Essex Property Trust Inc. (NYSE: ESS) was raised to Buy from Neutral with a $282 price target at Janney.
Global Medical REIT Inc. (NYSE: GMRE) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Janney.
GrubHub Inc. (NYSE: GRUB) was started with a Sector Weight rating at KeyBanc Capital Markets. The stock closed down over 4% at $72.71 on Wednesday, and the consensus target price is $122.64.
Halliburton Co. (NYSE: HAL) was raised to Buy from Hold at Societe Generale. Halliburton closed down 4.6% at $27.64 on Wednesday and was indicated up less than 1% on Thursday. The consensus target price is $44.94 and the 52-week trading range is $27.30 to $57.86.
Hersha Hospitality Trust (NYSE: HT) was raised to Buy from Neutral with a $23 price target (versus a $17.06 close) at Janney.
Highwoods Properties Inc. (NYSE: HIW) was raised to Buy from Neutral with a $47 target price at Janney.
Host Hotels & Resorts was downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight and the price target was lowered to $16 from $21 at Morgan Stanley.
Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) was raised to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan. The stock closed down almost 3% at $283.29 a share on Wednesday, with a consensus target price of $383.74 and in a 52-week range of $242.81.
Macerich Co. (NYSE: MAC) was downgraded to Sector Weight from Overweight at KeyBanc Capital Markets.
MEI Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ: MEIP) was started with a Buy rating and assigned a $10 target price (versus a $2.11 close) at H.C. Wainwright. It has a 52-week range of $1.79 to $5.14.
Occidental Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: OXY) was started with an Overweight rating and assigned a $75 price target (versus a $62.24 close) at KeyBanc Capital Markets. The stock has a consensus target price of $86.62 and a 52-week trading range of $61.52 to $87.67.
Sunesis Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: SNSS) was started with a Neutral rating at H.C. Wainwright.
Unum Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: UMRX) was started with a Buy rating and assigned an $18 target price (versus a $4.47 close, after a 5.7% drop) at H.C. Wainwright.
Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP) was started with a Sector Weight rating at KeyBanc Capital Markets. Shares closed up four cents at $33.86 on Wednesday and have a consensus target price of $37.55. Yelp’s 52-week trading range is $29.33 to $52.50.
Wednesday’s top analyst calls included Apple, Baker Hughes, Biogen, FedEx, Intel, Micron Technology, Roku, Shake Shack and many more.
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