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Amplify Snack Brands Inc. (NYSE: BETR) was started as Buy with an $18.00 price target (versus an $11.51 close) at Jefferies.

Apple Hospitality REIT Inc. (NYSE: APLE) was started as Buy and was assigned a $23.00 price target (versus a $20.50 close) at Canaccord Genuity.

Camden Property Trust (NYSE: CPT) was raised to Overweight from Sector Weight with an $83.00 price target (versus a $74.55 close) at Keybanc Capital Markets.

Carlisle Companies Inc. (NYSE: CSL) was started as Buy with a $110.00 price target (versus an $88.63 close) at Wunderlich.

CEVA Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA) was started as Buy with a $28.00 price target (versus a $23.95 close) at Wunderlich.

Flowers Foods Inc. (NYSE: FLO) was started with a Buy rating and was given a $26.00 price target (versus a $21.61 close) at Jefferies.

Hain Celestial Group Inc. (NASDAQ: HAIN) was started as Buy with a $50.00 price target (versus a $39.47 close) at Jefferies.

Hormel Foods Corp. (NYSE: HRL) was started with a Buy rating and $85.00 price target (versus a $77.44 close) at Jefferies.

Matador Resources Co. (MTDR) was started as Neutral at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.


Penumbra Inc. (NYSE: PEN) was reiterated Buy and the price target was raised to $60 from $58 at Canaccord Genuity. The firm said that Penumbra’s positive stroke study highlights the benefits of aspiration-first therapy, and that is a positive for the stock.

Rice Energy Inc. (NYSE: RICE) was started as Hold with an $11 price target (versus an $8.35 close) at Deutsche Bank.

Stericycle Inc. (NASDAQ: SRCL) was maintained as Buy at Jefferies, but the price target was cut to $146 from $155 (versus a $118.53 close). The firm said that the recent dislocation in Stericycle shares is a rare opportunity to own a high-quality, non-patient-volume sensitive HC business at a trough valuation.

TransDigm Group Inc. (NYSE: TDG) was downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan.

If you missed Tuesday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades, they were in shares of AIG, BHP Billiton, Cypress Semi, Encana, Newell Rubbermaid, Oracle, Twitter, Visa and over a dozen more.