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

Via Bloomberg

Upgrade

  • Aegean Marine (ANW) raised to buy at Stifel, PT $9
  • Canadian Western Bank (CWB CN) raised to outperform at CIBC, PT C$30
  • Deere (DE) raised to neutral at JPMorgan, PT $122
  • Fastenal (FAST) raised to buy at Longbow, PT $55
  • Jack in the Box (JACK) raised to outperform at Wells Fargo, PT $125
  • ManTech (MANT) raised to outperform at Cowen, PT $45
  • Nordson (NDSN) raised to gradually accumulate at Great Lakes Review
  • Prestige Brands (PBH) raised to hold at Jefferies, PT $54
  • Saputo (SAP CN) raised to buy at Desjardins, PT C$47
  • Tech Data (TECD) raised to neutral at Citi
  • Ulta Beauty (ULTA) raised to buy at Jefferies, PT $350
  • Vertex (VRTX) raised to outperform at Oppenheimer, PT $150
  • ViaSat (VSAT) raised to hold at Wunderlich
  • Wayfair (W) raised to outperform at Oppenheimer, PT $80
  • WesBanco (WSBC) raised to buy at DA Davidson, PT $43

Downgrade

  • ADP (ADP) cut to underperform at Evercore ISI, PT $85
  • Analog Devices (ADI) cut to reduce at Nomura, PT $72.50
  • EP Energy (EPE) cut to underperform at Credit Suisse
  • PDC Energy (PDCE) cut to neutral at Credit Suisse, PT $69
  • Phibro Animal (PAHC) cut to neutral at Credit Suisse
  • Student Transportation (STB CN) cut to sector perform at National Bank
  • Whiting Petroleum (WLL) cut to neutral at Credit Suisse, PT $13
  • Workday (WDAY) cut to neutral at BTIG

INITIATION

  • Biocept (BIOC) new buy at Chardan, PT $2.50
  • Charter Communications (CHTR) new perform at Oppenheimer
  • Cimarex (XEC) new neutral at Credit Suisse, PT $138
  • Coty (COTY) new hold at Jefferies, PT $17
  • Elf Beauty (ELF) new buy at Jefferies, PT $30
  • Evolent (EVH) new outperform at Baird, PT $30
  • FNB Corp (FNB) new outperform at Wells Fargo, PT $15.50
  • Fastenal (FAST) new neutral at JPMorgan, PT $46
  • Fastenal (FAST) new overweight at Stephens, PT $54
  • Grainger (GWW) new neutral at JPMorgan, PT $180
  • Greenhill (GHL) new market perform at KBW, PT $22
  • Inter Parfums (IPAR) new hold at Jefferies, PT $35
  • JBT (JBT) new neutral at JPMorgan, PT $88
  • Lundin Mining (LUN CN) new outperform at BMO, PT C$10.50
  • MSC Industrial (MSM) new overweight at JPMorgan, PT $91
  • Matador Resources (MTDR) new outperform at Credit Suisse, PT $34
  • Mosaic Capital (M CN) new buy at Desjardins, PT C$10.75
  • QEP (QEP) new neutral at Credit Suisse, PT $15
  • RSP Permian (RSPP) new outperform at Credit Suisse, PT $59
  • SM Energy (SM) new outperform at Credit Suisse, PT $30
  • Sally Beauty (SBH) new hold at Jefferies, PT $18
  • Synergy Pharma (SGYP) new overweight at Cantor, PT $11
  • Tesoro Logistics (TLLP) reinstated overweight at Barclays, PT $65
  • WPX Energy (WPX) new outperform at Credit Suisse, PT $18
  • Yum China (YUMC) new overweight at JPMorgan, PT $42
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