JPMorgan Upgraded Monsanto Co. (MON)


Monsanto Co. (NYSE:MON) was upgraded by equities researchers at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research note issued on Wednesday.

A number of other research analysts have also weighed in on MON. TheStreet raised Monsanto to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, May 26th. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $100.00 target price on shares of Monsanto in a report on Wednesday, June 1st. Vetr lowered Monsanto from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $117.33 target price for the company. in a report on Monday, May 30th. Sanford C. Bernstein reaffirmed a “sell” rating on shares of Monsanto in a report on Sunday, May 29th. Finally, S&P Equity Research reaffirmed a “positive” rating on shares of Monsanto in a report on Thursday, September 15th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating, fifteen have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $111.12.




JPMorgan Downgraded Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC)


Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE:WFC) was downgraded by research analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. to a “neutral” rating in a research report issued on Wednesday.

Other equities analysts also recently issued research reports about the company. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Wells Fargo & Co. in a research report on Sunday, June 26th. Barclays PLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Wells Fargo & Co. in a research report on Saturday, July 9th. Nomura reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Wells Fargo & Co. in a research report on Saturday, July 9th. Morgan Stanley raised Wells Fargo & Co. from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and reduced their price target for the stock from $56.00 to $53.00 in a research report on Tuesday. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Wells Fargo & Co. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and nineteen have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $52.26.



Jefferies Downgraded American Electric Power Co. (AEP)


American Electric Power Co. (NYSE:AEP) was downgraded by stock analysts at Jefferies Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued on Tuesday. They currently have a $67.00 price objective on the stock, down from their prior price objective of $77.00. Jefferies Group’s target price indicates a potential upside of 2.42% from the stock’s current price. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call.



Morgan Stanley Upgraded General Motors Co. (GM)


General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM) was upgraded by equities researchers at Morgan Stanley from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a report released on Monday. The firm presently has a $37.00 price target on the auto manufacturer’s stock, up from their previous price target of $29.00. Morgan Stanley’s target price points to a potential upside of 19.47% from the stock’s current price.



Wells Fargo Upgraded Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT)


Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE:LMT) was upgraded by stock analysts at Wells Fargo & Co. from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a note issued to investors on Monday.

Several other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports on LMT. Royal Bank Of Canada raised shares of Lockheed Martin Corp. from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and raised their price target for the stock from $220.00 to $250.00 in a research note on Wednesday, June 1st.



Baird Upgraded Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC)


Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE:WFC) was upgraded by equities researchers at Robert W. Baird from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday. The brokerage currently has a $50.00 price objective on the financial services provider’s stock. Robert W. Baird’s price objective points to a potential upside of 10.06% from the stock’s previous close.


Stifel Nicolaus Downgraded Viacom Inc. (VIAB)


Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) was downgraded by equities researchers at Stifel Nicolaus from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Monday. They presently have a $38.00 price target on the stock, down from their prior price target of $49.00. Stifel Nicolaus’ target price would suggest a potential upside of 2.70% from the company’s current price. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call.




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