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Morgan Stanley Downgrades Marriott International to Equal Weight (MAR)

Marriott International (NYSE:MAR) was downgraded by research analysts at Morgan Stanley from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a report released on Wednesday, StockRatingsNetwork.com reports. Several other analysts have also recently commented on the stock. Analysts at MKM Partners reiterated a “fair value” rating on shares of Marriott International in a research note on Tuesday. They now have a $60.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $55.00. Separately, analysts at Raymond James... 
 

Primerica Downgraded to “Outperform” at Raymond James (PRI)

Primerica (NYSE:PRI) was downgraded by analysts at Raymond James from a “strong-buy” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, TheFlyOnTheWall.com reports. They currently have a $50.00 target price on the stock, down from their previous target price of $52.00. Raymond James’ price objective would indicate a potential upside of 12.87% from the stock’s previous close. Shares of Primerica (NYSE:PRI) traded up 0.07% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting... 
 

Commerce Bancshares Coverage Initiated by Analysts at Drexel Hamilton (CBSH)

Drexel Hamilton assumed coverage on shares of Commerce Bancshares (NASDAQ:CBSH) in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, TheFlyOnTheWall.com reports. The firm issued a buy rating on the stock. Drexel Hamilton has also modified their ratings on a number of other financials stocks in the few days. The firm initiated coverage on shares of BankUnited Inc.. They issued a buy rating on that stock. Also, Drexel Hamilton initiated coverage on shares of BancorpSouth, Inc.. They issued a hold rating on that stock. Shares of Commerce Bancshares... 
 

Groupon Price Target Cut to $6.00 (GRPN)

Research analysts at B. Riley lowered their price target on shares of Groupon (NASDAQ:GRPN) from $8.00 to $6.00 in a report released on Friday, Analyst Ratings News reports. B. Riley’s target price suggests a potential upside of 6.10% from the company’s current price. In other Groupon news, CFO Jason Child unloaded 22,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $7.04, for a total transaction of $154,880.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer... 
 

Twitter COO Sells $10,128,000 in Stock (TWTR)

Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) COO Ali Rowghani unloaded 300,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $33.76, for a total value of $10,128,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief operating officer now directly owns 990,354 shares in the company, valued at approximately $33,434,351. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. A number of analysts have recently weighed in on TWTR shares. Analysts at Bank of America... 
 

Insider Selling: Fifth Third Bancorp Director Sells 1,780 Shares of Stock (FITB)

Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB) Director Emerson Brumback sold 1,780 shares of Fifth Third Bancorp stock on the open market in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $20.43, for a total transaction of $36,365.40. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 38,624 shares in the company, valued at approximately $789,088. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB) traded down 0.83% on Friday,... 
 

Insider Selling: Ashland SVP Sells 12,470 Shares of Stock (ASH)

Ashland (NYSE:ASH) SVP Samuel J. Mitchell unloaded 12,470 shares of Ashland stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $101.55, for a total transaction of $1,266,328.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 24,012 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,438,419. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. ASH has been the subject of a number of recent research... 
 

Magna International Inc. (MGA) Announces Quarterly Dividend of $0.38

Magna International (NYSE:MGA) declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 8th, American Banking & Market News reports. Investors of record on Friday, May 30th will be given a dividend of 0.38 per share on Friday, June 13th. This represents a $1.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.55%. Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised their price target on shares of Magna International from $106.00 to $107.00 in a research note on Friday. On a related note, analysts at Morgan... 
 

RYMAN HOSPITALITY PROPERTIES, INC. (REIT) Given Hold Rating at Deutsche Bank (RHP)

RYMAN HOSPITALITY PROPERTIES, INC. (REIT) (NYSE:RHP)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reiterated by investment analysts at Deutsche Bank in a note issued to investors on Wednesday, AnalystRatingsNetwork reports. They currently have a $46.00 price objective on the stock, up from their previous price objective of $42.00. Deutsche Bank’s price target would suggest a potential upside of 0.07% from the stock’s previous close. A number of other firms have also recently commented on RHP. Analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. ... 
 

Bruker Given New $24.50 Price Target at ISI Group (BRKR)

Bruker (NASDAQ:BRKR) had its price objective reduced by ISI Group to $24.50 in a report released on Thursday, Stock Ratings News reports. A number of other analysts have also recently weighed in on BRKR. Analysts at TheStreet upgraded shares of Bruker from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 25th. Separately, analysts at Macquarie raised their price target on shares of Bruker from $23.00 to $28.00 in a research note on Wednesday, March 5th. Finally, analysts at Zacks upgraded shares of Bruker from an underperform rating... 
 
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