Ctrip.com International Ltd. (NASDAQ: CTRP) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel.
Gold Fields Ltd. (NYSE: GFI) was raised to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital Markets.
Gulfport Energy Corp. (NASDAQ: GPOR) was reiterated as Outperform and the price target was raised to $67 from $66 (versus a $43.67 close) at Credit Suisse. The firm noted that it is tipping the scale to the dry Utica, with higher earnings expectations ahead.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co. (NASDAQ: HMHC) was started as Outperform with a price target of $33.00 (versus a $26.60 close) at Oppenheimer.
Iron Mountain Inc. (NYSE: IRM) was downgraded to Underperform from Hold with a price target of $29.00 (versus a $36.83 close) at Jefferies.
ITC Holdings Corp. (NYSE: ITC) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy with a price target of $36.00 (versus a $35.38 close) at UBS.
Post Holdings Inc. (NYSE: POST) was raised to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo.
Proofpoint Inc. (NASDAQ: PFPT) was started as Buy with a $66 price target (versus a $58.82 close) at Guggenheim.
Workday Inc. (NYSE: WDAY) was started as Outperform with a $91 price target (versus a $79.09 close) at Bernstein.
Vical Inc. (NASDAQ: VICL) was started as Buy with a $4.65 price target (versus a $0.88 close) at Roth Capital. Shares were indicated up 13% at $1.00 on the news, but readers should know that Vical has a very battered history with many disappointments.
Youku Tudou Inc. (NYSE: YOKU) was maintained as Neutral at Merrill Lynch, but the price objective was raised to $27.80 from $23.20, noting that the market value reflecting more control of content costs.
In case you missed Monday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades, they included Ambev, CTI BioPharma, Duke, Humana, Occidental Petroleum, Yelp and over a dozen other companies.
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