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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Applied Materials, Duke Energy, Entergy, Salesforce, SunEdison and More

Anthera Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ANTH) was maintained as Buy but the old $12 price target was cut to $9 at Jefferies.

Ballard Power Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: BLDP) was started as Market Perform with a $1.50 price target (versus a $1.34 close) at FBR Capital Markets.

Calumet Specialty Products Partners L.P. (NASDAQ: CLMT) was downgraded to Neutral from Outperform with a price target of $18.00 (versus a $10.82 close) at Credit Suisse.

Choice Hotels International Inc. (NYSE: CHH) was raised to Neutral from Underweight with a $46.00 price target (versus a $49.59 close) at JPMorgan.

Mercury General Corp. (NYSE: MCY) was raised to Market Perform from Underperform at Raymond James.

Medivation Inc. (NASDAQ: MDVN) was started as Buy with a $45.00 price objective (versus a $31.92 close) at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

MPLX L.P. (NYSE: MPLX) was started as Buy with a $30 price target (versus a $22.94 close) at Goldman Sachs.


OneMain Holdings Inc. (NYSE: OMF) was maintained as Buy at Jefferies, but the price target was cut to $50 from $66.

Sealed Air Corp. (NYSE: SEE) was started as Outperform with a $53 price target (versus a $43.13 close) at RBC Capital Markets.

Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SPR) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy and the price target was cut to $48 from $65 (versus a $46.05 close) at UBS.

Syntel Inc. (NASDAQ: SYNT) was downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo.

Trinity Industries Inc. (NYSE: TRN) was downgraded to Underweight from Buy at BB&T Capital Markets.

Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL) was started as Neutral and the fair value estimate was put at $38.00 (versus a $37.66 close) at Janney Capital Markets.

If you missed Thursday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades, they included Amazon.com, Brocade Communications Systems, Garmin, IBM, Nabors Industries, Peabody Energy, Shopify, Urban Outfitters and over a dozen more companies.

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