Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Twitter, Whiting Petroleum, Groupon, Goldman Sachs BDC, AT&T and More

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American Tower Corp. (NYSE: AMT) was reiterated as Buy with a price target of $112 (versus a $92.68 close) at Argus.

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE: BKD) was started with a Buy rating and was assigned a $45.00 price target (versus a $37.46 close) at Goldman Sachs.

Coeur Mining Inc. (NYSE: CDE) was started as Buy and with a $6.50 price target (versus a $5.47 close) at Roth Capital.

Diamondback Energy Inc. (NASDAQ: FANG) was started as Perform at Oppenheimer.

Diebold Inc. (NYSE: DBD) was raised to Neutral from Underweight and the price target was raised to $39 from $33 (versus a $35.58 close) at JPMorgan.

Dillard’s Inc. (NYSE: DDS) was downgraded to Underperform from Neutral and the price target was cut to $100 from $105 (versus a $117.19 close) at Credit Suisse.

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Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) was raised to Overweight from Neutral with a $12.20 target price (versus a $11.34 close) at JPMorgan.

Frontier Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: FTR) was raised to Outperform from Market Perform with a price target of $6.00 (versus a $5.38 close) at Raymond James. We just featured why Frontier’s super-high dividend yield of almost 8% looks safe.

Mack-Cali Realty Corp. (NYSE: CLI) was raised to Hold from Sell at Stifel Nicolaus.

Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc. (NYSE: MAA) was started as Outperform and was assigned a price target of $82 (versus a $74.59 close) at Cowen.

Momenta Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: MNTA) was started as Buy at Stifel Nicolaus.

Nordstrom Inc. (NYSE: JWN) was downgraded to Neutral from Outperform and the price target was cut to $76 from $85 (versus a $74.28 close) at Credit Suisse.

Steris Corp. (NYSE: STE) was downgraded to Sector Weight from Overweight at KeyBanc Capital Markets.

Vera Bradley Inc. (NYSE: VRA) was downgraded to Neutral from Outperform and the price target was cut to $13 from $19 (versus a $12.16 close) at R.W. Baird.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) was downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan, but the $55 target price is above the $49.08 close.

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In case you missed Wednesday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades, they were in shares of Ambarella, Cisco Systems, Frontier Communications, Marvell Technologies, Yingli Green Energy, AT&T and over a dozen more companies.