Calamos Asset Management Inc. (NASDAQ: CLMS) was started as Underperform and assigned a $6 price target (versus a $7.30 close) at Credit Suisse.
Equinix Inc. (NASDAQ: EQIX) was downgraded to Hold from Buy but the price target rose to $400 from $380 (versus a $383.81 close) at Jefferies.
IHS Markit Ltd. (NASDAQ: INFO) was started with a Buy rating and $40 price objective at Merrill Lynch. Credit Suisse started it as Neutral with a $37 price target. Deutsche Bank went with a Buy rating and a $42 price target.
Infinera Corp. (NASDAQ: INFN) was started with a Buy rating and was given an $18 price target (versus an $11.81 close) at B. Riley.
Reinsurance Group of America Inc. (NYSE: RGA) was raised to Buy from Neutral with a $108 price target (versus a $96.85 close) at Goldman Sachs.
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Inc. (NYSE: RBA) was downgraded to Hold from Buy with a $35 price target (versus a $34.69 close) at Jefferies.
Superior Energy Services Inc. (NYSE: SPN) was raised to Outperform from In-Line and the price target was raised to $23 from $15 (versus an $18.41 close) at Imperial Capital.
Torchmark Corp. (NYSE: TMK) was raised to Neutral from Sell and the price target was raised to $60 from $54 (versus a $62.24 close) at Goldman Sachs.
Thursday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades included Barrick Gold, Coeur Mining, Procter & Gamble, Southern Company, Wynn Resorts and SLM.
Wednesday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades included EMC, MetLife, Pandora Media, Whiting Petroleum, Yelp, Mosaic, Oasis Petroleum and a dozen more.
Tuesday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades were in Accenture, Cognizant Technology, Fitbit, Oracle, Seagate Technology, Vodafone and over a dozen others.