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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Albermarle, Applied Materials, Caterpillar, Electronic Arts, GoPro, GrubHub, Pandora, Snap, United Tech and More

Arista Networks Inc. (NYSE: ANET) was reiterated as Outperform and the price target was raised to $270 from $200 at Oppenheimer. The firm even named Arista as a 2018 Top Pick series.

BB&T Corp. (NYSE: BBT) was raised to Equal Weight from Underweight at Morgan Stanley.

CarMax Inc. (NYSE: KMX) was raised to Buy from Hold at Berenberg.

Cirrus Logic Inc. (NASDAQ: CRUS) was downgraded to Sector Weight from Overweight at KeyBanc Capital Markets.

Citrix Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXS) was downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays.

Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ: COST) was reiterated as Outperform and the price target was raised to $210 from $180 at Oppenheimer. The firm thinks new drivers are emerging for Costco into that can drive its share price higher.

FirstCash Inc. (NYSE: FCFS) was reiterated as Outperform and the price target was raised to $75 from $66 (versus a $68.60 close) at Wedbush. The higher target was driven by continued gains in Latin America, expected improvements in the profitably and same-store sales growth rates of the acquired Cash America stores, and share repurchases.

Hibbett Sports Inc. (NASDAQ: HIBB) was raised to Buy from Hold at Canaccord Genuity.

Hilton Hotels Corp. (NYSE: HLT) was raised to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James.

Hortonworks Inc. (NASDAQ: HDP) was downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays.

Hyatt Hotels Corp. (NYSE: H) was raised to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James.

Mindbody Inc. (NYSE: MB) was raised to Buy from Hold at Jefferies.

MuleSoft Inc. (NYSE: MULE) was raised to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays.

Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK) was raised to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays.

SunTrust Banks Inc. (NYSE: STI) was raised to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley.

TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: AMTD) was raised to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays.

Ultimate Software Group Inc. (NASDAQ: ULTI) was raised to Buy from Neutral at Mizuho.

Friday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades included Cheniere Energy, Cisco, Eli Lilly, Kroger, Nokia, Rite Aid, Roku, Teva Pharmaceutical, Tyson, Walgreens and over 20 more.