Investing

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AIG, Baidu, Chipotle, Dow Chemical, Mallinckrodt, Palo Alto, Tesla, Xilinx and Many More

ADT Corp. (NYSE: ADT) was raised to Equal Weight from Underweight but the price target was cut to $28 from $32 (versus a $24.94 close) at Morgan Stanley.

Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) was added to the prized Conviction Buy List at Goldman Sachs with a $22 price target (versus a $17.05 close).

Badger Meter Inc. (NYSE: BMI) was raised to Outperform from Neutral at R.W. Baird.

Boot Barn Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) was maintained as Buy but the price target was cut to $15 from $19 at Jefferies.

Deutsche Bank A.G. (NYSE: DB) was downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at BNP Paribas.

Intersil Corp. (NASDAQ: ISIL) was downgraded to Sell from neutral at Citigroup.

Luxottica Group SpA (NYSE: LUX) was raised to Buy from Neutral at BNP Paribas.


LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (NYSE: LYB) was downgraded to Outperform from being a Top Pick at RBC Capital Markets.

Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) was downgraded to Sell from Neutral with a price target of $38 (versus a $43.18 close) at Goldman Sachs.

Skyworks Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: SWKS) was started as Buy with an $80 price target (versus a $66.48 close) at Goldman Sachs.

Spark Energy Inc. (NASDAQ: SPKE) was downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at R.W. Baird.

Teradyne Inc. (NYSE: TER) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy with a $22 price target (versus an $18.80 close) at Goldman Sachs.

Texas Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: TXN) was started as Sell with a $47 price target (versus a $50.64 close) at Goldman Sachs.

UBS Group A.G. (NYSE: UBS) was downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital Markets.

If you missed Tuesday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades, they were in shares of Alphabet, Duke Energy, Mattel, Morgan Stanley, Netflix, Southwestern Energy, Twitter and over a dozen more companies.

Sponsored: Tips for Investing

A financial advisor can help you understand the advantages and disadvantages of investment properties. Finding a qualified financial advisor doesn’t have to be hard. SmartAsset’s free tool matches you with up to three financial advisors who serve your area, and you can interview your advisor matches at no cost to decide which one is right for you. If you’re ready to find an advisor who can help you achieve your financial goals, get started now.

Investing in real estate can diversify your portfolio. But expanding your horizons may add additional costs. If you’re an investor looking to minimize expenses, consider checking out online brokerages. They often offer low investment fees, helping you maximize your profit.