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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.

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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.

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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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