Notable Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades for Week of September 3, 2018



Upgrades:


ABB (NYSE:ABB) was upgraded by analysts at Citigroup from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued on Tuesday, The Fly reports. ABB has been the topic of a number of other reports. ValuEngine raised shares of ABB from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 29th. Jefferies Financial Group raised shares of ABB from an “underperform” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $23.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, July 11th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of ABB in a research report on Monday, July 9th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of ABB from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 4th. Finally, DNB Markets initiated coverage on shares of ABB in a research report on Monday. They set a “buy” rating on the stock. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $27.00. Read more …

QUALCOMM (NASDAQ:QCOM) was upgraded by Macquarie from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report issued on Tuesday, MarketBeat reports. The brokerage currently has a $84.00 target price on the wireless technology company’s stock, up from their prior target price of $65.00. Macquarie’s price target would suggest a potential upside of 18.49% from the stock’s current price. Other equities analysts also recently issued research reports about the stock. Cowen boosted their target price on shares of QUALCOMM from $58.00 to $64.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a report on Thursday, July 26th. Rosenblatt Securities raised shares of QUALCOMM from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and boosted their target price for the stock from $56.00 to $70.00 in a report on Monday, August 20th. BidaskClub raised shares of QUALCOMM from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, August 3rd. KeyCorp boosted their target price on shares of QUALCOMM from $65.00 to $72.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Thursday, July 26th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets boosted their target price on shares of QUALCOMM to $64.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a report on Thursday, July 26th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and fifteen have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $69.13. Read more …

Raymond James upgraded shares of United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS) from a market perform rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report report published on Tuesday, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Several other research analysts have also commented on UPS. Bank of America raised shares of United Parcel Service from a neutral rating to a buy rating in a research note on Monday, May 14th. Loop Capital lifted their price objective on shares of United Parcel Service to $139.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 30th. ValuEngine lowered shares of United Parcel Service from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Monday, July 2nd. UBS Group raised shares of United Parcel Service from a neutral rating to a buy rating and set a $125.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Monday, July 16th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of United Parcel Service from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $126.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Tuesday, July 24th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating, eight have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $122.99. Read more …





Sanford C. Bernstein upgraded shares of Vodafone Group (NASDAQ:VOD) from a market perform rating to an outperform rating in a research note released on Tuesday, MarketBeat.com reports. Sanford C. Bernstein currently has $40.00 price target on the cell phone carrier’s stock. Other research analysts also recently issued research reports about the company. BidaskClub downgraded Vodafone Group from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a report on Sunday, May 20th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Vodafone Group from a strong sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Saturday, May 19th. Bank of America downgraded Vodafone Group from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a report on Thursday, August 30th. UBS Group reiterated a buy rating on shares of Vodafone Group in a report on Tuesday, August 7th. Finally, Citigroup downgraded Vodafone Group from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a report on Thursday, May 17th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating, nine have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $33.36. Read more …


BP (NYSE:BP) was upgraded by equities research analysts at Morgan Stanley from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a report released on Wednesday, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Other equities research analysts have also recently issued research reports about the stock. ValuEngine cut shares of BP from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 3rd. TheStreet upgraded shares of BP from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Monday, May 21st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of BP from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $53.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, July 10th. Royal Bank of Canada upgraded shares of BP from an “outperform” rating to a “top pick” rating in a research report on Monday, July 9th. Finally, Santander upgraded shares of BP from an “underperform” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 31st. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have given a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $47.07. Read more …

