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Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ALXN) was maintained as Hold at Jefferies, but the firm lowered its price target to $114 from $122 after closing at $116.09.

Cabot Corp. (NYSE: CBT) was raised to Buy from Hold at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey.

Chicago Bridge & Iron Co. N.V. (NYSE: CBI) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy with a $19 price target (versus a $17.92 close) at D.A. Davidson.

Chubb Ltd. (NYSE: CB) was downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse.

Cimarex Energy Co. (NYSE: XEC) was started with an Outperform rating and assigned a $137 price target at Robert W. Baird.

Colgate-Palmolive Co. (NYSE: CL) was raised to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie.

Cree Inc. (NASDAQ: CREE) was downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Northland Securities. The stock was indicated down 4.5% at $37.84 on Tuesday, after closing up 1.3% at $39.63 on Monday.

Deckers Outdoor Corp. (NYSE: DECK) was maintained as Neutral at Wedbush Securities, but the firm did raise its target to $72 from $64 (versus a $77.12 close). The firm sees a stronger 2018 coming, but it sees valuation reflecting the good news.

Delphi Technologies PLC (NYSE: DLPH) was started as Outperform with a $59 price target at Wells Fargo. It closed up 4.24% at $53.11 on Monday.

Eiger BioPharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: EIGR) has been rated as Outperform and with a $34 target at Wedbush for some time, and that is versus an $11.90 closing price. The firm has maintained those ratings post-earnings and post-offering and it has had this same upside target for quite some time.

Envision Healthcare Corp. (NASDAQ: EVHC) was maintained as Buy at Jefferies, but the firm lowered its price target to $41 from $71 (versus a $33.86 close). The company was maintained as Buy because of its formal strategic review making it an attractive buyout candidate.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) was reiterated as Buy and the price target was raised to $24 from $19 at Jefferies.

Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE: HBI) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy with a $24 price target at Citigroup.

Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. (NYSE: HIG) was raised to Outperform from Neutral with a $65 price target (versus a $55.64 close) at Credit Suisse.

Illumina Inc. (NASDAQ: ILMN) was maintained as Underweight at Morgan Stanley, but the firm did raise its target price to $135 from $122.

Kimberly-Clark Co. (NYSE: KMB) was started with a Hold rating at Deutsche Bank.

Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. (NYSEAMERICAN: NAK) was raised to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital Markets. Its shares were down 11.5% at $1.91 on Monday after announcing an interest sale, but the stock was up 2.3% at $1.95 on Tuesday.

Praxair Inc. (NYSE: PX) was raised to Buy from Hold with a $175 price target (versus a $153.33 close) at Deutsche Bank.

RSP Permian Inc. (NYSE: RSPP) was started with an Outperform rating and assigned a $46 price target (versus a $36.91 close) at Robert W. Baird.

Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) was started as Hold and assigned a $30 price target (versus a $28.65 close) at Deutsche Bank.

Monday’s top analyst calls included Advanced Micro Devices, Amazon.com, Capital One, Costco, Delphi Technologies, Twitter and more.