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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Huntington Bancshares, Nucor, Orexigen, SanDisk, Square, VIVUS and Many More

Air Lease Corp. (NYSE: AL) was maintained as Outperform but the price target was cut to $36 from $40 at Cowen.

BeiGene Ltd. (NASDAQ: BGNE) saw its quiet period come to an end. The stock was started as Buy with a $33 target at Goldman Sachs, and started as Outperform with a $44 price target at R.W. Baird. Cowen gave it an Outperform rating.

BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ: BMRN) was maintained as Neutral but the price target was cut to $105 from $117 at Wedbush Securities.

Campbell Soup Co. (NYSE: CPB) was raised to Neutral from Sell with a $62.00 price target (versus a $61.98 close) at Goldman Sachs.

Dillard’s Inc. (NYSE: DDS) was downgraded to Sell from Hold with a $70.00 price target (versus an $85.29 close) at Deutsche Bank.

Editas Medicine Inc. (NASDAQ: EDIT) was started as Market Perform with a $40.00 price target (versus a $27.49 close) at JPMorgan. Cowen started Editas as Outperform. JMP Securities started it as Outperform with a $40 price target.

Eni SpA (NYSE: E) was raised to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup.


Nielsen Holdings PLC (NYSE: NLSN) was started as Buy with a $58.00 price target (versus a $49.75 close) at Jefferies.

E.W. Scripps Co. (NYSE: SSP) was downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo.

Sharps Compliance Corp. (NASDAQ: SMED) was started as Buy with a $9 price target (versus a $5.25 close) at Craig Hallum.

Southwestern Energy Co. (NYSE: SWN) was downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Raymond James.

U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SLCA) was started as Buy at Citigroup, after Jefferies raised its rating to Hold from Underperform on Friday.

Werner Enterprises Inc. (NASDAQ: WERN) was started as Overweight with a $31 price target (versus a $26.91 close) at JPMorgan.

If you missed Friday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades, they included American Water Works, Autodesk, Kraft Heinz, Palo Alto Networks, Toyota, Vipshop and over a dozen more.