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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Brinker, Cypress Semi, Starbucks, Windstream and More

Aldeyra Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: ALDX) was started as Buy with a price target of $16 (versus a $7.76 close) at Canaccord Genuity.

Amedisys Inc. (NASDAQ: AMED) was started as Buy at Mizuho.

American Campus Communities Inc. (NYSE: ACC) was maintained as Buy but the target price was lowered to $43 from $45 at Argus.

Autoliv Inc. (NYSE: ALV) was downgraded to Underperform from Neutral with a price target cut to $119 from $131 (versus a $116.75 close) at BNP Paribas.

Axcelis Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: ACLS) was started as Buy with a $4.50 price target (versus a $2.96 close) at Benchmark.

BankUnited Inc. (NYSE: BKU) was raised to Overweight from Neutral with a $42 price target (versus a $35.93 close) at JPMorgan.

Bloomin’ Brands Inc. (NASDAQ: BLMN) was started as Buy with a $28 price target (versus a $21.35 close) at Goldman Sachs.

Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. (NASDAQ: BWLD) was started as Buy with a $195 price target (versus a $156.69 close) at Goldman Sachs.

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Carter’s Inc. (NYSE: CRI) was maintained as Buy but was removed from the prized Conviction Buy List at Goldman Sachs.

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP) was started as Market Perform at JMP Securities.

Cheesecake Factory Inc. (NASDAQ: CAKE) was started as Sell with a $51 price target (versus a $54.54 close) at Goldman Sachs.

ConAgra Foods Inc. (NYSE: CAG) was raised to Neutral from Underperform at Merrill Lynch.

Credit Suisse Group A.G. (NYSE: CS) was raised to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley.

EPAM Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: EPAM) was started as Overweight with a $87 price target (versus a $71.23 close) at JPMorgan.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) was downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at BNP Paribas.

Gramercy Property Trust Inc. (NYSE: GPT) was started as Buy by Stifel Nicolaus, but it was started as Sector Perform at RBC Capital Markets.

NASDAQ OMX Group Inc. (NASDAQ: NDAQ) was downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Keefe Bruyette & Woods.

Onconova Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: ONTX) was raised to Overweight from Neutral and the price target was raised to $6.00 from $3.00 (versus a $2.37 close) at Piper Jaffray.

Pinnacle West Capital Corp. (NYSE: PNW) was raised to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse.

Towers Watson & Co. (NYSE: TW) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank.

United Rentals Inc. (NYSE: URI) was downgraded to Sector Weight from Overweight at KeyBanc Capital Markets.

Valley National Bancorp (NYSE: VLY) was raised to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan.

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In case you missed out on Tuesday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades, they included Apollo Education, Petrobras, Shopify, Fitbit, Sarepta Therapeutics, Lowe’s and over a dozen more companies. Also, Monday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades were in American Water Works, CenturyLink, Chesapeake Energy, Tesla, Macy’s, Chimera and a dozen or so more.

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