American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy and the price objective was cut to $50 from $64 at Merrill Lynch.
ArcelorMittal S.A. (NYSE: MT) was reiterated as Outperform and the price target was raised to $15 from $11.50 at Credit Suisse.
Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE: BX) was started as Overweight with a price target of $50.00 (versus a $43.34 close) at Piper Jaffray.
Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) was started as Buy at Societe Generale.
Charles Schwab Corp. (NYSE: SCHW) was started as Overweight with a price target of $39.00 at Piper Jaffray.
Ciena Corp. (NASDAQ: CIEN) was started with a Buy rating and was given a $29 price target (versus a $24.20 close) at Nomura.
Credit Suisse A.G. (NYSE: CS) was raised to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital Markets.
Dean Foods Co. (NYSE: DF) was downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight but the price target was raised to $19 from $18 at Morgan Stanley.
HSN Inc. (NASDAQ: HSNI) was raised to Buy from Hold with a $78.00 price target (versus a $67.82 close) at Stifel.
Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) was raised to Neutral from Underperform at Sterne Agee CRT.
Janus Capital (NYSE: JNS) was started as Overweight with a price target of $22 (versus a $18.38 close) at Piper Jaffray.
Juniper Networks Inc. (NYSE: JNPR) was started as Neutral at Nomura.
Legg Mason Inc. (NYSE: LM) was started as Outperform with a $65 price target at Piper Jaffray.
Nice Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: NICE) was raised to Overweight from Neutral with a $72 price target (versus a $63.30 close) at JPMorgan.
NuVasive Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman Sachs.
Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PCLN) was started as Equal Weight with a $1,200 price target (versus an $1,196.02 close) at Barclays.
Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. (NYSE: BIN) was raised to Overweight from Sector Weight at KeyBanc Capital Markets.
Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO) was raised to Outperform from Neutral and the price target was raised to $36 from $32 (versus a $27.55 close) at Cowen.
TripAdvisor Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) was started as Underweight with a price target of $68.00 (versus a $76.32 close) at Barclays.
ZELTIQ Aesthetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ZLTQ) was raised to Buy from Neutral with a price target of $36.00 (versus a $27.86 close) at Goldman Sachs.
If you missed Tuesday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades, they included BHP Billiton, Bojangles, Intel, Lululemon Athletica, Palo Alto Networks, Zions Bancorp and about a dozen more.
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