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WMT

Wal-Mart

$80.72

0.06 (0.07%)

, KSS

Kohl's

$39.23

-0.27 (-0.68%)

10:36
08/11/17
08/11
10:36
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10:36

On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades

Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Wal-Mart (WMT) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Stephens with analyst Ben Bienvenu saying that the company's multi-year investments have led to a better in-store experience, which he sees continuing to drive momentum. 2. Kohl's (KSS) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse. 3. Huntington Bancshares (HBAN) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray with analyst Kevin Barker saying the "disappointing" expense guidance has lowered expectations while Huntington should grow earnings faster than any regional bank peer in fiscal 2018 and fiscal 2019. 4. Axalta Coating (AXTA) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan with analyst Jeffrey Zekauskas saying the 16% pullback over the past three weeks has created an investment opportunity. 5. Perrigo (PRGO) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman Sachs with analyst Jami Rubin saying the quarterly results may mark the beginning of inflection towards stabilization in the Rx business. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.

WMT

Wal-Mart

$80.72

0.06 (0.07%)

KSS

Kohl's

$39.23

-0.27 (-0.68%)

HBAN

Huntington Bancshares

$12.81

-0.36 (-2.73%)

AXTA

Axalta Coating

$28.65

0.47 (1.67%)

PRGO

Perrigo

$79.20

2.36 (3.07%)

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WMT Wal-Mart
$80.72

0.06 (0.07%)

08/11/17
08/11/17
UPGRADE
Target $91

Overweight
Wal-Mart upgraded to Overweight on better in-store experience at Stephens
As previously reported, Stephens analyst Ben Bienvenu upgraded Wal-Mart to Overweight from Equal Weight, stating that the company's multi-year investments have led to a better in-store experience, which he sees continuing to drive momentum. Bienvenu raised his price target on Wal-Mart shares to $91 from $78.
08/10/17
SPHN
08/10/17
UPGRADE
SPHN
Overweight
Wal-Mart upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Stephens
08/07/17
COWN
08/07/17
NO CHANGE
Target $86
COWN
Outperform
Cowen continues to favor Wal-Mart over Target despite turnaround progress
Cowen analyst Oliver Chen said Target's (TGT) positive pre-announcement and Wal-Mart's (WMT) momentum give him confidence about Q2, but his firm's proprietary survey indicates cautious trends in the quarter, including declines in visitor rates, declines in satisfaction, and growth in visitor overlap with Amazon (AMZN). While acknowledging that Target's turnaround remains on track, he said he still prefers Wal-Mart shares. Chen maintains his Outperform rating and $86 price target on Wal-Mart shares and his Market Perform rating on Target shares.
08/02/17
08/02/17
INITIATION

On The Fly: Top five analyst initiations
Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Wal-Mart (WMT) initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer. 2. Kohl's (KSS) assumed with a Buy at Jefferies. 3. Jabil Circuit (JBL) initiated with an Overweight at JPMorgan. 4. Bank of the Ozarks (OZRK) initiated with an Overweight at Morgan Stanley. 5. Sequans (SQNS) initiated with an Outperform at Baird. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
KSS Kohl's
$39.23

-0.27 (-0.68%)

08/10/17
FBCO
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UPGRADE
FBCO
Neutral
Kohl's upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse
08/08/17
OTRG
08/08/17
UPGRADE
OTRG
Mixed
Kohl's upgraded to Mixed from Negative at OTR Global
OTR Global raised its view on Kohl's to Mixed following checks that indicate Q2 sell-through at least met its plan with most vendors surveyed.
08/10/17
GDHS
08/10/17
UPGRADE
GDHS
Hold
Kohl's upgraded to Hold from Reduce at Gordon Haskett
Gordon Haskett upgraded Kohl's to Hold saying earnings downside looks limited post today's results. The firm raised its price target for the shares to $37 from $36.
08/10/17
JEFF
08/10/17
NO CHANGE
JEFF
Kohl's shares defended at Jefferies
HBAN Huntington Bancshares
$12.81

-0.36 (-2.73%)

08/11/17
PIPR
08/11/17
UPGRADE
Target $15
PIPR
Overweight
Huntington Bancshares upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Kevin Barker upgraded Huntington Bancshares to Overweight and raised his price target for the shares to $15 from $14. The "disappointing" expense guidance has lowered expectations while Huntington should grow earnings faster than any regional bank peer in FY18 and FY19, the analyst contends.
07/24/17
07/24/17
UPGRADE
Target $15

