Netflix (NFLX) was upgraded at Hudson Square to buy from hold. Twelve-month price target is $409. Stock has pulled back 23%, but expect a strong seasonal quarter, Hudson Square said.
Palo Alto Networks (PANW) was upgraded at JMP Securities to outperform from market perform. Twelve-month price target is $80. Company is becoming a leader in the APT market, JMP Securities said.
Premier (PINC) was upgraded at ISI Group to buy from neutral. Twelve-month price target is $39.50. Stock has lagged year-to-date, but the company can generate double-digit growth, ISI Group said.
Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) was downgraded to sell at TheStreet Ratings.Molson Coors (TAP) was downgraded at Nomura to neutral from buy. Valuation call, based on a 12-month price target of $60, Nomura said. Twitter (TWTR) was upgraded at Cantor Fitzgerald to hold from sell. Twelve-month price target is $45. See better near-term results, aided by the launch of new ad formats, Cantor Fitzgerald said. WESCO International (WCC) was upgraded at UBS to buy from neutral. Organic growth likely to reaccelerate as end markets begin to recover, UBS said. M&A is expected to supplement core growth, UBS said. Twelve-month price target is $100. Wex (WEX) was upgraded at Citigroup to buy. Twelve-month price target is $109. Confidence is growing in the company's accelerated growth profile, Citigroup said. Stock Comments / EPS Changes
Advance Auto (AAP) was added to the Best Ideas List at Wedbush. Checks show an improving core business and additional revenue synergies, Wedbush said. Twelve-month price target is $150. Athlon Energy (ATHL) 12-month price target was raised at UBS. Driven by accretive Midland acquisition, UBS said. Twelve-month price target is $42. Neutral rating.
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