Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AngioDynamics, Commercial Metals, Eldorado Resorts, Gamestop, Marvell, Spotify, US Steel and More

April 3, 2018 by 247lee

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The futures looked solidly higher Tuesday morning as investors continued to digest Monday’s massive sell-off, which started the second quarter off on a rather sour note. Continued worries over trade and weakness in technology were the main excuses for the selling. The Dow Jones industrial average, S&P 500 and Nasdaq are officially in the 10% correction territory now for 2018.

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These were the top analyst upgrades, downgrades and other research calls from Tuesday, April 3, 2018.

AngioDynamics Inc. (NASDAQ: ANGO) was raised to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James. The 52-week trading range is $14.80 to $18.85. The Wall Street consensus price target is posted at $16.33. The shares closed above that level Monday at $17.42 and are higher in the premarkets as the company beat earnings expectations on Monday.

Canadian National Railway Co. (NYSE: CNI) was raised to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James. The 52-week trading range for the stock is $70.59 to $85.73. The consensus price target is set at $80.81. The shares closed Monday at $72.85.

Commercial Metal Inc. (NYSE: CMC) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup. The 52-week trading range is $17.05 to $26.72. The consensus price objective is posted at $26.44. The stock closed Monday at $19.92.

Eldorado Resorts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERI) was raised to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie. The 52-week trading range for the casino and lodging stock is $17.30 to $38.45. The consensus price target is $39.50. The shares closed trading on Monday at $32.10.

GameStop Inc. (NYSE: GME) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Loop Capital. The 52-week trading range is $12.50 to $25.31, and the consensus price target is $20.40. The shares closed trading on Monday at $12.82.

Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRVL) was started with a Buy rating at Rosenblatt with a $27 price target. That compares with the analysts’ consensus target of $27.59. The 52-week trading range is $14.58 to $25.18. The stock closed trading Monday at $20.20.

Spotify Technology S.A. (NYSE: SPOT) saw its target price started at $175 at Guggenheim. The largest music streaming entity will begin trading Tuesday as a direct listing. The New York Stock Exchange has established a reference price for the company ahead of trading at $132. The direct listing means no investment banks were involved, no shares will be added to the float and there will be no lockup period.

United States Steel Corp. (NYSE: X) was raised to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup. The 52-week trading range for the venerable steel giant is $18.55 to $47.64. The consensus price target is $48.07, and the stock closed Monday at $34.22.

Weatherford International Ltd (NYSE: WFT) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Jefferies. The 52-week trading range for the shares is $2.08 to $6.86. The consensus price target for oilfield services firm is $4.87. The shares closed Monday near the 52-week low, at $2.16, so a rather surprising downgrade here.

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Other key analysts upgrades and downgrades were seen in the following.

Altice USA Inc. (NASDAQ: ATUS) was started with an Outperform rating at Macquarie with a target price of $23.50. That compares with a consensus target of $28.71. The 52-week trading range is $17.58 to $35.29. The stock closed Monday at $18.29.

America Movil S.A. (NYSE: AMX) was started with a Buy rating at Goldman Sachs with a $25 price target. That compares with a consensus target of $18.85. The 52-week trading range is $14.09 to $19.52. Shares closed Monday at $18.72.

California Water Service Group (NYSE: CWT) was raised to Market Perform from Underperform at Wells Fargo. The 52-week trading range is $32.75 to $46.15. The consensus price objective is $36.60, and the stock closed Monday at $35.65.

Compass Minerals International Inc. (NYSE: CMP) was started with an Overweight rating at Stephens. The 52-week trading range is $56.50 to $76.65. The Wall Street consensus price objective is posted at $70.57. The stock closed trading on Monday a $59.50.

HFF Inc. (NYSE: HF) was started with a Sell rating and a $41 price target at Goldman Sachs. That compares to the consensus target of $50. The 52-week trading range is $25.85 to $51.74. The stock closed Monday at $49.60.

Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE: OAS) was raised to Outperform from Neutral at Seaport Global Securities. The 52-week trading range is $6.69 to $15.77, and the consensus price target is $12.35. The shares closed Monday at $7.77, down over 4% on the day.

Red Rock Resorts Inc. (NASDAQ: RRR) was downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie. The 52-week trading range is $21.41 to $35.77. The consensus price target is posted at $35.60. The shares ended trading on Monday at $28.47.

Trimas Corp. (NASDAQ: TRS) was started with an Outperform rating at BMO Capital Markets. The $33 price target compares with the consensus target of $27.50. The 52-week trading range is $19.75 to $28.85. Shares closed Monday at $25.25.

United Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: UTHR) is raised to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse. The 52-week trading range is $106.30 to $152.55. The consensus price target is $126.17. The stock closed Monday at $107.42, down almost 5%.

In case you missed it, here are Monday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades. They included Agilent, Allstate, ADP, Baker Hughes, Cardinal Health, Comcast, FitBit, Humana, Tesla and more.

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