Analyst Articles – US

Basf Se (BASFY) Lowered to Sell at Zacks Investment Research

Basf Se (NASDAQ:BASFY) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Thursday. According to Zacks, “BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and agricultural products to oil and gas. As a reliable […]

Cintas Corp. (CTAS) Earns “Buy” Rating from Nomura

Cintas Corp. (NASDAQ:CTAS)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reissued by equities researchers at Nomura in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. A number of other equities research analysts have also recently commented on the stock. Barclays PLC reduced their target price on shares of Cintas Corp. from $105.00 to $95.00 and set an […]

Credit Suisse Group AG Raises Heico Corp. (HEI) Price Target to $68.00

Heico Corp. (NYSE:HEI) had its price target raised by investment analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG from $62.00 to $68.00 in a report released on Thursday. The firm currently has a “neutral” rating on the stock. Credit Suisse Group AG’s price target would suggest a potential downside of 5.19% from the company’s previous close. Shares […]

Macquarie Initiates Coverage on HD Supply Holdings Inc. (HDS)

Stock analysts at Macquarie began coverage on shares of HD Supply Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:HDS) in a research report issued on Thursday. The brokerage set an “outperform” rating on the stock. Several institutional investors recently made changes to their positions in HDS. Anchor Bolt Capital LP raised its position in shares of HD Supply Holdings by […]

Fastenal Co. (FAST) Coverage Initiated at Macquarie

Equities researchers at Macquarie initiated coverage on shares of Fastenal Co. (NASDAQ:FAST) in a report released on Thursday. The firm set a “neutral” rating on the stock. Several other research analysts have also recently issued reports on FAST. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Fastenal in a report on Sunday, May […]

Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc. (SPB) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Jefferies Group

Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc. (NYSE:SPB)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reissued by analysts at Jefferies Group in a research report issued on Thursday. A number of other brokerages also recently issued reports on SPB. Monness Crespi & Hardt raised their price target on shares of Spectrum Brands Holdings from $125.00 to $138.00 and gave the […]

Jefferies Group Reiterates “Buy” Rating for Alcobra Ltd. (ADHD)

Alcobra Ltd. (NASDAQ:ADHD)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by equities researchers at Jefferies Group in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. An institutional investor recently raised its position in Alcobra stock. BlackRock Fund Advisors boosted its position in Alcobra Ltd. (NASDAQ:ADHD) by 11.4% during the first quarter, according to its most recent […]

Preferred Bank (PFBC) Upgraded to “Strong-Buy” by Raymond James Financial Inc.

Preferred Bank (NASDAQ:PFBC) was upgraded by equities researchers at Raymond James Financial Inc. from an “outperform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report issued on Thursday. The firm currently has a $15.00 price target on the stock. Raymond James Financial Inc.’s target price would suggest a potential downside of 56.62% from the company’s […]

Power Solutions International Inc. (PSIX) Earns Buy Rating from Analysts at Wunderlich

Research analysts at Wunderlich assumed coverage on shares of Power Solutions International Inc. (NASDAQ:PSIX) in a research note issued on Thursday. The firm set a “buy” rating and a $50.00 price target on the stock. Wunderlich’s price target points to a potential upside of 332.90% from the stock’s current price. Several other research firms have […]

Drexel Hamilton Begins Coverage on Mercury Systems Inc. (MRCY)

Research analysts at Drexel Hamilton began coverage on shares of Mercury Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:MRCY) in a research report issued on Thursday. The firm set a “buy” rating on the stock. Shares of Mercury Systems (NASDAQ:MRCY) traded up 0.42% on Thursday, hitting $23.72. The company had a trading volume of 78,069 shares. Mercury Systems has a […]

Sprouts Farmers Market Inc. (SFM) Lifted to “Buy” at Deutsche Bank AG

Sprouts Farmers Market Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) was upgraded by equities researchers at Deutsche Bank AG from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. The brokerage presently has a $24.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $20.00. Deutsche Bank AG’s target price […]

Raymond James Financial Inc. Upgrades Umpqua Holdings Corp. (UMPQ) to Strong-Buy

Umpqua Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:UMPQ) was upgraded by stock analysts at Raymond James Financial Inc. from an “outperform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note issued on Thursday. The firm presently has a $20.00 target price on the stock. Raymond James Financial Inc.’s target price indicates a potential upside of 25.08% from the stock’s […]

Zafgen’s (ZFGN) Buy Rating Reaffirmed at Cowen and Company

Zafgen Inc. (NASDAQ:ZFGN)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by research analysts at Cowen and Company in a research note issued on Thursday. They currently have a $60.00 target price on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock. Several institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of ZFGN. Bellevue Group AG purchased a new position in shares of […]

