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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Amex, Apple, Baidu, CONSOL, FireEye, JD.com, MetLife, SunPower, Skechers and Many More

Jon C. Ogg

ABB Ltd. (NYSE: ABB) was raised to Neutral from Sell at UBS.

Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) was raised to Buy from Hold and the price target was raised to $86 from $84 (versus a $73.40 target) at Deutsche Bank. Credit Suisse lowered its target price to $84 from $90.

Cognex Corp. (NASDAQ: CGNX) was started as Outperform with a $36 target (versus a $30.20 close) at Raymond James.

Digi International Inc. (NASDAQ: DGII) was maintained as Buy with a $17 target price at Canaccord Genuity.

First Industrial Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE: FR) was started as Buy with a $23 price target (versus a $19.48 close) at Jefferies.

FMC Corp. (NYSE: FMC) was started as Outperform with a $40 price target (versus a $35.11 close) at Credit Suisse.

Foresight Energy L.P. (NYSE: FELP) was downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley.

Hexcel Corp. (NYSE: HXL) was started as Neutral with a $44 price target (versus a $38.55 close) at Credit Suisse.


Primerica Inc. (NYSE: PRI) was started as Outperform at William Blair.

SL Green Realty Corp. (NYSE: SLG) was raised to Buy from Neutral with a $120 price target (versus a $96.75 close) at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey.

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) was maintained as Outperform but the target price was cut to $55 from $58 at Credit Suisse.

SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB) was raised to Overweight from Neutral but the price target was trimmed to $120 from $125 (versus a $95.66 close) at Piper Jaffray.

WEX Inc. (NYSE: WEX) was raised to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo.

If you missed Thursday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades, they included General Electric, 3M, Shopify, SunPower, Zafgen, CIT, Ericsson, Honeywell and well over a dozen more companies.