Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: EMC, MetLife, Pandora, Whiting Petroleum, Yelp, Mosaic, Oasis Petroleum and More
It may seem amazing that the Dow and S&P 500 are at all-time highs, but the post-Brexit reaction was blown out of proportion and investors are treating this as a permanently low interest rate climate ahead. Even the slow economic growth and high equity market valuations are not deterring investors from buying their favorite stocks on pullbacks.
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These are the top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen on Wednesday morning:
EMC Corp. (NYSE: EMC) was downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie, just a day after Mizuho Securities downgraded its rating to Neutral from Outperform as well. EMC has a consensus analyst price target of $28.96 and a 52-week trading range of $22.66 to $28.77.
MetLife Inc. (NYSE: MET) was downgraded to Hold from Buy and the price target was cut to $44 from $47 (versus a $40.76 prior close) at Deutsche Bank. It has a 52-week range of $35.00 to $58.13 and a consensus price target of $49.29.
Pandora Media Inc. (NYSE: P) was raised to Overweight from Neutral and the price target was raised to $18 from $12 (versus a $13.07 close) at Piper Jaffray. The consensus price target is $14.41, and the 52-week range is $7.10 to $22.60.
Whiting Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: WLL) was raised to Outperform from Neutral with a $14 price target (versus an $8.80 close) at Credit Suisse. It has a consensus price target of $13.71 and a 52-week range of $3.35 to $30.68.
Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP) was downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo. Shares closed at $30.38, and the consensus price target is $27.59. The 52-week range is $14.53 to $36.08.
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Other top analyst upgrades and downgrades were seen as follows: