Cardtronics Inc. (NASDAQ: CATM) was reiterated as Buy and the price target was raised to $42 from $38 (versus a $34.63 close) at Jefferies. Despite standing to lose all of its 7-Eleven earnings after the contract expires, Jefferies thinks Cardtronics controls key levers that should mitigate a significant portion of the earnings impact, leaving the potential for material upside to 2018 street estimates.
Credit Acceptance Corp. (NASDAQ: CACC) was maintained as Sell with a $166 fair value estimate, after closing up 11.6% at $194.92 on Thursday.
Endo International PLC (NASDAQ: ENDP) was maintained as Outperform at RBC Capital Markets, but the firm removed it from the Top Picks list.
Expeditors International of Washington Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPD) was started as Market Perform with a $53 price target (versus a $48.75 close) at Cowen.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) was reinstated with a Neutral rating and a $9.00 price objective at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Jabil Circuit Inc. (NYSE: JBL) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Argus. This was after closing down 10.6% at $19.63 on Thursday after earnings and guidance disappointed. The 52-week range is $16.90 to $26.00.
Newfield Exploration Co. (NYSE: NFX) was reinstated as Outperform at RBC Capital Markets, with a $42 price target. The stock closed at $33.72 and has a consensus analyst target of $37.03. The 52-week range is $20.84 to $41.34.
NVIDIA Inc. (NASDAQ: NVDA) was started as Buy at Argus with a $39.00 price target.
Silgan Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SLGN) was downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Merrill Lynch.
Sonoco Products Co. (NYSE: SON) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Merrill Lynch.
If you missed Thursday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades, they included CenturyLink, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Enterprise Products Partners, Kinder Morgan, Microsoft, Vivint Solar and over a dozen more companies.
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