Stocks were indicated to open lower on Friday. While there has been a big bounce off last week’s lows, investors have seen lower upside after buying immediately after the big market pullbacks than in prior years. The investing community needs to consider how they want to position their investments for the rest of the year and into 2019.
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These are the top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen on Friday, November 9, 2018.
Achaogen Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAO) was down 14% at $2.65 on Thursday and was indicated down another 4% on Friday. Mizuho downgraded it to Neutral from Buy, and Stifel downgraded it to Hold from Buy as well.
ArcelorMittal (NYSE: MT) was raised to Neutral from Sell at UBS. The stock was down almost 2.6% at $25.39 on Thursday and was indicated down another 0.5% on Friday. It has a consensus target price of $42.22.
Arris International Inc. (NASDAQ: ARRS) is being acquired, and so Goldman Sachs raised it to Neutral from Sell.
Copa Holdings S.A. (NYSE: CPA) was downgraded to In-Line from Outperform at Evercore ISI. Shares closed down 0.4% at $79.90 on Thursday, in a 52-week range of $67.38 to $141.34. The consensus target price is $107.01.
Barclays PLC (NYSE: BCS) was downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse. The American depositary shares were indicated down 1.4% at $9.16 on Friday morning, in a 52-week range of $8.47 to $12.55 and with a consensus target price of $11.39.
Cree Inc. (NASDAQ: CREE) was raised to Buy from Neutral with a $58 price target (versus a $40.33 prior close) at Goldman Sachs. Shares were indicated up 5% at $42.35 after the call, and the consensus target price was $46.50.
Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (NASDAQ: CTRP) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy and the target price was cut to $36 from $49 at Nomura/Instinet. Shares were down 19% at $27.89 on Thursday, and they were indicated down almost 3% more Friday morning.
Himax Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: HIMX) was downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse. The stock was down 11% at $4.82 on Thursday, and its consensus target price was $7.00.
Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. (NYSE: KDP) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Gabelli. Shares closed up 3% at $28.48 on Thursday, and the consensus target price is $27.31.
MasTec Inc. (NYSE: MTZ) was downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Robert W. Baird. Shares closed up 3.5% at $50.67 on Thursday but were indicated down 2.5% on Friday. It has a 52-week range of $39.83 to $55.53, and the consensus target price is $61.92.
Michael Kors Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: KORS) was downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse. Its shares were up 2.1% at $50.09 on Thursday, but the stock was indicated down about 2% Friday morning. Its consensus target price was $68.48.
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