Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations

 $FLS, $MCD, $NKE, $TRIP, $VASC, $V

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 Tuesday, as follows:

Flowserve Inc. (NYSE:FLS) analysts price target raised to 135 from 123 at Stifel, which maintained a Buy rating. The firm cited the company’s broad exposure to the Crude Oil and Nat Gas markets for the price increase. The 52-wk trading range is 33.86 – 52.50. The consensus price objective is 44.

McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE:MCD) analysts raised to Buy from Neutral at Nomura. The 52-wk trading range for the fast-food giant is 110.33 – 131.96. The consensus Wall Street price objective is 127.24.

Nike Inc. (NYSE:NKE) is raised to Buy from Hold at HSBC Securities. The 52-wk trading range for the apparel and sports shoe giant is 49.01 – 68.18. The firm may see solid value at these trading levels.

TripAdvisor Inc. (NASDAQ:TRIP) raised to Hold from Sell at Stifel. The 52-wk trading range is 45.95 – 87.50 The consensus price objective is posted at 53.80.

Vascular Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ:VASC) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Canaccord Genuity and from Overweight to Neutral at Piper Jaffray. Shares have traded in a 52-wk trading range of 24.34 – 57.15. These downgrades reflect the 56 takeout offer the company received last week from Teleflex.

Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) is raised to Buy from Neutral at Guggenheim. The 52-wk trading range for the shares is 66.12 – 83.96. The consensus price target for the credit card giant is 93.70.

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