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Analyst Ratings and Price Targets (7/9/2020)
 

 
CompanyActionBrokerageCurrent PricePrice TargetRatingImpact on PriceActions
Abcam logo
ABC
Abcam
Target Raised byRoyal Bank of CanadaGBX 1,355
-1.5%
GBX 1,300 ➝ GBX 1,400OutperformN/A    
ACADIA Pharmaceuticals logo
ACAD
ACADIA Pharmaceuticals
Target Raised byRoyal Bank of Canada$56.40
-1.1%
$58.00 ➝ $61.00Positive ➝ OutperformLow    
Autodesk logo
ADSK
Autodesk
Upgraded byOppenheimer$243.90
+2.0%
$300.00Market Perform ➝ OutperformLow    
Advanced Energy Industries logo
AEIS
Advanced Energy Industries
Target Raised byRaymond James$69.47
+3.1%
$67.00 ➝ $73.00OutperformHigh    
American Equity Investment Life logo
AEL
American Equity Investment Life
Target Raised byB. Riley$23.18
+5.2%
$19.00 ➝ $23.00NeutralN/A    
Allergy Therapeutics logo
AGY
Allergy Therapeutics
Reiterated byFinnCapGBX 14.13
flat
CorporateN/A    
Airbus logo
AIR
Airbus
Target Set byGoldman Sachs Group€65.83
-2.2%
€84.00BuyN/A    
Aixtron logo
AIXA
Aixtron
Target Set byWarburg Research€11.63
+3.4%
€11.00NeutralN/A    
Affiliated Managers Group logo
AMG
Affiliated Managers Group
Target Lowered byDeutsche Bank$72.90
+0.5%
$85.00 ➝ $81.00HoldLow    
Amphastar Pharmaceuticals logo
AMPH
Amphastar Pharmaceuticals
Downgraded byNorthland Securities$21.50
-0.3%
$23.00Outperform ➝ Market PerformLow    
Ameresco logo
AMRC
Ameresco
Target Raised byRaymond James$28.64
-2.6%
$25.00 ➝ $31.00Strong-BuyLow    
TD Ameritrade logo
AMTD
TD Ameritrade
Target Lowered byDeutsche Bank$37.19
+1.6%
$42.00 ➝ $37.00HoldLow    
Air Products & Chemicals logo
APD
Air Products & Chemicals
Target Raised byUBS Group$269.79
+1.7%
$212.00 ➝ $265.00NeutralLow    
Apollo Global Management logo
APO
Apollo Global Management
Target Lowered byDeutsche Bank$50.35
+2.6%
$46.00 ➝ $45.00HoldLow    
Evoqua Water Technologies logo
AQUA
Evoqua Water Technologies
Target Raised byRaymond James$17.81
-0.3%
$19.00 ➝ $21.00Strong-BuyLow    
Associated Banc logo
ASB
Associated Banc
Downgraded byJefferies Financial Group$12.59
-1.2%
Buy ➝ HoldLow    
Ashland Global logo
ASH
Ashland Global
Target Raised byUBS Group$68.20
-1.2%
$71.00 ➝ $78.00BuyLow    
Avast logo
AVST
Avast
Target Raised byMorgan StanleyGBX 547.50
+0.7%
GBX 525 ➝ GBX 650OverweightN/A    
Alumina logo
AWCMY
Alumina
Downgraded byCitigroup$4.37
-6.4%
Buy ➝ NeutralLow    
AXLA
Axcella Health
Reiterated byBTIG Research$5.15
+2.1%
$28.00 ➝ $16.00BuyLow    
AstraZeneca logo
AZN
AstraZeneca
Reiterated byJefferies Financial GroupGBX 8,579
+0.5%
HoldN/A    
Alibaba Group logo
BABA
Alibaba Group
Initiated byNeedham & Company LLC$257.68
+8.2%
$275.00BuyLow    
Bank of America logo
BAC
Bank of America
Reiterated byDA Davidson$23.10
+0.4%
$27.00 ➝ $25.00Buy ➝ NeutralLow    
British American Tobacco Plc Ads logo
BATS
British American Tobacco Plc Ads
Reiterated byUBS GroupGBX 3,048.50
-0.5%
GBX 3,200 ➝ GBX 3,800BuyN/A    
Bed Bath & Beyond logo
BBBY
Bed Bath & Beyond
Target Raised byUBS Group$10.41
+1.6%
$5.00 ➝ $10.00NeutralMedium    
Bed Bath & Beyond logo
BBBY
Bed Bath & Beyond
Target Lowered byRaymond James$10.41
+1.6%
$13.00 ➝ $12.00Strong-BuyMedium    
Bed Bath & Beyond logo
BBBY
Bed Bath & Beyond
Target Raised byMorgan Stanley$10.41
+1.6%
$3.00 ➝ $6.00UnderweightLow    
Becton Dickinson and logo
BDX
Becton Dickinson and
Upgraded byBarclays$252.73
+0.5%
$300.00Equal Weight ➝ OverweightLow    
Bank of New York Mellon logo
BK
Bank of New York Mellon
Target Lowered byDeutsche Bank$38.82
+2.7%
$41.00 ➝ $40.00HoldLow    
BKR
Baker Hughes
Target Raised byMorgan Stanley$15.52
+1.9%
$18.00 ➝ $19.00OverweightLow    
BlackRock logo
BLK
BlackRock
Target Lowered byDeutsche Bank$557.61
+1.5%
$565.00 ➝ $563.00HoldLow    
Bloomin' Brands logo
BLMN
Bloomin' Brands
Initiated byCredit Suisse Group$10.19
+0.5%
$12.00NeutralLow    
Brenntag logo
BNR
Brenntag
Target Set byBaader Bank€50.68
+0.9%
€51.00BuyN/A    
Bunzl logo
BNZL
Bunzl
Reiterated byShore CapitalGBX 2,211
-0.8%
BuyN/A    
Boohoo Group logo
BOO
Boohoo Group
Target Lowered byGoldman Sachs GroupGBX 224.50
-16.4%
GBX 500 ➝ GBX 345BuyN/A    
Hugo Boss logo
BOSS
Hugo Boss
Target Set byRoyal Bank of Canada€25.76
-3.0%
€22.00NeutralN/A    
BP logo
BP
BP
Reiterated byBerenberg BankGBX 303.45
-1.6%
HoldN/A    
Britvic logo
BVIC
Britvic
Target Raised byGoldman Sachs GroupGBX 766
-0.1%
GBX 1,180 ➝ GBX 1,220BuyN/A    
Britvic logo
BVIC
Britvic
Target Raised byUBS GroupGBX 766
-0.1%
GBX 750 ➝ GBX 840BuyN/A    
Blackstone Group logo
BX
Blackstone Group
