Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations
$AAPL, $BP, $TWTR, $UTX
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Below is a list of Wall Streets top analysts upgrades, downgrades and initiations for Thursday, as follows
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Apple has a 52-wk trading range of 89.47 – 123.82. The stock was reiterated as Outperform at Credit Suisse with a 150 price target. At Merrill Lynch it was reiterated as Buy with a 120 price objective. Raymond James raised its rating to Outperform from Market Perform with a 129 price target.
BP PLC (NYSE:BP) analysts reiterated as Underperform at Merrill Lynch. The firm said that BP’s exit from its path of pain is not yet in sight, and the firm has sub-consensus estimates and signaled that the valuation really needs $60 Crude Oil. The stock closed at 34.59 in New York, in a 52-wk trading range of 27.01 to 38.06.
Twitter Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) was downgraded to Hold from Buy with a 16 target at Canaccord Genuity. Axiom Capital downgraded Twitter to Hold from Buy with a 16 target. Merrill Lynch reiterated its Underperform rating but cut its price objective to 14 from 15 as it is a work in progress. Twitter’s 52-wk trading range is 13.73 – 33.24.
United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) analysts reiterated as Buy and the price objective was raised to 130 from 115 at Merrill Lynch. The 52-wk trading range is 83.39 – 107.96, and the consensus price target is 111.19.