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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Dollar General, Monsanto, Palo Alto, TG Therapeutics, Ulta, Vivint Solar and More

American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (NYSE: AEO) was reiterated as Buy and the price target was raised to $25 from $24 (versus a $15.36 close) at Jefferies.

Deckers Outdoor Corp. (NYSE: DECK) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup.

Dollar Tree Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) was reiterated as Hold at Jefferies, but the price target was raised to $80 from $75.

Duluth Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTH) was started with a Buy rating and $28 price target (versus a $24.88 close) at Stifel.

Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) was reiterated as Buy and the price target was raised to $21.00 from $19.50 (versus an $18.60 close) at Jefferies. The firm cited recent stability in earnings estimates and substantial unrealized value in its Vantiv, all adding up to heading in a better direction.

NICE Systems Ltd. (NICE) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS.

Sanderson Farms Inc. (NASDAQ: SAFM) was downgraded to Neutral from Overweight and the price target is $95 (versus a $92.55 close) at JPMorgan.

Signet Jewelers Ltd. (NYSE: SIG) was downgraded to Neutral and removed from the prized Conviction Buy list at Goldman Sachs, and the price target was cut to $119 from $192.

Teladoc Inc. (NYSE: TDOC) was reiterated as Outperform at Oppenheimer, and the price target is $25 (versus a $10.28 close).

Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC) was reiterated as Buy at Jefferies, and the price target was raised to $54 from $50.

Workday Inc. (NYSE: WDAY) was downgraded to Underperform from Neutral with a $63 price target (versus a $78.00 close) at Wedbush Securities.

Thursday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades¬†included Alibaba, ADM, CSC, Infosys, Microsoft, Wells Fargo, WisdomTree and over a dozen more companies.

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