ArQule (NASDAQ:ARQL) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $7.75 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “ArQule, Inc. is a biotechnology company engaged in the research and development of next-generation, small-molecule cancer therapeutics. The Company’s targeted, broad-spectrum products and research programs are focused on key biological processes that are central to cancer. ArQule’s lead clinical-stage products have been generated from two scientific platforms: Cancer Survival Protein modulation and Activated Checkpoint Therapy. The Cancer Survival Protein modulation platform has generated a clinical-stage product that mediates its effects by inhibiting the activity of a molecule known as c-Met, which plays multiple roles in cancer cell growth, survival, invasion, angiogenesis and metastasis. The ACT platform is designed to kill cancer cells selectively while sparing normal cells through direct activation of DNA damage response/checkpoint pathways. The Company’s lead ACT program, based on the E2F-1 pathway, is partnered with Roche. “
Atlantic Power (NYSE:AT) (TSE:ATP) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $2.50 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Atlantic Power Corporation is an independent electric power producer that owns interests in a diversified portfolio of independent, non-utility power generation projects and one transmission line situated in major U.S. markets. “
Bayerische Motoren Werke (OTCMKTS:BAMXF) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a strong sell rating. According to Zacks, “BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE AG is a multi-brand automobile manufacturer that focuses on the premium segments of the worldwide automobile and motorcycle markets. It has three brands: BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce. The Company’s BMW automobile range includes the 1 Series, a sports hatchback; the 3 Series, including sedan, touring, coupe and convertible models; the 5 Series, available in sedan and touring models; the 6 Series, available as a coupe or convertible; the 7 Series large sedan; the Z4 roadster and coupe; the sports utility vehicles, X3, X5 and X6 and M models, such as M3, M5 and M6. A variety of motorcycles are also available under the BMW brand. “
Boise Cascade (NYSE:BCC) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Boise Cascade Company operates as a wood products manufacturer and building materials distributor. The Company manufactures engineered wood products, plywood, lumber and particleboard and distributes wood products, such as decking, EWP, lumber, panel, particleboard, and MDF products. It has operations primarily in the United States and Canada. Boise Cascade Company is headquartered in Boise, Idaho. “
Carolina Financial (NASDAQ:CARO) was downgraded by analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods from an outperform rating to a market perform rating.
Compass Point began coverage on shares of Cboe Global Markets (NASDAQ:CBOE). Compass Point issued a buy rating on the stock.
Compass Point started coverage on shares of CME Group (NASDAQ:CME). The firm issued a neutral rating on the stock.
KeyCorp assumed coverage on shares of Fossil Group (NASDAQ:FOSL). The firm issued an overweight rating on the stock.
NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at DA Davidson. DA Davidson currently has a $90.00 target price on the stock.
Stephens assumed coverage on shares of SLM (NASDAQ:SLM). The firm issued a buy rating and a $15.00 price target on the stock.
Wolfe Research assumed coverage on shares of U.S. Xpress Enterprises (NYSE:USX). Wolfe Research issued an outperform rating on the stock.
KeyCorp initiated coverage on shares of Weight Watchers International (NYSE:WTW). They issued an overweight rating on the stock.
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