Key Calls (Wednesday): Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations

Via Bloomberg

Upgrade

  • Ameris Bancorp (ABCB) raised to buy at SunTrust, PT $55
  • Apptio (APTI) raised to overweight at JPMorgan, PT $18
  • BankUnited (BKU) raised to outperform at KBW, PT $41
  • Big Lots (BIG) raised to strong buy at Raymond James, PT $60
  • CIT (CIT) raised to buy at BofAML, PT $54
  • Conn’s (CONN) raised to overweight at Keybanc, PT $22
  • Dynegy (DYN) raised to hold at Deutsche Bank
  • Flagstar Bancorp (FBC) raised to outperform at Wedbush, PT $35
  • Genesco (GCO) raised to positive at Susquehanna, PT $66
  • Metro (MRU CN) raised to outperform at BMO, PT C$53
  • NOW Inc (DNOW) raised to outperform at Baird, PT $22
  • Precision Drilling (PD CN) raised to outperform at Raymond James
  • Wabtec (WAB) raised to overweight at Keybanc, PT $100

Downgrade

  • AdvancePierre Foods (APFH) cut to market perform at BMO, PT $40
  • Allegiant Travel (ALGT) cut to hold at Deutsche Bank
  • Allegiant Travel (ALGT) cut to neutral at BofAML, PT $175
  • American Water (AWK) cut to neutral at Baird, PT $82
  • Arconic (ARNC) cut to neutral at JPMorgan, PT $30
  • Baker Hughes (BHI) cut to market perform at BMO
  • BankUnited (BKU) cut to neutral at JPMorgan, PT $39
  • Chipotle (CMG) cut to sector perform at RBC, PT $500
  • Cree (CREE) cut to neutral at JPMorgan, PT $25
  • Express Scripts (ESRX) cut to hold at Edward Jones
  • FB Financial (FBK) cut to market perform at KBW, PT $35
  • Nielsen Holdings (NLSN) cut to market perform at Telsey, PT $44
  • Nord Anglia (NORD) cut to neutral at Credit Suisse, PT $32.50
  • Nord Anglia (NORD) cut to neutral at JPMorgan, PT $32.50
  • Shopify (SHOP CN) cut to sector perform at RBC, PT $77
  • West Fraser Timber (WFT CN) cut to underperform at RBC, PT C$53

INITIATION

  • Activision Blizzard (ATVI) resumed overweight at pacific Crest, PT $60
  • American Equity (AEL) new market perform at KBW, PT $26
  • Callon Petroleum (CPE) new overweight at Barclays, PT $16
  • Chesapeake Utilities (CPK) new sector perform at RBC, PT $75
  • Electronic Arts (EA) resumed overweight at pacific Crest, PT $112
  • Fusion Telecommunications International (FSNN) new buy at B Riley
  • Green Plains (GPRE) new outperform at BMO, PT $30
  • Hilton (HLT) new neutral at Guggenheim
  • Hyatt (H) new neutral at Guggenheim
  • Marriott International (MAR) new neutral at Guggenheim
  • Park Hotels (PK) new neutral at Susquehanna, PT $28
  • Peabody Energy (BTUUQ) reinstated overweight at JPMorgan, PT $35
  • RSP Permian (RSPP) reinstated overweight at Barclays, PT $44
  • SandRidge Energy (SD) new buy at Mizuho, PT $25
  • Snap (SNAP) new market perform at Raymond James
  • Streamline Health (STRM) new market perform at CG Capital, PT $3
  • Take-Two (TTWO) resumed overweight at pacific Crest, PT $74
  • Vereit (VER) new in line at Evercore ISI, PT $9
  • Zynga (ZNGA) resumed sector weight at Pacific Crest
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