Key Calls (Wednesday): Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations

Via Bloomberg

Upgrade

  • Ellie Mae (ELLI) raised to outperform at RBC, PT $105
  • Equinix (EQIX) raised to overweight at Barclays, PT $505
  • Expedia (EXPE) raised to buy at Redburn
  • GoPro (GPRO) raised to buy at Longbow, PT $13
  • Grainger (GWW) raised to outperform at Oppenheimer, PT $245
  • Kelt Exploration (KEL CN) raised to outperform at CIBC, PT C$9
  • Lattice Semi (LSCC) raised to buy at Jefferies
  • Magna International (MG CN) raised to buy at BofAML, PT $63
  • Merck & Co (MRK) raised to buy at Citi
  • Omnicom (OMC) raised to outperform at Telsey
  • Syntel (SYNT) raised to market perform at William Blair

Downgrade

  • Allergan (AGN) cut to hold at Edward Jones
  • Blackhawk Network (HAWK) cut to neutral at Mizuho
  • Chevron (CVX) cut to hold at SocGen, PT $130
  • Chevron (CVX) cut to market perform at BMO, PT $120
  • Chipotle (CMG) cut to underperform at BofAML, PT $285
  • Colfax (CFX) cut to market perform at Cowen
  • Lundin Mining (LUN CN) cut to sector perform at National Bank, PT C$11.50
  • MGM Resorts (MGM) cut to hold at Stifel, PT $33
  • MobileIron (MOBL) cut to market perform at Raymond James
  • PacWest (PACW) cut to neutral at FBR, PT $50
  • Ulta Beauty (ULTA) cut to neutral at Piper Jaffray
  • Virtu Financial (VIRT) cut to underweight at JPMorgan, PT $13
  • Warrior Met (HCC) cut to neutral at Seaport Global

INITIATION

  • ARC Resources (ARX CN) new outperform at CIBC, PT C$21
  • Aaron’s (AAN) new neutral at Janney, PT $42
  • Aflac (AFL) new neutral at Goldman, PT $88
  • American Equity (AEL) new neutral at Goldman, PT $29
  • Athene (ATH) new buy at Goldman, PT $63
  • Beacon Roofing (BECN) new market perform at Wells Fargo, PT $58
  • Birchcliff Energy (BIR CN) new outperform at CIBC, PT C$7.50
  • Bonavista Energy (BNP CN) new neutral at CIBC, PT C$3.50
  • Brighthouse Financial (BHF) new neutral at Goldman, PT $63
  • CNO Financial (CNO) new neutral at Goldman, PT $24
  • CannTrust Holdings (TRST CN) new speculative buy at Canaccord, PT C$7.25
  • Cardinal Energy (CJ CN) new outperform at CIBC, PT C$6
  • Carrizo Oil (CRZO) reinstated neutral at Goldman, PT $14.50
  • Catasys (CATS) new speculative buy at Taglich Brothers, PT $8
  • Cona Resources (CONA CN) new underperform at CIBC, PT C$2.50
  • Coty (COTY) new neutral at DA Davidson
  • Delphi Energy (DEE CN) new outperform at BMO, PT C$1.75
  • EW Scripps (SSP) new neutral at Guggenheim, PT $19
  • Enerplus (ERF CN) new outperform at CIBC, PT C$17
  • Equinix (EQIX) new neutral at UBS, PT $480
  • GMS (GMS) new market perform at Wells Fargo, PT $38
  • Gray Television (GTN) new buy at Guggenheim, PT $20
  • Inovio (INO) new outperform at RBC, PT $11
  • Lassonde Industries (LAS/A CN) new buy at Desjardins, PT C$275
  • Leucrotta Exploration (LXE CN) new neutral at CIBC, PT C$2.10
  • Lincoln National (LNC) new sell at Goldman, PT $71
  • MetLife (MET) new buy at Goldman, PT $61
  • Nexstar Media (NXST) new buy at Guggenheim, PT $90
  • NuVista Energy (NVA CN) new outperform at CIBC, PT C$10
  • Obsidian Energy (OBE CN) new neutral at CIBC, PT C$1.50
  • Paramount Resources (POU CN) new underperform at CIBC, PT C$26
  • Principal Financial (PFG) new neutral at Goldman, PT $70
  • Prudential Financial (PRU) new neutral at Goldman, PT $114
  • Raging River Exploration (RRX CN) new outperform at CIBC, PT C$10
  • Reinsurance Group (RGA) new buy at Goldman, PT $153
  • Rogers Sugar (RSI CN) new buy at Desjardins, PT C$7
  • S&P Global (SPGI) reinstated neutral at Goldman, PT $176
  • SBA Comms (SBAC) new buy at UBS, PT $175
  • Savaria (SIS CN) new buy at Desjardins, PT C$16.50
  • Seven Generations Energy (VII CN) new outperform at CIBC, PT C$27.50
  • TSO3 (TOS CN) new buy at Desjardins, PT C$4
  • Tegna (TGNA) new buy at Guggenheim, PT $17
  • Torc Oil & Gas (TOG CN) new outperform at CIBC, PT C$7.50
  • Torchmark (TMK) new neutral at Goldman, PT $83
  • TreeHouse (THS) new neutral at UBS, PT $70
  • Unum (UNM) new sell at Goldman, PT $48
  • Voya (VOYA) new buy at Goldman, PT $46
  • WP Carey (WPC) new outperform at Baird, PT $77
  • Zayo Group (ZAYO) new buy at UBS, PT $45

 

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