Diageo (LON:DGE) was upgraded by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group to a “buy” rating in a report released on Thursday. The brokerage currently has a GBX 3,100 ($39.99) price target on the stock, down from their prior price target of GBX 3,160 ($40.76). Goldman Sachs Group’s price target would suggest a potential upside of 14.92% from the company’s previous close. DGE has been the subject of several other reports. Jefferies Financial Group boosted their price objective on Diageo from GBX 2,900 ($37.41) to GBX 3,200 ($41.28) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, August 6th. Royal Bank of Canada set a GBX 2,300 ($29.67) price objective on Diageo and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, July 26th. UBS Group reissued a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 3,100 ($39.99) price objective (up from GBX 2,880 ($37.15)) on shares of Diageo in a report on Friday, August 3rd. Credit Suisse Group set a GBX 3,100 ($39.99) price objective on Diageo and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, July 27th. Finally, Morgan Stanley boosted their price objective on Diageo from GBX 2,900 ($37.41) to GBX 3,100 ($39.99) and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 18th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and thirteen have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of GBX 2,829.50 ($36.50). Read more …

Unilever (LON:ULVR) was upgraded by research analysts at Goldman Sachs Group to a “neutral” rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. The brokerage presently has a GBX 3,800 ($49.02) price target on the stock, down from their prior price target of GBX 3,900 ($50.31). Goldman Sachs Group’s target price suggests a potential downside of 10.99% from the stock’s current price. Several other equities research analysts have also recently weighed in on ULVR. JPMorgan Chase & Co. set a GBX 4,400 ($56.76) price objective on Unilever and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, May 11th. BNP Paribas set a GBX 4,800 ($61.92) price objective on Unilever and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, June 1st. Liberum Capital reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 3,960 ($51.08) price objective on shares of Unilever in a report on Friday, June 15th. Barclays reiterated an “overweight” rating and issued a GBX 4,600 ($59.34) price objective on shares of Unilever in a report on Tuesday, June 19th. Finally, Berenberg Bank reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 4,700 ($60.63) price objective on shares of Unilever in a report on Tuesday, June 26th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of GBX 4,430.63 ($57.15). Read more …

Dover (NYSE:DOV) was upgraded by Citigroup from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday, The Fly reports. Several other research analysts have also recently issued reports on DOV. UBS Group increased their price objective on shares of Dover from $80.00 to $86.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, August 30th. William Blair reiterated a “market perform” rating on shares of Dover in a report on Tuesday, July 3rd. Oppenheimer reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Dover in a report on Thursday, July 19th. Barclays increased their price objective on shares of Dover from $88.00 to $90.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Friday, July 20th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets decreased their price objective on shares of Dover from $98.00 to $93.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a report on Friday, July 20th. Thirteen analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Dover has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $92.14. Read more …


Downgrades:


Royal Bank of Canada downgraded shares of British American Tobacco (NYSE:BTI) to an underperform rating in a report released on Monday, The Fly reports. BTI has been the subject of a number of other reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded British American Tobacco from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Monday, June 4th. Jefferies Financial Group downgraded British American Tobacco to a buy rating in a research note on Friday, August 24th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. British American Tobacco has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of $79.00. Read more …

Barclays downgraded shares of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) from an overweight rating to an equal weight rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday morning, Marketbeat Ratings reports. They currently have $50.00 price objective on the cell phone carrier’s stock, down from their previous price objective of $56.00. VZ has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Credit Suisse Group assumed coverage on Verizon Communications in a research report on Tuesday, July 10th. They set an outperform rating and a $58.00 target price on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut Verizon Communications from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Monday, July 30th. Jefferies Financial Group assumed coverage on Verizon Communications in a research report on Thursday, June 7th. They set a hold rating and a $52.00 target price on the stock. Robert W. Baird lifted their target price on Verizon Communications from $52.00 to $53.00 and gave the stock a neutral rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 25th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded Verizon Communications from a neutral rating to an overweight rating and set a $58.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Friday, May 11th. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eighteen have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Verizon Communications has an average rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $55.17. Read more …

Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI) (TSE:CNR) was downgraded by equities researchers at BMO Capital Markets from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday, Marketbeat reports. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call. A number of other equities analysts have also commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Canadian National Railway from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $99.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Tuesday, August 7th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Canadian National Railway from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 2nd. Barclays cut their target price on shares of Canadian National Railway from $80.00 to $77.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, July 25th. Credit Suisse Group upped their target price on shares of Canadian National Railway from $85.00 to $89.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 25th. Finally, Citigroup upped their target price on shares of Canadian National Railway from $85.00 to $90.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 25th. Thirteen research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $89.80. Read more …





