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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AMD, Ally, FedEx, Halliburton, Intel, Tenet, Tyco and More

Additional top analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations included the following companies:

Agile Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: AGRX) was started as Buy at Sterne Agee.

Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE: ALLY) was started as Buy with a $27 price target at Jefferies.

Baker Hughes Inc. (NYSE: BHI) was raised to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital Markets.

Cepheid (NASDAQ: CPHD) was raised to Buy from Neutral with a $60 price objective (versus a $49.79 close) at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Corning Inc. (NYSE: GLW) was raised to Buy from Neutral with a $25 price target (versus a $21.29 close) at Citigroup.

Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) was started as Buy at Jefferies.

FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) was raised to the prized Conviction Buy List from Neutral and the price target was raised to $211 from $173 (versus a $167.78 close) at Goldman Sachs.

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HCA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HCA) was started as Buy at Sterne Agee.

Key Energy Services Inc. (NYSE: KEG) was raised to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital Markets.

Lam Research Corp. (NASDAQ: LRCX) was raised to Buy from Neutral with a $100 price target (versus a $78.33 close) at Citigroup.

Linear Technology Corp. (NASDAQ: LLTC) was downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Citigroup.

Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) was started as Buy at Citigroup.

Oceaneering International Inc. (NYSE: OII) was downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital Markets.

Proto Labs Inc. (NYSE: PRLB) was started as Outperform at Oppenheimer.

Sally Beauty Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SBH) was started as Overweight at Piper Jaffray.

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Tenet Healthcare Corp. (NYSE: THC) was started as Buy at Sterne Agee.

Texas Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: TXN) was started as Buy with a $63 price target (versus a $53.50 close) at Citigroup.

Tyco International Ltd. (NYSE: TYC) was raised Buy from Neutral at Goldman Sachs.

In case you missed Wednesday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades, they were in shares of Calpine, LendingClub, Rocket Fuel, Symantec, Verizon and more.