Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: CenterPoint, Micron, Paychex, Qualcomm, SolarCity, Southern Copper and Many More

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Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY) was downgraded to Underperform from Buy at BofA Merrill Lynch. Avery Dennison closed up 2.6% at $74.75, and it has a consensus analyst price target of $81.50 and a 52-week range of $53.56 to $77.38.

Boise Cascade Company (NYSE: BCC) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA Merrill Lynch. Boise Cascade closed up 8% at $22.95 on Thursday, and it has a consensus analyst price target of $29.00 and a 52-week range of $13.80 to $36.93.

Celanese Corp. (NYSE: CE) was started with a Positive rating at Susquehanna. Celanese closed at $65.45, and it has a consensus analyst price target of $76.00 and a 52-week range of $54.35 to $74.55.

Corrections Corp. (NYSE: CXW) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy and the price target was cut to $34.00 from $37.00 (versus $35.01 close) at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey. Corrections Corp. has a consensus analyst price target of $35.02 and has a 52-week range of $24.21 to $35.48.

Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) was maintained as Hold but the price target was cut to $64.00 from $66.00 (versus $63.34 close) at Jefferies. Darden Restaurants has a consensus analyst price target of $70.45 and has a 52-week range of $53.38 to $75.60.

GlaxoSmithKline plc (NYSE: GSK) was raised to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup. GSK’s ADSs closed up 2% at $43.34 and has a 52-week range of $37.24 to $45.49.

ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE: MAN) was downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight and the price target was cut to $65.00 from $85.00 (versus $64.34 close) at Barclays.

Sprague Resources LP (NYSE: SRLP) was started with a Buy rating and the fair value estimate was assigned as $30.00 (versus $24.12 close) at Janney. Sprague Resources has a consensus analyst price target of $25.33 and a 52-week range of $15.55 to $28.10. Spreague also has that high distribution rate with an 8.8% yield equivalent.

Thursday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades were in Motorola, Nokia, ProLogis, Qualcomm, Silver Wheaton, Yamana Gold and close to a dozen more companies.