Notable Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades for Week of February 4, 2019



Upgrades:


Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) was upgraded by equities researchers at Goldman Sachs Group from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report issued on Tuesday, The Fly reports. CHD has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Morgan Stanley set a $58.00 target price on Church & Dwight and gave the company a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 20th. Zacks Investment Research cut Church & Dwight from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, November 19th. BMO Capital Markets lifted their target price on Church & Dwight from $55.00 to $62.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, November 2nd. Oppenheimer lifted their target price on Church & Dwight from $66.00 to $73.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 8th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted their target price on Church & Dwight from $58.00 to $63.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, November 2nd. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $60.76. Read more …

Bank of America upgraded shares of Vodafone Group (NASDAQ:VOD) from a neutral rating to a buy rating in a report issued on Wednesday morning, MarketBeat.com reports. The brokerage currently has $18.50 target price on the cell phone carrier’s stock. A number of other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports on VOD. UBS Group raised shares of Vodafone Group from a neutral rating to a buy rating in a research note on Monday, December 17th. Cfra raised shares of Vodafone Group from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 13th. BidaskClub cut shares of Vodafone Group from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Thursday, January 17th. Royal Bank of Canada cut shares of Vodafone Group from an outperform rating to an underperform rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 8th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Vodafone Group from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Saturday, January 26th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating, ten have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Vodafone Group presently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average target price of $29.61. Read more …

Cummins (NYSE:CMI) was upgraded by research analysts at Robert W. Baird from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report released on Thursday, The Fly reports. A number of other equities analysts have also commented on CMI. Stifel Nicolaus boosted their price objective on Cummins from $172.00 to $174.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 10th. Loop Capital started coverage on Cummins in a research note on Wednesday, October 17th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $170.00 price objective on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised Cummins from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $157.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, October 23rd. ValuEngine lowered Cummins from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 24th. Finally, Oppenheimer reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $164.00 price objective on shares of Cummins in a research note on Tuesday, October 30th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the stock. Cummins currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $161.26. Read more …

Suncor Energy (NYSE:SU) (TSE:SU) was upgraded by equities research analysts at Macquarie from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, The Fly reports. SU has been the subject of several other research reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Suncor Energy from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 2nd. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and set a $53.00 price target on shares of Suncor Energy in a research report on Monday, January 7th. AltaCorp Capital raised shares of Suncor Energy from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 17th. Morgan Stanley reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Suncor Energy in a research report on Tuesday, January 29th. Finally, GARP Research raised shares of Suncor Energy from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, October 22nd. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the company. Suncor Energy presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $50.00. Read more …


Archer Daniels Midland (NYSE:ADM) was upgraded by equities researchers at Stifel Nicolaus from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a note issued to investors on Friday, The Fly reports. A number of other research firms have also weighed in on ADM. Argus raised Archer Daniels Midland from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $53.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Thursday, November 8th. Credit Suisse Group set a $46.00 price objective on Archer Daniels Midland and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 23rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Archer Daniels Midland from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $48.00 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, January 8th. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seven have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $50.50. Read more …


Downgrades:


Centurylink (NYSE:CTL) was downgraded by stock analysts at Citigroup from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. They presently have a $14.48 target price on the technology company’s stock. Citigroup‘s price target indicates a potential upside of 0.91% from the stock’s previous close. Several other brokerages have also weighed in on CTL. Oppenheimer cut their target price on Centurylink from $24.00 to $22.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, November 9th. Zacks Investment Research raised Centurylink from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Thursday, December 6th. Cowen reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $21.00 price objective on shares of Centurylink in a research report on Friday, November 9th. Moffett Nathanson set a $16.00 price objective on Centurylink and gave the company a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, November 19th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered Centurylink from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, November 23rd. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $20.12. Read more …

Bank of America downgraded shares of Illinois Tool Works (NYSE:ITW) from a neutral rating to an underperform rating in a research note released on Tuesday, Marketbeat reports. Bank of America currently has $124.00 price target on the industrial products company’s stock, down from their previous price target of $128.00. ITW has been the topic of several other reports. Morgan Stanley downgraded shares of Illinois Tool Works from an equal weight rating to an underweight rating and decreased their price objective for the company from $131.00 to $115.00 in a report on Tuesday, December 18th. Seaport Global Securities downgraded shares of Illinois Tool Works from a buy rating to a neutral rating and decreased their price objective for the company from $170.00 to $132.00 in a report on Thursday, October 25th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Illinois Tool Works from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Thursday, October 11th. Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed a hold rating and set a $131.00 price objective on shares of Illinois Tool Works in a report on Friday, December 7th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co set a $145.00 price objective on shares of Illinois Tool Works and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Thursday, October 25th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Illinois Tool Works currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $137.93. Read more …

Deutsche Bank cut shares of Kraft Heinz (NASDAQ:KHC) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note published on Tuesday, MarketBeat reports. They currently have $52.00 price objective on the stock, down from their prior price objective of $58.00. Other analysts have also recently issued reports about the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Kraft Heinz from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 2nd. Guggenheim initiated coverage on Kraft Heinz in a research report on Tuesday, January 22nd. They issued a neutral rating on the stock. ValuEngine upgraded Kraft Heinz from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research report on Friday, October 19th. BidaskClub upgraded Kraft Heinz from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 9th. Finally, Berenberg Bank set a $60.00 price target on Kraft Heinz and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 22nd. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $64.43. Read more …

United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS) was downgraded by investment analysts at Standpoint Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Thursday, The Fly reports. A number of other research analysts have also weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of United Parcel Service from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, December 31st. Morgan Stanley cut their target price on shares of United Parcel Service from $92.00 to $87.00 and set a “sell” rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, December 4th. Goldman Sachs Group set a $147.00 target price on shares of United Parcel Service and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 30th. UBS Group cut their target price on shares of United Parcel Service from $137.00 to $136.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, October 25th. Finally, Citigroup cut their target price on shares of United Parcel Service from $134.00 to $125.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, October 25th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have issued a hold rating, six have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $122.29. Read more …

Enbridge (TSE:ENB) (NYSE:ENB) was downgraded by research analysts at UBS Group from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report issued on Friday, www.baystreet.ca reports. Several other brokerages also recently issued reports on ENB. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised their target price on shares of Enbridge from C$53.00 to C$56.00 in a research note on Friday, February 1st. National Bank Financial raised their price objective on shares of Enbridge from C$57.00 to C$59.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 23rd. CIBC raised their price objective on shares of Enbridge from C$55.00 to C$57.00 in a research report on Tuesday, January 15th. Wells Fargo & Co raised their price objective on shares of Enbridge from C$54.00 to C$55.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 6th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets cut their price objective on shares of Enbridge from C$60.00 to C$59.00 in a research report on Monday, November 5th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Enbridge currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of C$54.23. Read more …

Kellogg (NYSE:K) was downgraded by investment analysts at Pivotal Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Friday, The Fly reports. Several other equities research analysts also recently commented on K. Buckingham Research dropped their target price on Kellogg from $80.00 to $77.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, November 1st. Royal Bank of Canada dropped their target price on Kellogg to $72.00 and set a “market perform” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, November 1st. Credit Suisse Group dropped their target price on Kellogg from $70.00 to $66.00 and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, November 14th. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $79.00 target price on Kellogg and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 16th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research reissued a “sell” rating on shares of Kellogg in a report on Tuesday, November 13th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $69.35. Read more …


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