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:

AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS. The 52-wk trading range for the stock is 25.55  35.44, and the consensus price target is 33.87.

Duke Realty Corp. (NYSE:DRE) analysts raised to Buy from Neutral at Merrill Lynch. The 52-wk trading range is 21.11 – 28.99, and the consensus price target is set at 27.77.

Hasbro Inc. (NYSE:HAS) saw its price target raised from 90 – 95 at Stifel, and the firm keeps its rating on the stock at Hold based on the current valuation. The 52-wk trading range for the toy and game manufacturer is 76.14 – 101.18. The consensus price target is 99.89.

Peabody Energy Corp. (NYSE:BTU) was started with a Hold rating at Stifel with a 29 price objective The company emerged from bankruptcy on 3 April after filing for Chapter 11 protection in April of Y 2016. The company’s approved reorganization plan included a projection of only 5-M tonnes per year of metallurgical coal sales by Y 2021, reflecting anticipated production declines, although firm expects that recently higher pricing may allow the company to invest in extending the life of some of its Australian met coal mines. The shares closed Wednesday at 27.25 after just its 2nd trading day.

Wynn Resorts Ltd. (NASDAQ:WYNN) analyst raised to Buy from Hold at Argus. The 52-wk trading range for the Las Vegas luxury casino is 82.51 – 119.80, and the consensus price objective is at109.18. Shares closed way above that mark Wednesday at 116.68.

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