The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports for 2019

$ATO, $CSU, $CRPS, $CSX, $DCPH, $EDIT, $STAR, $MSFT, $STAG,$SLF

Daily HeffX-LTN reviews dozens of  the Street’s Key analysts research reports to ID 2019 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 Key issues for Wednesday as follows:

Atmos Energy Corp. (NYSE:ATO) was reiterated as Buy with a 101 price target at Argus. The independent research firm sees strong annual earnings comparisons and increased earnings estimates, and it expects the company’s regulated Nat Gas distribution business to benefit over time from favorable rate regulation and a growing customer base.

Capital Senior Living Corp. (NYSE:CSU) was reiterated as Market Outperform with an 11 price target at JMP Securities.

CRISPR Therapeutics A.G. (NASDAQ:CRSP) was reiterated with a Buy rating at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, and its 26.75 prior close compares with a consensus target price of 63.72.

CSX Corp. (NYSE:CSX) was maintained as Buy at Argus, but the firm did lower its target to 71 from 84. The firm noted that the recent weakness offers a buying opportunity. The shares previously closed at 62.08.

Dicerna Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:DCPH) was raised to Buy from Neutral and the price target was raised to 34 from 27 at B. Riley/FBR. The stock closed at 20.99/share Monday, and its prior consensus price target is 51.60.

Editas Medicine Inc. (NASDAQ:EDIT) was reiterated as Buy at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, with a prior closing price of 20.72 and a consensus target price of 46.71.

iStar Inc. (NYSE:STAR) was raised to Market Outperform from Market Perform with an 11.50 price target at JMP Securities, with the firm noting that the upgrade is based on the pace of its strategic transition and an attractive entry point. The consensus target price was 12.50 ahead of the call.

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT) was reiterated as Buy with a 125 price target at Credit Suisse in a year-end review of overseas views on international price increases. Microsoft has a consensus target price of 125.39.

STAG Industrial Inc. (NYSE:STAG) analysts reiterated STAG as Market Outperform with a 31 price target at JMP Securities. Shares have a 29.58 consensus price target.

Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE:SLF) was raised to Buy from Hold with a 39 target at Argus. The firm noted that its price target still implies a discounted forward earnings multiple Vs successful peers and that its shares have been punished alongside financials while it has made several small acquisitions that should help to boost earnings per share.

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