Target Lowered byDeutsche Bank$54.47
+1.6%
$50.00 ➝ $49.00HoldLow    
BYND
Beyond Meat
Target Raised byUBS Group$144.98
+1.3%
$75.00 ➝ $105.00SellLow    
BYND
Beyond Meat
Target Raised bySanford C. Bernstein$144.98
+1.3%
$118.00 ➝ $133.00Market Perform ➝ PositiveLow    
Cheesecake Factory logo
CAKE
Cheesecake Factory
Initiated byCredit Suisse Group$21.45
+1.6%
$24.00NeutralLow    
Cars.com logo
CARS
Cars.com
Reiterated byBTIG Research$5.65
+0.5%
$10.00BuyLow    
Chemours logo
CC
Chemours
Target Raised byUBS Group$15.64
-1.1%
$12.00 ➝ $15.00NeutralLow    
Coca Cola HBC logo
CCH
Coca Cola HBC
Target Lowered byGoldman Sachs GroupGBX 2,039
+1.6%
GBX 2,330 ➝ GBX 2,220NeutralN/A    
CCR
C&C Group
Reiterated byShore CapitalGBX 229
-0.4%
BuyN/A    
Cineplex logo
CGX
Cineplex
Target Set byNational Bank FinancialC$7.92
-1.4%
C$9.00Sector PerformN/A    
City logo
CHCO
City
Initiated byPiper Sandler$60.83
-1.8%
$63.00NeutralLow    
Corelogic logo
CLGX
Corelogic
Downgraded byBarclays$67.88
-1.2%
$55.00 ➝ $70.00Overweight ➝ Equal WeightLow    
CLSN
Calisen
Reiterated byCredit Suisse GroupGBX 172.85
-1.8%
OutperformN/A    
CME Group logo
CME
CME Group
Target Lowered byDeutsche Bank$168.08
+1.5%
$200.00 ➝ $196.00BuyLow    
Chipotle Mexican Grill logo
CMG
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Reiterated byPiper Sandler$1,114.43
+0.5%
$1,100.00 ➝ $1,450.00OverweightLow    
Chipotle Mexican Grill logo
CMG
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Target Raised byCredit Suisse Group$1,114.43
+0.5%
$940.00 ➝ $1,150.00OutperformLow    
COMPASS GRP PLC/S logo
CMPGY
COMPASS GRP PLC/S
Downgraded byRoyal Bank of Canada$14.15
flat
Sector Perform ➝ UnderperformLow    
CMS Energy logo
CMS
CMS Energy
Initiated byBMO Capital Markets$59.40
-0.2%
$63.00OutperformLow    
CNX Resources logo
CNX
CNX Resources
Upgraded byMKM Partners$8.79
-3.9%
$12.00Neutral ➝ BuyMedium    
Costco Wholesale logo
COST
Costco Wholesale
Target Raised byDeutsche Bank$316.32
+0.0%
$297.00 ➝ $298.00HoldLow    
Costco Wholesale logo
COST
Costco Wholesale
Target Raised byLoop Capital$316.32
+0.0%
$340.00 ➝ $360.00BuyN/A    
Compass Group logo
CPG
Compass Group
Downgraded byRoyal Bank of CanadaGBX 1,125
-1.2%
GBX 1,250 ➝ GBX 1,000UnderperformN/A    
CorMedix logo
CRMD
CorMedix
Reiterated byHC Wainwright$6.15
+7.0%
BuyN/A    
Craneware logo
CRW
Craneware
Reiterated byBerenberg BankGBX 1,690
+0.9%
BuyN/A    
CRWD
Crowdstrike
Upgraded byCitigroup$114.55
+7.1%
$116.00Sell ➝ NeutralLow    
Cisco Systems logo
CSCO
Cisco Systems
Upgraded byMorgan Stanley$45.81
+0.4%
$54.00Equal Weight ➝ OverweightHigh    
CWXZF
Ocean Yield ASA
Upgraded byCanaccord Genuity$3.27
flat
Sell ➝ HoldLow    
Dell logo
DELL
Dell
Initiated byDaiwa Capital Markets$54.15
+2.2%
$54.00NeutralLow    
Diageo logo
DGE
Diageo
Reiterated byUBS GroupGBX 2,748
+0.7%
GBX 2,900 ➝ GBX 3,000BuyN/A    
Delivery Hero logo
DHER
Delivery Hero
Target Set byUBS Group€99.60
-3.6%
€110.00BuyN/A    
Delivery Hero logo
DHER
Delivery Hero
Target Set byBerenberg Bank€99.60
-3.6%
€86.00BuyN/A    
Delivery Hero logo
DHER
Delivery Hero
Target Set byCredit Suisse Group€99.60
-3.6%
€120.00BuyN/A    
Delek US logo
DK
Delek US
Upgraded byTudor Pickering$16.45
+1.0%
$17.00Sell ➝ HoldLow    
Dialog Semiconductor logo
DLG
Dialog Semiconductor
Target Set byDeutsche Bank€41.90
flat
€48.00BuyN/A    
Docusign logo
DOCU
Docusign
Target Raised byJMP Securities$206.35
+4.2%
$150.00 ➝ $233.00OutperformHigh    
Docusign logo
DOCU
Docusign
Target Raised byWedbush$206.35
+4.2%
$165.00 ➝ $240.00OutperformHigh    
Darden Restaurants logo
DRI
Darden Restaurants
Initiated byCredit Suisse Group$73.12
+1.3%
$95.00OutperformLow    
DTE Energy logo
DTE
DTE Energy
Initiated byBMO Capital Markets$107.90
+0.8%
$116.00OutperformLow    
Enbridge logo
ENB
Enbridge
Initiated byRaymond James$30.10
+0.5%
OutperformLow    
E*TRADE Financial logo
ETFC
E*TRADE Financial
Target Lowered byDeutsche Bank$50.51
+2.9%
$53.00 ➝ $50.00HoldN/A    
Eaton Vance logo
EV
Eaton Vance
Target Lowered byDeutsche Bank$37.90
+1.7%
$41.00 ➝ $37.00HoldN/A    
Exfo logo
EXFO
Exfo
Reiterated byCanaccord Genuity$3.22
+3.4%
$4.00HoldHigh    
Facebook logo
FB
Facebook
Target Raised byMorgan Stanley$243.58
+1.1%
$230.00 ➝ $270.00OverweightLow    
F5 Networks logo
FFIV
F5 Networks
Upgraded byMorgan Stanley$134.16
-0.1%
$175.00Equal Weight ➝ OverweightMedium    
FHI
Federated Hermes
Target Lowered byDeutsche Bank$22.86
-4.1%
$24.00 ➝ $23.00HoldN/A    
Fielmann logo
FIE
Fielmann
Target Set byBaader Bank€61.45
-1.1%
