Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations
$EGO, $SLM, $SPWR, $DIS, $YELP
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Below is a list of Wall Streets top analysts upgrades, downgrades and initiations for Thursday, as follows
SLM Corp. (NASDAQ:SLM) rated as Buy with a 9 price target at Goldman Sachs, now added it to the prized Conviction Buy list. The stock closed at 7.18 Wednesday, it has a 52-week range of 5.09 to 9.33 and a consensus price target of 9.56.
SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ:SPWR) marked a 52-week low under the prior 13.29 – 31.10 range of the past year on Wednesday. SunPower was downgraded to Neutral from Buy and the fair value estimate was slashed to 13 at Janney. Oppenheimer downgraded it to Perform from Outperform. Credit Suisse cut shares to Neutral and slashed the price target to 12 from 32, and Deutsche Bank cut its rating to Hold from Buy and slashed the price target to 11 from 37.
Walt Disney Co. (NYSE:DIS) was up ahead of earnings, Macquarie raised it to Outperform from Neutral. Merrill Lynch maintained its Buy rating and 125 price objective. Pivotal Research still has a Buy rating but lowered its target price to 118 from 122. Goldman Sachs kept a Neutral rating but lowered the price target to 108 from 109. Disney shares closed at 97.86 on Wednesday in New York.
Yelp Inc. (NYSE:YELP) raised to Buy from Neutral with a 40 price target at Mizuho. Raymond James raised its rating to Outperform from Market Perform and assigned a 45 target. A firm called Axiom Capital raised its rating to Buy from Hold with a 44 price target. Merrill Lynch raised its rating to Neutral from Underperform.