Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AMD, Amazon, Capital One, Costco, Delphi, Twitter and Many More
Akamai Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM) was raised to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse.
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ALXN) was raised to Outperform from Neutral with a $150 price target (versus a $115.76 close) at Robert W. Baird.
Aptiv PLC (NASDAQ: APTV) was maintained as Buy but the new post-spin price target was adjusted to $100 from $118 (versus an $84.40 close) at Jefferies.
Boston Beer Co. (NYSE: SAM) was raised to Hold from Sell at Berenberg.
Discover Financial (NYSE: DFS) was raised to Buy from Neutral with an $83 price objective (versus a $74.59 close) at Merrill Lynch.
Domino’s Pizza Inc. (NYSE: DPZ) was started as Buy with a $210 price target (versus a $185.04 close) at Deutsche Bank.
Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc. (NYSE: FMSA) was raised to Buy from Neutral at Guggenheim.
Jabil Inc. (NYSE: JBL) was raised to Buy from Hold at Argus.
KLA-Tencor Corp. (NASDAQ: KLAC) was raised to Overweight from Sector Weight with a $134 price target (versus a $105.63 close) at KeyBanc Capital Markets.
Netgear Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR) was raised to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James.
Papa John’s International (NASDAQ: PZZA) was started as Hold at Deutsche Bank.
Phillips 66 Partners (NYSE: PSXP) was raised to Buy from Neutral at Goldman Sachs.
Quanex Building Products Corp. (NYSE: NX) was downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Wedbush Securities as the $24.05 share price is right at the $24 price target.
Ryanair Holdings PLC (NASDAQ: RYAAY) was downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse. The firm worries about rising costs after agreeing to talks that may recognize unions.
Sunoco L.P. (NYSE: SUN) was raised to Neutral from Sell at Goldman Sachs. Sunoco’s unit price was down 1.27% at $28.75 on Friday but indicated up 1.75% at $29.25 on Monday.
Synchrony Financial (NYSE: SYF) was raised to Buy from Neutral with a $52 price objective (versus a $37.19 close) at Merrill Lynch.
Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) was started as Neutral and assigned a $103 price target at JPMorgan.
Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. (NASDAQ: FOX) was downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital Markets.
VMware Inc. (NYSE: VMW) was raised to Overweight from Sector Weight with a $142 price target (versus a $123.80 close) at KeyBanc Capital Markets.
Wingstop Inc. (NASDAQ: WING) was started as Hold at Deutsche Bank.
Friday’s top analyst calls included Delta Air Lines, Express Scripts, Marathon Oil, Under Armour, Valeant Pharmaceuticals and many more.