The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports
$AGCO, $BHGE, $CF, $CHK, $CLVS, $ECL, $GDI, $GE, $VCYT, $YUMC
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 the Street’s Key analysts outlook for main issues for Thursday, as follows:
AGCO Corp. (NYSE:AGCO) was raised to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan.
Baker Hughes, a GE Company (NYSEBHGE) analysts raised to Buy from Neutral with a 37 price target at Guggenheim, and Jefferies downgraded it to Hold from Buy with a 36 price target.The consensus target price is at 37.60.
CF Industries Holdings Inc. (NYSE:CF) was raised to Buy from Neutral at Merrill Lynch.
Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE:CHK) was raised to Positive from Neutral at Susquehanna.
Clovis Oncology Inc. (NASDAQ:CLVS) was downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan.
Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) was raised to Overweight from Neutral and its price target was raised to 157 from 147 at JPMorgan.
Gardner Denver Holdings Inc. (NYSE:GDI) was already rated as Buy but it was added to the prized Conviction Buy List at Goldman Sachs, along with a 34 price target. The stock has a 33.35 consensus target price.
General Electric Co. (NYSE:GE) UBS analysts raised GE shares to Buy from Neutral with a 13 price target.
Veracyte Inc. (NASDAQ:VCYT) analyst raised VCYT to Buy with a 17 price target at Janney, with the firm noting that revenue acceleration is taking place, along with lower cash burn and a developing margin leverage.
Yum China Holdings Inc. (NYSE:YUMC) analysts raised Yum China to Neutral from Underperform with a 35 price objective at Merrill Lynch. The stock closed up 1.5% at 31.69 ahead of the call, and now up almost 7% at 33.90 after beating earnings expectations with a slight miss on revenue.