€73.00BuyN/A    
Five9 logo
FIVN
Five9
Target Raised byCanaccord Genuity$118.20
+3.0%
$100.00 ➝ $130.00BuyLow    
Fluidigm logo
FLDM
Fluidigm
Reiterated byBTIG Research$5.68
+22.0%
$12.00BuyLow    
Fluidigm logo
FLDM
Fluidigm
Reiterated byPiper Sandler$5.68
+22.0%
$9.00Overweight ➝ Market PerformLow    
FleetCor Technologies logo
FLT
FleetCor Technologies
Upgraded byJefferies Financial Group$253.64
+0.3%
$248.00 ➝ $300.00Hold ➝ BuyLow    
FOJCY
FORTUM OYJ/ADR
Initiated byBarclays$3.81
flat
OverweightLow    
Forescout Technologies logo
FSCT
Forescout Technologies
Target Raised byUBS Group$24.49
+4.0%
$25.00 ➝ $26.00NeutralLow    
First Solar logo
FSLR
First Solar
Target Raised byRaymond James$58.06
+8.4%
$56.00 ➝ $62.00OutperformHigh    
FSLY
Fastly
Downgraded byCitigroup$96.16
+9.0%
Neutral ➝ SellHigh    
Farfetch logo
FTCH
Farfetch
Upgraded byChina Renaissance Securities$19.60
+7.2%
$33.00Hold ➝ BuyLow    
Cedar Fair logo
FUN
Cedar Fair
Downgraded byJanney Montgomery Scott$27.61
-0.9%
$29.00Buy ➝ NeutralMedium    
GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft logo
G1A
GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft
Reiterated byJPMorgan Chase & Co.€30.39
+2.8%
SellN/A    
GAU
GalianoGoldInc .
Reiterated byBerenberg Bank$1.56
+1.9%
$1.90BuyLow    
Grafton Group logo
GFTU
Grafton Group
Reiterated byPeel HuntGBX 640
-2.0%
AddN/A    
Grafton Group logo
GFTU
Grafton Group
Reiterated byLiberum CapitalGBX 640
-2.0%
HoldN/A    
MJ Gleeson logo
GLE
MJ Gleeson
Reiterated byLiberum CapitalGBX 690
-1.2%
BuyN/A    
Alphabet logo
GOOGL
Alphabet
Reiterated byMorgan Stanley$1,503.60
+0.9%
$1,400.00 ➝ $1,700.00OverweightLow    
GAP logo
GPS
GAP
Target Raised byJPMorgan Chase & Co.$12.32
+2.8%
$13.00 ➝ $14.00NeutralN/A    
GlaxoSmithKline logo
GSK
GlaxoSmithKline
Target Set byJPMorgan Chase & Co.GBX 1,604.60
-0.8%
GBX 1,700NeutralN/A    
Chart Industries logo
GTLS
Chart Industries
Target Raised byMorgan Stanley$47.11
+1.9%
$50.00 ➝ $55.00OverweightLow    
GVC logo
GVC
GVC
Target Raised byPeel HuntGBX 809.80
-0.9%
GBX 840 ➝ GBX 1,200BuyN/A    
W W Grainger logo
GWW
W W Grainger
Upgraded byGordon Haskett$308.77
-3.9%
$295.00Underperform ➝ HoldLow    
Halliburton logo
HAL
Halliburton
Target Raised byMorgan Stanley$12.47
+0.5%
$10.00 ➝ $12.00Equal WeightLow    
Henkel AG & Co KGaA logo
HEN3
Henkel AG & Co KGaA
Target Set byUBS Group€84.28
+0.5%
€75.00SellN/A    
Henkel AG & Co KGaA logo
HEN3
Henkel AG & Co KGaA
Target Set byGoldman Sachs Group€84.28
+0.5%
€80.00NeutralN/A    
Hargreaves Lansdown logo
HL
Hargreaves Lansdown
Target Raised byMorgan StanleyGBX 1,604.50
+1.0%
GBX 1,411 ➝ GBX 1,446UnderweightN/A    
Hargreaves Lansdown logo
HL
Hargreaves Lansdown
Target Raised byBerenberg BankGBX 1,604.50
+1.0%
GBX 1,705 ➝ GBX 1,830HoldN/A    
Hannover Re logo
HNR1
Hannover Re
Target Set byDeutsche Bank€154.40
+0.4%
€160.00NeutralN/A    
Harley-Davidson logo
HOG
Harley-Davidson
Upgraded byNorthcoast Research$25.59
+3.9%
Neutral ➝ BuyMedium    
Hub Group logo
HUBG
Hub Group
Downgraded byJPMorgan Chase & Co.$50.53
+1.3%
$52.00Overweight ➝ NeutralLow    
Hypoport logo
HYQ
Hypoport
Target Set byWarburg Research€407.00
-2.3%
€395.00BuyN/A    
Intercontinental Exchange logo
ICE
Intercontinental Exchange
Target Lowered byDeutsche Bank$93.84
+1.4%
$114.00 ➝ $111.00BuyN/A    
Ilika logo
IKA
Ilika
Target Raised byLiberum CapitalGBX 61
flat
GBX 50 ➝ GBX 75BuyN/A    
Imperial Brands logo
IMB
Imperial Brands
Reiterated byUBS GroupGBX 1,440
-2.2%
GBX 1,200 ➝ GBX 1,460NeutralN/A    
Intrepid Potash logo
IPI
Intrepid Potash
Target Raised byUBS Group$0.85
flat
$0.55 ➝ $0.60SellHigh    
Jack in the Box logo
JACK
Jack in the Box
Target Raised byWedbush$74.27
-0.4%
$80.00 ➝ $95.00OutperformLow    
J B Hunt Transport Services logo
JBHT
J B Hunt Transport Services
Target Raised byStephens$125.91
+1.5%
$117.00 ➝ $132.00Overweight ➝ PositiveLow    
JD Sports Fashion logo
JD
JD Sports Fashion
Target Raised byCredit Suisse GroupGBX 657.60
-1.6%
GBX 760 ➝ GBX 790OutperformN/A    
JPMorgan Chase & Co. logo
JPM
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Upgraded byDA Davidson$93.30
+1.1%
$102.00 ➝ $117.00Neutral ➝ BuyLow    
James River Group logo
JRVR
James River Group
Target Raised byB. Riley$45.07
+0.8%
$50.00 ➝ $55.00BuyN/A    
Keurig Dr Pepper logo
KDP
Keurig Dr Pepper
Upgraded byGoldman Sachs Group$28.61
-1.8%
$27.00 ➝ $33.00Neutral ➝ BuyLow    
Kion Group logo
KGX
Kion Group
Reiterated byJPMorgan Chase & Co.€57.64
+2.1%
NeutralN/A    
KKR & Co Inc logo
KKR
KKR & Co Inc
