Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations

$ARIA, $T, $CHK, $HAIN, $NKE, $V

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 Wednesday, as follows:

Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ARIA) received a full analyst review Monday, + remember the Bernie Sanders attack, and shares closed down 9.7% at 9.37. Now JMP Securities has downgraded it to Market Perform from Market Outperform. The stock has a 52-wk trading range of 4.37 to 14.34 and a consensus analyst price target of 13.33.

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) raised to Hold from Sell and the price target was raised to 39 from 36 at Independent Research. It has a 52-wk trading range of 2.22 – 43.89 and a consensus price target of 41.95.

Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE:CHK) analysts raised to Sector Perform from Underperform with an 8 price target at RBC Capital Markets. The 52-wk trading range is 1.50 – 8.15, and the consensus price target is 7.37.

Hain Celestial Group Inc. (NASDAQ:HAIN) analysts started as Positive at Susquehanna. Han Celestial has a 52-wk trading range of 33.12 – 56.99 and has a consensus analyst price target of 43.38.

Nike Inc. (NYSE:NKE) started as Perform at Oppenheimer. The stock was last seen down 2% at 50.50 on the heels of Under Armour earnings. Nike has a 52-wk trading range of 50.96 – 68.19 and a consensus price target of 62.41.

Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Guggenheim, maintained as Buy and the price target was raised to 97 from 90 at UBS. Visa has a 52-wk trading range of 66.12 – 83.79 and a consensus price target of 92.80.

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