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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Baidu, Goldman Sachs, Intel, JC Penney, Twitter, United Tech and Many More

Amplify Snack Brands Inc. (NYSE: BETR) was started as Neutral with an $18 price target (versus a $13.31 close) at Goldman Sachs. William Blair started it as Outperform. Piper Jaffray started it as Overweight with an $18 price target.

Astec Industries Inc. (NASDAQ: ASTE) was raised to Buy from Hold at Stifel Nicolaus.

Basic Energy Services Inc. (NYSE: BAS) was raised to Hold from Sell with a $4.00 price target (versus a $4.70 close) at Wunderlich Securities.

Bob Evans Farms Inc. (NASDAQ: BOBE) was raised to Sector Weight from Underweight at KeyBanc Capital Markets.

Dover Corp. (NYSE: DOV) was raised to Outperform from Market Perform with a $73.00 price target (versus a $60.37 close) at Sanford Bernstein.

Himax Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: HIMX) was raised to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse.

Leggett & Platt Inc. (NYSE: LEG) was raised to Outperform from Market Perform with a price target of $48.00 (versus a $44.14 close) at Raymond James.

Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) was raised to Buy from Hold with a price target of $41.00 (versus a $34.05 close) at Evercore ISI.

Planet Fitness Inc. (NYSE: PLNT) was started as Buy with a $19 price target (versus a $16.78 close) at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Cowen assigned a Buy rating with a $21 price target. Piper Jaffray started Planet Fitness as Overweight with a $19.00 price target.

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Sunrun Inc. (NASDAQ: RUN) was started as Buy with a price target of $17.00 (versus a $11.62 close) at Merrill Lynch. RBC Capital Markets started it as Outperform with a $16 price target.

Syngenta A.G. (NYSE: SYT) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS.

Tenet Healthcare Corp. (NYSE: THC) was raised to Outperform from Market Perform with a $62 price target (versus a $50.32 close) at BMO Capital Markets.

UTStarcom Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: UTSI) was started as Outperform with a $2.50 price target (versus a $1.92 close) at Northland Securities.

Vocera Communications Inc. (NYSE: VCRA) was raised to Outperform from Market Perform with a $14 price target (versus an $11.14 close) at Leerink.

In case you missed out on Friday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades, they included Abercrombie & Fitch, Akamai Technologies, Citigroup, El Pollo Loco, Netflix, Salesforce.com and over a dozen more.

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