Key Calls (Wednesday): Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations

Via Bloomberg

Upgrade

  • AK Steel (AKS) raised to neutral at Citi, PT $7
  • Bank of America (BAC) raised to strong buy at Vining Sparks, PT $28
  • Coca-Cola (KO) raised to outperform at Credit Suisse
  • Energy Transfer Equity (ETE) raised to buy at Jefferies
  • Fastenal (FAST) raised to outperform at Credit Suisse
  • Flowserve (FLS) raised to outperform at Cowen
  • Genesee & Wyoming (GWR) raised to buy at BofAML, PT $76
  • Goldman Sachs (GS) raised to neutral at Citi
  • HP Inc (HPQ) raised to overweight at Barclays, PT $22
  • Imperial Metals (III CN) raised to hold at Canaccord, PT C$6.50
  • International Paper (IP) raised to outperform at RBC, PT $56
  • Kirby (KEX) raised to outperform at Credit Suisse
  • MSC Industrial (MSM) raised to outperform at Credit Suisse, PT $100
  • Mobile TeleSystems (MTSS RM) raised to buy at BCS, PT $12.31
  • National Fuel (NFG) raised to hold at Jefferies
  • Proofpoint (PFPT) raised to buy at DA Davidson, PT $90
  • Rockwell Automation (ROK) raised to hold at Gabelli
  • Rockwell Collins (COL) raised to outperform at Baird, PT $118
  • Russel Metals (RUS CN) raised to outperform at Raymond James, PT C$30
  • Southwestern Energy (SWN) raised to outperform at Cowen
  • Tempur Sealy (TPX) raised to strong buy at Raymond James, PT $53
  • Veon (VEON) raised to buy at BCS, PT $4.60
  • WestRock (WRK) raised to buy at Goldman
  • WestRock (WRK) raised to outperform at RBC, PT $59

Downgrade

  • Allstate (ALL) cut to neutral at Macquarie, PT $81
  • AvalonBay (AVB) cut to market perform at JMP
  • Canfor (CFP CN) cut to underperform at RBC, PT C$17
  • Cardinal Health (CAH) cut to market perform at William Blair
  • Cascades (CAS CN) cut to sector perform at RBC, PT C$16
  • Education Realty (EDR) cut to market perform at JMP
  • Energizer Holdings (ENR) cut to equal-weight at Morgan Stanley, PT $61
  • Grainger (GWW) cut to underperform at Credit Suisse, PT $175
  • Interactive Brokers (IBKR) cut to market perform at KBW, PT $38
  • Murphy USA (MUSA) cut to market perform at Wells Fargo
  • PerkinElmer (PKI) cut to neutral at Cantor
  • Potlatch (PCH) cut to sector perform at RBC, PT $47
  • Regions Financial (RF) cut to inline at Evercore ISI, PT $15
  • Santander Chile (BSAN CI) cut to neutral at Credit Suisse, PT $26
  • Sirius XM (SIRI) cut to underweight at Morgan Stanley, PT $4.80
  • TriNet Group (TNET) cut to hold at Deutsche Bank
  • Ultragenyx (RARE) cut to neutral at Wedbush, PT $75
  • Vectren (VVC) cut to sector weight at Keybanc
  • Western Forest Products (WEF CN) cut to sector perform at RBC, PT C$2.25

INITIATION

  • AT&T (T) new hold at SunTrust, PT $40
  • Amira Nature Foods (ANFI) new sector weight at Keybanc
  • Baker Hughes (BHI) new hold at HSBC, PT $62
  • Basic Energy Services (BAS) new buy at Nomura, PT $51
  • Blackbaud (BLKB) new outperform at Raymond James, PT $90
  • C&J Energy Services (CJ) new buy at Nomura, PT $46
  • Cable One (CABO) new buy at SunTrust, PT $715
  • Charter Communications (CHTR) new buy at SunTrust, PT $380
  • Comcast (CMCSA) new buy at SunTrust, PT $45
  • DXC Technology (DXC) new overweight at JPMorgan, PT $90
  • Dish (DISH) new hold at SunTrust, PT $60
  • Edison International (EIX) new buy at Mizuho, PT $91.50
  • FS Bancorp (FSBW) new outperform at Raymond James, PT $43
  • FirstEnergy (FE) new neutral at Mizuho, PT $31.25
  • Halliburton (HAL) new buy at HSBC, PT $65
  • Keane Group (FRAC) new neutral at Nomura, PT $17
  • Key Energy (KEG) new neutral at Nomura, PT $27
  • LendingClub (LC) new hold at Stifel, PT $6
  • Lilis Energy (LLEX) new outperform at Northland, PT $7.50
  • Mammoth Energy (TUSK) new buy at Nomura, PT $32
  • On Deck Capital (ONDK) new buy at Stifel, PT $6
  • PNM Resources (PNM) new underperform at Mizuho, PT $32.25
  • PSE&G (PEG) new neutral at Mizuho, PT $44.50
  • ProPetro Holding (PUMP) new buy at Nomura, PT $19
  • Reliance Steel (RS) new neutral at Longbow
  • Schlumberger (SLB) new hold at HSBC, PT $90
  • Sprint (S) new hold at SunTrust, PT $9
  • T-Mobile (TMUS) new buy at SunTrust, PT $76
  • Verizon (VZ) new hold at SunTrust, PT $50
  • Xcel Energy (XEL) new neutral at Mizuho, PT $44
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