Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations


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 Tuesday, as follows

Carnival Corp. (NYSE:CCL) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight and the price target was cut to 48 from 54 at Morgan Stanley. The stock has a consensus analyst price target of 56.73 and a 52-wk trading range of 40.52 – 55.77.

Ciena Corp. (NASDAQ:CIEN) analysts downgraded to Hold from Buy at Drexel Hamilton, and Morgan Stanley cut its rating to Equal Weight from Overweight. It was reiterated as Buy with a target price of 30 at Argus. Ciena has a consensus analyst target of 24.81 and a 52-wk trading range of 15.62 – 25.46.

Spark Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:ONCE) was started with a Buy rating and was given a 73 price target at Stifel. It has a consensus target price of 61.80 and a 52-wk trading range of 21.20 – 66.00.

Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:SWHC) Craig-Hallum cut its rating to Hold from Buy with a 33 price target. The 52-wk trading range is 16.33 – 31.19, and the consensus price target is 31.50.

Verifone Systems Inc. (NYSE:PAY) The stock was downgraded to Neutral from Outperform and the price target was cut to 20 from 30 at Wedbush Securities. Stifel kept a Buy rating but cut its target to 18 from 26. The 52-wk range was 16.99 – 31.24.

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