Target Raised byDeutsche Bank$33.88
+9.1%
$31.00 ➝ $32.00HoldN/A    
KLA logo
KLAC
KLA
Downgraded byCowen$204.51
+0.9%
$178.00 ➝ $200.00Outperform ➝ Market PerformLow    
KushCo logo
KSHB
KushCo
Reiterated byCanaccord Genuity$0.82
+9.7%
$1.50BuyLow    
KushCo logo
KSHB
KushCo
Reiterated byNorthland Securities$0.82
+9.7%
HoldLow    
Kubota logo
KUBTY
Kubota
Upgraded byCitigroup$72.85
+0.5%
Sell ➝ NeutralLow    
LEGH
Legacy Housing
Target Raised byB. Riley$12.61
-0.3%
$10.00 ➝ $13.00NeutralN/A    
K12 logo
LRN
K12
Downgraded bySidoti$34.38
+4.7%
$34.00Buy ➝ NeutralLow    
LVGO
Livongo Health
Reiterated byCanaccord Genuity$96.78
+3.1%
$69.00 ➝ $110.00Outperform ➝ BuyLow    
Lanxess logo
LXS
Lanxess
Target Set byJefferies Financial Group€47.38
-3.5%
€53.00NeutralN/A    
LyondellBasell Industries logo
LYB
LyondellBasell Industries
Target Raised byUBS Group$65.85
-2.5%
$50.00 ➝ $63.00NeutralLow    
Micro Focus International logo
MCRO
Micro Focus International
Target Lowered byJPMorgan Chase & Co.GBX 363.90
+3.1%
GBX 450 ➝ GBX 400NeutralN/A    
MarketAxess logo
MKTX
MarketAxess
Target Raised byDeutsche Bank$544.42
+2.1%
$535.00 ➝ $555.00HoldN/A    
Mosaic logo
MOS
Mosaic
Target Raised byUBS Group$12.11
-6.3%
$17.00 ➝ $18.00BuyLow    
Microsoft logo
MSFT
Microsoft
Target Raised byWedbush$212.83
+2.2%
$220.00 ➝ $260.00OutperformLow    
Microsoft logo
MSFT
Microsoft
Target Raised byMorgan Stanley$212.83
+2.2%
$198.00 ➝ $230.00OverweightLow    
Nasdaq logo
NDAQ
Nasdaq
Target Raised byDeutsche Bank$121.70
+1.0%
$131.00 ➝ $133.00BuyN/A    
National General logo
NGHC
National General
Downgraded byJMP Securities$33.80
-0.1%
Outperform ➝ Market PerformLow    
Nice logo
NICE
Nice
Upgraded byCitigroup$187.91
+0.6%
$221.00Neutral ➝ BuyLow    
National-Oilwell Varco logo
NOV
National-Oilwell Varco
Target Raised byMorgan Stanley$11.45
-1.4%
$12.00 ➝ $13.00Equal WeightLow    
NOVA
Sunnova Energy International
Target Raised byRaymond James$19.26
+1.5%
$16.50 ➝ $22.00OutperformLow    
Newriver Reit logo
NRR
Newriver Reit
Reiterated byLiberum CapitalGBX 63.70
+2.5%
BuyN/A    
Newriver Reit logo
NRR
Newriver Reit
Reiterated byPeel HuntGBX 63.70
+2.5%
HoldN/A    
Non-Standard Finance logo
NSF
Non-Standard Finance
Target Lowered byLiberum CapitalGBX 5.49
-1.8%
GBX 47 ➝ GBX 24BuyN/A    
NSRGF
Nestle
Reiterated byGoldman Sachs Group$112.25
+0.1%
BuyLow    
Northern Trust logo
NTRS
Northern Trust
Downgraded byWolfe Research$80.16
+2.9%
Peer Perform ➝ UnderperformN/A    
Northern Trust logo
NTRS
Northern Trust
Target Lowered byDeutsche Bank$80.16
+2.9%
$87.00 ➝ $83.00HoldN/A    
OEZVY
Verbund
Upgraded byBarclays$8.27
flat
Underweight ➝ Equal WeightLow    
Corporate Office Properties Trust logo
OFC
Corporate Office Properties Trust
Upgraded byKeyCorp$25.03
+0.6%
Underweight ➝ Sector WeightLow    
Olin logo
OLN
Olin
Target Lowered byUBS Group$10.96
-0.7%
$16.00 ➝ $11.00NeutralLow    
Ormat Technologies logo
ORA
Ormat Technologies
Upgraded byJPMorgan Chase & Co.$62.42
+2.4%
$82.00Neutral ➝ OverweightHigh    
ORCC
Owl Rock Capital
Initiated byJMP Securities$12.27
+1.1%
$14.50OutperformLow    
Oracle logo
ORCL
Oracle
Target Raised byCredit Suisse Group$56.66
+0.6%
$58.00 ➝ $62.00OutperformN/A    
Oracle logo
ORCL
Oracle
Reiterated byNeedham & Company LLC$56.66
+0.6%
HoldMedium    
Oxford Instruments logo
OXIG
Oxford Instruments
Target Raised byBerenberg BankGBX 1,348
-1.9%
GBX 1,215 ➝ GBX 1,485BuyN/A    
Pagegroup logo
PAGE
Pagegroup
Reiterated byLiberum CapitalGBX 379.20
-1.2%
BuyN/A    
Parsley Energy logo
PE
Parsley Energy
Target Raised byImperial Capital$10.62
+1.7%
$12.00 ➝ $13.00OutperformLow    
PHAR
Pharos Energy
Reiterated byPeel HuntGBX 17
-2.2%
BuyN/A    
Primary Health Properties logo
PHP
Primary Health Properties
Reiterated byPeel HuntGBX 153
-0.3%
RestrictedN/A    
Primary Health Properties logo
PHP
Primary Health Properties
Reiterated byLiberum CapitalGBX 153
-0.3%
BuyN/A    
PINS
Pinterest
Target Raised byWedbush$27.00
+4.3%
$26.00 ➝ $31.00OutperformLow    
PINS
Pinterest
Target Raised byMorgan Stanley$27.00
+4.3%
$25.00 ➝ $26.00Equal WeightN/A    
Plug Power logo
PLUG
Plug Power
Downgraded byBarclays$9.50
+1.7%
$10.00Overweight ➝ Equal WeightLow    
Pentair logo
PNR
Pentair
Upgraded byBofA Securities$36.62
+0.4%
$46.00Underperform ➝ BuyLow    
Pentair logo
PNR
Pentair
Upgraded byBank of America$36.62
+0.4%
$46.00Underperform ➝ BuyLow    
Polar Capital logo
POLR
Polar Capital
Reiterated byShore CapitalGBX 485
-0.4%
BuyN/A    
Polar Capital logo
POLR
Polar Capital
