These are some of this Friday’s top analyst calls with upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen from Wall Street firms:
Athenahealth (NASDAQ: ATHN) Started as Market Perform at Wells Fargo.
BP plc (NYSE: BP) Cut to Hold at Standpoint; maintained at HOLD per S&P Equity Research.
Omega Healthcare (NYSE: OHI) Raised to Outperform at Wells Fargo.
Federated Investors (NYSE: FII) Cut to Neutral at Macquarie.
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) Raised to Outperform at Wells Fargo.
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) Raised to Buy at BofA/Merrill Lynch; Raaised to Outperform at Oppenheimer.
Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS) Started as Buy at Jefferies.
The Mosaic Co. (NYSE: MOS) Raised to Overweight at JMorgan.
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated (NYSE: RBA) has seen targets or ratings trimmed at BMO, Raymond James, RBC, Paradigm, and more.
Royal Gold, Inc. (NASDAQ: RGLD) Raised to Buy at UBS.
VIVUS, Inc. (NASDAQ: VVUS) has been downgraded by Needham, Jefferies, JPMorgan, Brean Murray, and likely others.
Vodafone plc (NYSE: VOD) Started as Buy at Jefferies.
Wynn Resorts Ltd. (NASDAQ: WYNN) Started as Buy at Jefferies.
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