March 4, 2016

Monsanto Company (MON) Downgraded to Sell


Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) was downgraded by equities researchers at Goldman Sachs from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday, StockTargetPrices.com reports.
A number of other research analysts have also recently issued reports on MON. Jefferies Group set a $95.00 price target on shares of Monsanto Company and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday. Deutsche Bank lowered their price target on shares of Monsanto Company from $110.00 to $105.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday. Continue Reading...

ABB Ltd (ABB) Lowered to Reduce

ABB Ltd (NYSE:ABB) was downgraded by equities researchers at Nomura from a “neutral” rating to a “reduce” rating in a research note issued to investors on Friday, The Fly reports.
Shares of ABB (NYSE:ABB) opened at 18.51 on Friday. ABB has a 12 month low of $15.74 and a 12 month high of $23.66. The stock has a market capitalization of $40.57 billion and a PE ratio of 21.32. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $17.23 and its 200 day moving average is $18.07. Continue Reading...

March 3, 2016

Boeing Co (BA) Downgraded


Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) was downgraded by equities researchers at Canaccord Genuity from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Thursday, The Fly reports. They currently have a $135.00 target price on the aircraft producer’s stock, down from their previous target price of $150.00. Canaccord Genuity’s price target would indicate a potential upside of 12.83% from the stock’s current price. Continue Reading...

Disney (DIS) Stock Upgraded


NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Disney (DIS - Get Report) stock was upgraded to "overweight" from "neutral" at Piper Jaffray on Thursday. The firm raised its price target on the stock to $120 from $105.
Despite lackluster growth at ESPN, the entertainment company's upcoming film slate will drive significant value during the next five years, the firm said.

Studio revenue is expected to reach a 12.6% compound annual growth rate during the next three years. Continue Reading...

Ventas, Inc. (VTR) Stock Rating Upgraded


Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) was upgraded by analysts at Mizuho to a “buy” rating in a note issued to investors on Thursday, Analyst Ratings Net reports.
In other news, EVP John D. Cobb sold 2,700 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, January 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $55.66, for a total value of $150,282.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 59,253 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,298,021.98. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, Continue Reading...

March 1, 2016

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA) Raised to Buy


Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) was upgraded by research analysts at Mizuho from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued on Tuesday, The Fly reports. The firm presently has a $90.00 price objective on the pharmacy operator’s stock. Mizuho’s price objective indicates a potential upside of 14.01% from the company’s previous close. Continue Reading...

February 29, 2016

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...

February 28, 2016

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...