Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations

$AWK, $JBHT, $PTLA, $RHI

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 Street’s Top analysts outlook for Key issues for Tuesday, as follows:

American Water Works Co. Inc. (NYSE:AWK) analysts reiterated as Buy and the price target was raised to 105 from 100 at Argus. The firm sees a solid stock with good Y 2018 guidance and expects the company to benefit from favorable water industry fundamentals. Its shares trade in a 52-wk range of 69.96 – 92.37 and with a consensus analyst target price at 94.70.

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) was given some mixed commentary after its Q-4 guidance was below target on 1-time items but with raised longer term Ys 2018 and 2019 looking better based on lower tax rates. Merrill Lynch reiterated its Buy rating and raised its price objective to 128 from 117.

Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:PTLA) analysts maintained as Outperform with an 80 price target at Oppenheimer, which noted that there was an overreaction to its AndexXa delay that has created a buying opportunity.

Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE:RHI) analysts reiterated as Market Perform but the price target was raised to 58 from 53 at BMO Capital Markets. This a day after Deutsche Bank reiterated its Buy rating and raised its target to 65 from 58. The shares trade in a 52-wk range of 42.92 – 57.67.

Have a terrific New Year!

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