Buy
Update: Huntington Bancshares upgraded to Buy at Hilliard Lyons
As previously reported, Hilliard Lyons upgraded Hunting Bancshares to Buy from Neutral with a $15 price target. Analyst Andrew Stapp said Huntington beat Q2 estimates and shares fell following the release. The analyst said shares trade at a meaningful discount to other large regionals and offer an attractive dividend yield of 2.5%.
07/24/17
HDLY
07/24/17
UPGRADE
HDLY
Buy
Huntington Bancshares upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Hilliard Lyons
08/10/17
PIPR
08/10/17
UPGRADE
PIPR
Overweight
Huntington Bancshares upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray
AXTA Axalta Coating
$28.65

0.47 (1.67%)

07/11/17
SBSH
07/11/17
NO CHANGE
SBSH
Citi views paint survey as positive for Sherwin-Williams
Citi analyst P.J. Juvekar views his firm's annual paint survey of nearly 130 U.S. big box, specialty paint and hardware stores as positive for Sherwin-Williams (SHW). The survey showed "healthy" volume growth, particularly for pro painters, and some year-over-year improvement in pricing, Juvekar tells investors in a research note. The analyst prefers shares of Sherwin over PPG (PPG) and Axalta Coating (AXTA).
04/21/17
NOMU
04/21/17
DOWNGRADE
NOMU
Neutral
Axalta Coating downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Nomura Instinet (pre-open)
Nomura Instinet analyst Aleksey Yefremov downgraded Axalta to Neutral with a $33 price target to reflect recent changes in raw material prices and macroeconomic data.
08/11/17
JPMS
08/11/17
UPGRADE
Target $31
JPMS
Overweight
Axalta Coating upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Jeffrey Zekauskas upgraded Axalta Coating to Overweight and raised his price target for the shares to $31 from $29. The 16% pullback over the past three weeks has created an investment opportunity, the analyst tells investors in a research note. He notes that currency conditions are changing for the better and that the price/raw material "cost squeeze" should improve in 2018.
06/21/17
BOFA
06/21/17
DOWNGRADE
BOFA
Underperform
Axalta Coating downgraded to Underperform from Buy at BofA/Merrill
PRGO Perrigo
$79.20

2.36 (3.07%)

06/16/17
CANT
06/16/17
INITIATION
Target $85
CANT
Overweight
Perrigo initiated with an Overweight at Cantor
Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Louise Chen started Perrigo with an Overweight rating and $85 price target.
08/10/17
CANT
08/10/17
NO CHANGE
Target $93
CANT
Overweight
Perrigo price target raised to $93 from $85 at Cantor
Cantor analyst Louise Chen raised her price target on Perrigo to $93 from $85, citing higher expectations for its earnings and its multiple after the company's Q2 report and guidance increase. Chen, who thinks the company can grow on the top and bottom lines for every business segment in 2018, keeps an Overweight rating on Perrigo shares.
08/11/17
GSCO
08/11/17
UPGRADE
Target $79
GSCO
Neutral
Perrigo upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman Sachs
Goldman analyst Jami Rubin upgraded Perrigo to Neutral and increased its price target to $79 from $66 saying the quarterly results may mark the beginning of inflection towards stabilization in the Rx business.
06/05/17
06/05/17
DOWNGRADE

On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Apple (AAPL) downgraded to Sector Weight from Overweight at Pacific Crest with analyst Andy Hargreaves saying upside from the launch of iPhone 8 is already reflected in the shares. An "extremely strong iPhone 8 cycle" is being priced into the stock while little weight is being given to gross margins, supply issues, or the likelihood for declines beyond the iPhone 8, Hargreaves tells investors in a research note. 2. Perrigo (PRGO) downgraded to Underperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital with analyst Randall Stanicky saying the growth rate of the company's U.S. consumer business "has structurally re-rated lower" amid pricing headwinds and share losses. 3. Endocyte (ECYT) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Wedbush and to Market Perform from Outperform at Cowen. 4. Affiliated Managers (AMG) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citi while Federated Investors (FII) was downgraded to Sell from Neutral. 5. Veeva (VEEV) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley with the firm's analyst saying the 60%+ move in shares year-to-date captures much of the near-term upside in the stock. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.

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