American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ: AGNC) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy with a $21 price target (versus a $19.49 close) at Nomura Securities.
Apollo Investment Corp. (NASDAQ: AINV) was downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Merrill Lynch.
Aviva PLC (NYSE: AV) was downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays.
Bluebird Bio Inc. (NASDAQ: BLUE) was maintained as Buy at Janney and also at Jefferies after the disappointing news out of Juno.
Comerica Inc. (NYSE: CMA) was raised to Market Perform from Underperform at Wells Fargo.
C.R. Bard Inc. (NYSE: BCR) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Merrill Lynch.
58.com Inc. (NYSE: WUBA) was started with an Outperform rating and assigned a $71 price target (versus a $45.34 close) at Macquarie.
Fresenius Medical Care A.G. (NYSE: FMS) was raised to Hold from Underperform at Jefferies.
GrubHub Inc. (NYSE: GRUB) was started with an Outperform rating and was assigned a $40 price target (versus a $31.08 close) at Wedbush Securities.
HCP Inc. (NYSE: HCP) was raised to Neutral from Sell and the price target was raised to $36 from $26 (versus a $34.88 close) at Goldman Sachs.
Landec Corp. (NASDAQ: LNDC) was started with a Neutral rating and was assigned a price target of $12 (versus a $10.67 close) at Wedbush Securities.
T2 Biosystems Inc. (NASDAQ: TTOO) was downgraded to Sell from Buy and the price target was cut to $4 from $12 (versus a $7.61 close) at BTIG.
Thursday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades included Bank of America, First Solar, KKR, On Deck, Red Hat, Shake Shack and over a dozen more.