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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Arch Coal, Editas, FireEye, Generac, NextEra, Under Armour and More

Jon C. Ogg

Agile Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: AGRX) was reiterated as Buy with a $13 fair value estimate (versus a $3.34 close) at Janney. The firm noted that its Twirla just as effective as FDA-approved contraceptives.

AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE: AZN) was started as Outperform with a $38 price target at BMO Capital Markets.

Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. (NASDAQ: CRZO) was downgraded to Neutral from Outperform with a $17 price target (versus a $13.26 close) at Mizuho.

C&J Energy Services Inc. (NYSE: CJ) was started with a Buy rating and assigned a $37 price target (versus a $27.50 close) at Guggenheim.

Esperion Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR) was started as Outperform with a $64 price target (versus a $49.27 a close) at Cowen.

Group 1 Automotive Inc. (NYSE: GPI) was raised to Neutral from Sell with a $67 price target (versus a $62.30 close) at Goldman Sachs.

JELD-WEN Holding Inc. (NYSE: JELD) was raised to Buy from Neutral and the price objective was raised to $40 from $36 (versus a $32.23 close) at Merrill Lynch.

Match Group (NASDAQ: MTCH) was reiterated as Buy and the price target was raised to $28 from $23 (versus a $23.27 close) at Jefferies.

Navistar International Corp. (NYSE: NAV) was reiterated as Buy and the price target was raised to $47 from $35 (versus a $36.29 close) at Jefferies.

Pan American Silver Corp. (NASDAQ: PAAS) was started with a Buy rating and assigned a $22 price target (versus an $18.78 close) at Canaccord Genuity.

Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V. (NASDAQ: PLYA) was started with a Buy rating and assigned a $14 fair value estimate (versus a $10.76 close) at Janney.

Praxair Inc. (NYSE: PX) was raised to Positive from Neutral with a $155 price target (versus a $131.77 close) at Susquehanna.

RH (NYSE: RH) was raised to Buy from Neutral with an $88 price target (versus a $49.42 close) at Buckingham Research.

Restaurant Brands International Inc. (NYSE: QSR) was raised to Outperform from Neutral with a $74 price target (versus a $60.51 close) at Credit Suisse.

Sealed Air Inc. (NYSE: SEE) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy with a $47 price target (versus a $43.44 close) at Citigroup.

Shiloh Industries Inc. (NASDAQ: SHLO) was started as Neutral with a $9.50 price objective (versus an $8.90 close) at Merrill Lynch.

Trivago N.V. (NASDAQ: TRVG) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Merrill Lynch. This stock fell 16% to $12.49 on Wednesday after lower growth and marketing efficiency predictability. Its 52-week range is now $10.43 to $24.27.

Varian Medical Systems Inc. (NYSE: VAR) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BTIG.

WEC Energy Group Inc. (NYSE: WEC) was reiterated as Buy and the price target was raised to $70 from $67 (versus a $65.58 close) at Argus. It also has a 3.2% dividend yield.

Wednesday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades included BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Exxon Mobil, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IAMGOLD, Mallinckrodt, Rockwell Collins and many more.