Upgrades and Downgrades for Wednesday 8/9


  • Esperion (ESPR) upgraded by Jefferies from Hold to Buy
  • Transocean (RIG) upgraded by Goldman Sachs from Sell to Neutral
  • TriMas (TRS) upgraded by JPMorgan from Neutral to Overweight
  • PennantPark (PNNT) upgraded by JPMorgan from Neutral to Overweight
  • AcelRx (ACRX) upgraded by Stifel from Hold to Buy
  • PDC Energy (PDCE) upgraded by Mizuho from Neutral to Buy
  • Nautilus (NLS) upgraded by DA Davidson from Neutral to Buy
  • Continental AG (CTTAY) upgraded by Deutsche Bank from Hold to Buy
  • Arc Logistics (ARCX) upgraded by Stifel from Hold to Buy
  • Red Robin (RRGB) upgraded by BTIG from Neutral to Buy
  • Ampco-Pittsburgh (AP) upgraded by Janney Capital from Neutral to Buy
  • Ralph Lauren (RL) upgraded by Atlantic Equities from Underweight to Neutral
  • Novavax (NVAX) upgraded by Ladenburg from Neutral to Buy


  • Vivint Solar (VSLR) downgraded by Deutsche Bank from Buy to Hold
  • FTD Companies (FTD) downgraded by DA Davidson from Buy to Neutral
  • Albemarle (ALB) downgraded by SunTrust from Buy to Hold
  • Air Lease (AL) downgraded by BofA/Merrill from Buy to Neutral
  • Nelnet (NNI) downgraded by Compass Point from Buy to Neutral
  • Starbucks (SBUX) downgraded by BMO Capital from Outperform to Market Perform
  • Dean Foods (DF) downgraded by Wells Fargo from Outperform to Market Perform
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