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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Intuitive Surgical, Restaurant Brands, Scorpio Tankers, Teva, Under Armour, Zillow and Many More

Jon C. Ogg

American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc. (NYSE: AXL) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup.

Depomed Inc. (NASDAQ: DEPO) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy and the price target was cut to $17 from $24 (versus a $17.00 close) at Mizuho.

Interpublic Group Companies Inc. (NYSE: IPG) was reiterated as Buy and the price target was raised to $28 from $26 at Argus in a post-earnings call.

Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE: JCI) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Argus.

Lennar Corp. (NYSE: LEN) was started with a Neutral rating and assigned a $52 price target (versus a $46.70 close) at Citigroup.

Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE: NWL) was reiterated as Buy with a $61 price target (versus a $47.06 close) at Jefferies. The firm believes that the risk from U.S. mall-based sales exposure is overblown and the firm maintained it as a Top Pick stock.

Park Hotels & Resorts Inc. (NYSE: PK) was started as Buy and assigned a $32 price target (versus a $27.66 close) at Instinet.

Praxair Inc. (NYSE: PX) was started with a Sell rating at Evercore ISI.

PulteGroup Inc. (NYSE: PHM) was raised to Outperform from Market Perform with a $26 price target (versus a $21.52 close) at FBR Capital.

RPM International Inc. (NYSE: RPM) was started with a Buy rating and assigned a $59 price target (versus a $52.52 close) at Evercore ISI.

TerraForm Power Inc. (NASDAQ: TERP) was raised to Neutral from Sell at UBS.

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