American Tower Corp. (NYSE: AMT) was reiterated as Buy with a $112 target price (versus a $96.64 close) at Argus, with the call pointing to very strong second-quarter earnings.
American Water Works Co. Inc. (NYSE: AWK) was reiterated Buy at Janney Capital Markets, but the fair value estimate was raised to $66.00 from $63.00 in the call. This is also one of our 10 Stocks to Own for the Next Decade.
Avolon Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: AVOL) was downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo.
Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. (NYSE: CCE) was downgraded to Sell from Buy at Argus, following a strong run-up in its shares.
Coupons.com Inc. (NYSE: COUP) was raised to Buy from Hold at Craig-Hallum.
DDR Corp. (NYSE: DDR) was raised to Buy from Neutral and the price objective was raised to $19 from $18 at Merrill Lynch, based on an attractive valuation.
Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE: EMR) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Argus after the company’s weak near-term outlook.
Endologix Inc. (NASDAQ: ELGX) was raised to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan.
Energy Transfer Equity L.P. (NYSE: ETE) was started as Outperform at Credit Suisse.
Energy Transfer Partners L.P. (NYSE: ETP) was started as Outperform at Credit Suisse.
FleetCor Technologies Inc. (NYSE: FLT) was raised to Positive from Neutral at Susquehanna.
KBR Inc. (NYSE: KBR) was raised to Neutral from Underperform at Merrill Lynch, noting a cautious stance on its LNG cycle offset by restructuring upside and cash.
Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc. (NYSE: LL) was maintained as Neutral and the price target was cut to $13 from $18 at Piper Jaffray. This is after a 27% drop to $13.27 the prior day.
MDC Holdings Inc. (NYSE: MDC) was raised to Sector Weight from Underperform at KeyBanc Capital Markets.
Plains All American Pipeline L.P. (NYSE: PAA) was downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at R.W. Baird. This is after a 10% drop to $35.95 the prior day.
Plains GP Holdings L.P. (NYSE: PAGP) was downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at R.W. Baird. This is after a 23% drop to $18.73 the prior day.
Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE: SLF) was raised to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse.
Taylor Morrison Home Corp. (NYSE: TMHC) was raised to Buy from Neutral at Sterne Agee.
Tronox Ltd. (NYSE: TROX) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at B. Riley.
In case you missed Wednesday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades, they were in shares of Apple, Cheniere Energy, First Solar, Hilton Worldwide, National Oilwell Varco, Disney and over a dozen more.
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