Target Raised byPeel HuntGBX 485
-0.4%
GBX 620 ➝ GBX 670BuyN/A    
POW
Power Metal Resources
Reiterated byFirst EquityGBX 0.60
flat
BuyN/A    
ProAssurance logo
PRA
ProAssurance
Upgraded byPiper Sandler$13.64
+1.1%
$14.00Underweight ➝ NeutralLow    
Persimmon logo
PSN
Persimmon
Target Raised byJPMorgan Chase & Co.GBX 2,433
+0.9%
GBX 2,580 ➝ GBX 2,820OverweightN/A    
PTC logo
PTC
PTC
Target Raised byStifel Nicolaus$78.50
+2.4%
$76.00 ➝ $85.00Positive ➝ HoldLow    
P.A.M. Transportation Services logo
PTSI
P.A.M. Transportation Services
Upgraded byStifel Nicolaus$30.62
-0.8%
$39.00Hold ➝ BuyLow    
QTS Realty Trust logo
QTS
QTS Realty Trust
Target Raised byKeyCorp$66.35
-0.2%
$65.00 ➝ $70.00OverweightLow    
RAMP
LiveRamp
Initiated byCraig Hallum$44.41
+1.2%
$65.00BuyN/A    
Reckitt Benckiser Group logo
RB
Reckitt Benckiser Group
Target Raised byCredit Suisse GroupGBX 7,526
+1.2%
GBX 6,850 ➝ GBX 7,000NeutralN/A    
RCEL
AVITA MED LTD/S
Target Raised byBTIG Research$30.00
+0.9%
$8.00 ➝ $41.00BuyLow    
RPM International logo
RPM
RPM International
Target Raised byUBS Group$74.96
-0.9%
$77.00 ➝ $84.00BuyLow    
Range Resources logo
RRC
Range Resources
Upgraded byMKM Partners$6.63
-1.1%
$6.00 ➝ $9.00Neutral ➝ BuyMedium    
RSA Insurance Group logo
RSA
RSA Insurance Group
Target Lowered byJPMorgan Chase & Co.GBX 421
-1.1%
GBX 610 ➝ GBX 600OverweightN/A    
Robert Walters logo
RWA
Robert Walters
Reiterated byLiberum CapitalGBX 396
-5.1%
BuyN/A    
Sanofi logo
SAN
Sanofi
Target Set byJPMorgan Chase & Co.€90.56
-1.2%
€103.00BuyN/A    
SAP logo
SAP
SAP
Target Set byJefferies Financial Group€128.78
flat
€132.00BuyN/A    
SAP logo
SAP
SAP
Target Set byBaader Bank€128.78
flat
€125.00BuyN/A    
SAP logo
SAP
SAP
Target Set byJPMorgan Chase & Co.€128.78
flat
€125.00BuyN/A    
SAP logo
SAP
SAP
Target Raised byRoyal Bank of Canada$146.95
+2.0%
$142.00 ➝ $150.00Sector PerformMedium    
SAP logo
SAP
SAP
Target Set byWarburg Research€128.78
flat
€145.00BuyN/A    
SCHRODERS/PAR VTG FPD 1 logo
SDR
SCHRODERS/PAR VTG FPD 1
Target Lowered byMorgan StanleyGBX 2,985
-1.0%
GBX 2,640 ➝ GBX 2,610UnderweightN/A    
Sodexo logo
SDXAY
Sodexo
Downgraded byAlphaValue$14.23
+3.0%
BuyLow    
SeaWorld Entertainment logo
SEAS
SeaWorld Entertainment
Downgraded byJanney Montgomery Scott$16.18
+3.9%
$18.00Buy ➝ NeutralHigh    
Siemens logo
SIE
Siemens
Reiterated byJPMorgan Chase & Co.€105.80
-2.2%
BuyN/A    
Siemens logo
SIE
Siemens
Target Set byJefferies Financial Group€105.80
-2.2%
€126.00BuyN/A    
SILK
Silk Road Medical
Initiated bySVB Leerink$44.62
+3.6%
$51.00OutperformLow    
SIS
Science in Sport
Reiterated byLiberum CapitalGBX 31.50
-3.2%
BuyN/A    
Six Flags Entertainment logo
SIX
Six Flags Entertainment
Upgraded byJanney Montgomery Scott$19.51
+2.4%
$30.00Neutral ➝ BuyHigh    
Standard Life Aberdeen logo
SLA
Standard Life Aberdeen
Reiterated byCredit Suisse GroupGBX 264.50
-1.6%
UnderperformN/A    
Schlumberger logo
SLB
Schlumberger
Target Raised byMorgan Stanley$18.07
-0.6%
$20.00 ➝ $23.00OverweightN/A    
Simply Good Foods logo
SMPL
Simply Good Foods
Target Raised byJefferies Financial Group$22.18
+4.5%
$22.00 ➝ $27.00BuyN/A    
Simply Good Foods logo
SMPL
Simply Good Foods
Target Raised byDA Davidson$22.18
+4.5%
$24.00 ➝ $27.00Positive ➝ BuyN/A    
Simply Good Foods logo
SMPL
Simply Good Foods
Target Raised byCitigroup$22.18
+4.5%
$22.00 ➝ $26.00BuyLow    
Snap logo
SNAP
Snap
Target Raised byMorgan Stanley$26.71
+1.1%
$13.00 ➝ $25.00Equal WeightN/A    
Snap logo
SNAP
Snap
Reiterated byNeedham & Company LLC$26.71
+1.1%
HoldLow    
Spirent Communications logo
SPT
Spirent Communications
Target Raised byDeutsche BankGBX 253.50
+2.8%
GBX 230 ➝ GBX 235HoldN/A    
Spirax-Sarco Engineering logo
SPX
Spirax-Sarco Engineering
Target Raised byJefferies Financial Group£100.30
+0.0%
GBX 7,535 ➝ GBX 8,220UnderperformN/A    
Square logo
SQ
Square
Downgraded byCowen$133.35
+5.8%
$119.00Outperform ➝ Market PerformLow    
Sartorius logo
SRT3
Sartorius
Target Set byHauck & Aufhaeuser€313.60
+0.9%
€320.00NeutralN/A    
Sensata Technologies logo
ST
Sensata Technologies
Upgraded byGoldman Sachs Group$36.01
-0.2%
Buy ➝ Conviction-BuyLow    
State Street logo
STT
State Street
Downgraded byWolfe Research$64.95
+2.7%
Outperform ➝ Peer PerformN/A    
Constellation Brands logo
STZ
Constellation Brands
Upgraded byArgus$183.48
+0.6%
$230.00Hold ➝ BuyLow    
Schneider Electric logo
SU
Schneider Electric
Reiterated byJPMorgan Chase & Co.€97.76
-0.7%
BuyN/A    
Southwestern Energy logo
SWN
Southwestern Energy
