Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AMD, CVS Health, Disney, Fiat Chrysler, Kinross Gold, Kohl's, NVIDIA and More
Stocks managed to get that elusive sell-off on Thursday over some disappointment on the timing of tax reform, and the markets looked to open marginally lower on Friday as well. Investors need to understand that stocks have been bumping up against all-time highs. Also note that this bull market is nearing nine years old now, and the trend that has dominated for more than half of that time is that investors keep managing to find new reasons to buy stocks after every sell-off. Investors are also looking for new investing and trading ideas to generate gains and income ahead.
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These were the top analyst upgrades, downgrades and other research calls from Friday, November 10, 2017.
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) was reiterated as Buy with a $19 price target (versus an $11.12 prior close) at Jefferies. The firm noted that AMD is undervalued with a big discount to peers in a chip-intensive M&A climate, and that it has been growing revenues rapidly over the past two years. The stock has a 52-week trading range of $6.47 to $15.65 and a consensus analyst price target of $14.23.
CVS Health Corp. (NYSE: CVS) was raised to Buy from Hold with a $79 price target (versus a $69.02 close) at Needham. It has a 52-week range of $66.45 to $84.72 and a consensus price target of $86.75. The shares were indicated up 0.7% at $69.50 on Friday.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) was raised to Neutral from Sell at Citigroup. It has a 52-week range of $6.87 to $18.33 and a consensus price target of $19.84.
Kinross Gold Corp. (NYSE: KGC) was raised to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie. Kinross closed up 4.5% at $4.37 on Thursday and was indicated up 1% higher at $4.40 on Friday. It has a 52-week range of $2.88 to $4.91 and has a consensus target price of $5.24.
Kohl’s Corp. (NYSE: KSS) was raised to Outperform from Neutral with a $47 price target (versus a $41.17 close) at Robert W. Baird. The 52-week range is $35.16 to $59.67. The consensus price target is $42.83.
NVIDIA Corp. (NASDAQ: NVDA) was down almost 2% at $205.32 ahead of earnings and was last indicated up 4.5% at $214.67 (above its all-time high of $212.90) after earnings and guidance. Instinet raised it to Neutral from Reduce with a $190 price target. Jefferies reiterated the stock as Buy and raised its target price to $240 from $230. NVIDIA had a 52-week range of $78.50 to $212.90, and its consensus price target is $169.55.
Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) was up 1.5% at $102.68 ahead of earnings and up 1% at $103.77 afterward despite some weak metrics inside the earnings report. Jefferies maintained its Hold rating and $103 target price on Disney. The 52-week range is $95.78 to $116.10, and the consensus price target is $110.32.
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