Quantum Corp. (QTM) Receives New Coverage from Analysts at Roth Capital

Research analysts at Roth Capital assumed coverage on shares of Quantum Corp. (NYSE:QTM) in a report issued on Thursday. The firm set a “buy” rating and a $1.50 price target on the stock. Roth Capital’s target price suggests a potential upside of 145.18% from the stock’s previous close. Quantum Corp. (NYSE:QTM) traded down 5.034% during […]

SunTrust Banks Inc. (STI) Upgraded by Robert W. Baird to “Neutral”

SunTrust Banks Inc. (NYSE:STI) was upgraded by analysts at Robert W. Baird from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a note issued to investors on Thursday. The firm presently has a $41.00 price target on the financial services provider’s stock. Robert W. Baird’s price objective points to a potential downside of 3.98% from […]

Macy’s Inc. (M) Now Covered by Standpoint Research

Research analysts at Standpoint Research began coverage on shares of Macy’s Inc. (NYSE:M) in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. The firm set a “buy” rating and a $72.00 price target on the stock. Standpoint Research’s target price would indicate a potential upside of 81.22% from the stock’s previous close. Other hedge funds […]

Teradyne Inc. (TER) Lifted to Buy at Craig Hallum

Teradyne Inc. (NYSE:TER) was upgraded by investment analysts at Craig Hallum from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued on Thursday. Teradyne (NYSE:TER) traded up 0.504% during trading on Thursday, reaching $20.945. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 763,168 shares. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $20.41 and […]

Deutsche Bank AG Reiterates Buy Rating for Honeywell International Inc. (HON)

Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:HON)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reissued by equities research analysts at Deutsche Bank AG in a research report issued on Thursday. They currently have a $113.00 price objective on the stock. Deutsche Bank AG’s target price suggests a potential downside of 3.22% from the stock’s current price. Several other research firms […]

U.S. Bancorp (USB) Upgraded by Portales Partners to “Outperform”

U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) was upgraded by analysts at Portales Partners from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report issued on Thursday. A number of hedge funds and institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. boosted its position in shares of U.S. […]

Wesco International Inc. (WCC) Lifted to “Buy” at Standpoint Research

Wesco International Inc. (NYSE:WCC) was upgraded by Standpoint Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report issued on Thursday. The firm presently has a $68.00 target price on the stock. Standpoint Research’s target price would indicate a potential upside of 10.73% from the stock’s current price. Several other brokerages also recently […]

Dominion Resources Inc. (D) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Deutsche Bank AG

Dominion Resources Inc. (NYSE:D)‘s stock had its “hold” rating restated by equities researchers at Deutsche Bank AG in a research note issued on Thursday. They presently have a $73.00 price target on the stock. Deutsche Bank AG’s price objective would suggest a potential downside of 4.10% from the company’s current price. Dominion Resources (NYSE:D) traded […]

CareTrust REIT Inc. (CTRE) Now Covered by Analysts at Raymond James Financial Inc.

Research analysts at Raymond James Financial Inc. assumed coverage on shares of CareTrust REIT Inc. (NASDAQ:CTRE) in a report released on Thursday. The firm set an “outperform” rating and a $13.50 price target on the real estate investment trust’s stock. Raymond James Financial Inc.’s target price would indicate a potential downside of 9.58% from the […]

Stephens Boosts Calavo Growers Inc. (CVGW) Price Target to $65.00

Calavo Growers Inc. (NASDAQ:CVGW) had its price target hoisted by Stephens from $60.00 to $65.00 in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday. The firm currently has an “outperform” rating on the stock. Stephens’ price target indicates a potential upside of 7.47% from the company’s previous close. Several other equities research analysts […]

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCAU) Now Covered by Morgan Stanley

Equities researchers at Morgan Stanley assumed coverage on shares of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (NYSE:FCAU) in a report issued on Thursday. The firm set an “outperform” rating on the stock. Shares of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (NYSE:FCAU) traded up 0.946% during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $6.935. 2,771,728 shares of the company were exchanged. Fiat […]

General Electric’s (GE) Hold Rating Reaffirmed at Deutsche Bank AG

General Electric Co. (NYSE:GE)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reissued by investment analysts at Deutsche Bank AG in a report issued on Thursday. They presently have a $29.00 target price on the stock. Deutsche Bank AG’s price target suggests a potential downside of 7.11% from the stock’s previous close. General Electric (NYSE:GE) remained flat at […]