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Brightcove Inc. (NASDAQ: BCOV) was raised to Buy from Neutral with a price target of $9.40 (versus a $6.70 close) at B. Riley.
Church & Dwight Co. Inc. (NYSE: CHD) was downgraded to Perform from Outperform with a price target of $90 (versus a $83.52 close) at Oppenheimer.
Communications Sales & Leasing Inc. (NASDAQ: CSAL) was started with a Buy rating and was given a $34 price objective (versus a $29.48 close) at Merrill Lynch.
Compass Minerals International Inc. (NYSE: CMP) was downgraded to Neutral From Overweight and the price target was cut to $89 from $97 (versus a $91.65 close) at JPMorgan.
CONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE: CNX) was maintained as Buy at Sterne Agee, but the price target was cut to $45 from $48 (versus a $28.91 close). The firm’s target is based on asset valuations for the coal and gas businesses combined.
Entergy Corp. (NYSE: ETR) was downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform and the price target was cut to $80 from $89 (versus a $79.02 close) at BMO Capital Markets.
Lexmark International Inc. (NYSE: LXK) was raised to Market Perform from Underperform at Raymond James.
LogMeIn Inc. (NASDAQ: LOGM) was raised to Strong Buy from Buy and the price target was raised to $70 from $55 (versus a $58.62 close) at Needham. Its consensus price target was only $59.22, but shares were seen up over 5% at $62.00 after the earnings beat.
Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRVL) was downgraded to Market Underperform from Market Perform with a price target of $10 (versus a $14.12 close) at JMP Securities.
Oceaneering International Inc. (NYSE: OII) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy and the price target was cut to $55 from $58 (versus a $54.55 close) at Sterne Agee. The call was based on weak visibility in its core oilfield segments.
Pinnacle Financial Partners Inc. (NASDAQ: PNFP) was raised to Buy from Hold at Wunderlich.
Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG) was downgraded to Hold from Buy and the price target was cut to $86 from $96 (versus a $80.42 close) at Societe Generale. This is just a day after it was downgraded to Underperform from Outperform at CLSA.
RTI International Metals Inc. (NYSE: RTI) was downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform with a $38 price target (versus a $37.85 close) at FBR Capital Markets.
Ryder Systems Inc. (NYSE: R) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy with a price target of $103 (versus a $98.01 close) at Goldman Sachs.
Seagate Technology PLC (NASDAQ: STX) was started as Buy at Benchmark.
Total System Services Inc. (NYSE: TSS) was downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo.
United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE: UPS) was raised to Buy from Neutral and the price objective was raised to $115 from $103 (versus a $100.77 close) at Merrill Lynch.
Windstream Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: WIN) was adjusted in the post-spin coverage at Merrill Lynch, and the price objective was adjusted to $16 (versus a $11.90 close).
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