The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

$AMGN, $CMG, $DG, $EXC, $NUE, $VZ, $WW

Daily HeffX-LTN reviews dozens of  the Street’s Key analysts research reports to ID new trading and investing ideas for HeffX-LTN readers.

Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid.

Below is a list of stocks analysts have singled out to look at carefully Wednesday, as follows:

Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) BMO Capital Markets reiterated its Outperform rating on Amgen and raised its target to 240 from 230, while RBC Capital Markets reiterated its Sector Perform rating but still raised its target to 206 from 192. Amgen’s consensus target price is at 210.05

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (NYSE:CMG): SunTrust Robinson Humphrey reiterated its Buy rating and raised its target to 900 from 815. Chipotle has a 52-wk trading range of 383.20 – 831.59, and its consensus target price was 771.92 ahead of this call.

Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) was reiterated with an Overweight rating at KeyBanc Capital Markets, and the firm raised its target price up to 148 from 140 in the call. The stock had a consensus target price of 142.23.

Exelon Corp. (NYSE:EXC) was raised to Overweight from Equal Weight and the price target was raised to 60 from 56 at Morgan Stanley. The consensus target price is at 52.34.

Nucor Corp. (NYSE:NUE) was maintained as Overweight at KeyBanc Capital Markets, but the price target was trimmed to 60 from 61. Nucor trades in a 52-wk range of 46.76 – 66.03 and with a consensus target price at 60.92

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) was raised to Outperform from Perform, along with a new 70 target price, at Oppenheimer. Its 52-wk range is 52.28 – 61.58, and its consensus target price is at 60.09.

Weight Watchers International Inc. (NASDAQ:WW) was raised to Buy from Hold with a 35 target price at Craig-Hallum. The stock’s consensus target price was 28.90 ahead of the call.

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