Amdocs Ltd. (NYSE: DOX) was raised to Buy from Neutral with a $63 price objective (versus a $52.43 close) at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Cavium Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM) was maintained as Buy but the price target was cut to $74 from $76 at Canaccord Genuity.
Community Health Systems Inc. (NYSE: CYH) was raised to Market Perform from Underperform at Raymond James.
Hawaiian Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: HA) was raised to Neutral from Underperform and the price objective was raised to $40 from $30 (versus a $36.04 close) at Merrill Lynch.
H&E Equipment Services Inc. (NASDAQ: HEES) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS, and the price target was lowered to $15 from $22 (versus a $14.42 close).
Kirby Corp. (NYSE: KEX) was downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital Markets.
Pan American Silver Corp. (NASDAQ: PAAS) was downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at FBR Capital Markets.
Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE: PM) was started as Neutral at UBS.
Range Resources Corp. (NYSE: RRC) was downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays.
Royal Gold Inc. (NASDAQ: RGLD) was downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at FBR Capital Markets.
Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC) was maintained as Buy at Jefferies, but the firm slashed the target to $15 from $29, noting that the stock is undervalued and the fundamentals are not as bad as the market reaction.
Seadrill Ltd. (NYSE: SDRL) was downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley.
United Rentals Inc. (NYSE: URI) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS, and the price target was slashed to $56 from $94 (versus a $55.84 close).
Vantiv Inc. (NYSE: VNTV) was raised to Positive from Neutral at Susquehanna.
8point3 Energy Partners L.P. (NASDAQ: CAFD) was maintained as Buy at Janney Capital Markets with a $19 fair value estimate (versus a $14.73 close).
If you missed Wednesday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades, they included Apple, AT&T, DuPont, Fitbit, Huntington Bancshares, McDonald’s, Merck, Newmont Mining, Sprint and over a dozen more companies.