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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: ADM, General Mills, Home Depot, Microsoft, 3D Systems, Western Digital and More

Big Lots Inc. (NYSE: BIG) was started as Hold with a $42 price target (versus a $41.99 close) at Topeka Capital Markets.

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) was started with a Sell rating and was assigned a price target of $37 (versus a $42.52  close) at Topeka Capital Markets. It has a consensus price target of $47.95 and a 52-week range of $41.26 to $72.94.

Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (NYSE: BAM) was started with an Outperform rating and was assigned a $41 price target (versus a $34.00 close) at Keefe Bruyette & Woods.

Callon Petroleum Co. (NYSE: CPE) was started with an Outperform rating and was assigned a price target of $14 (versus a $11.15 close) at Credit Suisse.

Equity Residential (NYSE: EQR) was raised to Buy from Hold with a $74.50 price target (versus a $67.54 close) at BB&T Capital Markets.

Genesco Inc. (NYSE: GCO) was downgraded to Neutral from Overweight and the price target was cut to $61 from $70 (versus a $60.05 close) at Piper Jaffray.


Johnson Controls Inc. (NYSE: JCI) was raised to Outperform from Neutral and the target price was raised to $50 from $45 (versus a $42.74 close) at Credit Suisse.

Lowe’s Companies Inc. (NYSE: LOW) was started with a Hold rating and $74 target price (versus a $78.87 close) at Topeka Capital Markets.

Pacific Ethanol Inc. (NASDAQ: PEIX) was started with a Buy rating and was assigned a whopping $11 price target (versus a $4.65 close) at Rodman & Renshaw.

Pier 1 Imports Inc. (NYSE: PIR) was started with a Buy rating and a $12 price target (versus a $5.48 close) at Topeka Capital Markets.

Red Rock Resorts Inc. (NASDAQ: RRR) saw its quiet period end on Monday with mostly positive coverage. Citigroup has initiated coverage of the stock with a Buy rating.

Sotherly Hotels Inc. (NASDAQ: SOHO) was started as Buy at Janney with a $6.50 fair value estimate.

United Therapeutics Corp. (NASDAQ: UTHR) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Argus.

Williams-Sonoma Inc. (NYSE: WSM) was started with a Buy rating and was assigned a price target of $62 (versus a $50.13 close) at Topeka Capital Markets.

Monday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades included Alcoa, Boston Scientific, Schlumberger, Sony, Staples and many more.