Key Calls (Friday): Upgrades, Downgrades, & Initiations

Via Bloomberg

Upgrade

  • Align Technology (ALGN) raised to outperform at Baird, PT $155
  • Atwood Oceanics (ATW) raised to buy at Fearnley
  • Check Point Software (CHKP) raised to equal-weight at Barclays, PT $112
  • Diamond Offshore (DO) raised to buy at Fearnley
  • Ensco (ESV) raised to buy at Fearnley
  • LPL Financial (LPLA) raised to buy at Citi
  • LPL Financial (LPLA) raised to buy at Nomura
  • Noble Corp (NE) raised to buy at Fearnley
  • Range Resources (RRC) raised to outperform at Wells Fargo
  • Rowan Cos (RDC) raised to buy at Fearnley
  • Transocean (RIG) raised to buy at Fearnley
  • United Rentals (URI) raised to buy at BofAML, PT $130
  • Vale (VALE5 BZ) raised to market perform at GBM, PT $8
  • Western Digital (WDC) raised to buy at BofAML, PT $120
  • Western Digital (WDC) raised to overweight at Morgan Stanley, PT $120

Downgrade

  • AO Smith (AOS) cut to sector weight at Keybanc
  • Allegion (ALLE) cut to neutral at Baird, PT $85
  • Amazon (AMZN) cut to sector weight at Pacific Crest
  • Atlas Air (AAWW) cut to hold at Stifel, PT $63
  • Avnet (AVT) cut to hold at SunTrust, PT $39
  • Avnet (AVT) cut to neutral at Longbow
  • Churchill Downs (CHDN) cut to market perform at Telsey, PT $174
  • Columbia Sports (COLM) cut to hold at Canaccord, PT $60
  • Ensign Group (ENSG) cut to underperform at Wells Fargo
  • Expedia (EXPE) cut to hold at Stifel
  • Gigamon (GIMO) cut to market perform at William Blair
  • Gigamon (GIMO) cut to neutral at Credit Suisse, PT $29
  • Great Western Banc (GWB) cut to neutral at JPMorgan, PT $47
  • Lumenpulse (LMP CN) cut to tender at Echelon Wealth, PT C$21.25
  • Martin Midstream Partners (MMLP) cut to hold at Stifel
  • NexJ Systems (NXJ CN) cut to market perform at Raymond James, PT C$4.50
  • ResMed (RMD) cut to neutral at Citi
  • Synchronoss (SNCR) cut to neutral at Credit Suisse, PT $13
  • Terex (TEX) cut to neutral at BofAML, PT $36
  • Toromont Industries (TIH CN) cut to sector perform at RBC, PT C$51
  • U.S. Steel (X) cut to underperform at Macquarie, PT $18
  • Western Digital (WDC) cut to market perform at Wells Fargo
  • Zimmer Biomet (ZBH) cut to market perform at Wells Fargo

INITIATION

  • AGT Food & Ingredients (AGT CN) new outperform at BMO, PT C$40
  • CA (CA) new sector weight at Pacific Crest
  • CVS (CVS) new buy at Tigress
  • Pier 1 (PIR) new neutral at Citi, PT $7
  • RH (RH) new buy at Citi, PT $56
  • Snap (SNAP) new hold at Canaccord, PT $22
  • Verso (VRSZQ) new buy at B Riley, PT $11.25
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