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AG Mortgage Investment Trust Inc. (NYSE: MITT) was downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Keefe Bruyette & Woods.

Anthera Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ANTH) was raised to Neutral from Sell at Citigroup. Anthera closed at $4.48 on Monday, against a 52-week range of $1.46 to $6.37.

Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners L.P (NYSE: BEP) was downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse, and the firm said that it is awaiting the benefits of distressed investing.

Cosan Ltd. (NYSE: CZZ) was started as Buy with a $9.50 price target (versus a $6.98 close) at Goldman Sachs.

Crestwood Equity Partners L.P. (NYSE: CEQP) was raised to Equal Weight from Underweight but the price target was cut to $6 from $7 (versus a $5.30 close) at Barclays.

Douglas Emmett Inc. (NYSE: DEI) was raised to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo.

Edwards Lifesciences Corp. (NYSE: EW) was raised to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan.

Hecla Mining Co. (NYSE: HL) was maintained as Neutral but earnings estimates were cut after earnings at Sterne Agee CRT.

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HudBay Minerals Inc. (NYSE: HBM) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Canaccord Genuity.

Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) was downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight with a $10 price target (versus a $11.96 close) at Morgan Stanley.

Intuitive Surgical Inc. (NASDAQ: ISRG) was started as Neutral with a $505 price target (versus a $496.37 close) at Piper Jaffray.

Juniper Networks Inc. (NYSE: JNPR) was raised to Buy from Neutral and the price target was raised to $34 from $27 (versus a $27.09 close) at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

LivePerson Inc. NASDAQ: LPSN) was downgraded to Neutral from Outperform and the price target was slashed to $8 from $19 (versus a $9.46 close) at Credit Suisse. The call is after losing AT&T as a pay-for-performance chat customer.

MercadoLibre Inc. (NASDAQ: MELI) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel.

National CineMedia Inc. (NASDAQ: NCMI) was raised to Outperform from Market Perform with a $17.50 price target (versus a $14.90 close) at FBR Capital Markets.

Numerex Corp. (NYSE: NMRX) was downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Northland Securities.

Portland General Electric Co. (NYSE: POR) was downgraded to Neutral from Overweight and the price target was cut to $36 from $40 (versus a $34.83 close) at JPMorgan.

Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PCLN) was reiterated as Buy with a $1,480 price target (versus a $1,186.38 close) and it was kept on the Focus List at Argus.

Public Storage (NYSE: PSA) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy, but the price target was raised to $220 from $200 (versus a $194.16 close) at Goldman Sachs.

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Rosetta Resources Inc. (NASDAQ: ROSE) was downgraded to Sector Weight from Overweight from KeyBanc Capital Markets.

Syngenta AG (NYSE: SYT) was raised to Market Perform from Underperform at Bernstein.

Tempur Sealy International Inc. (NYSE: TPX) was downgraded to Market Perform from Strong Buy at Raymond James.

Tokai Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: TKAI) was started as Outperform with a $38 price target (versus a $10.29 close) at Oppenheimer. The speculative call has huge upside based on a clear and favorable regulatory pathway as it addresses a clear unmet medical need in castration-resistant prostate cancer.

In case you missed Monday’s top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations, they included AOL, Cisco Systems, Etsy, GoDaddy, MannKind, Virtu Financial, Caterpillar, Nokia and over a dozen more companies.