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Alcobra Ltd. (NASDAQ: ADHD) was started as Outperform with a $16 price target (versus a $5.11 close) at Oppenheimer.
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel.
J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. (NASDAQ: JBHT) was raised to Buy from Hold at BB&T Capital Markets.
Mattel Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) was already rated as Buy at Goldman Sachs, but the firm added it to the prized Conviction Buy List. Mattel closed up 1.6% at $26.24, has a consensus analyst target of $28.09 and has a 52-week range of $19.45 to $30.44.
ONEOK L.P. (NYSE: OKS) was downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at R.W. Baird.
Mosaic Co. (NYSE: MOS) was downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan.
Oracle Corp. (NYSE: ORCL) was maintained as Buy with a $50 price target (versus a $34.80 close) at Jefferies. The firm sees Oracle’s entry into the cloud as unprecedented in scale and velocity for a traditional software company, and the firm sees Oracle having a multiyear product cycle.
O’Reilly Automotive Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY) was raised to Buy from Hold with a $300 price target (versus a $239.44 close) at Deutsche Bank.
Packaging Corp. of America (NYSE: PKG) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup.
Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc. (NYSE: POT) was downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan. Shares closed at $16.09 but were indicated down 3% at $15.60 on Monday. Its consensus analyst price target was $22.30, and its 52-week range was $15.02 to $37.60.
Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PCLN) was started as Market Perform at Wells Fargo.
QTS Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE: QTS) was started as Buy with a $52 price target (versus a $43.19 close) at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey.
Seagate Technology PLC (NASDAQ: STX) was maintained as Buy but the price target was cut to $35 from $46 at Jefferies, which sees Seagate shares offering a compelling value with a 9% dividend yield.
Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS) was maintained as Buy but the price target was lowered to $30 from $37 at Jefferies. The firm sees above consensus estimates for 2017.
Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC) was maintained as Buy and the price target was cut to $82 from $95 at Jefferies. The firm sees see more upside for Western Digital over Seagate, given cost savings from the HGST integration and accretion from the SanDisk acquisition.
WestRock LLC (NYSE: WRK) was raised to Buy from Neutral with a $48 price objective (versus a $37.74 close) at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Zillow Group Inc. (NASDAQ: ZG) was maintained as Buy at Canaccord Genuity, but the firm lowered its target price to $32 from $38 (versus a $21.47 close).
If you missed Friday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades, they included American Express, Apple, Baidu, CONSOL Energy, FireEye, JD.com, MetLife, SunPower, Skechers and over a dozen other companies.