The Aon PLC (AON) Raised to “Hold” at Zacks Investment Research

The Aon PLC (AON) Raised to “Hold” at Zacks Investment Research

Aon PLC (NYSE:AON) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Tuesday. According to Zacks, “Aon remains exposed to heavy debt burden and associated interest expenses that are increasing borrowing costs and financial risks for the company over several quarters. These headwinds are reflected in the company's share price performance which have gained 32% in 2016, lower than 35% gained by the Zacks-categorized Insurance Brokers industry. Stiff competition, ongoing legal hassles and foreign currency fluctuations remain major…

The Alliance Data Systems Corp. (ADS) Upgraded to Buy by Zacks Investment Research

The Alliance Data Systems Corp. (ADS) Upgraded to Buy by Zacks Investment Research

Alliance Data Systems Corp. (NYSE:ADS) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a note issued to investors on Tuesday. The brokerage presently has a $266.00 price objective on the stock. Zacks Investment Research’s target price suggests a potential upside of 15.38% from the company’s current price. According to Zacks, “Alliance Data Systems witnessed a loss over the past one year, compared to a gain recorded for the Zacks categorized Financial Transaction Services industry. However, over the last 30 days, the Zacks Consensus…

The Pfizer Inc. (PFE) Lowered to “Hold” at Zacks Investment Research

The Pfizer Inc. (PFE) Lowered to “Hold” at Zacks Investment Research

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday. According to Zacks, “Pfizer has been working on strengthening its product portfolio as well as pipeline through acquisitions and licensing deals. While the Hospira acquisition significantly expanded Pfizer's sterile injectable and biosimilar capabilities, the Medivation deal strengthened its cancer franchise by adding Xtandi to its portfolio. Pfizer’s new products like Ibrance should do well and drive revenues in 2017 while cost-savings and…

The Newell Brands Inc. (NWL) Upgraded at Zacks Investment Research

The Newell Brands Inc. (NWL) Upgraded at Zacks Investment Research

Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE:NWL) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report issued on Tuesday. The brokerage currently has a $53.00 price target on the stock. Zacks Investment Research’s price objective suggests a potential upside of 15.02% from the company’s current price. According to Zacks, “Newell Brands, which has a splendid earnings surprise history, has outperformed the Zacks categorized industry in the past one year. Newell has been gaining from its efforts like solidifying portfolio by investing in key segments, and…

The LyondellBasell Industries (LYB) Lifted to “Buy” at Zacks Investment Research

The LyondellBasell Industries (LYB) Lifted to “Buy” at Zacks Investment Research

LyondellBasell Industries (NYSE:LYB) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report issued on Tuesday. The brokerage currently has a $100.00 price objective on the stock. Zacks Investment Research’s price objective suggests a potential upside of 10.02% from the stock’s current price. According to Zacks, “LyondellBasell has outperformed the Zacks categorized 'Chemicals-Diversified' industry in the last three months. The company remains on track with its ethylene expansion programs that should boost capacity and add to its earnings. The company is executing its…

The Lennar Corp. (LEN) Upgraded to “Buy” at Zacks Investment Research

The Lennar Corp. (LEN) Upgraded to “Buy” at Zacks Investment Research

Lennar Corp. (NYSE:LEN) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday. The brokerage currently has a $50.00 price target on the stock. Zacks Investment Research’s price objective suggests a potential upside of 14.03% from the stock’s current price. According to Zacks, “After the outstanding fiscal 2015 results, Lennar posted strong numbers in 2016 as well. The company beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate for both earnings and sales in all the four quarters. The…

The Mattel Inc. (MAT) Downgraded by Vetr Inc.

The Mattel Inc. (MAT) Downgraded by Vetr Inc.

Mattel Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT) was downgraded by Vetr from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a note issued to investors on Tuesday. They presently have a $33.95 target price on the stock. Vetr‘s price target would indicate a potential upside of 13.09% from the stock’s current price. Several other brokerages have also recently weighed in on MAT. B. Riley reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $41.00 price objective on shares of Mattel in a research note on Monday, November 28th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Mattel from…

The Vetr Inc. Lowers CEMEX SAB de CV (CX) to Buy

The Vetr Inc. Lowers CEMEX SAB de CV (CX) to Buy

CEMEX SAB de CV (NYSE:CX) was downgraded by research analysts at Vetr from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday. They presently have a $9.21 price objective on the stock. Vetr‘s price objective would suggest a potential upside of 4.19% from the company’s current price. A number of other equities research analysts have also weighed in on the stock. HSBC upgraded shares of CEMEX SAB de CV from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $9.00…

The Vetr Inc. Lowers CenturyLink Inc. (CTL) to Buy

The Vetr Inc. Lowers CenturyLink Inc. (CTL) to Buy

CenturyLink Inc. (NYSE:CTL) was downgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report issued on Tuesday. They currently have a $27.84 price objective on the stock. Vetr‘s price target suggests a potential upside of 8.92% from the company’s previous close. A number of other equities analysts have also recently weighed in on CTL. Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. raised shares of CenturyLink from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $30.00 price target on the stock in a research report on…

The Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (CMG) Lifted to Hold at Vetr Inc.

The Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (CMG) Lifted to Hold at Vetr Inc.

