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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Alarm.com, Pandora, PayPal, SanDisk, SunEdison, Tesla, AMD and More

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.

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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.

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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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