Research Analysts’ new coverage for Monday, August 7th:

Royal Bank Of Canada assumed coverage on shares of Brighthouse Financial (NYSE:BHF). Royal Bank Of Canada issued a sector perform rating and a $77.00 price target on the stock.

FBR & Co began coverage on shares of Brighthouse Financial (NYSE:BHF). FBR & Co issued a market perform rating and a $72.00 target price on the stock.

Keefe, Bruyette & Woods began coverage on shares of Brighthouse Financial (NYSE:BHF). They issued a market perform rating on the stock.

Wells Fargo & Company initiated coverage on shares of Brighthouse Financial (NYSE:BHF). They issued a market perform rating on the stock.

Credit Suisse Group assumed coverage on shares of Brighthouse Financial (NYSE:BHF). Credit Suisse Group issued a neutral rating on the stock.

Barclays PLC assumed coverage on shares of Coherent (NASDAQ:COHR). They issued an overweight rating on the stock.

First Analysis initiated coverage on shares of Coupa Software (NASDAQ:COUP). First Analysis issued an overweight rating and a $37.00 price target on the stock.

Barclays PLC assumed coverage on shares of Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS). Barclays PLC issued an overweight rating on the stock.

Rodman & Renshaw started coverage on shares of Ascendant Resource (NASDAQ:MRMBF). Rodman & Renshaw issued a buy rating on the stock.

HC Wainwright assumed coverage on shares of Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR). The firm issued a buy rating and a $31.00 price target on the stock.

Rodman & Renshaw assumed coverage on shares of Poet Technologies (NASDAQ:POETF). The firm issued a buy rating on the stock.

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