Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (BA, COST, CVRR, DFS, EPB, EQM, FIG, FCX, ORCL, SYMC, SYRG, TLLP, TXN, VZ, WAG, WMT, YUM, ZTS, AMD)
Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) reiterated Buy with $100 price target at BofA/Merrill Lynch.
Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ: COST) reiterated Buy and target raised by $2 to $115 at Argus.
CVR Refining L.P. (NYSE: CVRR) raised to Outperform and target raised to $34 from $32 at Credit Suisse.
Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) reiterated Buy with $47 target at BofA/Merrill Lynch.
El Paso Pipeline Partners L.P. (NYSE: EPB) cut to Neutral but raised target by $1 to $44 at Credit Suisse.
EQT Midstream Partners L.P. (NYSE: EQM) cut to Neutral at Credit Suisse.
Fortress Investment Group LLC (NYSE: FIG) raised to Buy and target raised to $8.50 from $6 at Goldman Sachs.
Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (NYSE: FCX) named Bear of the Day as copper and gold are weighing down lots of miners at Zacks Investment Research.
Oracle Corp. (NASDAQ: ORCL) raised to Buy from Hold at Canaccord Genuity.
Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) named Bull of the Day as cyber security threats are on the rise at Zacks Investment Research.
Synergy Resources Corp. (NYSEMKT: SYRG) started as Buy at KeyBanc.
Tesoro Logistics L.P. (NYSE: TLLP) cut to Neutral at Credit Suisse; cut to Neutral at BofA/Merrill Lynch.
Texas Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: TXN) cut to Market Perform at Bernstein.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) reiterated Buy and raised target $6 to $54 at Argus.
Walgreen Co. (NYSE: WAG) raised to Buy at UBS.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) reiterated Buy with $85 price target at BofA/Merrill Lynch.
Yum! Brands Inc. (NYSE: YUM) maintained Outperform and raised target by $3 to $70 at Credit SUisse.
Zoetis (NYSE: ZTS) started as Neutral at BofA/Merrill Lynch, started as Neutral at Goldman Sachs, started as Buy at Jefferies, started as Overweight at J.P. Morgan and started as Buy at Deutsche Bank.
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (NYSE: AMD) was shown with a $5 to $7 valuation and was maintained as outperform at Wells Fargo on Tuesday, implying a stock that will double. Here were some of our issues with the call.
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