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 Street’s Top analysts outlook for Key issues for Thursday, as follows:

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) was removed from the Focus List at Citigroup after the firm cited the massive capital return proposed, but there have been about 10 other Key analyst calls early in the morning stepping all over each other to get ahead in the race. The stock traded up Wednesday morning after the company posted huge results that beat analysts’ expectations Tuesday after the close, with iPhone sales coming in as expected after many analysts feared a big miss. The 52-wk trading range is 142.20 – 183.50. The consensus price target for the tech giant is at 192.23.

Catchmark Timber Trust Inc. (NYSE:CTT) was started with a Sector Perform rating at RBC. The 52-wk trading range is 10.81 – 13.73. The consensus price objective is 14.

ChemoCentryx Inc. (NASDAQ:CCXI) analysts started with a Buy rating and a price target of 20 at HC Wainwright. That compares with a consensus target at 16. The 52-wk trading range is 5.42 – 15.08.

Heritage Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:HWFA) was raised to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray. The stock trades in a 52-wk range of $23 to $33.25. The consensus price target is set at $36.20.

NMI Holdings’ (NASDAQ:NMIH) price target raised to 17 from 16.25 at Compass Point. The consensus price target is 20.59, and the 52-wk trading range is 10.10 – 21.92.

US Cellular Corp. (NYSE:USM) analysts raised to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James. The 52-wk trading range is 32.06 – 41.82. The consensus price target is 43.

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