Air Transport Services Group Inc. (NASDAQ: ATSG) was started with an In-Line rating and was assigned an $18 price target (versus a $17.35 close) at Imperial Capital.
Baidu Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU) was reiterated as Buy with a $207 price objective (versus a $184.64 close) at Merrill Lynch.
Cerner Corp. (NASDAQ: CERN) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup.
Energen Corp. (NYSE: EGN) was Raised to Buy from Hold at Argus.
Fresenius Medical Care A.G. (NYSE: FMS) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Societe Generale.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (NYSE: GT) was downgraded to Hold from Buy but the prior $36.60 price target was raised to $38 at Jefferies.
Helmerich & Payne Inc. (NYSE: HP) was raised to Buy from Neutral with a $79 price objective at Merrill Lynch.
Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ: JACK) was downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform and the price target was cut to $100 from $125 at Cowen.
Kforce Inc. (NASDAQ: KFRC) was downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse.
Methanex Corp. (NASDAQ: MEOH) was raised to Outperform from Market Perform and the price target was raised to $60 from $53 at Raymond James.
Santander Consumer USA Holdings (NYSE: SC) was reiterated as Buy after the analyst day, and the price target was raised to $18 from $15 (versus a $14.45 close), at Jefferies. The firm sees its credit stabilization as a focus with capital returns on the horizon.
Tenet Healthcare Corp. (NYSE: THC) was raised to Neutral from Underperform and the price target was raised to $22 from $13 (versus a $20.79 close) at Mizuho.
Terex Corp. (NYSE: TEX) was reinstated as Outperform with a $38 price target (versus a $29.91 close) at Credit Suisse.
Wayfair Inc. (NYSE: W) was downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James. Credit Suisse has a Neutral rating but lowered the price target to $38 from $40. Wayfair closed down 6.5% at $38.58 on Thursday, in a 52-week range of $27.60 to $49.34, and it has a consensus target price of $41.27.
Wendy’s Co. (NASDAQ: WEN) was raised to Overweight from Neutral with a $15 price target (versus $13.44 close) at JPMorgan.
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Thursday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades included Home Depot, IBM, Mobileye, Monsanto, NVIDIA, ONEOK, Square, Unilever and many more.