CNO Financial (CNO) - Get CNO Financial Group, Inc. Report was downgraded to neutral from buy, Goldman Sachs said. $17 price target. Estimates were also cut because the company is halting its buyback program due to lower reinsurance recapture rates, said Goldman.
Qualcomm (QCOM) - Get Qualcomm Inc Report was upgraded to buy from neutral, Mizuho said. $75 price target. A possible deal with NXP (NXPI) - Get NXP Semiconductors NV Report appears to make both strategic and financial sense.
Sprouts (SFM) - Get Sprouts Farmers Markets, Inc. Report was upgraded to buy, Jefferies said. $24 price target. Its low-price strategy should allow the company to gain market share over the long term, according to Jefferies.
Walmart (WMT) - Get Walmart Inc. Report was initiated with an overweight rating, Keybanc said. $90 price target. Investments should eventually lead to sustainable market share gains, according to Keybanc.
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