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Apartment Investment and Management Co. (NYSE: AIV) was raised to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James.

AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE: AZN) was downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse.

Crown Castle International Corp. (NYSE: CCI) was reiterated as Buy with a $93.00 price target at Canaccord Genuity. The firm sees solid earnings this week.

DepoMed Inc. (NASDAQ: DEPO) was reinstated as Buy with a fair value estimate of $35.00 at Janney Capital Markets.

GlaxoSmithKline PLC (NYSE: GSK) was raised to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse.

Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc. (NYSE: MAA) was raised to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James.

PACCAR Inc. (NASDAQ: PCAR) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS.

Primerica Inc. (NYSE: PRI) was downgraded to Outperform from Strong Buy at Raymond James.

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Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. (NYSE: BIN) is lower after guiding sales expectations down. The stock was downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Wedbush Securities and downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel. CIBC downgraded it to Sector Perform from Sector Outperform as well.

Rice Energy Inc. (NYSE: RICE) was raised Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital Markets. It was also given big upside in a competing analyst call last week.

Tallgrass Energy G.P. (NYSE: TEGP) was raised to Overweight from Neutral at R.W. Baird.

Targa Resources Partners L.P. (NYSE: NGLS) was raised to Outperform from Neutral at R.W. Baird.

Ubiquiti Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: UBNT) was downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight with a $24.00 price target (versus a $32.06 close) at Morgan Stanley.

Varian Medical Systems Inc. (NYSE: VAR) was downgraded to Neutral from Outperform with an $82.00 price target (versus a $78.47 close) at R.W. Baird.

VF Corp. (NYSE: VFC) was reiterated as Buy with a $90 price target by Canaccord Genuity ahead of earnings. The firm sees above-consensus earnings.

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In case you missed Monday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades, they included Cablevision, Carrizo Oil & Gas, Nike, Oracle, Pure Storage, Regions Financial , Ecolab, Itron and over a dozen more companies.