Upgraded byMKM Partners$2.68
-4.5%
$4.00Neutral ➝ BuyHigh    
Telit Communications logo
TCM
Telit Communications
Reiterated byFinnCapGBX 121
+1.7%
CorporateN/A    
TC Pipelines logo
TCP
TC Pipelines
Initiated byRaymond James$31.03
-0.9%
Market PerformLow    
TELA
TELA Bio
Target Raised byJefferies Financial Group$13.21
+3.6%
$17.00 ➝ $20.00BuyN/A    
Tharisa logo
THS
Tharisa
Reiterated byPeel HuntGBX 60
+1.7%
BuyN/A    
Town Centre Securities logo
TOWN
Town Centre Securities
Reiterated byPeel HuntGBX 103
+5.8%
AddN/A    
Town Centre Securities logo
TOWN
Town Centre Securities
Reiterated byLiberum CapitalGBX 103
+5.8%
BuyN/A    
TPI Composites logo
TPIC
TPI Composites
Downgraded byJPMorgan Chase & Co.$24.99
+5.4%
$26.00Overweight ➝ NeutralLow    
TPI Composites logo
TPIC
TPI Composites
Target Raised byRaymond James$24.99
+5.4%
$23.00 ➝ $26.00Strong-BuyLow    
TPLWF
Temple & Webster Group
Initiated byGoldman Sachs Group$4.95
flat
BuyLow    
Tracsis logo
TRCS
Tracsis
Reiterated byFinnCapGBX 620
flat
CorporateN/A    
TRMT
Tremont Mortgage Trust
Target Lowered byUBS Group$2.68
-8.2%
$5.00 ➝ $3.00NeutralLow    
Tc Pipelines logo
TRP
Tc Pipelines
Initiated byRaymond James$41.96
+0.4%
OutperformLow    
TT Electronics logo
TTG
TT Electronics
Target Raised byJefferies Financial GroupGBX 172
+0.3%
GBX 175 ➝ GBX 180HoldN/A    
Twitter logo
TWTR
Twitter
Target Raised byMorgan Stanley$35.41
+6.8%
$24.00 ➝ $32.00Equal WeightN/A    
Texas Roadhouse logo
TXRH
Texas Roadhouse
Initiated byCredit Suisse Group$49.06
+0.1%
$63.00OutperformLow    
United Bankshares logo
UBSI
United Bankshares
Reiterated byPiper Sandler$25.69
-0.5%
$28.00NeutralLow    
Unilever logo
ULVR
Unilever
Target Set byUBS GroupGBX 4,249
-0.3%
GBX 4,000SellN/A    
Uniper logo
UN01
Uniper
Target Set byBarclays€30.00
+1.5%
€27.50SellN/A    
UNPRF
Uniper
Initiated byBarclays$32.40
flat
UnderweightLow    
UPNRF
Uponor
Downgraded byNordea Equity Research$13.63
flat
Buy ➝ HoldLow    
United Parcel Service logo
UPS
United Parcel Service
Target Raised byUBS Group$114.47
+0.0%
$98.00 ➝ $121.00NeutralLow    
US Xpress Enterprises logo
USX
US Xpress Enterprises
Downgraded byJPMorgan Chase & Co.$6.11
-4.9%
$7.00Overweight ➝ NeutralHigh    
Victory Capital logo
VCTR
Victory Capital
Reiterated byBarclays$18.04
+1.5%
$19.00 ➝ $21.00OverweightLow    
Veritone logo
VERI
Veritone
Reiterated byNorthland Securities$12.15
-1.9%
$15.00BuyMedium    
Valero Energy logo
VLO
Valero Energy
Target Lowered byRaymond James$52.98
-0.3%
$73.00 ➝ $69.00OutperformLow    
VMUK
Virgin Money UK
Target Raised byCitigroupGBX 91.22
-1.0%
GBX 120 ➝ GBX 130BuyN/A    
Venator Materials logo
VNTR
Venator Materials
Target Raised byUBS Group$1.82
+4.4%
$1.50 ➝ $1.75NeutralLow    
Vodafone Group logo
VOD
Vodafone Group
Target Raised byDeutsche BankGBX 125.28
-1.4%
GBX 220 ➝ GBX 225BuyN/A    
Vodafone Group logo
VOD
Vodafone Group
Reiterated byDeutsche Bank$15.83
-0.2%
BuyLow    
Siltronic logo
WAF
Siltronic
Target Set byDeutsche Bank€90.20
-1.1%
€80.00NeutralN/A    
Wingstop logo
WING
Wingstop
Downgraded byBTIG Research$140.73
+0.6%
Buy ➝ NeutralMedium    
Wingstop logo
WING
Wingstop
Reiterated byPiper Sandler$140.73
+0.6%
$143.00 ➝ $158.00OverweightMedium    
Workhorse Group logo
WKHS
Workhorse Group
Downgraded byColliers Securities$16.66
-1.1%
Buy ➝ NeutralLow    
Workspace Group logo
WKP
Workspace Group
Reiterated byPeel HuntGBX 627
-0.5%
ReduceN/A    
Workspace Group logo
WKP
Workspace Group
Reiterated byLiberum CapitalGBX 627
-0.5%
BuyN/A    
Westlake Chemical logo
WLK
Westlake Chemical
Target Raised byUBS Group$52.82
-1.9%
$28.00 ➝ $30.00SellLow    
WesBanco logo
WSBC
WesBanco
Initiated byPiper Sandler$18.99
+0.1%
$24.00OverweightLow    
Whitbread logo
WTB
Whitbread
Target Lowered byUBS GroupGBX 2,262
-1.9%
GBX 2,900 ➝ GBX 2,815BuyN/A    
WTRH
Waitr
Downgraded byDeutsche Bank$3.56
-0.8%
Buy ➝ HoldLow    
Yext logo
YEXT
Yext
Reiterated byNeedham & Company LLC$18.00
+4.1%
$19.00 ➝ $21.00BuyMedium    
Zscaler logo
ZS
Zscaler
Upgraded byCitigroup$120.85
+5.8%
$152.00Neutral ➝ BuyHigh    
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Terms like “Buy”, “Sell”, and “Hold” are synonymous with financial analysts’ reports, yet very few people have a clear understanding of what they are and the best way to use them for value generation in the stock market.  The terms are usually the result of thorough investigations carried out by brokerage firms and analysts as they look to make it easy for investors to make informed decisions about investments.

