Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Biogen, Carbonite, Celgene, Emerson Electric, Kinder Morgan, Netflix, UnitedHealth and Many More

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Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) was reiterated as Buy with a $70 price target (versus a $66.91 close) at Jefferies.

Commercial Metals Co. (NYSE: CMC) was raised to Buy from Hold with a $26 price target (versus a $20.50 close) at Jefferies, with higher margins ahead expected.

Darden Restaurants Inc. (NYSE: DRI) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Argus, with the independent research firm noting that it sees decelerating comparable store sales.

Energy Transfer Partners L.P. (NYSE: ETP) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman Sachs.

Halcon Resources Corp. (NYSE: HK) was raised to Buy from Neutral with an $8 price target (versus a $5.90 close) at Seaport Global Securities.

Legg Mason Inc. (NYSE: LM) was started with a Buy rating and assigned a $44 price target (versus a $37.63 close) at Deutsche Bank.

Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE: OAS) was started as Overweight and assigned a $14 price target (versus an $8.67 close) at Piper Jaffray.

Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) was reiterated as Outperform and the price target was raised to $90 from $77 at Credit Suisse, with the call being on improved outlook for its insulation sales ahead.

Phillips 66 Partners L.P. (NYSE: PSXP) was raised to Neutral from Sell with a $59 price target (versus a $51.91 close) at Goldman Sachs.

Prudential Financial Inc. (NYSE: PRU) was raised to Buy from Neutral with a $123 price target (versus a $109.37 close) at Citigroup.

Spirit Airlines Inc. (NASDAQ: SAVE) was maintained as Buy but the price target was cut to $45 from $55 (versus a $33.47 close) at Stifel.

Spectra Energy Partners L.P. (NYSE: SEP) was downgraded to Sell from Neutral with a $41 price target (versus a $44.38 close) at Goldman Sachs.

Targa Resources Corp. (NYSE: TRGP) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy with a $53 price target (versus a $45.69 close) at Goldman Sachs.

WEX Inc. (NYSE: WEX) was raised to Buy from Hold with a $145 price target (versus a $120.25 close) at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey.

WisdomTree Investments Inc. (NASDAQ: WETF) was started with a Buy rating and assigned a $13 price target (versus an $11.00 close) at Deutsche Bank.

Xoma Corp. (NASDAQ: XOMA) was started with a Buy rating and assigned a $38 price target (versus a $22.04 close) at H.C. Wainwright. This stock was down 3.1% on Monday but was indicated up 3.2% at $22.75 on Tuesday.

Monday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades included Adobe, Apple, Bristol-Myers, Citigroup, Ford, Groupon, Phillips 66, United Rentals and many more.

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