Key Calls (Friday): Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations

Via Bloomberg

Upgrade

  • Agrium (AGU CN) raised to buy at Vertical Research
  • Athenahealth (ATHN) raised to hold at Jefferies, PT $135
  • Autodesk (ADSK) raised to neutral at BofAML, PT $115
  • Autodesk (ADSK) raised to outperform at RBC, PT $125
  • Blackhawk Network (HAWK) raised to buy at Citi, PT $47
  • Cullen/Frost (CFR) raised to neutral at Wedbush, PT $92
  • Iberiabank (IBKC) raised to strong buy at Raymond James, PT $93
  • Lumber Liquidators (LL) raised to outperform at Oppenheimer, PT $34
  • Northern Blizzard (NBZ CN) raised to sector perform at Scotiabank, PT C$4
  • Palo Alto Networks (PANW) raised to buy at Jefferies, PT $150
  • Potash (POT CN) raised to buy at Vertical Research
  • Synnex (SNX) raised to strong buy at Raymond James, PT $122
  • Wal-Mart (WMT) raised to market perform at BMO, PT $80

Downgrade

  • Bloomin’ Brands (BLMN) cut to market perform at Wells Fargo, PT $22
  • Buckle (BKE) cut to sell at Deutsche Bank, PT $16
  • Canadian Energy Services (CEU CN) cut to outperform at Raymond James
  • China Distance Education (DL) cut to underperform at Credit Suisse
  • Chuy’s Holdings (CHUY) cut to market perform at Wells Fargo, PT $31
  • Pandora Media (P) cut to neutral at Macquarie, PT $11
  • PennTex Midstream (PTXP) cut to neutral at Baird, PT $20
  • PennTex Midstream (PTXP) cut to sector perform at RBC, PT $20
  • Symantec (SYMC) cut to sector perform at RBC, PT $32
  • Yandex (RBI AV) cut to reduce at Raiffeisen Centrobank, PT $26.70

INITIATION

  • AK Steel (AKS) new neutral at Longbow
  • Bank of Commerce Holdings (BOCH) new neutral at DA Davidson, PT $12
  • Condor Hospitality Trust (CDOR) new sector weight at Keybanc
  • Conduent (CNDT) new market perform at Cowen, PT $18
  • Extraction Oil (XOG) new market perform at BMO, PT $19
  • First Data (FDC) new outperform at Raymond James
  • Hess Midstream Partners LP (HESM) new sector outperform at Scotia HW
  • IBM (IBM) new sector weight at Pacific Crest
  • Model N (MODN) new buy at Chardan, PT $16
  • NiSource (NI) new buy at Ladenburg Thalmann, PT $27
  • Nobilis (HLTH) new buy at Benchmark, PT $2.50
  • Nvidia (NVDA) new outperform at Bernstein, PT $165
  • Paratek (PRTK) new strong buy at Raymond James
  • Select Energy Services (SLESZ) new outperform at Wells Fargo, PT $20
  • Spring Bank Pharma (SBPH) new market outperform at JMP, PT $20
  • Thermo Fisher (TMO) new overweight at Cantor, PT $194
  • Vital Therapies (VTL) new outperform at Raymond James, PT $6

 

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