February 25, 2017

Notable Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades for Week of February 20, 2017


Upgrades:


Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (LON:RBS) was upgraded by stock analysts at Barclays PLC to an “equal weight” rating in a note issued to investors on Monday. The firm presently has a GBX 250 ($3.12) target price on the financial services provider’s stock, up from their previous target price of GBX 200 ($2.50). Barclays PLC’s price objective indicates a potential upside of 3.14% from the stock’s previous close. Continue reading here.

Royal Bank Scotland PLC (The) (NYSE:RBS) was upgraded by equities research analysts at Barclays PLC from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday. Continue reading here.

Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) upgraded shares of Rolls-Royce Holding PLC (LON:RR) to a buy rating in a report issued on Monday. The brokerage currently has GBX 1,030 ($12.83) target price on the stock, up from their prior target price of GBX 743 ($9.26). Continue reading here.

TotalFinaElf, S.A. (NYSE:TOT) was upgraded by equities researchers at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) from a “buy” rating to a “conviction-buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday. Continue reading here.

Parker-Hannifin Corporation (NYSE:PH) was upgraded by equities research analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday. The firm presently has a $173.00 price target on the stock. J P Morgan Chase & Co’s price objective suggests a potential upside of 12.56% from the company’s previous close. Continue reading here.

Morgan Stanley upgraded VF Corp. (NYSE: VFC) from Underweight to Equalweight with a price target of $50.00 (from $48.00). Continue reading here.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) was upgraded by research analysts at Bank of America Corp from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued on Wednesday. The firm currently has a $88.00 target price on the retailer’s stock, up from their prior target price of $76.00. Bank of America Corp’s price target points to a potential upside of 22.72% from the stock’s previous close. Continue reading here.

Home Depot, Inc. (The) (NYSE:HD) was upgraded by Morgan Stanley from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a report released on Thursday. Continue reading here.

Unilever NV (NYSE:UN) was upgraded by equities research analysts at Societe Generale from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report issued on Thursday. Continue reading here.

Deutsche Bank upgraded Franklin Resources (NYSE: BEN) from Sell to Hold with a price target of $41.00 (from $37.00). Continue reading here.

Downgrades:


Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) downgraded shares of Royal Dutch Shell PLC (NYSE:RDS.A) from a conviction-buy rating to a buy rating in a research note published on Tuesday morning. Continue reading here.

United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) was downgraded by equities research analysts at Bank of America Corp from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a note issued to investors on Wednesday. They presently have a $114.00 price objective on the stock. Bank of America Corp’s target price would suggest a potential upside of 7.93% from the company’s previous close. Continue reading here.

Reynolds American Inc (NYSE:RAI) was downgraded by equities research analysts at Wells Fargo & Company from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report issued on Thursday. Continue reading here.

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