Below is a list of stocks analysts have singled out to look at carefully Thursday, as follows:
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) was assumed with an Outperform rating and assigned a 295 target price at RBC Capital Markets, with the firm noting that Apple has deeper means to integrate into the everyday lives of its customers in its ecosystem.
BioDelivery Sciences International Inc. (NASDAQ:BDSI) was reiterated as Buy with a 10 target price at Janney, with the firm noting that its guidance was raised for Y 2019 and strong Y 2020 guidance was announced.
Boston Properties Inc. (NYSE: BXP) was reiterated as Buy and its target price was raised to 150 from 142 at Argus, with the independent research firm calling it one of the leading office REITs. with a $3.6-B development pipeline that is focused outside the New York metro area.
Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE:FCX) was raised to Buy from Neutral at Merrill Lynch.
JetBlue Airways Corp. (NASDAQ:JBLU) was started with a Buy rating and a 25 target price at UBS.
Jumia Technologies AG (NYSE:JMIA) was maintained as Outperform, but its target price was lowered to 8 from 23 at Raymond James. The 52-wk trading range is 5.59 – 49.77.
Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) was reiterated as Buy and the target price was raised to 32 from 30 at Argus.
Nike Inc. (NYSE:NKE) was started as Overweight and assigned a 111 target price at Barclays. Nike has a 52-wk trading range of 66.53 – 96.87, and its prior consensus target price was at102.74.