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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AcelRx, Alcoa, Costco, Lululemon, Walmart, Trulia and More

BreitBurn Energy Partners L.P. (NASDAQ: BBEP) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup.

CoreLogic Inc. (NYSE: CLGX) was downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Keefe Bruyette & Woods.

Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ: COST) was raised to the prized Conviction Buy List at Goldman Sachs. The prior rating was Neutral, and the firm raised its price target to $136 from $117 (versus a $117.12 close).

Dollar Tree Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) was downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital Markets after its deal news.

Family Dollar Stores Inc. (NYSE: FDO) was raised to Neutral from Underweight at Piper Jaffray.

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Ferrellgas Partners L.P. (NYSE: FGP) was raised to Neutral from Sell at Citigroup.

Lululemon Athletica Inc. (LULU: NASDAQ) was maintained as Hold with a $42 price target at Canaccord Genuity. The firm simply said that a leveraged buyout (LBO) appears to be a long way off.

MarkWest Energy Partners L.P. (NYSE: MWE) was raised to Buy from Hold at Wunderlich, and the price target is now $83 (versus a $72.02 close).

Provident Financial Services Inc. (NYSE: PFS) was raised to Buy from Neutral at Sterne Agee after a recent deal and on solid organic growth. Its new price target is $19 (versus a $16.56 close).

Sally Beauty Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SBH) was raised to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup.

Trulia Inc. (NYSE: TRLA) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Needham, and it was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy with an $83 price target (versus a $75.71 close) at Goldman Sachs.

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In case you missed Monday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades, they included Cisco Systems, CIT, Juniper Networks, Pfizer, Xerox and about a dozen more companies.