AppFolio Inc. (NASDAQ: APPF) was started as Outperform at William Blair and was started as Neutral at Credit Suisse.
Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. (NYSE: APAM) was raised to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse.
Calpine Inc. (NYSE: CPN) was maintained as Buy but was removed from the prized Conviction Buy List at Goldman Sachs.
eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel.
Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD) was reiterated as Outperform with a $125 price target at Cowen.
Green Plains Partners L.P. (NYSE: GPP) saw its quiet period end and it was started in new coverage as follows: Barclays at Overweight, Bank of America Merrill Lynch at Buy, Credit Suisse at Outperform, RBC Capital Markets at Outperform and Stifel at Buy.
Hasbro Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) was downgraded to Neutral at Piper Jaffray and downgraded to Market Perform at BMO Capital Markets.
Hertz Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) was reiterated as Buy at Deutsche Bank and the price target was raised to $27 from $24.
International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) was maintained as Neutral with a fair value estimate of $160.00 at Janney Capital Markets.
Interactive Intelligence Group Inc. (NASDAQ: ININ) was downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at R.W. Baird.
LinnCo LLC (NASDAQ: LNCO) was downgraded to Outperform from Strong Buy at Raymond James.
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) was reiterated as Buy and the fair value estimate was raised to $649 from $561 at Janney Capital Markets. This is ahead of a FDA decision on the potential blockbuster Praluent for high cholesterol, which was initially recommended for approval in a 13 to 3 vote.
United Natural Foods Inc. (NASDAQ: UNFI) was downgraded to Perform from Outperform at Oppenheimer.
Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSK) was raised to Outperform from Sector Perform at Keefe Bruyette & Woods.
Xactly Corp. (NYSE: XTLY) saw its quiet period come to an end and coverage was started as follows: JPMorgan at Overweight, Oppenheimer at Outperform and Deutsche Bank at Buy.
If you missed out on Monday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades, they included Amazon.com, Clovis Oncology, Glaukos, Hertz Global, Peabody Energy, Whiting Petroleum and about a dozen more companies.
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