Stocks were indicated to open marginally lower on Thursday morning, and the market has felt a bit directionless of late while it awaits a trade deal with China. Investors need to consider how they want their investments and assets positioned for the rest of the year and beyond.
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These are the top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen on Thursday, March 28, 2019.
Bunge Ltd. (NYSE: BG) was started with a Neutral rating and assigned a $60 target price (versus a $51.81 close) at JPMorgan. It has a consensus target price of $67.00.
Camping World Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CWH) was started with a Hold rating and a $15 target at Jefferies. The consensus target is higher at $18.39. The stock ended Wednesday at $14.18, up almost 3% on the day.
Carbonite Inc. (NASDAQ: CARB) was started with an Overweight rating and assigned a $30 target price (versus a $24.86 prior close, after a 1.6% drop) at Barclays. The consensus target price is $37.50.
Cedar Fair L.P. (NYSE: FUN) was reiterated with a Buy rating at B. Riley FBR, which lowered its target price to $60 from $61. That compares with a consensus target of $61.22. The amusement park chain closed Wednesday at $53.14 a share.
Cheniere Energy Inc. (NYSE: LNG) saw its price target raised to $87 from $84 at Goldman Sachs, and the shares were also added to the firm’s Conviction Buy List. The Goldman Sachs target compares to the consensus target of $78.38. Shares ended trading Wednesday at $66.44 and were up slightly in the premarket.
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) was downgraded to Neutral from Positive at Susquehanna. After closing up 0.5% at $176.09 on Wednesday, its shares were indicated down 1.2% at $174.00 on Thursday. FedEx has a consensus target price of $221.40.
Five Below Inc. (NASDAQ: FIVE) was reiterated as Buy and was added to the prized Conviction Buy List with a $147 price target (versus a $120.01 prior close) at Goldman Sachs. The consensus analyst target is $132.12, and the shares were indicated up 5% at $126.00 in early trading on Thursday.
Kinder Morgan Inc. (NYSE: KMI) was maintained as Buy at Goldman Sachs, but the firm removed it from the prized Conviction Buy list. This call is a day after Citigroup downgraded it to Neutral from Buy. Kinder Morgan closed down 0.5% at $19.98 on Wednesday, and the consensus target price was $21.47.
Medicines Co. (NASDAQ: MDCO) was started with an Outperform rating and assigned an $80 price target (versus a $26.97 close) at Robert W. Baird.