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 Monday, as follows:

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG) was hit hard last week on new illnesses and rodent news and Friday, the independent research firm Argus downgraded Chipotle to Hold from Buy. Chipotle closed at 345.34 Friday Vs it old 52-wk trading range of 352.96 – 499.00.

Groupon Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN) started as Underperform with a 3.50 price objective at BofA Merrill Lynch. Groupon finished at 3.65 Friday, Vs a 52-wk trading range of $2.90 – 5.94 and Vs a prior consensus target of 4.26.

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) analysts downgraded to Sell from Neutral with a 110 price target at BTIG. Johnson & Johnson finished at 135.31 Friday. J&J has a 52-wk trading range of 109.32 – 137.08 and a consensus analyst target at 138.50.

Juniper Networks Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) was raised to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James. Juniper closed at 29.43 Friday. Juniper has a consensus analyst target price of 31.09 and a 52-wk trading range of 22.12 – 30.96.

Occidental Petroleum Corp. (NYSE:OXY) was downgraded to Sell from Neutral with a 58 target price at Citigroup. OXY finished at 60.03 Friday. Its consensus analyst target is 65.64 and the 52-wk trading range is 57.20 – 78.48.

Have a terrific week.

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