Market ratings are a multi-level recommendation system based on facts and the opinion of a financial analyst. The fact that there is a multitude of firms issuing differing ratings and a lack of a standard terminology explains why it is essential to understand what the ratings are all about and their meaning before using them for investment decisions.

What Are Stock Ratings

A stock rating refers to an evaluation of a stock’s expected performance in a given time period.  The rating is usually accompanied by a target price that analysts or brokerage firm issue with the aim of helping clients understand what is the fair price of a stock compared to its market value.

A stock rating will often come with a price target that shows what analysts believe is the fair value for the stock. Whenever the price target exceeds the market value, then it implies analysts believe the stock is a buy.  If the market price for the stock exceeds the target price, analysts or brokerage firms would say that the stock is a sell.

Understanding Analysts Stock Ratings

Analysts' ratings range from a simple buy, sell or hold to an equal-weight, overweight or outperform. Many brokerage firms rate a stock on a scale of one to five stars, with five being the highest rating. The ratings are assigned depending on the kind of earnings the company has reported or what it is expected to report as well as on valuations and stock price.

Corporate governance, as well as the scalability of a company’s business, are also taken into consideration when rating stocks. Analysts also pay close attention to a company’s competitive edge in the industry, as it is known to affect performance most of the time.

Market conditions also play into how stocks are rated. For example, in a bull market, analysts are usually swayed to keep favorable ratings for a long time while upgrading share price target. Conversely, during a bear market, analysts may resort to downgrading stock ratings.

