Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “ABC Bancorp is a bank holding company. “
Asbury Automotive Group (NYSE:ABG) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. is one of the largest automotive retailers. Asbury offers customers an extensive range of automotive products and services, including new and used vehicle sales and related financing and insurance, vehicle maintenance and repair services, replacement parts and service contracts. They sell used vehicles at all franchised dealership locations and stand-alone stores. Used vehicle sales include the sale of used vehicles to individual retail customers and the sale of used vehicles to other dealers at auction. They provide vehicle repair and maintenance services, sell replacement parts, and recondition used vehicles at all of our dealerships. “
Armada Hoffler Properties (NYSE:AHH) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Armada Hoffler Properties, Inc. is a real estate investment trust. It is engaged in developing, building, owning and managing office, retail and multifamily properties primarily in the United States. Its properties are situated in Virginia and North Carolina. Armada Hoffler Properties, Inc. is based in Virginia Beach, United States. “
Albany International (NYSE:AIN) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Albany International Corp. is a global advanced textiles and materials processing company. Albany International has two core businesses, The Machine Clothing segment is the world’s leading producer of custom-designed fabrics and belts essential to production in the paper, nonwovens, and other process industries. Albany Engineered Composites (AEC) is a rapidly growing supplier of highly engineered composite parts for the aerospace industry. Albany International products and technologies help make paper smoother, tissue softer, and aircraft engines and structures lighter. “
AMC Entertainment (NYSE:AMC) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc., operates as a theatrical exhibition company primarily in the United States and internationally. It owned or interests in theatres and screens. AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. is based in Leawood, Kansas. “
DexCom (NASDAQ:DXCM) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies.
Egalet (NASDAQ:EGLT) was given a $4.00 price target by analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock.
Evonik Industries (FRA:EVK) was given a €35.00 ($43.21) target price by analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock.
Garmin (NASDAQ:GRMN) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Tigress Financial.
Ribbon Communications (NASDAQ:RBBN) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at William Blair. The analysts wrote, “We note that the stock has been a victim of a thin float and what we believe is largely machine-driven buying and selling, in the technical range of between $6.50 and $8.50 per share. The stock broke all technical indicators after the last quarter’s results—which, judging by the investor reaction, were perceived as troubling—sending it well below $6.00 per share and its 50-day moving average. We, to the contrary , saw no glaringly surprising issues from the earnings report, and would advocate investors to double down here.””
Tronox (OTCMKTS:TROX) had its target price increased by Barclays PLC to $26.00. The firm currently has an overweight rating on the stock.
Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ:ULTA) had its target price reduced by Wolfe Research from $267.00 to $236.00. The firm currently has an outperform rating on the stock.
Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl (NYSE:VRX) (TSE:VRX) had its sell rating reissued by analysts at Wells Fargo & Co.
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