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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Andeavor, CSX, Lam Research, Owens Corning, UPS, Xerox and More

United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE: UPS) was raised to Buy from Neutral at Merrill Lynch. The 52-week trading range for the venerable delivery company is $101.45 to $135.53. The consensus price target is set at $124.71, and the stock closed trading on Friday at $115.45.

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corp. (NYSE: WAB) was raised to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank. The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $69.32 to $94.29, and the consensus price objective is $92. The stock closed Friday at $93.06, but it looks to be breaking through highs posted almost a year ago.

Xerox Inc. (NYSE: XRX) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at JPMorgan. The 52-week trading range is $27.66 to $32.32. The posted consensus price target is at $39.80. The shares closed Friday at $30.17.

Other key analysts upgrades and downgrades were seen in the following.

Dean Foods Co. (NYSE: DF) was downgraded to Sell from Hold at Deutsche Bank. The 52-week trading range is $8.14 to $18.90, and the consensus price target is $9.21. The stock closed Friday at $10.47.

Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HTH) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Compass Point. The 52-week trading range is $21.47 to $28.32, and the consensus price objective is set at $27.70. The shares ended Friday trading at $22.71

Hostess Brands Inc. (NASDAQ: TWNK) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank. The 52-week trading range for the maker of Twinkies and other treats is $11 to $17.03. The consensus price target is $17.40, and the stock closed Friday at $13.27.

Legacy Reserves L.P. (NASDAQ: LGCY) was raised to Neutral from Sell at UBS. The stock has traded in a 52-week range of $1.07 to $8.49, and the consensus price target is $5.50. The shares closed Friday at $7.99.

Meritage Homes Corp. (NYSE: MTH) was raised to Buy from Neutral at Merrill Lynch. The 52-week trading range is $38.80 to $55.50, and the consensus price target is $55.45. The shares closed Friday at $44.15.

MongoDB Inc. (NASDAQ: MDB) was started with an Overweight rating at KeyBanc Capital Markets. The 52-week trading range is $24.62 to $46.26. The consensus price objective is set at $41.25. The shares ended last week at $43.21.

Surface Oncology Inc. (NASDAQ: SURF) was started with a Neutral rating and a $17 target price at Goldman Sachs. Cowen initiated it with a Buy rating, and Evercore ISI started the shares with a Buy rating and $26 target. The stock was an IPO that came to market in April, and the shares have traded between $12.08 and $15.19 since the deal priced. The stock closed Friday $14.05.

United Insurance Holdings Corp. (NYSE: UIHC) was downgraded to Outperform from Strong Buy at Raymond James. The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $13.60 to $20.84. The consensus price target is set at $21.83, and the stock closed Friday at $20.82, so this could be a valuation call.

In case you missed it, last Friday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades included AMC Networks, Alkermes, Echostar, Kohl’s, U.S. Bancorp, L Brands, Sarepta Therapeutics and more.

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