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (NYSE:CMG) was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Tuesday. The firm currently has a $394.81 price target on the stock. Vetr‘s target price suggests a potential downside of 2.56% from the stock’s previous close. CMG has been the subject of several other reports. RBC Capital Markets reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $465.00 price target (down from $485.00) on shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill in a research report on Tuesday, October 18th. Instinet…

The Intra-Cellular Therapies Inc. (ITCI) Rating Lowered to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

The Intra-Cellular Therapies Inc. (ITCI) Rating Lowered to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

Intra-Cellular Therapies Inc. (NASDAQ:ITCI) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday. According to Zacks, “Intra-Cellular Therapies Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company. The company develops drugs for the treatment of neuropsychiatric and neurologic diseases and other disorders of the central nervous system. Its product candidates include ITI-007, ITI-002 and ITI-009 which is in clinical trials. Intra-Cellular Therapies Inc. is headquartered in New York. “ A number of other research analysts also recently issued…

The Discover Financial Services (DFS) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research

The Discover Financial Services (DFS) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research

Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday. The firm currently has a $80.00 price target on the financial services provider’s stock. Zacks Investment Research’s price target would indicate a potential upside of 13.96% from the stock’s current price. According to Zacks, “Discover Financial shares have outperformed the Zacks categorized Consumer Loan industry in a year's time. The company remains well positioned for growth given its strength in credit card business….

The Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) Downgraded to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

The Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) Downgraded to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Tuesday. According to Zacks, “Electronic Arts’ digital business is expected to continue to grow in fiscal 2017 and beyond, primarily on the back of a strong mobile business. Moreover, cost optimization initiatives will be beneficial going forward. EA’s last reported  blowout quarter was driven by continued increases in digital revenues and strength in EA Sports titles (FIFA 17) and mobile games like Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes….

The First Data Corp. (FDC) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research

The First Data Corp. (FDC) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research

First Data Corp. (NYSE:FDC) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Tuesday. According to Zacks, “First Data Corporation is a commerce-enabling technology and solutions company. It provides merchant transaction processing and acquiring; credit, retail and debit card issuing and processing; prepaid services and check verification, settlement and guarantee services. First Data Corporation is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. “ Several other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports on FDC. KeyCorp assumed coverage on First Data Corp….

The Globl Water Res (GWRS) Rating Lowered to Sell at Zacks Investment Research

The Globl Water Res (GWRS) Rating Lowered to Sell at Zacks Investment Research

Globl Water Res (NASDAQ:GWRS) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a note issued to investors on Tuesday. According to Zacks, “Global Water Resources, Inc. is a water resource management company. It owns and operates regulated water, wastewater and recycled water utilities. Global Water Resources, Inc. is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. “ Globl Water Res (NASDAQ:GWRS) traded down 2.31% during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $8.47. The stock had a trading volume of 24,843 shares. Globl Water Res has a 52 week…

The Zacks Investment Research Lowers Parametric Sound Corp. (HEAR) to Sell

The Zacks Investment Research Lowers Parametric Sound Corp. (HEAR) to Sell

Parametric Sound Corp. (NASDAQ:HEAR) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday. According to Zacks, “Turtle Beach Corporation is an audio technology company. It designs audio products for consumer, commercial and healthcare markets. The company markets premium headsets for use with personal computers, mobile devices and video game consoles under the brand Turtle Beach (TurtleBeach.com). Under the brand HyperSound (HyperSound.com), the company markets pioneering directed audio solutions that have applications in digital signage…

The VALE SA (VALE) Upgraded to “Buy” at Vetr Inc.

The VALE SA (VALE) Upgraded to “Buy” at Vetr Inc.

VALE SA (NYSE:VALE) was upgraded by stock analysts at Vetr from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report issued on Tuesday. The brokerage presently has a $10.25 target price on the stock. Vetr‘s price objective would suggest a potential upside of 2.19% from the company’s current price. Several other equities analysts have also issued reports on the company. Barclays PLC upgraded VALE SA from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and set a $5.11 price target on the stock in a research report on Wednesday,…

The Vetr Inc. Upgrades Red Hat Inc. (RHT) to Strong-Buy

The Vetr Inc. Upgrades Red Hat Inc. (RHT) to Strong-Buy

Red Hat Inc. (NYSE:RHT) was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report issued on Tuesday. The firm presently has a $82.00 target price on the open-source software company’s stock. Vetr‘s target price would suggest a potential upside of 10.51% from the stock’s current price. Other analysts also recently issued reports about the stock. Rosenblatt Securities restated a “buy” rating and set a $95.00 price target on shares of Red Hat in a research report on Monday, December 26th. Robert W. Baird…

The Michael Kors Holdings Ltd. (KORS) Lowered to “Buy” at Vetr Inc.

The Michael Kors Holdings Ltd. (KORS) Lowered to “Buy” at Vetr Inc.

Michael Kors Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:KORS) was downgraded by equities researchers at Vetr from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued on Tuesday. They currently have a $48.74 price objective on the lifestyle brand’s stock. Vetr‘s price objective points to a potential upside of 14.79% from the company’s previous close. A number of other equities research analysts have also recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Michael Kors Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday,…

The Celgene Corp. (CELG) Upgraded to Strong-Buy by Vetr Inc.

The Celgene Corp. (CELG) Upgraded to Strong-Buy by Vetr Inc.

Celgene Corp. (NASDAQ:CELG) was upgraded by investment analysts at Vetr from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report issued on Wednesday. The firm presently has a $131.23 target price on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock. Vetr‘s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 16.48% from the company’s previous close. Several other research firms have also recently weighed in on CELG. Cann reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $141.00 price objective on shares of Celgene Corp. in a research report on Tuesday, December 6th. BMO Capital Markets…