Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations


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 Thursday, as follows:

Boeing Co. (NYSE:BA) was started with a Buy rating and assigned a 202 price targetat Berenberg. Boeing has a 52-wk trading range of 122.35 – 185.71 and a consensus analyst target price of 176.50.

Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF) analysts raised to Buy from Neutral and the price target was raised to 105 from 97 at Instinet. Capital One’s 52-wk trading range is 58.03 – 96.92 and its consensus target price is 99.32.

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) was raised to Buy from Hold with a 47 price target at Deutsche Bank. The upgrade included positive notes about trading and fixed income. The 52-wk trading range is 23.11 – 47.33, and the consensus analyst target is 47.08.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:VRTX) analysts raised to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital Markets. Jefferies reiterated its Buy rating and 100 target price. Shares closed +20.45% at $108.01 Wednesday or 18.04 on positive news about its cystic fibrosis drug.

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