Notable Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades for Week of April 24, 2017



Upgrades:


Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE:SWK) was upgraded by stock analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a report issued on Monday. The firm presently has a $152.00 target price on the industrial products company’s stock, up from their previous target price of $140.00. JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s price target indicates a potential upside of 11.05% from the stock’s current price. Continue reading here.

Argus upgraded shares of Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:TRV) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Monday morning. They currently have $132.00 target price on the insurance provider’s stock. Continue reading here.

American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) was upgraded by equities research analysts at Nomura from a “reduce” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report released on Thursday. The brokerage presently has a $78.00 price target on the payment services company’s stock, up from their previous price target of $63.00. Nomura’s target price indicates a potential downside of 2.90% from the stock’s previous close. Continue reading here.

Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) was upgraded by equities researchers at Credit Suisse Group AG from an “underperform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday. The firm currently has a $40.00 price objective on the network equipment provider’s stock, up from their prior price objective of $27.00. Credit Suisse Group AG’s price objective points to a potential upside of 18.52% from the company’s previous close. Continue reading here.

McDonald's Co. (NYSE:MCD) was upgraded by analysts at Argus from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday. Continue reading here.

Downgrades:


C R Bard Inc (NYSE:BCR) was downgraded by investment analysts at Morgan Stanley from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research note issued on Monday. Continue reading here.

William Blair downgraded shares of W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW) from an outperform rating to a market perform rating in a report published on Monday. Continue reading here.

Wells Fargo & Co lowered shares of C R Bard Inc (NYSE:BCR) from an outperform rating to a market perform rating in a report released on Tuesday morning. Continue reading here.

Bank of America Corp downgraded shares of General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a research report released on Tuesday morning. The firm currently has $31.00 price objective on the conglomerate’s stock, down from their previous price objective of $35.00. Continue reading here.

Robert W. Baird cut shares of American Water Works Company Inc. (NYSE:AWK) from an outperform rating to a neutral rating in a research report released on Wednesday. They currently have $82.00 price target on the utilities provider’s stock, up from their prior price target of $69.41. Continue reading here.

T. Rowe Price Group Inc (NASDAQ:TROW) was downgraded by stock analysts at Argus from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. Continue reading here.

Eli Lilly and Co (NYSE:LLY) was downgraded by research analysts at Argus from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Thursday. They currently have a $81.00 price objective on the stock, up from their prior price objective of $64.18. Argus’ price objective would indicate a potential upside of 0.05% from the company’s previous close. Continue reading here.

Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT) was downgraded by stock analysts at Argus from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued on Friday. Continue reading here.

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