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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Barrick Gold, Caterpillar, ConocoPhillips, PNC Financial, Tonix Pharma, Spirit Realty and More

Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc. (NYSE: BIO) was reiterated as Buy at Jefferies, and the price target was raised to $225 from $200 (versus a $151.66 close), as it was called defensive and cheap.

Celanese Corp. (NYSE: CE) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup.

DineEquity Inc. (NYSE: DIN) was raised to Overweight from Sector Weight with a $90 price target (versus a $78.29 close) at KeyBank Capital Markets.

Eastman Chemical Co. (NYSE: EMN) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup.

Intersil Corp. (NASDAQ: ISIL) was downgraded to Hold from Buy with a $21 price target (versus a $19.75 close) at Stifel.

Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: LGND) was raised to Hold from Sell and the price target was cut to $105 from $110 (versus a $108.04 close) at Deutsche Bank.

Leidos Holdings Inc. (NYSE: LDOS) was started as Buy with a $54 price target (versus a $41.55 close) at Argus.

Maxim Integrated Products Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM) was downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital Markets.

Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRVL) was started as Neutral at Goldman Sachs with a $12 price target (versus a $12.94 close). Jefferies maintained its Hold rating and $13 price target.

Momenta Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: MNTA) was downgraded to Sell from Hold with a $6 price target (versus a $12.23 close) at Maxim.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Argus.

Spectra Energy Corp. (NYSE: SE) was downgraded to Outperform from Strong Buy with a $44 price target (versus a $41.00 close) at Raymond James.

Wesco International Inc. (NYSE: WCC) was downgraded to Perform from Outperform at Oppenheimer.

More grouped research calls have been shown as follows:

Tuesday’s top analyst calls were in Biogen, Broadcom, Dollar Tree, Gilead, Mondelez, Urban Outfitters and a dozen more companies.

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