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Abbvie Inc. (NYSE: ABBV) was reiterated as Buy and the price target was raised to $120 from $115 (versus a $99.95 close) at Jefferies.

Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ALXN) was downgraded to Outperform from Strong Buy‍ at Raymond James.​

Baker Hughes, a GE Company (NYSE: BHGE) was maintained as Hold but the price target was lowered to $35 from $38 at Jefferies. Shares closed at $33.53 on Wednesday and were actually indicated higher on Thursday.

Black Knight Inc. (NYSE: BKI) was raised to Buy from Hold and its price target was raised to $52 from $42 at Deutsche Bank.

BlackBerry Ltd. (NYSE: BB) saw its price target raised to $15 from $13 at CIBC after a positive round of autonomous driving car news with Baidu. Its shares were indicated to open a tad lower after closing at $13.53 on Wednesday, but they were trading at just $11.17 on the last trading day of 2017.

Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C) was reiterated as Outperform and the price target was raised to $86 from $83 (versus a $74.59 close) at Credit Suisse. Update after the open: Citi shares were up 1.5% at $75.70, in a 52-week range of $55.23 to $77.92 and with a consensus target price of $80.41.

Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO) was given two calls on Thursday. One was that it is on the top 2018 picks list from Credit Suisse. The second was that Wells Fargo reiterated its Outperform rating and raised its price target to $52 from $51. The shares closed at $45.44 on Wednesday, in 52-week range of $40.22 to $47.48 and with a consensus analyst target of $49.06.

Commercial Metals Co. (NYSE: CMC) was reiterated as Outperform and the price target was raised to $27 from $24 at Credit Suisse. The firm called it a rebar beast that has awakened.

CVS Health Corp. (NYSE: CVS) was raised to Strong Buy from Outperform‍​ at Raymond James. CVS closed at $73.20 on Wednesday and was indicated up over 2% on Thursday. The 52-week range is $66.45 to $84.72.

DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA) was raised to Buy from Neutral and the price objective was raised to $85 from $75 (versus a $72.91 close) at Merrill Lynch. The shares were indicated up 2% at $74.30 on Thursday.

Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc. (NYSE: DO) was downgraded to Underperform from Hold at Jefferies.

Domino’s Pizza Inc. (NYSE: DPZ) was raised to Outperform from Neutral and the target price was raised to $220 from $205 at Credit Suisse.

Edwards Lifesciences Corp. (NYSE: EW) was raised to Overweight from Equal Weight and the price target was raised to $135 from $125 at Barclays.

Endo International PLC (NASDAQ: ENDP) was started as Outperform and assigned a $12 price target at Leerink. The stock closed up 9.4% at $8.86 on Wednesday and was indicated up another 5% at $9.30 on Thursday.

Energizer Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ENR) was raised to Buy from Hold and the target price was raised to $58 from $50 at Deutsche Bank.

F5 Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV) was raised to Outperform from Market Perform and the price target was raised to $156 from $122 (versus a $134.04 close) at BMO Capital Markets. Shares of F5 Networks were indicated to open up almost 2.5% on the news.

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) was reiterated as Outperform and the price target was raised to $220 from $200 (versus a $184.67 close) at Cowen. Facebook shares have a 52-week range of $118.32 to $186.21, and the consensus price target on the leader of social media was almost $209 ahead of the call.

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