T-Mobile US. Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) was raised to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo. The wireless carrier is still in the middle of an attempted merger with Sprint and has traded in a 52-week range of $54.60 to $66.52. The consensus price objective is $76.74, and the stock ended trading on Wednesday at $59.34.
Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) was started with an In-Line rating and a price target of $108 at Imperial Capital. That compares with the consensus target of $117.04. The analysts noted that while the company’s recent introduction of ESPN+ finally put the company in the OTT (over-the-top) game, the lack of any NBA basketball or NFL football on the platform simply does not allow it to promote ESPN+ as a true catalyst. The shares closed Wednesday at $103.96.
Other key analysts upgrades and downgrades were seen in the following:
ANGI Homeservices Inc. (NASDAQ: ANGI) was started with a Neutral rating at Guggenheim. The 52-week trading range is $10.24 to $16.61. The consensus price target is $16.50, and the stock closed Wednesday at $14.93.
Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRE) was downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Stephens. The 52-week trading range is $15.60 to $21.90, and the consensus price target is $26. The stock ended trading on Wednesday at $19.30.
Madison Square Garden Co. (NYSE: MSG) was raised to Buy from Hold at Jefferies. The stock has traded in a 52-week range of $205.22 to $284.19, and the consensus price target is $263.91. The stock closed Wednesday at $266.23, but the shares traded up almost 10% in Thursday’s premarket on news that the company may be split between sports and entertainment.
Progress Software Corp. (NASDAQ: PRGS) was lifted to Hold from Sell at Benchmark. The 52-week trading range is $30.12 and $53.60, and the consensus price target is $38.50. The stock closed trading on Wednesday at $34.80.
Spark Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: ONCE) was started with a Neutral rating and a $74 price target at B. Riley FBR. That compares with a consensus target of $79.45. The shares closed Wednesday at $82.87, down almost 6% on the day.
TransEnterix Inc. (NASDAQ: TRXC) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BTIG Research. The stock has traded in a 52-week range of $0.60 to $6.04. The consensus price target is $4.13, and the shares closed Wednesday at $5.85.
Twilio Inc. (NASDAQ: TWLO) was raised to Buy from Hold at Argus. The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $23.25 to $42.34, and the consensus price target is set at $55.55. The stock ended Wednesday at $54.30, down over 5%.
In case you missed it, Wednesday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades included AT&T, Abbott Labs, Honeywell, Tiffany, Zimmer-Biomet and many more.
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