Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (CHKP, CI, CAG, GLW, GMCR, IDIX, LNKD, MCHP, NBR, P, PES, RDC, RCL, STI, SNPS, UNH, VE, VRTX, VOD)

These are some of the top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen in Wall St. research calls this Wednesday.

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP) started as Market Perform at BMO.

Cigna Corp. (NYSE: CI) reiterated as top pick with Outperform rating and $59 target price at Credit Suisse.

ConAgra Foods Inc. (NYSE: CAG) reiterated Buy on Ralcorp deal with $33 target at BofA/ML.

Corning Inc. (NYSE: GLW) reiterated Buy with $20 target at Argus.

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR) reiterated Buy and raised target to $45 at Canaccord Genuity.

Idenix Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: IDIX) started as Buy with $7 target at Deutsche Bank.

LinkedIn Corp. (NYSE: LNKD) started as Neutral at Cowen.

Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) cut to Underperform as Bear of the Day at Zacks.

Nabors Industries Ltd. (NYSE: NBR) raised to Buy at Deutsche Bank.

Pandora Media Inc. (NYSE: P) started as Neutral at Cowen.

Pioneer Energy Services Corp. (NYSE: PES) raised to Buy with $10 target at Deutsche Bank.

Rowan Companies PLC (NYSE: RDC) reiterated Outperform but lowered target to $45 at Credit Suisse, as well as cut to Hold at Deutsche Bank.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL) raised to Outperform as Bull of the Day at Zacks.

SunTrust Banks Inc. (NYSE: STI) reiterated Buy with $35 target at Argus.

Synopsys Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS) reiterated Buy with $38 target at BofA/ML.

UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) reiterated Outperform with $59 target at Credit Suisse.

Veolia Environnement S.A. (NYSE: VE) raised to Overweight at HSBC.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: VRTX) cut to Hold at Argus.

Vodafone PLC (NASDAQ: VOD) started as Outperform at Baird.


Filed under: 24/7 Wall St. Wire, Analyst Calls Tagged: CAG, CHKP, CI, GLW, GMCR, IDIX, LNKD, MCHP, NBR, P, PES, RCL, RDC, SNPS, STI, UNH, VE, VOD, VRTX
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