NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- RATINGS CHANGES
Boyd Gaming (BYD) was upgraded at Credit Suisse to outperform from neutral. Twelve-month price target is $18. Estimates were also increased, following positive management meetings, Credit Suisse said.
Citigroup (C) was upgraded at Goldman Sachs to buy from neutral. Twelve-month price target is $61. Stock has yet to reflect better CCAR results, Goldman said.
Gulfport Energy (GPOR) was upgraded at Wells Fargo to outperform from market perform. Company is reaching an inflection point with its Utica asset, Wells Fargo said.
Coca-Cola (KO) was upgraded at BMO Capital to outperform. Twelve-month price target is $48. Company is attractively valued and has reasonable earnings expectations, BMO Capital said.
Hess (HES) was downgraded at Deutsche Bank to hold from buy. Company is continuing to spend heavily, Deutsche Bank said. Twelve-month price target is $75.
Juniper (JNPR) was downgraded at MKM Partners to sell from neutral. Twelve-month price target is $22. Stock is up 16% over the past five weeks, but management will likely continue to miss earnings expectations, MKM Partners said.
Occidental Petroleum (OXY) was upgraded at Deutsche Bank to buy from hold. Company can continue to generate solid free cash flow, Deutsche Bank said. Twelve-month price target is $90.
Paccar (PCAR) was upgraded at BMO Capital to market perform. Twelve-month price target is $60. Expect a lesser downturn in the Class 8 truck market, BMO Capital said.
Pier 1 (PIR) was downgraded at Wedbush to neutral from outperform. Twelve-month price target is $12. Wedbush analysts said they have a more cautious outlook, following store checks.11 Safe High-Yield Dividend Stocks for Times of Volatility and Uncertainty
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