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Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT) was maintained as Buy but the price target was cut to $50.00 from $55.00 at Jefferies.
Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd. (NYSE: AEM) was raised to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays.
Atmel Corp. (NASDAQ: ATML) was maintained as Hold and the price target was set at $8.15 after Atmel negatively preannounced fourth-quarter results and said it now considers Microchip’s outstanding acquisition offer of $8.15 per share as superior to the prior one from Dialog Semiconductor.
Autodesk Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) was maintained as Hold at Canaccord Genuity, but the price target was cut to $55.00 from $60.00.
Diamondback Energy Inc. (NASDAQ: FANG) was raised to Outperform from Market Perform at Cowen.
Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) was downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan, and the price target was cut to $56 from $60 (versus a $49.40 close).
Energy Transfer Equity L.P. (NYSE: ETE) was maintained as Buy but the price target was cut to $19.00 from $23.00 at Jefferies.
F5 Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV) was downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight with a $98 price target (versus a $94.00 close) at Barclays.
Kinder Morgan Inc. (NYSE: KMI) was maintained as Hold at Jefferies, but the price target was cut to $14.00 from $15.00.
Kindred Healthcare Inc. (NYSE: KND) was maintained as Neutral but the price target was cut to $9.00 from $12.75 at Mizuho Securities.
Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) was maintained as Buy but the price target was cut to $45.00 from $48.00 at Jefferies.
Rudolph Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: RTEC) was raised to Buy from Hold with a $15.00 price target (versus an $11.49 close) at Stifel.
Spirit Airlines Inc. (NASDAQ: SAVE) was started as Overweight with a $52 price target (versus a $36.53 close) at JPMorgan.
Targa Resources Corp. (NYSE: TRGP) was raised to Buy from Hold with a price target of $26.00 at Jefferies.
Targa Resources Partners L.P. (NYSE: NGLS) was raised to Buy from Hold with a price target of $16.00 at Jefferies.
Total S.A. (NYSE: TOT) was raised to Buy from Neutral at UBS.
Vail Resort Inc. (NYSE: MTN) was maintained as Buy with a fair value estimate of $142.00 (versus a $121.77 close) at Janney Capital Markets. The firm noted an encouraging early season update from the company. Credit Suisse boosted its target to $140.00 from $135.00.
Virgin America Inc. (NASDAQ: VA) was started as Underweight with a $31 price target (versus a $30.42 close) at JPMorgan.
If you missed Wednesday’s top analyst calls, they included American Express, Cheniere Energy, Goldcorp, Microsoft, Nucor, Synchrony, Tyco International, Whiting Petroleum and over a dozen more companies.
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