While ratings may seem straightforward to an investing newcomer, in reality, a rating from one brokerage firm may mean an entirely different thing in another firm. For example, an outperform rating issued by one firm may mean a buy for another firm, while a sell may mean under­perform.

When it comes to integrating analysts' ratings, it is important first to review a firm’s rating scale to get a full understanding of what it is all about and what it means.  For example, a stock with the potential of delivering a 15% upside in price may be rated as a buy while one with a 5% upside rated as a hold.

Types of Stock Ratings

Buy Stock Rating: A buy rating indicates that a stock is worth buying at a given market price as it is destined to rise. Some firms use ‘strong buy’ to indicate how confident they are that a stock will climb higher given the strong fundamentals backing a move on the upside.

Sell Stock Rating: Sell recommendations are normally issued whenever analysts believe a stock is overvalued or fundamentals do not add up to support any movements on the upside. Some firms use ‘strong sell' to indicate that it is time to liquidate the security.

Hold Stock Rating: A security hit with a hold rating is most of the time expected to perform at the same pace as other stocks in the sector.

Underperform:  Analysts issue an underperform rating whenever they feel a stock is likely to fair worse than the overall market.  The rating is most of the time expressed as a moderate sell, warning investors who are long that a stock is losing upside momentum.

Outperform Stock Rating:  An outperform rating indicates that a stock is likely to perform much better than the market when it comes to returns. Also known as moderate buy or overweight, the rating hints at an uptrend gaining momentum.

It is important to read each rating definition to have a clear understanding of what it means given that ratings from different firms do differ a great deal.  Some ratings do offer specific recommendations while others are usually general in nature. One firm may say it expects a stock to appreciate by between 10 and 20% while another firm may say it expects a stock to appreciate over the next 12 months.

Brokerage Firm

Buy

Strong Buy

Out­perform

Hold

Sell

Under­perform

BB&T Capital Markets

 

Esti­mated return of greater than or equal to 25%

 

Esti­mated Total Return  greater than or equal to 0%

 

Esti­mated Total Return of Less than 0%

Blay­lock Partners

Stock Expected to out­perform market indexes by 20%

 

 

Expects stock to track recog­nized market indexes

Expects stock  to under­perform the overall market by 20%

 

Barring­ton Research

 

Expected to out­perform the market over the next 6 months

Expected to out­perform the market over the next 12 months

 

Expected to significantly under­perform the market as a result of deterior­ating fundamentals

 

Brean Murray & Co

Stock expected to out­perform the market over the next 12 months with moderate risks to funda­mentals

Stock expected to out­perform the market over the next 12 months it minimal risks to funda­mentals

 

Expected to perform in line with the market over the next 6-12 months

Exacted to under­perform the market over the next 6-12 months with high risk to funda­mentals

 

Deutsche Bank  Securities

Stock poised to outperform the market by 10% or more over the next 12 months

Repre­sents firm best picks with a high degree of confi­dence. Stock expected to out­perform the market

 

 

 

Stock expected to under­perform the market by 10% over the next 12 months

Jefferies & Co

A stock is expected to appre­ciate by 20% or more. The total return should exceed the industry average

 

 

Stock expected to change plus or minus 10%. The total return should be  in line with the industry's average

Stock expected to decrease by more than 10%

 

 

Why Stock Ratings Matter

While investors have a love-hate relationship with stock analysts’ ratings, they still matter a lot, as they convey how professionals feel about a given security. They will always stand out in part because they are the result of reasoned and objective analysis of experienced professionals.

Analysts and brokerage firms spend a good amount of time and effort to analyze companies in a bid to come up with accurate stock ratings that investors can rely on for making informed investment decisions. Investors should always remember that analysts do their best with stock ratings to find good investments for their clients in order to secure their reputation in the industry as well as the commissions they earn for such pieces of information.

Legitimate ratings will always be valuable pieces of information that investors can rely on to beat the market and in the process generate substantial returns. However, while it is essential to always be on the lookout for analysts’ ratings, it does not mean that investors should always adjust their position based on such reports.

Such reports should only be used to complement individual research work prior to making an investment decision.  Stock analysts’ reports should thus be used to find a company with a durable competitive advantage.

Stock ratings are a great place to start when selecting stocks

Stock analysts' rating pages are a great place to start when looking for potential stocks to invest in. Such recommendations go a long way in providing insight on stocks that are performing and likely to perform even better going forward.

Reputable analysts and brokerage firms issue recommendations upon carrying out extensive research of a company’s operations and performance. The analysis also takes into consideration some of the market conditions that are likely to affect a company in the long run.

By going through such research pages, one can get an insight on where to start when carrying out due diligence on the stocks to invest in. In addition, such reports may provide common investment strategies that one can deploy on a given stock to be able to generate some returns.

Before making an investment decision, it is essential to consider analysts' ratings in addition to other metrics. Analyst’s ratings are never 100% accurate, which means they cannot be taken at face value.  That said, it is important to analyze everything from P/E ratio to earnings per share as well as dividends, risk, and growth of financial strength.

The key to success is analyzing below the surface when it comes to stock analysts' ratings. Never assume that just because a stock is rated a buy, it means it can be bought at any time at any price.

Bottom Line

Analysts’ recommendations in the form of stock ratings are the foundation of equity research reports that should always be used in combination with other personal research work for investment decisions. Buy, sell and hold recommendations should never be put to use without first understanding a firm’s entire scale of ratings.

It is also important for investors to note that analysts and brokerage firms also have agendas. While an analyst's obligation should be to retail shareholders, in reality, that is not always the case.

Some analysts are employed by institutions that own stakes in companies they have already initiated coverage on. Large financial firms, as well as hedge funds and securities, do benefit from certain analyst ratings. When such sums are at stake, it is common for these analysts to issue ratings that are favorable to their holdings, which may not be an accurate reflection of the market conditions.

However, that does not mean that an analyst’s ratings are useless. Analyst's stock research reports do contain vital information. Such information when complemented with other information found by carrying out due diligence could go a long way in helping one make a profitable investment decision.  Stock ratings should always be used as a source of data that complements one's research rather than completes it.

 



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