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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Apple, Brocade, Clean Harbors, Eldorado Gold, Exxon Mobil, First Solar, Home Depot, Vipshop and More

Aegon N.V. (NYSE: AEG) was downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley.

Amicus Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: FOLD) was started as Buy and was assigned a $10 price objective (versus a $6.61 close) at Merrill Lynch.

Anacor Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ANAC) was downgraded to Neutral from Outperform with a $99 price target (versus a $99.99 close) at Mizuho.

Children’s Place Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCE) was raised to Buy from Neutral and the price target was raised to $93 from $74 (versus a $71.05 close) at Goldman Sachs.

Discovery Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) was downgraded to Sell from Neutral with a $27 price target (versus a $27.45 close) at Citigroup. Argus reiterated its Buy rating and $40 price target on the stock.

Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) was reiterated as Outperform and the price target was raised to $88 from $78 at Oppenheimer. Credit Suisse also maintained its Outperform rating.

Equity Residential (NYSE: EQR) was raised to Buy from Neutral with a $78 price target (versus a $68.16 close) at Janney.

Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (NYSE: HST) was raised to Market Perform from Underperform at Raymond James.

Invesco Mortgage Capital Inc. (NYSE: IVR) was raised to Buy from Neutral and the price target was raised to $16 from $14 (versus a $14.02 close) at Nomura.


ProLogis (NYSE: PLD) was downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Capital One.

Redwood Trust Inc. (NYSE: RWT) was raised to Buy from Neutral and the price target was raised to $16 from $14 (versus a $13.33 close) at Nomura.

Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. (NASDAQ: SNI) was downgraded to Sell from Neutral with a $62 price target (versus a $64.49 close) at Citigroup.

Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. (NYSE: SHO) was started as Hold at BB&T Capital Markets.

SYNNEX Corp. (NYSE: SNX) was raised to Outperform from Underperform with an $87 price target (versus an $80.03 close) at Raymond James.

U.S. Ecology Inc. (NASDAQ: ECOL) was started as Equal Weight with a $48 price target (versus a $42.53 close) at Barclays.

Xtera Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: XCOM) was downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform and the price target was cut to $2.50 from $6.00 (versus a $1.85 close) at BMO Capital Markets.

Tuesday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades included AIG, AT&T, Freeport-McMoRan, Halliburton, Lending Club, Range Resources, Salesforce.com, SecureWorks and over a dozen more.