General Motors Company (GM) Rating Lowered to Hold


General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) was downgraded by stock analysts at Argus from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued on Monday, The Fly reports.
The analysts wrote, “Despite GM’s recent strong performance, we are concerned that 2016 will be the peak of the current cycle for U.S. auto sales,” Selesky mentioned. The analyst expects U.S. light vehicle sales in 2016 to rise only 1.1 percent from the 6 percent growth seen in 2015 and 7.7 in 2014.”We also expect slower growth in international sales, with declines in some emerging markets, and look for adjusted earnings growth to decline to 9.6 percent in 2016 from 64.6 percent in 2015,” Continue Reading...

Clorox Co (CLX) Rating Lowered to Neutral


Clorox Co (NYSE:CLX) was downgraded by analysts at Sterne Agee CRT from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday, The Fly reports.
A number of other equities analysts have also commented on CLX. B. Riley lifted their price objective on Clorox from $101.00 to $102.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 9th. Continue reading...

Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) Lowered to Neutral


Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) was downgraded by research analysts at Sterne Agee CRT from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report released on Friday, The Fly reports. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call.

Several other research analysts have also commented on CL. B. Riley restated a “neutral” rating and issued a $75.00 price target on shares of Colgate-Palmolive Company in a report on Monday, November 2nd. Continue reading...

Coca-Cola (KO) Downgraded to Neutral


Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) was downgraded by analysts at Sterne Agee CRT from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report released on Friday, The Fly reports.

Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) opened at 44.16 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $190.95 billion and a P/E ratio of 26.44. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $42.58 and a 200 day moving average of $41.68. Coca-Cola has a 1-year low of $36.56 and a 1-year high of $44.18. Continue reading...

PepsiCo (PEP) Downgraded to Neutral


PepsiCo (PEP) was Downgraded by Sterne Agee CRT to ” Neutral”. Earlier the firm had a rating of “Buy ” on the company shares. Sterne Agee CRT advised their investors in a research report released on Feb 26, 2016.

On the company’s financial health, PepsiCo reported $1.06 EPS for the quarter, based on the information available during the earnings call on Feb 11, 2016. Analyst had a consensus estimate of $1.06. The company had revenue of $18585.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $18506.94 million. Continue reading...

American States Water Co (AWR) Lowered to Sell


American States Water Co (NYSE:AWR) was downgraded by equities researchers at Ladenburg Thalmann from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating in a report issued on Friday, The Fly reports.

Shares of American States Water (NYSE:AWR) opened at 46.87 on Friday. American States Water has a 52-week low of $35.80 and a 52-week high of $47.24. The company’s 50 day moving average is $43.85 and its 200 day moving average is $41.27. The firm has a market cap of $1.72 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.67. Continue reading...

American Water Works Company Inc (AWK) Cut to Neutral


American Water Works Company Inc (NYSE:AWK) was downgraded by investment analysts at Janney Montgomery Scott from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report issued on Friday, The Fly reports.

A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of AWK. Assetmark purchased a new stake in shares of American Water Works Company during the third quarter worth approximately $0. Continue reading...

Omega Healthcare Investors Inc (OHI) Upgraded to Buy at Jefferies Group

Omega Healthcare Investors Inc (NYSE:OHI) was upgraded by investment analysts at Jefferies Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report released on Thursday, The Fly reports. The brokerage presently has a $35.00 target price on the real estate investment trust’s stock. Jefferies Group’s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 13.12% from the stock’s current price. Continue Reading...

Deere & Company (DE) Upgraded to Buy at Argus


Argus upgraded shares of Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report report published on Wednesday,The Fly reports. Argus currently has $85.00 target price on the stock. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call.
Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) traded down 0.13% on Wednesday, hitting $78.90. 558,880 shares of the company were exchanged. Continue Reading...

Union Pacific Co. (UNP) Upgraded to Buy at Bank of America


Bank of America upgraded shares of Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) from a neutral rating to a buy rating in a research note published on Monday morning, The Fly reports. Bank of America currently has $88.00 price target on the railroad operator’s stock, up from their prior price target of $74.00.
A number of other brokerages have also recently issued reports on UNP. Robert W. Baird dropped their target price on shares of Union Pacific from $106.00 to $103.00 in a report on Friday, Continue Reading...

Kraft Heinz Co (KHC) Lifted to Overweight at JP Morgan Chase & Co.

Kraft Heinz Co (NASDAQ:KHC) was upgraded by investment analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. to an “overweight” rating in a research report issued on Friday, Analyst Ratings.Net reports.

Other large investors have bought and sold shares of the company. Butensky & Cohen Financial Security Inc. acquired a new stake in Kraft Heinz during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $1,376,000. Appleton Partners Inc. MA increased its stake in Kraft Heinz by 23.8% in the fourth quarter. Continue reading...

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