Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) was reiterated as Buy with a target price of $950 at Argus.
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) was raised to Overweight from Equal Weight and the price target was raised to $62 from $55 (versus a $52.21 close) at Morgan Stanley.
AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. (NYSE: AMC) was downgraded to Underperform from Neutral and the price target was cut to $26 from $34 at Credit Suisse.
American Water Works Co. Inc. (NYSE: AWK) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at HSBC.
Arista Networks Inc. (NYSE: ANET) was reiterated as Outperform and the price target was raised to $142 from $120 (versus a $127.00 close) at Oppenheimer.
Citrix Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXS) was down 3.4% to $82.02 on Wednesday and shares were indicated marginally lower on Wednesday. Citrix was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Merrill Lynch. Jefferies maintained its Underperform rating, and its conclusion is that a strategic acquirer would be hard-pressed to seriously consider purchasing Citrix Systems at a premium to current levels (and a financial buyer would find it even more difficult).
Harley-Davidson Inc. (NYSE: HOG) was raised to Neutral from Underperform at Longbow Research.
Itron Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) was reiterated as Buy with a target price of $73, noting that the recent sell-off offers a solid buying opportunity.
Molina Healthcare Inc. (NYSE: MOH) was started as Market Perform with a $48 price target (versus a $44.23 close) at Cowen.
Mueller Water Products Inc. (NYSE: MWA) was downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform and the price target was lowered to $13 from $15 (versus a $12.29 close) at Cowen.
National Cinemedia Inc. (NASDAQ: NCMI) was raised to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse.
Southwestern Energy Co. (NYSE: SWN) was raised to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup.
WebMD Health Corp. (NASDAQ: WBMD) was downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Cowen.
Tuesday’s top analyst calls included Mobileye, Occidental, Oracle, Walt Disney, Wal-Mart and many more companies. Monday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades were in AIG, Boeing, GameStop, Gilead Sciences, Starbucks, Cigna, Ciena, Ferrari and over a dozen more.
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