Agrium Inc. (NYSE: AGU) was downgraded to Underperform from Outperform with a $110 price target (versus a $104 close) at CLSA.
AmeriGas Partners L.P. (NYSE: APU) was raised to Buy from Hold with a $53 price target (versus a $47.20 close) at Jefferies.
Cash America International Inc. (NYSE: CSH) was maintained Neutral, but due to a transfer of coverage the targeted fair value estimate was raised to $26 from $21 (versus a $26.54 close), at Janney Capital Markets.
Coca-Cola FEMSA SAB de C.V. (NYSE: KOF) was raised to Buy from Neutral at Goldman Sachs.
Eli Lilly & Co. (NYSE: LLY) was started as Overweight with a price target of $97 (versus a $84.08 close) at Piper Jaffray.
MarkWest Energy Partners L.P. (NYSE: MWE) was raised to Buy from Hold with a price target of $68 (versus a $62.33 close) at Jefferies.
Maxwell Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: MXWL) was raised to Outperform from Market Perform with a $7.00 price target (versus a $6.04 close) at Northland Securities.
Pacific DataVision Inc. (NASDAQ: PDVW) was started as Buy but was assigned as price target of $79 (versus a $44.25 close) at Canaccord Genuity.
PRA Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PRAA) was maintained as Buy, but due to a transfer of coverage the target fair value estimate was raised to $67 from $60 (versus a $58.92 close), at Janney Capital Markets.
Questar Corp. (NYSE: STR) was raised to Buy from Hold with a $25.00 price target (versus a $21.23 close) at Jefferies.
Rice Energy Inc. (NYSE: RICE) was raised to Neutral from Sell at Citigroup.
Southwest Gas Corp. (NYSE: SWX) was raised to Buy from Hold with a $60.00 price target (versus a $53.33 close) at Jefferies.
World Acceptance Corp. (NASDAQ: WRLD) was started as Buy with a price target of $100 (versus a $79.12 close) at Janney Capital Markets. The firm believes that concerns over the CFPB’s proposed regulations of installment lending are off base.
In case you missed Tuesday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades, they included Ally Financial, Corning, Enterprise Product Partners, Kinder Morgan, Twitter, Aerie Pharmaceuticals and over a dozen more companies.
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