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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: GE, Gilead, Oracle, Under Armour, El Pollo Loco and More

Other key analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen this Tuesday were as follows:

Aerohive Networks Inc. (NYSE: HIVE) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy with a $5.25 price target at Goldman Sachs.

Becton, Dickinson and Co. (NYSE: BDX) was raised to Buy from Neutral at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, just a day after Raymond James raised its rating to Strong Buy.

Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ALXN) was started as Overweight with a $225 price target at Barclays.

Biogen Idec Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) was started as Overweight with a $425 price target (versus a $336.74 close) at Barclays.

BroadSoft Corp. (NASDAQ: BSFT) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy with a $31 price target at Goldman Sachs.

CSX Corp. (NYSE: CSX) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS.

Constellation Brands Inc. (NYSE: STZ) was raised to Buy from Neutral at Goldman Sachs.

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FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) was raised to Buy from Neutral at UBS.

Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) was raised to Hold from Sell and the price target was raised to $140 from $115 at Deutsche Bank.

Medivation Inc. (NASDAQ: MDVN) was started as Overweight with a $130 price target at Barclays.

NPS Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: NPSP) was started as Overweight at Barclays.

Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE: NSC) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS.

Rockwell Collins Inc. (NYSE: COL) was raised to Neutral from Underperform at Merrill Lynch.

Workday Inc. (NYSE: WDAY) was raised to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays.

Here is what oil under $50 means to consumers and companies alike, a look at both sides of the coin. Also, here were the S&P 500 targets for 2015 from the major brokerage firms:

  • Barclays, 2,100
  • BMO, 2,250
  • Citigroup, 2,200
  • Credit Suisse, 2,200
  • Deutsche Bank, 2,150
  • Goldman Sachs, 2,100
  • J.P. Morgan, 2,250
  • Merrill Lynch, 2,200
  • Morgan Stanley, 2,275
  • Oppenheimer, 2,311
  • RBC, 2,325
  • UBS, 2,225
  • Wells Fargo, 2,222

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In case you missed Monday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades, they included shares of Akamai Technologies, Carnival, Chevron, El Pollo Loco, Ford, F5 Networks, Lululemon Athletica, Starbucks and a dozen or so more.