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Agco Corp. (NYSE: AGCO) was raised to Neutral from Underperform at Merrill Lynch.

Allscripts Healthcare Solution Inc. (NASDAQ: MDRX) was downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform with a $13 price target (versus a $12.47 close) at Leerink Swann.

Appian Corp. (NASDAQ: APPN) has seen its post-IPO quiet period come to an end, and shares were indicated down 3.9% at $17.50, versus a post-IPO range of $14.60 to $20.72. The following new analyst coverage was seen: started as Outperform at Cowen, as Sector Weight at Pacific Crest, as Equal Weight at Barclays and as Neutral at Goldman Sachs.

Athene Holding Ltd. (NYSE: ATH) was raised to Outperform from Neutral and the target price was raised to $66 from $55 at Credit Suisse.

Cedar Fair L.P. (NYSE: FUN) was already rated as Buy but was added to the prized Conviction Buy list, with an $81 price target (versus a $70.68 close), at Goldman Sachs.

Eaton Corp. (NYSE: ETN) was started as Market Perform at JMP Securities.

Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE: EMR) was started as Market Outperform at JMP Securities.

Impinj Inc. (NASDAQ: PI) was downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley.

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (NYSE: IHG) was downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse, with the downgrade noting valuation concerns.

Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE: JCI) was started as Market Outperform at JMP Securities.

NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank.

Signature Bank (NASDAQ: SBNY) was maintained as Buy but the price target was cut to $169 from $175 (versus a $144.07 close) at Jefferies. The firm lowered estimates to reflect a slower pace of loan growth.

SMART Global Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SGH) was started as Buy with a $21 price target (versus a $15.30 close) at Jefferies. The firm sees the company benefiting from widening memory demand, rising average memory content and greater customization demand.

TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. (NYSE: AMTD) was maintained as Hold but the price target was raised to $43 from $40 (versus a $40.67 close) at Jefferies.

Thomson Reuters Corp. (NYSE: TRI) was raised to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank.

TripAdvisor Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) was downgraded to Underperform from Neutral and the price target was cut to $34 from $40 (versus a $37.91 close) at Credit Suisse. The firm feels there is still room to fall based on deteriorating earnings profile. The 52-week range is $36.85 to $71.69.

WideOpenWest Inc. (NYSE: WOW) closed at $17.59 on Friday and its post-IPO range has been $15.44 to $18.83 before the quiet period ended. Now analysts are covering it with new ratings: Started as Strong Buy at Raymond James, as Outperform at Evercore ISI, as Buy at UBS, as Outperform at Credit Suisse, as Buy at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey and as Outperform at RBC Capital Markets.

Details were not seen early on Monday, but Longbow Research raised three steel companies to Buy from Neutral: Nucor Corp. (NYSE: NUE), U.S. Steel Corp. (NYSE: X), and AK Steel Holding Corp. (NYSE: AKS).

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