Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (CHKP, CI, CAG, GLW, GMCR, IDIX, LNKD, MCHP, NBR, P, PES, RDC, RCL, STI, SNPS, UNH, VE, VRTX, VOD)
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP) started as Market Perform at BMO.
Cigna Corp. (NYSE: CI) reiterated as top pick with Outperform rating and $59 target price at Credit Suisse.
ConAgra Foods Inc. (NYSE: CAG) reiterated Buy on Ralcorp deal with $33 target at BofA/ML.
Corning Inc. (NYSE: GLW) reiterated Buy with $20 target at Argus.
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR) reiterated Buy and raised target to $45 at Canaccord Genuity.
Idenix Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: IDIX) started as Buy with $7 target at Deutsche Bank.
LinkedIn Corp. (NYSE: LNKD) started as Neutral at Cowen.
Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) cut to Underperform as Bear of the Day at Zacks.
Nabors Industries Ltd. (NYSE: NBR) raised to Buy at Deutsche Bank.
Pandora Media Inc. (NYSE: P) started as Neutral at Cowen.
Pioneer Energy Services Corp. (NYSE: PES) raised to Buy with $10 target at Deutsche Bank.
Rowan Companies PLC (NYSE: RDC) reiterated Outperform but lowered target to $45 at Credit Suisse, as well as cut to Hold at Deutsche Bank.
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL) raised to Outperform as Bull of the Day at Zacks.
SunTrust Banks Inc. (NYSE: STI) reiterated Buy with $35 target at Argus.
Synopsys Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS) reiterated Buy with $38 target at BofA/ML.
UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) reiterated Outperform with $59 target at Credit Suisse.
Veolia Environnement S.A. (NYSE: VE) raised to Overweight at HSBC.
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: VRTX) cut to Hold at Argus.
Vodafone PLC (NASDAQ: VOD) started as Outperform at Baird.
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