Notable Analyst Rating Changes 10/21: (CHK) (NRF) (AVT) Upgraded; (MEMP) (YHOO) (WWAV) Downgraded

October 21, 2016 10:37 AM EDT

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UPGRADES
Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK) was upgraded by two today:

  • Nomura Securities from Reduce to Neutral and moved its price target from $4 to $7.50. Click Here for more color; and
  • BofAMerrill Lynchh from Underperform to Neutral with a price target of $10.

FBR Capital upgrades NorthStar Realty Finance (NYSE: NRF) from Market Perform to Outperform and moves its price target from $15 to $15.50. Click Here for more color.

Longbow Research moves Avnet (NYSE: AVT) from Neutral to Buy.

Hilliard Lyons raises eBay (Nasdaq: EBAY) from Long-Term Buy to Buy.

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DOWNGRADES
Raymond James downgrades Memorial Production Partners (Nasdaq: MEMP) from Market Perform to Underperform.

Jefferies analyst, Brian Fitzgerald cuts Yahoo! (Nasdaq: YHOO) to Hold from Buy, but raised its price target from $43 to $48. Click Here for more color.

Susquehanna drops The WhiteWave Foods Company (NYSE: WWAV) from Positive to Neutral and moves its price target from $58 to $56.25.

OTR Global cuts Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA) from Positive to Mixed.

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NEW COVERAGE
Piper Jaffray initiates Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) with a Neutral rating and a price target of $73.00.

Wunderlich Securities assumes coverage on CBS (NYSE: CBS) with a Buy rating and a price target of $72.

Roth Capital begins Asure Software (Nasdaq: ASUR) with a Buy rating and a price target of $12.

Rodman & Renshaw starts Abraxas Petroleum (Nasdaq: AXAS) with a Buy rating and a price target of $3. Click Here for more color.

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