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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Cisco, Cree, Exxon Mobil, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Urban Outfitters, Valeant, Western Digital and More

Alliance Data Systems Corp. (NYSE: ADS) was downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse.

ASML Inc. (NASDAQ: ASML) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Merrill Lynch.

Cintas Corp. (NASDAQ: CTAS) was raised to Outperform from Neutral at Robert W. Baird. Barclays also raised its rating to Overweight from Equal Weight.

Cousins Properties Inc. (NYSE: CUZ) was downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Robert W. Baird.

Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. (NYSE: DKS) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman Sachs, and the firm removed it from the prized Conviction Buy list as well.

Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN) was started with a Neutral rating at Longbow Research.

Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) was reiterated as Outperform at Credit Suisse, and the price target was raised to $151 from $147.

Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) was reiterated as Buy at Argus, and the firm raised its price target to $36 from $32 (versus a $30.25 close) on the heels of an activist investor stake being taken.

Mosaic Co. (NYSE: MOS) was downgraded to Neutral from Positive at Susquehanna.

Parkway Properties Inc. (NYSE: PKY) was downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Robert W. Baird.

Prologis Inc. (NYSE: PLD) was downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Robert W. Baird.

Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE: WRE) was downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Robert W. Baird.

There were many key changes made in the Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway equity portfolio.

Merrill Lynch has raised ratings on four top oil stocks as it is now calling for $60 a barrel oil in 2017.

Tuesday’s top analyst calls were in Hain Celestial, IBM, JPMorgan, Marathon Oil, Regions Financial, Tableau Software, GrubHub and over a dozen more.

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