Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Apple, Alcoa, Aetna, Barracuda, GoPro, Pulte, United Tech and Many More

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ADTRAN Inc. (NASDAQ: ADTN) was raised to Buy from Hold at Stifel, and the firm’s price target is $21.00 (versus a $16.71 prior close).

AngioDynamics Inc. (NASDAQ: ANGO) was maintained as Buy but the price target was cut to $14.50 from $17.50 at Canaccord Genuity, saying that its recovery will take time.

Boyd Gaming Corp. (NYSE: BYD) was raised to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan.

Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE: BNS) was raised to Buy from Hold at Desjardins.

Boston Beer Co. (NYSE: SAM) was downgraded to Hold from Buy and the price target was cut to $210 from $261 at Jefferies.

Calix Inc. (NYSE: CALX) was raised to Buy from Hold at Stifel.

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: CLF) was downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie.

Container Store Group Inc. (NYSE: TCS) was downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan after a poor earnings report.


Community Health Systems Inc. (NYSE: CYH) was downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Wedbush Securities.

D.R. Horton Inc. (NYSE: DHI) was downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James.

Foot Locker Inc. (NYSE: FL) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) was downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie.

Keysight Technologies Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) was downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at R.W. Baird.

Quidel Corp. (NASDAQ: QDEL) preannounced a fourth-quarter shortfall, and Canaccord Genuity maintained its Buy rating but lowered the price target to $22 from $25.

Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SPB) was raised to Buy from Hold and the price target was raised to $134.00 from $110.00 at Jefferies.

Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. (NYSE: SHO) was raised to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James.

In case you missed Thursday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades, they included of Newmont Mining, Noble Energy, Paychex, Pioneer Natural Resources, Southwest Airlines, Wells Fargo and over a dozen more companies.