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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AMD, Broadcom, DR Horton, Dollar Tree, Jack in the Box, Zebra Technologies and More

Ashland Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ASH) was raised to Buy for Neutral at Longbow. The Wall Street consensus price target is posted at $80.75. The stock closed trading last Friday at $67.96. Its 52-week trading range is $58.71 to $77.16.

Belden Inc. (NYSE: BDC) was raised to Buy from Hold at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey. The consensus price target is $89.70. The shares closed Friday down almost 8% at $64.55. The company has traded in a 52-week range of $64.51 to $87.15 per share.

Dover Corp. (NYSE: DOV) was downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan. The consensus price target is set at $110.50. The stock has traded in a 52-week range of $76.23 to $109.06 and closed most recently at $98.35.

EPR Properties (NYSE: EPR) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Ladenburg Thalmann. The consensus price objective for the stock is $65.25. Shares closed Friday at $54.21. The 52-week trading range is $51.87 to $76.90.

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) was raised to Overweight from Neutral at Baird. The consensus price objective is $73.33, and the stock closed trading on Friday at $55.57. The 52-week trading range is $49.31 to $72.18.  Shares were up smartly in the premarket as some analysts feel the company will beat earnings estimates again.

Nexeo Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: NXEO) is raised to Buy from Hold at Jefferies. The consensus price objective is posted at $10.90. The stock closed last Friday at $9.95. The stock has traded in a 52-week range of $6.40 to $10.70.

Presidio Inc. (NASDAQ: PSDO) is raised to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan. The consensus price target is $18. The stock closed Friday at $14.83, in a 52-week trading range of $10.62 to $15.48.

Sibanye Gold Inc. (NYSE: SBGL) is raised to Buy from Neutral at Goldman Sachs. The consensus price target for this smaller gold company is $5.25. The shares closed Friday at $3.91 on Friday but were higher in premarket trading. The 52-week trading range is $3.76 to $10.60.

Versum Materials Inc. (NYSE: VSM) is raised to Buy from Hold at Jefferies. The 52-week trading range is $28.70 to $42.74. The consensus price target is $43, which compares to the most recent close of $37.42.

In case you missed it, last Friday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades included AbbVie, American Water, Carnival, Cisco, Darden, Dexcom, Micron Technology, Nike, Occidental Petroleum and more.

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