Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Exxon, Home Depot, Lululemon, 3M, Vodafone, Mondelez, Chevron and More

American Water Works Co. Inc. (NYSE: AWK) was raised to Buy from Neutral at Ladenburg Thalmann.

Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. (NYSE: APAM) was started as Buy and was put on the prized Conviction Buy list at Goldman Sachs.

BlackRock Inc. (NYSE: BLK) was started as Buy at Goldman Sachs.

Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) was maintained as Underperform with a slightly lower price objective of $104 from $106 at Merrill Lynch.

Deutsche Bank A.G. (NYSE: DB) was raised to Neutral from Underperform at Merrill Lynch.

Fenix Parts Inc. (NASDAQ: FENX) was started as Buy with a $13.50 price target at Stifel. BMO Capital Markets also started it as Outperform with a $13.50 price target. The car parts company’s analyst quiet period after its IPO has ended.

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Incyte Corp. (NASDAQ: INCY) was reiterated as Buy at Merrill Lynch after positive drug news. The price objective was $126 (versus a $108.94 close).

Lake Shore Gold Corp. (NYSE: LSG) was raised to Outperform from Underperform at RBC Capital Markets.

Lowe’s Companies Inc. (NYSE: LOW) was started as Neutral at Atlantic Equities.

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) was reiterated as Buy with a fair value target estimate of $561.00 (versus a $539.40 close) at Janney Capital Markets ahead of this week’s FDA panel.

Rio Tinto PLC (NYSE: RIO) was downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at BNP Paribas.

ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SERV) was reinstated as Outperform with a target price of $40 (versus a $33.75 close) at Credit Suisse.

Texas Capital Bancshares (NASDAQ: TCBI) was reiterated as Buy, earnings estimates were raised and the price objective was raised to $66 (versus a $57.12 close) at Merrill Lynch.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) was raised to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James.

In case you missed Friday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades, they included Charles Schwab, 3D Systems, Stratasys, Groupon, Lifepoint Health, Bazaarvoice and over a dozen more companies.

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