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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Apple, BHP, Ford, GM, IBM, NetEase, Shire and More

Other Key Analyst Calls on Tuesday

Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE: BDN) was raised to Outperform with a valuation target range of $15.00 to $16.00 at Wells Fargo, and the firm called it too cheap to ignore anymore.

Consolidated Edison Inc. (NYSE: ED) was downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley. This was recently featured in our safest high-yield dividends.

Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. (NYSE: COG) was raised to Outperform from Market Perform with a $37 price target (versus a $30.82 close) at Bernstein.

General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) was started as Neutral at Susquehanna.

Inland Real Estate Corp. (NYSE: IRC) was downgraded to Underperform from Neutral on valuation and its price objective was maintained at $10.25 by Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

NetEase.com Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES) was raised to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse.

Post Holdings Inc. (NYSE: POST) was raised to Buy from Neutral and the price target was raised to $44 from $42 (versus a $34.87 close) at Goldman Sachs.

RealNetworks Inc. (NASDAQ: RNWK) was started as Buy with a $12.50 price target (versus a $6.23 close) at B. Riley, a call that is effectively one that is expected to double.

Retail Opportunity Investments Corp. (NASDAQ: ROIC) was started as Market Perform at Wells Fargo. The firm said it likes its market focus and management but wants a cheaper entry point.

Shire PLC (NASDAQ: SHPG) was started as Buy at Deutsche Bank, despite its merger officially being dead.

Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) was started with an Outperform rating and given a $43-45 valuation range at Wells Fargo, based on 17 times 2015 expected earnings.

TripAdvisor Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) was started with an Outperform rating and $99 price target at Oppenheimer, versus its $83.54 close.

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In case you missed this Monday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades, they were in AIG, Align Technology, Cliffs Natural Resources, Cyber-Ark Software, MannKind, Micron Technology and a half dozen others.