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:

Harley-Davidson Inc. (NYSE:HOG) was downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform with a 55 price target at Bernstein. Harley-Davidson has a 52-wk trading range of 47.03 – 63.40 and a consensus target price of 58.63.

Kimberly-Clark Corp. (NYSE:KMB) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy with a 120 price target at UBS. It has a 52-wk trading range of 111.30 – 136.87 and a consensus price target of 133.00.

Marathon Oil Corp. (NYSE:MRO) was started with an Equal Weight rating and assigned a 14 price target at Stephens. Marathon has a 52-wk trading range of 11.20 – 19.28 and a consensus target price of 17.72.

Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) was reiterated as Underperform with a 73 price target at Wedbush Securities. While Wedbush expects Q-3 subscriber growth guidance at or above Q-2 marks, series cancellations and limited write downs are ongoing that show spotty execution for its expensive Originals strategy.

Peabody Energy Corp. (NYSE:BTU) was reiterated as Outperform but the price target was raised to 32 from 31 at FBR Capital Markets. The 52-wk trading range is 8.75 – 32.50.

Stay tuned…

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