Key Calls (Thursday): Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations

Via Bloomberg

Upgrade

  • American Express (AXP) raised to neutral at Nomura, PT $78
  • Astoria Financial (AF) raised to outperform at KBW, PT $25.50
  • Cisco (CSCO) raised to outperform at Credit Suisse
  • Citrix (CTXS) raised to outperform at Baird, PT $90
  • Cummins (CMI) raised to outperform at BMO, PT $150
  • Dish (DISH) raised to overweight at Barclays, PT $74
  • First Solar (FSLR) raised to market perform at JMP
  • Home Capital Group (HCG CN) raised to outperform at Macquarie, PT C$14
  • JPMorgan (JPM) raised to market outperform at Vining Sparks, PT $95
  • PayPal (PYPL) raised to neutral at Piper Jaffray, PT $45
  • Santander Consumer USA (SC) raised to buy at Compass Point, PT $16
  • Toromont Industries (TIH CN) raised to outperform at Raymond James
  • Wells Fargo (WFC) raised to strong buy at Vining Sparks, PT $65
  • Western Energy Services (WRG CN) raised to sector outperform at Peters

Downgrade

  • Akamai (AKAM) cut to underweight at Morgan Stanley, PT $54
  • American Air (AAL) cut to neutral at JPMorgan, PT $52
  • Arista Networks (ANET) cut to neutral at Credit Suisse
  • Brookline Bancorp (BRKL) cut to market perform at KBW, PT $16.50
  • Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD) cut to neutral at Baird, PT $160
  • Conmed (CNMD) cut to neutral at Ladenburg Thalmann, PT $47.50
  • Fortune Brands (FBHS) cut to inline at Evercore ISI, PT $66
  • KapStone Paper (KS) cut to hold at Vertical Research
  • Mellanox Technologies (MLNX) cut to neutral at Credit Suisse, PT $45
  • Mellanox Technologies (MLNX) cut to neutral at Piper Jaffray
  • Nutrisystem (NTRI) cut to hold at Wunderlich, PT $60
  • Prosperity Banc (PB) cut to market perform at KBW, PT $76
  • Shopify (SHOP CN) cut to neutral at BTIG
  • U.S. Steel (X) cut to hold at Deutsche Bank

INITIATION

  • Casey’s (CASY) new neutral at Goldman, PT $109
  • DexCom (DXCM) new outperform at William Blair
  • Dream Global REIT (DRG-U CN) new outperform at RBC, PT C$11
  • Intuit (INTU) new buy at Benchmark, PT $140
  • Leucrotta Exploration (LXE CN) new outperform at Macquarie, PT C$4.75
  • McKesson (MCK) reinstated overweight at Barclays, PT $174
  • MicroStrategy (MSTR) new hold at Benchmark
  • Mimecast (MIME) new buy at Benchmark, PT $30
  • Oracle (ORCL) new buy at Benchmark, PT $55
  • Peabody Energy (BTUUQ) new buy at MKM, PT $33
  • Pioneering Technology (PTE CN) new speculative buy at Echelon Wealth
  • Salesforce (CRM) new buy at Benchmark, PT $100
  • Tableau (DATA) new hold at Benchmark
  • Varonis Systems (VRNS) new buy at Benchmark, PT $40
  • Workday (WDAY) new hold at Benchmark
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