Notable Analyst Rating Changes 10/8: (YUM) (CPGX) (INFN) Upgraded; (CSII) (CEQP) (NBR) Downgraded

October 8, 2015 11:00 AM EDT

UPGRADES
Credit Suisse upgrades Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM) from Underperform to Neutral and moves its price target from $86 down to $75. Click Here for more color.

Jefferies boosts Columbia Pipeline Group (NYSE: CPGX) from Hold to Buy and moves its price target from $28 to $26. Click Here for more color.

Needham & Company raises Infinera Corp. (Nasdaq: INFN) from Hold to Buy with a price target of $24.

DA Davidson lifts Nike (NYSE: NKE) from Neutral to Buy with a price target of $140.

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DOWNGRADES
Cardiovascular Systems (Nasdaq: CSII) downgraded by three today:

  • BofA/Merrill Lynch from Buy to Underperform with a price target of $15.
  • Leerink Partners from Outperform to Market Perform and cuts its price target from $45 to $17. Click Here for more color.
  • Needham & Company from Strong Buy to Buy, while slashing its price target from $37 to $18. Click Here for more color.

BofA/Merrill Lynch cuts Crestwood Equity Partners LP (NYSE: CEQP) from Neutral to Underperform with a price target and moves its price target from $6 down to $2.50.

Scotia Howard Weil drops Nabors (NYSE: NBR) from Outperform to Sector Perform with a price target of $14.

Jefferies lowers Southwest Gas (NYSE: SWX) from Buy to Hold with a price target of $60.

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NEW COVERAGE
SunTrust Robinson Humphrey assumes Wendy's (Nasdaq: WEN) at Buy with a price target of $11.

Cantor begins coverage on Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS) with a Buy rating and a price target of $19.

Cowen initiates Groupon, Inc. (Nasdaq: GRPN) with a Underperform rating and a price target of $2.75. Click Here for more color.

Deutsche Bank starts Dish Network (Nasdaq: DISH) with a Buy rating and a price target of $92. Click Here for more color.

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