Key Calls (Friday): Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations

Via Bloomberg

Upgrade

  • Alon USA Partners (ALDW) raised to outperform at Credit Suisse, PT $12
  • Brandywine Realty (BDN) raised to buy at Stifel, PT $19
  • Citizens Financial (CFG) raised to overweight at Piper Jaffray
  • Core Laboratories (CLB) raised to buy at Loop Capital, PT $130
  • Core Laboratories (CLB) raised to hold at ABN Amro Bank
  • Costco (COST) raised to overweight at Barclays
  • Datawatch (DWCH) raised to buy at National Securities, PT $11.50
  • First Financial Bankshares (FFIN) raised to market perform at KBW
  • Fortinet (FTNT) raised to outperform at BMO, PT $46
  • Gigamon (GIMO) raised to buy at Stifel, PT $42
  • NuStar Energy (NS) raised to outperform at Wells Fargo
  • NuStar GP Holdings (NSH) raised to outperform at Wells Fargo
  • Quest Diagnostics (DGX) raised to outperform at Raymond James, PT $116
  • Skechers (SKX) raised to buy at B Riley, PT $32
  • Westamerica Bancorp (WABC) raised to market perform at KBW, PT $56

Downgrade

  • Cabot Oil (COG) cut to outperform at Raymond James, PT $27
  • Canadian Pacific Railway (CP CN) cut to hold at Loop Capital, PT C$215
  • Essent (ESNT) cut to neutral at JPMorgan, PT $39
  • Fairmount Santrol (FMSA) cut to equal-weight at Barclays
  • Hudson’s Bay (HBC CN) cut to neutral at Credit Suisse, PT C$12
  • Humana (HUM) cut to hold at Jefferies, PT $221
  • Maxim Integrated (MXIM) cut to inline at Evercore ISI, PT $46
  • National Beverage (FIZZ) cut to neutral at Credit Suisse, PT $82
  • Omnicell (OMCL) cut to neutral at Piper Jaffray
  • Plains All American (PAA) cut to hold at Jefferies, PT $27
  • Plains GP (PAGP) cut to hold at Jefferies, PT $27
  • Primerica (PRI) cut to market perform at William Blair
  • U.S. Silica (SLCA) cut to equal-weight at Barclays
  • Varex Imaging (VREX) cut to underweight at JPMorgan, PT $30

INITIATION

  • Antares Pharma (ATRS) new strong buy at Raymond James, PT $4.30
  • Cascadian (CASC) new buy at BTIG, PT $13
  • Cedar Fair (FUN) new buy at Stifel
  • Cidara (CDTX) new strong buy at Raymond James, PT $14
  • Cogent Comms (CCOI) new sector weight at Pacific Crest
  • Enterprise Products (EPD) new outperform at Macquarie, PT $32
  • GW Pharma (GWP LN) new buy at Maxim, PT $135
  • GasLog Partners (GLOP) new accumulate at Fearnley, PT $25
  • GasLog Partners (GLOP) new equal-weight at Barclays, PT $26
  • HCP (HCP) new neutral at MUFG, PT $32
  • Hilton Grand Vacations (HGV) new buy at Janney, PT $38
  • Kinder Morgan (KMI) new neutral at Macquarie, PT $21
  • Magellan Midstream Partners (MMP) new neutral at Macquarie, PT $80
  • Marriott Vacations (VAC) new buy at Janney, PT $119
  • McDonald’s (MCD) new outperform at BMO, PT $153
  • NuStar Energy (NS) new neutral at Macquarie, PT $47
  • NuStar GP Holdings (NSH) new neutral at Macquarie, PT $26
  • Patrick Industries (PATK) new outperform at Baird, PT $74
  • Plains All American (PAA) new outperform at Macquarie, PT $35.50
  • Plains GP (PAGP) new outperform at Macquarie, PT $37
  • SeaWorld (SEAS) new buy at Stifel
  • Six Flags (SIX) new buy at Stifel
  • Tallgrass Energy GP (TEGP) new outperform at Macquarie, PT $32
  • Tallgrass Energy Partners (TEP) new outperform at Macquarie, PT $61
  • Targa Resources (TRGP) new outperform at Macquarie, PT $65
  • Weingarten (WRI) new outperform at Baird, PT $41
  • Wendy’s (WEN) new outperform at BMO, PT $17
  • Western Gas Equity Partners (WGP) new outperform at Macquarie, PT $51
  • Western Gas Partners (WES) new outperform at Macquarie, PT $70
  • Williams Cos (WMB) resumed outperform at evercore ISI, PT $34
  • Williams Partners (WMB) resumed outperform at evercore ISI, PT $43
  • Yum (YUM) new market perform at BMO, PT $66
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