Advisory Board Co. (NASDAQ: ABCO) was started as Outperform and with a $65.00 price target (versus a $52.38 close) at Oppenheimer.
Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) was raised to Outperform from Neutral and the price target was raised to $78.00 from $75.00 at Credit Suisse.
Allegiant Travel Co. (NASDAQ: ALGT) was raised to Equal Weight from Underweight at Barclays, and the price target was raised to $200 from $167 (versus a $168.06 close).
Arch Capital Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: ACGL) was downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform with a $67.00 price target (versus a $66.29 close) at BMO Capital Markets.
Cerner Corp. (NASDAQ: CERN) was started as Outperform with a price target of $89.00 (versus a $67.81 close) at Oppenheimer.
CVS Health Corp. (NYSE: CVS) was started as Outperform with a price target of $119.00 (versus a $103.82 close) at Oppenheimer.
Digital Ally Inc. (NASDAQ: DGLY) was started as Buy with a price target of $24.00 (versus a $13.56 close) at H.C. Wainwright.
Energen Corp. (NYSE: EGN) was raised to Overweight from Sector Weight at KeyBanc Capital Markets.
Genuine Parts Co. (NYSE: GPC) was raised to Buy with target of $104 at Argus. The firm sees stronger earnings in all four business segments.
Hyatt Hotels (NYSE: H) was started as Buy with a price target of $68.00 (versus a $56.34 close) at Brean Capital.
Mylan Inc. (NASDAQ: MYL) was started as Buy with a price target of $85.00 (versus a $71.23 close) at B. Riley.
Nimble Storage Inc. (NYSE: NMBL) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Wunderlich.
Senior Housing Properties Trust (NYSE: SNH) was raised to Neutral from Sell but the price target was cut to $18 from $20 (versus a $18.45 close) at UBS.
Silver Spring Networks Inc. (NYSE: SSNI) was reiterated as Outperform and the price target was raised to $16.00 from $12.00 (versus a $13.45 close) at Northland Securities.
Spirit Airlines Inc. (NYSE: SAVE) was downgraded to Neutral from Outperform with a price target cut to $69.00 from $75.00 (versus a $62.42 close) at Credit Suisse.
Webster Financial Corp. (NYSE: WBS) was downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight with a $36.00 price target (versus a $39.78 close) at Morgan Stanley.
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