Notable Upgrades: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR), Apple Inc. (AAPL), Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (CMG), Comcast Corporation (CMCSA), Netflix, Inc. (NFLX), Imperva Inc. (IMPV)

UBS Global Equity is out with a report this morning upgrading shares of Twitter, Inc. (TWTR) with a ‘Buy’ from ‘Neutral’ rating and $65 from $50 price target, implying 23.88% expected return from the stock’s current price. The firm attributed the blogging platform’s upgrade and price hike to its advertising channel checks which indicated the company is seeing positive momentum with objective-based campaigns.

Twitter shares recently gained $1.91 to $52.52. The stock is up more than 16.75% year-over-year. Year-to-date however, the stock is 17.64% in the red. In the past 52 weeks, shares of the San Francisco, California-based firm have traded between a low of $29.51 and a high of $74.73.

Twitter, which closed Tuesday at $50.61, has a total market cap of $31.88B.

The chart below shows where the equity has traded over the last year, with the 50-day and 200-day moving averages included.

Apple Inc. (AAPL) was upgraded by Barclays to an ‘Overweight’ rating in a research note issued on Wednesday. The firm cited the company’s launch of new iPhones, payments solution, and iWatch as the main reason for the upgrade. Barclays AAPL’s price target lift to $116/share implies a 15.77% expected return.

Apple shares recently rose $1.79 to $99.78. In the past 52 weeks, shares of the Cupertino, California-based tech giant have traded between a low of $63.89 and a high of $103.74. Shares are up 42.06% year-over-year and 25.24% year-to-date.

The chart below shows where the equity has traded over the last year, with the 50-day and 200-day moving averages included.

Analysts at Oppenheimer lifted this morning their price target on the shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc (CMG) to $775 from $700. CMG shares recently rose $0.37 to $672.32. Oppenheimer’s new PT suggests a potential upside of about 15.70% from the company’s current stock price.

In the past 52 weeks, shares of the Denver, Colorado-based restaurant chain have traded between a low of $412.35 and a high of $697.937. Shares are up 60.05% year-over-year and 25.765% year-to-date.

The chart below shows where the equity has traded over the last year, with the 50-day and 200-day moving averages included.

Investment analysts at Canaccord Genuity initiated coverage on shares of Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) in a note issued to investors on Wednesday. The firm set a ‘Buy’ rating and a $62.00 price target on the stock. Comcast’s shares closed at $56.61 yesterday. Canaccord’s PT would suggest a potential upside of 9.30% from the stock’s previous close.

In the past 52 weeks, shares of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based company have traded between a low of $42.73 and a high of $56.87. Shares are up 32.39% year-over-year and 9.14% year-to-date.

The chart below shows where the equity has traded over the last year, with the 50-day and 200-day moving averages included.

Analysts at Sun Trust Rbsn Humphrey raised their Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) price target to $525 in a research report issued to clients on Wednesday. Netflix shares closed at $479.01 yesterday. The firm’s target price suggests a potential upside of about 8.95% from the company’s previous close.

Netflix shares are currently priced at 180.91x this year’s forecasted earnings compared to the industry’s 13.20x earnings multiple. Ticker has a PEG and forward P/E ratio of 3.95 and 73.03, respectively. Price/Sales for the same period is 5.88 while EPS is 2.66. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate NFLX a ‘Strong Buy’, 13 rate it a ‘Buy’ and 14 rate it a ‘Hold’. 3 analysts rate it a sell. NFLX has a median Wall Street price target of $500.00 with a high target of $600.00.

In the past 52 weeks, shares of the Los Gatos, California-based company have traded between a low of $282.80 and a high of $489.29 and are now at $482.10. Shares are up 53.90% year-over-year and 30.86% year-to-date.

The chart below shows where the equity has traded over the last year, with the 50-day and 200-day moving averages included.

Imperva Inc (IMPV), a company that develops and supports data center security solutions, had its rating upgraded to ‘Overweight’ from ‘Perform’ by analysts at Oppenheimer on Wednesday. The firm said its mid-quarter checks indicate the Redwood Shores, California-based firm is tracking ahead of guidance. The analysts raised the price target to $39.

Imperva shares recently rose 8.18% to $33.58, the highest level since mid-April. The stock is down more than 33% and 30.63% year-to-date.

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