$AA, $ABC, $BLK, $SCHW, $CVS, $FPRX, $HAL
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Below is a list of The Street’s Key analysts outlook for Key issues for Friday as follows:
Alcoa Corp. (NYSE:AA) was maintained as Outperform buy the price target was lowered to 40 from 50 at Credit Suisse, with the firm noting that it looks cheap on its asset values but there is little free cash flow to drive higher capital returns. Alcoa’s prior consensus target price is at 45.71.
AmerisourceBergen Corp. (NYSE:ABC) was started with a Buy rating and assigned an 89 target price at UBS.
BlackRock Inc. (NYSE:BLK) was maintained as Buy with a 535 price target at Argus, with the firm noting that it has lowered its Y 2019 EPS estimate due to sluggish early-year assets under management and inflows/outflows.
Cars.com Inc. (NYSE:CARS) Craig-Hallum raised its rating to Buy from Hold.
Charles Schwab Corp. (NYSE:SCHW) analysts reiterated SCHW Outperform and the price target was raised to 54 from 50 at Credit Suisse, with the firm highlighting organic growth, operating leverage and capital returns all leading to raised earnings estimates.
CVS Health Corp. (NYSE:CVS) was started with a Buy rating and assigned a 75 target price at UBS.
Five Prime Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:FPRX) was raised to Outperform from Neutral with a 16 price target at Wedbush Securities. The firm noted that it now sees more favorable risk/reward after a recent decline ahead of multiple catalysts in Y 2019 and as the company focuses its efforts on developing its broad pipeline. This stock is down from a 52-wk high of 22.85.
Halliburton Co. (NYSE:HAL) was raised to Outperform from Market Perform but the target price was lowered to 35 from 45 at Cowen.
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