Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations

$CMG, $HTL, $M, $MA, $VLO

Daily HeffX-LTN reviews Wall Street analysts research reports to find new investing and trading ideas for our readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid.

Below is a list of Wall Streets top analysts upgrades, downgrades and initiations for Friday, as follows:

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (NYSE:CMG) analysts raised to Neutral from Underperform and the price target was raised to 400 from 370 at Wedbush.

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HLT) was downgraded to Sell from Hold with a 47 price target at Berenberg Securities. The shares have a 52-wk trading range of 33.16 – 59.76.

Macy’s Inc. (NYSE:M) analysts lower after releasing its sales numbers, along with store closures and layoffs. The stock was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank and the target was cut to 34 from 47. Jefferies maintained a Hold but cut its target to 35 from 40. Shares trading in a 52-wk range of 29.94 – 45.50.

Mastercard Inc. (NYSE:MA) is rated as Outperform at RBC Capital Markets, and it is listed as a Top Pick for Y 2017, and the firm raised its target price to 130 from 115. It has a consensus analyst target price of 118.90. It has a 52-wk trading range of 78.52 – 108.93.

Valero Energy Corp. (NYSE:VLO) analysts raised to Buy from Neutral and the price objective was raised to 86 from 68 at Merrill Lynch. It has a 3.5% dividend yield. The 52-wk trading range is 46.88 – 72.49, and the consensus price target is 69.69.

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