Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations

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:

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) reiterated as Buy with a 48 price target at Jefferies. HeffX-LTN sees a ATT-Time Warner merger as unlikely. Wedbush Securities reiterated its Neutral rating on Time Warner but said its view of a merger is low. AT&T has a 52-wk trading range of 32.22 to 43.89 and a consensus analyst price target of 42.61.

Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE:CHK) Merrill Lynch analysts raised the rating to Neutral from Underperform with a 10 price objective, and Nomura raised its rating to Neutral from Reduce. The 52-wk trading range is 1.50 – 8.15, and the consensus price target is 6.50.

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT) was hitting new all-time highs and up 5.85% at 60.60 Friday after earnings beat expectations. The stock was raised to Outperform from Market Perform by William Blair. Jefferies maintained its Underperform rating but raised its target to 43 from $40. The previous 52-wk trading range is 48.04 – 58.70, and the consensus price target at 59.79.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT) analysts started with a Neutral rating and assigned a 73 price target at Piper Jaffray. The 52-wk trading range is 67.07 – 73.19. The consensus price target is 74.92.

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) analysts downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies. But still called for a price target of 48, and  an upside to 66 and a downside to 30. Yahoo has a 52-wk trading range of 26.15 – 44.92 and a consensus price target at 45.28.

Have a terrific week.

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