Investing

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: EMC, Herbalife, Micron, Petrobras, SanDisk and More

Alleghany Corp. (NYSE: Y) was raised to Buy from Neutral at Janney Capital Markets. The firm’s sum-of-the-parts is roughly $540 per share. versus roughly $480 now.

BHP Billiton Ltd. (NYSE: BHP) was raised to Hold from Reduce at HSBC Securities.

Black Knight Financial Services,Inc. (NYSE: BKFS) was started as Overweight with a $33.00 price target (versus a $28.21 close) at Piper Jaffray.

Community Healthcare Trust Inc. (NYSE: CHCT) was started as Buy at Janney Capital Markets, with a fair value estimate of $20.00, versus a $19.04 close. This implies roughly 15% upside when considering its 8.0% dividend yield.

Crown Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CCK) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy with a price target of $59.00 (versus a $55.88 close) at Goldman Sachs. The consensus price target is $59.25 as well.

CNOOC Ltd. (NYSE: CEO) was raised to Hold from Underperform at Jefferies.

ALSO READ: Which Stocks Will Take the Brunt of the Next Big Hit to the Dow?

Diageo PLC (NYSE: DEO) was raised to Outperform from Underperform at RBC Capital Markets.

Idera Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: IDRA) was started as Overweight with a $6.00 price target (versus a $3.57 close) at JPMorgan.

Jabil Circuit Inc. (NYSE: JBL) was raised to Buy from Hold with a $29.00 price target (versus a $24.14 close) at Needham.

Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: LGND) was downgraded to Hold from Buy with a $94.00 price target (versus a $93.93 close) at Deutsche Bank.

LRR Energy L.P. (NYSE: LRE) was raised to Buy from Hold with a $9.00 price target (versus a $7.69 close).

Mattress Firm Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: MFRM) was downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Wedbush.

ORBCOMM Inc. (NASDAQ: ORBC) was raised to Outperform from Market Perform with a $9.00 price target (versus a $7.09 close) at Northland Securities.

Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE: PBI) was started as Buy with a $31.00 price target (versus a $21.74 close) at Ladenburg Thalmann.

Select Comfort Corp. (NASDAQ: SCSS) was downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Wedbush.

Sunoco L.P. (NYSE: SUN) was started as Buy with a $55 price target (versus a $45.28 close) at Jefferies.

Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. (NASDAQ: FOXA) was downgraded to Hold from Buy with a price target of $35.00 (versus a $32.70 close) at Topeka Capital Markets.

Teradata Corp. (NYSE: TDC) was downgraded to Market Underperform from Market Perform with a $30.00 price target (versus a $38.57 close) at JMP Securities.

ALSO READ: Merrill Lynch’s 4 Stocks to Buy That Are Breaking Out

In case you missed out on Friday’s top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations, they included Citrix Systems, Danaher, Host Hotels, Keurig Green Mountain and Micron Technology, AECOM and over a dozen more companies.