Analysts' Actions -- CME Group, Nucor, SeaWorld, Square and More

RATINGS CHANGES

Sotheby's (BID) was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings. You can view the full analysis from the report here: BID.

Ciena (CIEN) was upgraded to buy from hold at Deutsche Bank. $27 price target. The company is seeing growth in multiple areas, Deutsche said. 

CoreLogic (CLGX) was downgraded to neutral from overweight at Piper Jaffray. $40 price target. The company will likely struggle in a rising rate environment, Piper said. 

CME Group (CME) was downgraded to neutral from overweight at JPMorgan. The valuation is less attractive, based on a $116 price target, JPMorgan said. 

Nelnet (NNI) was downgraded to neutral from outperform at Credit Suisse. The valuation is less attractive, based on a $48 price target, Credit Suisse said. 

Nucor (NUE) was downgraded to hold from buy at Berenberg. $61 price target. The valuation is less attractive, as the stock is up 20% in the past two weeks, Berenberg said.  

Children's Place (PLCE) was upgraded to buy from underperform at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. $92 price target. The company can expand margins and generate significant upside to consensus earnings expectations, analysts said. 

Regions Financial (RF) was upgraded to outperform from market perform at FBR Capital Markets. $15 price target. The company has relatively more upside potential in new political environment, FBR said. 

SeaWorld (SEAS) was downgraded to neutral from buy at Citigroup. The valuation is less attractive, based on a $19 price target, Citi said. 

Sony (SNE) was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings. You can view the full analysis from the report here: SEAS.

Square (SQ) was upgraded to overweight at Pacific Crest. $15 price target. Profitability and cash flow are growing and long term projects offer optionality, Pac Crest said. 

Werner (WERN) was downgraded to hold from buy at Deutsche Bank. $27 price target. The valuation is less attractive, as the stock is valued at 22 times expected forward earnings, Deutsche said. 

WPX Energy (WPX) was upgraded to outperform from market perform at BMO Capital. $16 price target. The company has transitioned to a high quality asset base, BMO said.

This article was written by a staff member of TheStreet.

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