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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: CenturyLink, International Paper, Kroger, On Deck Capital, Phillips 66, United Tech and More

Bill Barrett Corp. (NYSE: BBG) was downgraded to Hold from Buy with an $8 price target (versus a $7.79 close) at Deutsche Bank.

Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. (NYSE: COG) was raised to Overweight from Neutral with a $27 price target (versus a $24.24 close) at JPMorgan.

Cavium Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM) was started with a Buy rating and was assigned a $67 price target (versus a $50.00 close) at Brean Capital.

Community Health Systems Inc. (NYSE: CYH) was downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Merrill Lynch, while Jefferies maintained its Hold rating but cut the target to $15 from $18 (versus a $15.74 close).

DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. (NASDAQ: DWA) already has been downgraded due to being acquired. Now it was cut to Hold from Buy at Topeka Capital Markets.

Flexion Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: FLXN) was initiated with an Outperform rating and was assigned a price valuation range of $19 to $21 (versus a $10.63 close) at Wells Fargo.

INC Research Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: INCR) was downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Robert W. Baird.

Intrexon Corp. (NYSE: XON) was started as Market Outperform and was assigned a $42 price target (versus a $27.55 close) at JMP Securities.


Midcoast Energy Partners L.P. (NYSE: MEP) was raised to Neutral from Underperform with a $6 price target (versus a $6.95 close) at Credit Suisse.

Qualys Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS) was downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Robert W. Baird.

Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC (NYSE: RBS) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS.

Superior Energy Services Inc. (NYSE: SPN) was raised to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup.

Visteon Corp. (NYSE: VC) was downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight with an $85 price target (versus an $80.50 close) at Barclays.

Monday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades were in Chevron, Colgate-Palmolive, Groupon, Medivation, Microsoft, Seagate Technology and more than a dozen other companies.

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