September 9, 2017

Notable Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades for Week of September 4, 2017




Upgrades:


Wells Fargo & Company upgraded shares of Walt Disney Company (The) (NYSE:DIS) from a market perform rating to an outperform rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday morning. Wells Fargo & Company currently has $116.00 price target on the entertainment giant’s stock, up from their previous price target of $109.00. Several other equities analysts have also commented on the stock. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) set a $134.00 price target on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Saturday, May 20th. Read more …

Daimler AG (NASDAQ:DDAIF) was upgraded by investment analysts at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday. Shares of Daimler AG (NASDAQ:DDAIF) opened at 73.99 on Wednesday. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $71.83 and a 200 day moving average price of $73.31. The company has a market capitalization of $79.15 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 6.83. Daimler AG has a one year low of $65.82 and a one year high of $78.21. Read more …



Downgrades:


Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) was downgraded by equities research analysts at Wells Fargo & Company from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday. A number of other brokerages have also recently issued reports on VIAB. Zacks Investment Research raised Viacom from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $38.00 target price for the company in a research report on Thursday, July 13th. Read more …



United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) was downgraded by research analysts at Cowen and Company from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report issued on Wednesday. A number of other brokerages have also commented on UTX. Zacks Investment Research upgraded United Technologies Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $135.00 target price for the company in a research note on Tuesday, May 16th. UBS AG upped their target price on United Technologies Corporation to $135.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, July 10th. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “buy” rating on shares of United Technologies Corporation in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Read more …

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG) was downgraded by equities researchers at Cowen and Company from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday, MarketBeat reports. They presently have a $250.00 target price on the restaurant operator’s stock, down from their prior target price of $370.00. Cowen and Company’s target price suggests a potential downside of 16.67% from the company’s previous close. Read more …



Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) was downgraded by stock analysts at Bank of America Corporation from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note issued to investors on Friday, MarketBeat reports. AFL has been the topic of several other research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Aflac from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $84.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. Read more …


GlaxoSmithKline PLC (NYSE:GSK) was downgraded by research analysts at Morgan Stanley from an “equal weight” rating to an “underweight” rating in a research report issued on Friday, MarketBeat reports. Several other research analysts also recently issued reports on the stock. Argus reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $50.00 price target on shares of GlaxoSmithKline PLC in a report on Thursday, August 31st. BidaskClub upgraded shares of GlaxoSmithKline PLC from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, August 25th. Read more …


Pepsico, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) was downgraded by Credit Suisse Group from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday, Marketbeat Ratings reports. They currently have a $124.00 price objective on the stock. Credit Suisse Group’s target price suggests a potential upside of 7.79% from the stock’s previous close. The analysts wrote, “total beverage company” portfolio with product lines ranging from carbonated drinks to juices and Gatorade, Grandet commented in the downgrade note. While this did help to boost PepsiCo’s stock higher of the year, including an 11 percent gain over the past year, the stock’s risk to reward profile is now balanced. Read more …


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