Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF) was reiterated as Hold at Argus, noting that the retailer’s weak outlook warrants caution.
Altera Corp. (NASDAQ: ALTR) was downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo.
BHP Billiton Ltd. (NYSE: BHP) was raised to Buy from Hold at Societe Generale.
Checkpoint Software Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP) was started as Buy with a $105 price target at Wunderlich.
Diageo PLC (NYSE: DEO) was raised to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse.
Eclipse Resources Corp. (NYSE: ECR) was raised to Outperform from Sector Perform with a $9 rice target (versus a $5.82 close) at RBC Capital Markets. The consensus price target is $8.47.
Fortinet Inc. (NASDAQ: FTNT) was started as Buy at Wunderlich.
Insulet Corp. (NASDAQ: PODD) was maintained as Overweight at Piper Jaffray, and the price target was raised to $36.00.
LifeLock Inc. (NYSE: LOCK) was started as Buy at Wunderlich.
Novo Nordisk A/S (NYSE: NVO) was raised to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley.
Palo Alto Networks Inc. (NYSE: PANW) was started as Hold with a $180 price target at Wunderlich.
Proofpoint Inc. (NASDAQ: PFPT) was started as Buy with a $75 price target at Wunderlich.
Regulus Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: RGLS) was started as Buy with a price target of $16 (versus a $10.53 close) at Guggenheim.
Rio Tinto PLC (NYSE: RIO) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Societe Generale.
Tableau Software Inc. (NYSE: DATA) was started as Buy rating with a $130 price target at Wunderlich.
Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (NYSE: TKC) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman Sachs after Turkey’s election results leave no majority party.
Urban Outfitters Inc. (NASDAQ: URBN) was reiterated as Buy with a fair value estimate of $45.00 (versus a $36.12 target) at Janney Capital Markets.
In case you missed Monday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades, they included Exxon Mobil, Home Depot, Lululemon Athletica, 3M, Vodafone, Mondelez, Chevron and over a dozen more.
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