Key Calls (Thursday): Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations

Via Bloomberg

Upgraded

  • AmerisourceBergen (ABC) raised to outperform at Baird
  • BB&T (BBT) raised to overweight at Stephens
  • Biogen (BIIB) raised to overweight at Morgan Stanley, PT $375
  • Cinemark (CNK) raised to equal-weight at Morgan Stanley
  • ETrade (ETFC) raised to buy at Jefferies, PT $46
  • Jean Coutu (PJC/A CN) raised to hold at Desjardins, PT C$25.25
  • Leidos (LDOS) raised to buy at Jefferies, PT $75
  • Microsoft (MSFT) raised to buy at Canaccord, PT $86
  • Regal Entertainment (RGC) raised to equal-weight at Morgan Stanley
  • Sherwin-Williams (SHW) raised to buy at BofAML, PT $435
  • T. Rowe (TROW) raised to equal-weight at Morgan Stanley, PT $93
  • UDR (UDR) raised to outperform at Baird, PT $41

Downgrade

  • CarMax (KMX) cut to market perform at Oppenheimer, PT $80
  • Celgene (CELG) cut to underweight at Morgan Stanley, PT $120
  • Coach (COH) cut to neutral at Piper Jaffray
  • Domtar (UFS) cut to sell at Citi, PT $40
  • GrubHub (GRUB) cut to neutral at Citi, PT $56
  • Hamilton Lane (HLNE) cut to equal-weight at Morgan Stanley, PT $28
  • Legg Mason (LM) cut to underweight at Morgan Stanley, PT $36
  • Mallinckrodt (MNK) cut to hold at Canaccord, PT $40
  • Navient (NAVI) cut to neutral at Compass Point, PT $15.50
  • PNC (PNC) cut to equal-weight at Stephens
  • RPC (RES) cut to hold at Jefferies
  • Western Digital (WDC) cut to hold at Deutsche Bank, PT $80

INITIATION

  • Akebia Therapeutics (AKBA) new buy at Mizuho, PT $24
  • Aptevo Therapeutics (APVO) new overweight at Piper Jaffray, PT $6
  • Black Knight (BKI) new buy at BofAML, PT $47
  • CoStar (CSGP) reinstated buy at BofAML, PT $306
  • Columbia Sports (COLM) new buy at Pivotal, PT $72
  • Crocs (CROX) new hold at Pivotal, PT $9.50
  • Deckers Outdoor (DECK) new buy at Pivotal, PT $80
  • Fairmount Santrol (FMSA) re- initiated overweight at Keybanc
  • FibroGen (FGEN) new neutral at Mizuho, PT $61
  • Gilead (GILD) new market perform at Oppenheimer
  • Hamilton Beach (HBB) new undervalued at WhiteSand Research, PT $39.50
  • Heska (HSKA) new buy at Canaccord, PT $115
  • Jazz Pharma (JAZZ) new equal-weight at Morgan Stanley, PT $155
  • Keane Group (FRAC) new buy at Jefferies, PT $20
  • Mammoth Energy (TUSK) new hold at Jefferies, PT $18
  • Nacco Industries (NC) new fairly valued at WhiteSand Research
  • Nike (NKE) new hold at Pivotal, PT $56
  • Okta (OKTA) new outperform at William Blair
  • ProPetro Holding (PUMP) new buy at Jefferies, PT $18
  • Razor Energy (RZE CN) new speculative buy at Canaccord, PT C$2.50
  • U.S. Silica (SLCA) re-initiated overweight at Keybanc
  • Under Armour (UAA) new hold at Pivotal, PT $17
  • VF Corp (VFC) new buy at Pivotal, PT $75
  • Wolverine World Wide (WWW) new hold at Pivotal, PT $32
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