Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations

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Daily HeffX-LTN reviews Wall Street analysts research reports to find new investing and trading ideas for our readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid.

Below is a list of Wall Streets top analysts upgrades, downgrades and initiations for Friday, as follows:

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) analysts raised to Equal Weight from Underweight at Morgan Stanley. The 52-wk trading range for the chip giant is 1.75 – 10.93, while the consensus price target is 8.42.

Archer Daniels Midland Co. (NYSE:ADM), analysts resumed a Hold rating at Stifel. The firm’s price objective for the stock is 46. The stock was also started at Neutral at Piper Jaffray. The 52-wk trading range for the shares is 29.86 – 47.88. The consensus price target is 45.50.

Comerica Inc. (NYSE:CMA) analysts raised to Neutral from Underperform at Merrill Lynch. The 52-wk trading range is 30.48 – 70.44, and the consensus price target is 62.18. Shares closed Thursday at 68.61.

General Mills Inc. (NYSE:GIS) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital Markets. The firm also lowered its price target to 69 from 73, citing rapid declines in volume. The 52-wk trading range is 55.53 – 72.95, and the consensus price target is set at 66.13.

Mastercard Inc. (NYSE:MA) analysts raised to Buy from Neutral at Merrill Lynch. The 52-wk  trading range is 78.52 – 108.93. The consensus price objective is 118.60. The stock closed Thursday at 104.35.

Valeant Pharmaceutical Inc. (NYSE:VRX) was downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley, which also lowered its price target to 17 from 25. The 52-wk trading range is 13.77 – 117.65. The consensus price target is 24.66, and the shares closed Thursday at 13.60.

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