AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. (NYSE: AMC) was raised to Buy from Neutral with a $34.75 price target (versus a $26.86 close) at B. Riley.
Amsurg Corp. (NASDAQ: AMSG) was raised to Buy from Neutral with a $104 price objective (versus a $77.50 close) at Merrill Lynch.
Antero Midstream Partners L.P. (NYSE: AM) was raised to Buy from Hold with a $29 price target (versus a $24.55 close) at Stifel.
Cal-Maine Foods Inc. (NASDAQ: CALM) was raised to Hold from Underweight at BB&T Capital Markets.
Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (NYSE: CNQ) was raised from already being an Outperform to the firm’s Top Pick list at RBC Capital Markets.
CommScope Holding Co. (NASDAQ: COMM) was started with a Buy rating and given a $40 price target (versus a $31.66 close) at CLSA.
Embraer S.A. (NYSE: ERJ) was raised to Buy from Neutral on valuation at Merrill Lynch.
Government Properties Income Trust (NYSE: GOV) was started with an Outperform rating and was given a $25 price target (versus a $19.96 close) at FBR Capital Markets.
Hill-Rom Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HRC) was raised to overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley, and the price target was raised to $62 from $54 (versus a $48.91 close) at Morgan Stanley.
WisdomTree Investments Inc. (NASDAQ: WETF) was reiterated as Buy with a $13 price target (versus a $10.30 close) at Jefferies. The firm says that WisdomTree’s likelihood of being acquired is nudged higher as sector growth headwinds persist.
Xcel Energy Inc. (NYSE: XEL) was raised to Overweight from Neutral and the price target was raised to $47 from $39 (versus a $42.34 close) at JPMorgan.
Oppenheimer may have been positive on Kansas City Southern, but the other rail giants like Union Pacific, CSX and Norfolk Southern were started with Perform ratings.
Wednesday’s top analyst calls were in Abercrombie & Fitch, Apple, Best Buy, Cisco Systems, Procter & Gamble, Synchrony Financial, U.S. Steel and over a dozen more.