Ares Capital Corp. (NASDAQ: ARCC) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at BB&T Capital Markets.
ARRIS Group Inc. (NASDAQ: ARRS) was raised to Buy from Neutral with a $42 price target at Goldman Sachs.
Baidu Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU) was downgraded to Neutral from Overweight and the price target was cut to $215 from $240 at JPMorgan.
CommScope Holding Co. Inc. (NASDAQ: COMM) was raised to Buy from Neutral with a $35 price objective (above the $28 prior and versus a $29.39 close) at Merrill Lynch. The firm believes that an acquisition of TE Connectivity’s BNS unit likely will add to earnings.
Conn’s Inc. (NASDAQ: CONN) was raised to Outperform from Perform with a price target of $39 (versus a $30.05 close) at Oppenheimer.
Cyan Inc. (NASDAQ: CYNI) was raised to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan.
Emerge Energy Services L.P. (NYSE: EMES) was raised to Neutral from Underperform and the price target was raised to $34 from $30 (versus a $38.18 close) at R.W. Baird.
Gaiam Inc. (NASDAQ: GAIA) was started as Buy with an $8.00 price target (versus a $6.47 close) at Roth Capital.
Genworth Financial Inc. (NYSE: GNW) was downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight with an $8.00 price target (versus a $9.15 close) at Morgan Stanley.
JetBlue Airways Corp. (NASDAQ: JBLU) was raised to Overweight from Neutral with a $28.00 price target at JPMorgan.
Kosmos Energy Ltd. (NYSE: KOS) was raised to Buy from Hold and the price target was raised to $15 from $13 (versus a $9.35 close) at Deutsche Bank.
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) was maintained as Buy at Sterne Agee CRT, but the firm lowered estimates and lowered the price target to $27 from $28 in the call (versus a $21.27 close).
Motorola Solutions Inc. (NYSE: MSI) was downgraded to Sell from Neutral and the price target was cut to $57 from $66 (versus $60.68 close) at Goldman Sachs.
Onconova Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: ONTX) was started with a Buy rating and price target of $6 (versus a $2.26 close) at H.C. Wainwright.
Qualys Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS) was raised to Outperform from Neutral with a price target of $50 at R.W. Baird. The stock closed at $55.08, but the shares are indicated down about 24% at $41.90 after its earnings report.
Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC (NYSE: RBS) was raised to Reduce from Neutral at Nomura Securities.
STMicroelectronics N.V. (NYSE: STM) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Merrill Lynch.
Scorpio Bulkers Inc. (NYSE: SALT) was raised to Buy from Neutral with a price target of $3.50 (versus a $2.50 close) at UBS.
Swift Transportation Co. (NASDAQ: SWFT) was raised to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo.
Vail Resorts Inc. (NYSE: MTN) was started as Overweight with a $121 price target (versus a $99.01 close) at Stephens.
In case you missed Monday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades, they were in Lululemon Athletica, Tesla Motors, Twitter, Walt Disney, Whiting Petroleum and over a dozen more companies.
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