Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Alcoa, FireEye, MetLife, Micron, Symantec and More
Stocks were indicated higher on Monday morning on hopes that Greece may get a deal done. The one trend which has remained constant over the last three and a half years has been that investors want to buy every single pullback. 24/7 Wall St. reviews dozens of analyst and brokerage research reports each morning of the week to find value and upside or new trading and investing ideas for our readers. Some analyst calls cover stocks to buy, and other analyst calls are about stocks to sell or stocks to avoid.
These are this Monday’s top analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations.
Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy with a $12 price target (versus $11.93 close) at Sterne Agee. Alcoa’s consensus price target is $16.91 and its 52-week range is $11.85 to $17.75.
FireEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: FEYE) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS. FireEye has a consensus price target of $50.33 and a 52-week range of $24.81 to $55.33.
MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) was raised to Outperform from Sector Perform with a price target of $68.00 (versus $56.23 close) at RBC Capital Markets. MetLife has a consensus target price of $58.67 and a 52-week range of $46.10 to $57.57.
Micron Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) was started as Outperform with a price target of $34.00 at Cowen & Co. Micron was also downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman Sachs, and the price target is now $19.00 from $27.00. Micron’s consensus price target was $36.42, and this followed one upgrade and one downgrade last week. Micron’s 52-week range is $23.70 to $36.59.
Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) was downgraded to Sell from Neutral at UBS. This is ahead of Symantec’s split. Symantec has a consensus price target of $25.64 and a 52-week range of $21.66 to $27.32.
Other key analyst upgrades and downgrades seen this Monday were as follows: