Wall Street Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades And Initiations

Wall Street Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades And Initiations

$BCS, $BP, $LOCK, $MBLY, $ORCL, $LUV, $WFM

HeffX-LTN reviews analysts research reports from Wall Street brokerage firms daily to find new investing and trading ideas for our readers. Some analysts reports cover stocks to buy, sell, hold, or avoid.

Below are Friday’s leading analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations from top research calls from around Wall Street, as follows:

Barclays PLC (NYSE:BCS) was given positive or supportive notes at Goldman Sachs. In dollar terms, Barclays rose 2% after earnings Wednesday to 17.78 and has a consensus price target of roughly 20 Vs a 52-wk range of 13.27 – 17.86.

BP plc (NYSE: BP) analysts raised BP to Buy from Hold with price target of 42 at Argus. The firm talked up cost-cutting and restructuring efforts and the commitment to the dividend, at a time when shares are trading below the 5-yr average P/E and Price/Cash Flow.

LifeLock, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOCK) analysts downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA Merrill Lynch, and the firm maintained its 10 price target. LifeLock has a 15 consensus target that has been coming lower since its regulatory action.

Mobileye NV (NYSE:MBLY) reiterated as Outperform and the price target was raised to 68 from 62 at RBC Capital Markets. Mobileye has a consensus price target of 65.40 and a 52-wk trading range of 31.11 – 63.17.

Oracle Corp. (NYSE:ORCL) analysts raised to Buy from Hold with a 50 price target at Jefferies. Oracle has a consensus price target of 46.13 and a 52-wk range of 35.82 – 46.71.

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) analysts raised to Overweight with a 50 price target at JPMorgan. Southwest has a consensus price target of 49.11 and a 52-wk trading range of 27.42 – 47.17.

Whole Foods Market Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight with a 37 price target at Morgan Stanley. Canaccord Genuity downgraded Whole Foods to Hold from Buy with a 38 price target.

Stay tuned…

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Paul Ebeling

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