Allegheny Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ATI) was raised to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank.
Barracuda Networks Inc. (NYSE: CUDA) was raised to Overweight from Sector Weight at Pacific Crest.
Gemphire Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: GEMP) at was started as Buy with a $15 price target (versus a $10.15 close) at Jefferies. The firm said that Gemcabene is being developed to address the large and evolving global dyslipidemia market. RBC also started it as Outperform with a $25 price target. Canaccord Genuity started it as Buy with a $17 price target.
Gigamon Inc. (NYSE: GIMO) was started as Hold at Stifel.
HEICO Corp. (NYSE: HEI) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy with an unchanged price objective of $75 at Merrill Lynch.
Imperva Inc. (NYSE: IMPV) was downgraded to Sector Weight from Overweight at Pacific Crest.
Inphi Corp. (NYSE: IPHI) was started as Overweight at JPMorgan.
Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: KPTI) was raised to Buy from Hold and the price target was raised to $12 from $9 (versus a $7.12 close) at Jefferies. The call is based on its future revenue opportunity in multiple myeloma.
ManTech International Corp. (NASDAQ: MANT) was downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo.
ONE Gas Inc. (NYSE: OGS) was started as Market Perform at Wells Fargo.
Signet Jewelers Ltd. (NYSE: SIG) was downgraded to Neutral from Overweight with a $90 price target (versus an $80.18 close) at JPMorgan.
Tesaro Inc. (NASDAQ: TSRO) was started as Neutral and was assigned a $97 price objective (versus a $76.54 close) at Merrill Lynch.
Elsewhere in research and analyst calls:
- Stifel actually has three stocks that could double.
- Seven analyst stocks under $10 for big upside.
- Nine energy and metals stocks have been given fresh Buy ratings.
- Merrill Lynch has four cheap dividend stocks despite an expensive market.
- HP is said to be increasing its share of the PC market and increasing the PC market itself.
Monday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades included Harley-Davidson, HP, KeyCorp, KLA-Tencor, Netflix, Square, T-Mobile and a dozen more.
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