The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

$BBL, $ETM, $FB, $NTRI, $PFE, $ROKU, $SNY, $VLO, $WD, $WEX

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 Friday, as follows:

BHP Billiton PLC (NYSE:BBL) was raised to Buy from Hold by Investec.

Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE:ETM) was started with a Buy rating and assigned an 8.50 price target at Guggenheim.

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) Argus has maintained its Buy rating but lowered its target to 206 from 210, noting that revenue and earnings growth are strong but decelerating and management also has warned of further slowdowns into Y 2019 as the social media giant pivots to support new applications.

Nutrisystem Inc. (NASDAQ:NTRI) analysts raised NTRI to Neutral from Underperform and the target price was raised to 36 from 28 at DA Davidson.

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) analysts downgraded PFE to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital Markets. The 52-wk trading range is 33.20 – 45.81, and the consensus target price is at 43.28.

Roku Inc. (NASDAQ:ROKU) was raised to Outperform from Neutral at Wedbush Securities, but the firm lowered its target price to 65 from 73 after taking a more conservative approach to valuation. The consensus target price is at 69.08.

Sanofi (NYSE:SNY) was raised to Equal Weight from Underweight at Barclays.

Valero Energy Corp. (NYSE:VLO) was raised to Outperform from Neutral with a 120 price target at Credit Suisse. The consensus target price was last seen at 125.88.

Walker & Dunlop Inc. (NYSE:WD) was raised to Outperform from Neutral at Wedbush, but the target price was lowered to 55 from 58 based on a recent sell-off in the shares in the commercial real estate services group.

WEX Inc. (NYSE:WEX) was Raised to Outperform from Market Perform and assigned a 200 price target at Wells Fargo. The stock’s consensus target price is 211.92.

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