Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Ariad, AT&T, Chesapeake Energy, Hain Celestial, Nike, Visa and More

AAR Corp. (NYSE: AIR) was started with a Buy rating at Gabelli.

Arista Networks Inc. (NYSE: ANET) was started as Buy with a $107 price target (versus an $84.03 close) at Argus.

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) was downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan.

Hecla Mining Co. (NYSE: HL) was started as Hold at Canaccord Genuity.

Lam Research Corp. (NASDAQ: LRCX) was started as Neutral with a $104 price target (versus a $98.98 close) at Goldman Sachs.

Logitech International S.A. (NASDAQ: LOGI) was started as Buy with a $30 price target at Brean Capital.

Nutanix Inc. (NASDAQ: NTNX) was started as Outperform at William Blair and as Buy at Needham. Raymond James started coverage at Market Perform, and Stifel started Nutanix as Hold.

Ocwen Financial Corp. (NYSE: OCN) was downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray.

PPG Industries Inc. (NYSE: PPG) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Argus.

Superior Energy Services Inc. (NYSE: SPN) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup.

Synergy Resources Corp. (NYSEMKT: SYRG) was started as Outperform at Wells Fargo.

Tidewater Inc. (NYSE: TDW) was downgraded to Sell from Hold at Argus.

Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) was raised to Outperform from Neutral with a $105 price target (versus an $86.74 close) at Wedbush. The firm does not love AT&T’s strategy, but it thinks the merger will go through.

VF Corp. (NYSE: VFC) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank.

Monday’s top analyst calls were in Ariad Pharmaceuticals, Comcast, ConEd, Electronic Arts, Kinder Morgan, 3M, Time Warner and about a dozen more.

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