Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Apple, ASML, Schwab, GoPro, Kraft, Netflix, Red Hat and More
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These are this Thursday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) was reiterated as Outperform and its price target was raised to $145 from $140 at Credit Suisse. The firm said that there is a prolonged product cycle in play.
ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ: ASML) was downgraded to Sell from Hold at Deutsche Bank.
Canadian National Railway Co. (NYSE: CNI) was raised to Outperform from Market Perform at Cowen.
Charles River Laboratories International Inc. (NYSE: CRL) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at SunTrust.
Charles Schwab Corp. (NASDAQ: SCHW) was raised to Overweight from Underweight and the price target was raised to $34 from $25 at Barclays.
Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (NYSE: DPS) was raised to Buy from Hold with a $90 price target (versus a $77.17 close) at Stifel.
GoPro Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRO) was raised to Outperform from Neutral with a $57 price target (versus a $42.30 close) at R.W. Baird.
HomeAway Inc. (NASDAQ: AWAY) was started as Outperform at Oppenheimer.
IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Argus.
Kraft Foods Group Inc. (NASDAQ: KRFT) was downgraded to Sell at Argus following its merger announcement.
MobileIron Inc. (NASDAQ: MOBL) was started as Outperform with a $13 price target (versus a $8.76 close) at RBC Capital Markets.
Myriad Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: MYGN) was downgraded to Sell from Neutral and the price target was cut to $25 from $31 (versus a $36.20 close) at Goldman Sachs.
Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) was started as Hold at Argus, and the firm said that it would look for a more appropriate entry point in the low $300s as an opportunity to raise its rating.
Pernix Therapeutics Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: PTX) was started as Outperform at Oppenheimer.
Red Hat Inc. (NYSE: RHT) shares were up over 4% at $71.60 in early trading after earnings. The software player was reiterated Outperform at Credit Suisse with a target price hike to $78 from $75. Northland Securities reiterated its Outperform rating and raised its target price to $80 from $75. BMO Capital Markets reiterated its Outperform rating and raised its target to $83 from $77.
Sunoco L.P. (NYSE: SUN) was started as Buy and was given a $60 price target (versus a $51.64 close) at Goldman Sachs.
Union Pacific Corp. (NYSE: UNP) was downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Cowen.
In case you missed Wednesday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades, they were in shares of Harley-Davidson, Micron Technology, Sonus Networks, Starwood Hotels, Tesla Motors and over a dozen more.