Other Analyst Calls Worth Noting:
Autodesk Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) affirmed its guidance at its analyst meeting and analysts responded favorably. Autodesk was raised to Neutral from Sell by Citigroup and raised to Outperform from Neutral by both Credit Suisse and Cowen.
Barrick Gold Corp. (NYSE: ABX) was raised to Hold from Sell at Canaccord Genuity.
Enphase Energy Inc. (NASDAQ: ENPH) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Gentex Corp. (NASDAQ: GNTX) was raised to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo.
Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE: HBI) was started as Outperform with a $125 price target (versus a $105.91 close) at Credit Suisse.
Intercontinental Exchange Inc. (NYSE: ICE) was raised to Buy from Hold with a $219 price target (versus a $194.08 close) at Deutsche Bank.
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS.
Marathon Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: MPC) was started as a Top Pick at RBC Capital Markets.
Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. (NASDAQ: NDAQ) was raised to Buy from Hold with a $49 price target (versus a $41.95 close) at Deutsche Bank.
ONEOK Inc. (NYSE: OKE) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at J.P. Morgan.
Splunk, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK) was started as Buy at Stifel.
Tesoro Corp. (NYSE: TSO) initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital Markets.
U.S. Steel Corp. (NYSE: X) downgraded to Hold from Buy at KeyBanc Capital Markets.
Valero Energy Corp. (NYSE: VLO) initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital Markets.
In case you missed Wednesday’s key analyst upgrades and downgrades, they were in shares of eBay, Hecla Mining, Boeing, Janus Capital, Orbitz Worldwide, Ford and many more.