Tyson Foods (NYSE:TSN) was downgraded by equities researchers at Argus from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Wednesday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Several other brokerages have also recently weighed in on TSN. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Tyson Foods from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 24th. reaffirmed a “sell” rating on shares of Tyson Foods in a research note on Thursday, July 5th. ValuEngine cut shares of Tyson Foods from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Monday, July 30th. Barclays decreased their price target on shares of Tyson Foods from $80.00 to $73.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, July 30th. Finally, Mizuho set a $87.00 price target on shares of Tyson Foods and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 25th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $75.73. Read more …

JPMorgan Chase & Co. downgraded shares of Franklin Resources (NYSE:BEN) from a neutral rating to an underweight rating in a report published on Thursday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. The firm currently has $29.00 price target on the closed-end fund’s stock, down from their prior price target of $32.00. BEN has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Morgan Stanley cut their price objective on Franklin Resources from $33.00 to $32.00 and set an underweight rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, July 12th. Barclays cut their price objective on Franklin Resources from $32.00 to $30.00 and set an underweight rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, July 30th. Deutsche Bank cut their price objective on Franklin Resources from $33.00 to $32.00 and set a hold rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, August 16th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Franklin Resources from a hold rating to a strong sell rating in a research report on Monday, August 6th. Finally, Jefferies Financial Group reaffirmed a hold rating and set a $33.00 price objective on shares of Franklin Resources in a research report on Friday, July 13th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and eight have issued a hold rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $37.25. Read more …

ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) was downgraded by Bank of America from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a note issued to investors on Thursday, The Fly reports. They currently have a $80.00 target price on the energy producer’s stock. Bank of America’s target price would suggest a potential upside of 10.97% from the company’s previous close. Several other research firms also recently commented on COP. BMO Capital Markets raised their price objective on ConocoPhillips from $78.00 to $80.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, July 27th. Morgan Stanley lifted their price target on ConocoPhillips from $82.00 to $83.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, July 27th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted their price target on ConocoPhillips from $82.00 to $85.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Friday, July 27th. Barclays lifted their price target on ConocoPhillips from $78.00 to $84.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 11th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded ConocoPhillips from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $81.00 price target on the stock in a report on Thursday, August 23rd. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seventeen have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $71.90. Read more…

Chevron (NYSE:CVX) was downgraded by research analysts at Bank of America from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note issued on Thursday, The Fly reports. They presently have a $135.00 target price on the oil and gas company’s stock, down from their prior target price of $150.00. Bank of America’s price target suggests a potential upside of 14.03% from the stock’s previous close. Other analysts have also recently issued reports about the company. Mizuho began coverage on Chevron in a research note on Friday, June 8th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $145.00 price objective on the stock. Barclays increased their price objective on Chevron from $145.00 to $148.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 11th. Macquarie cut Chevron from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $125.00 price objective on the stock. in a research note on Tuesday, July 3rd. Credit Suisse Group set a $132.00 price objective on Chevron and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Sunday, July 1st. Finally, Raymond James upgraded Chevron from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, June 18th. Nine investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seventeen have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $138.34. Read more …

T. Rowe Price Group (NASDAQ:TROW) was downgraded by equities research analysts at Deutsche Bank from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Friday. Other equities research analysts have also issued research reports about the stock. BidaskClub lowered shares of T. Rowe Price Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 3rd. ValuEngine lowered shares of T. Rowe Price Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 25th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of T. Rowe Price Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $130.00 price objective for the company in a report on Monday, July 2nd. Wells Fargo & Co lifted their price objective on shares of T. Rowe Price Group from $114.00 to $124.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a report on Friday, July 13th. Finally, Morgan Stanley lifted their price objective on shares of T. Rowe Price Group from $114.00 to $116.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a report on Thursday, July 12th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $118.27. Read more …


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