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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AbbVie, Amazon, Facebook, Johnson & Johnson, Schlumberger, Visa, Walmart and More

Bluebird Bio Inc. (NASDAQ: BLUE) was downgraded to Hold from Buy but the price target was raised to $126 from $88 in the call. The firm noted that it is positive on BCMA CAR-T bb2121 but that the opportunity is largely priced in.

Colgate-Palmolive Co. (NYSE: CL) was raised to Buy from Hold at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey.

Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) was started as Buy and assigned a $133 price target (versus a $117.82 close) at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey.

Exelon Corp. (NYSE: EXC) was downgraded to Sell from Neutral with a $35 price target (versus a $38.30 close) at Goldman Sachs.

Juniper Networks Inc. (NYSE: JNPR) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy with a $31 price target (versus a $27.31 close) at Merrill Lynch.

Martin Marietta Materials Inc. (NYSE: MLM) was assumed with a Buy rating and was given a $240 target price (versus a $205.14 close) at Jefferies.

MasterCard Inc. (NYSE: MA) was raised to Outperform from Market Perform with a $160 price target (versus a $145.65 close) at Wells Fargo.

Mosaic Co. (NYSE: MOS) was started as Buy and was given a $24.75 price target at HSBC.

NRG Yield Inc. (NYSE: NYLD) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy with a $19 price target (versus a $19.00 close) at Goldman Sachs.

Range Resources Corp. (NYSE: RRC) was raised to Overweight from Underweight with a $24 price target (versus a $19.61 close) at Barclays.

Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey.

Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) was raised to Buy from Neutral with a $129 price target (versus a $113.91 close) at Goldman Sachs.

Sky Solar Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ: SKYS) was raised to Buy from Neutral with a $5 price target (versus a $1.69 close) at Roth Capital.

Smith & Nephew PLC (NYSE: SNN) was started as Buy with a $42 price target at Canaccord Genuity.

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile S.A. (NYSE: SQM) was downgraded to Reduce from Buy with a $35 price target (versus a $58.84 close) at HSBC.

TravelCenters of America LLC (NYSE: TA) was downgraded to Sell from Buy with a $4.50 price target (versus a $5.35 close) at Citigroup. TravelCenters was indicated down 6.5% at $5.00 on Wednesday morning after the downgrade.

Universal Health Services Inc. (NYSE: UHS) was started as Equal Weight with a $120 price target (versus a $106.58 close) at Stephens.

Tuesday’s top analyst calls included Alphabet, Check Point Software, Chesapeake Energy, Chevron, Intel, MannKind, Schlumberger, Transocean and many more.

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