA) raised to outperform at Cowen, PT $108
  • Semafo (SMF CN) raised to sector outperform at Scotiabank, PT C$5.25
  • Tech Data (TECD) raised to buy at Needham, PT $107

Downgrade

  • Aerie (AERI) cut to market perform at Raymond James
  • American Renal (ARA) cut to market perform at Wells Fargo
  • Ascendis Pharma (ASND) cut to market perform at Leerink, PT $30
  • CVR Refining (CVRR) cut to neutral at JPMorgan, PT $11
  • Ceiba Energy Services (CEB CN) cut to hold at Canaccord, PT C$0.20
  • DSW (DSW) cut to neutral at Mizuho
  • Express (EXPR) cut to neutral at Mizuho
  • Finish Line (FINL) cut to neutral at Mizuho
  • Global Brass (BRSS) cut to market perform at William Blair
  • Guess (GES) cut to underperform at Mizuho
  • Tailored Brands (TLRD) cut to neutral at Mizuho
  • Tiffany (TIF) cut to sell at SBG Securities, PT $90
  • Travelport Worldwide (TVPT) cut to neutral at UBS

INITIATION

  • Acceleron (XLRN) rated new buy at UBS, PT $36
  • Amgen (AMGN) rated new neutral at UBS, PT $185
  • Ascena Retail (ASNA) rated new neutral at Guggenheim
  • BancorpSouth (BXS) rated new neutral at Piper Jaffray, PT $30
  • Biogen (BIIB) rated new sell at UBS
  • Canadian Natural Resources (CNQ CN) rated new buy at Canaccord, PT C$47
  • Celgene (CELG) rated new buy at UBS
  • Cenovus Energy (CVE CN) rated new hold at Canaccord, PT C$18.50
  • Encana (ECA CN) rated new buy at Canaccord, PT $14
  • Gap (GPS) rated new neutral at Guggenheim
  • Gilead (GILD) rated new neutral at UBS, PT $72
  • Husky Energy (HSE CN) rated new hold at Canaccord, PT C$17
  • Imperial Oil (IMO CN) rated new hold at Canaccord, PT C$45
  • Incyte (INCY) rated new neutral at UBS, PT $140
  • International Frontier Resources (IFR CN) rated new buy at PI Financial
  • Investar Holding (ISTR) rated new overweight at Piper Jaffray, PT $22
  • Itron (ITRI) rated new market outperform at JMP, PT $75
  • L Brands (LB) rated new neutral at Guggenheim
  • Mercury Systems (MRCY) rated new overweight at JPMorgan, PT $48
  • Regeneron (REGN) rated new buy at UBS, PT $435
  • Shoe Carnival (SCVL) rated new neutral at B Riley, PT $26
  • Suncor Energy (SU CN) rated new buy at Canaccord, PT C$52
  • Tempur Sealy (TPX) rated new neutral at Guggenheim
  • Tesla (TSLA) rated new market perform at Bernstein, PT $250
  • Versartis (VSAR) rated new overweight at Barclays, PT $28
  • Vertex (VRTX) rated new buy at UBS, PT $106
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