Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: CBS, Ford, Pivotal Software, Spotify, Symantec, Ulta Beauty and More

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Valeant Pharmaceutical International Inc. (NYSE: VRX) was raised to Buy from Neutral at Mizuho. The 52-week trading range for the battered specialty pharmaceutical company is $10.94 to $24.43. The stock closed Monday at $20.81

Weight Watchers International Inc. (NYSE: WTW) was started with a Buy rating and a price target of $90 at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey. That compares with the consensus target of $106.33. The 52-week trading range is $23.15 to $79.84, and shares closed Monday at $78.76.

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

Commerce Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ: CBSH) was downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Merrill Lynch. The 52-week trading range is $51.90 to $65.69. The consensus price objective is set at $64.50. Shares closed Monday at $65.28, so this could be a valuation call.

FibroGen Inc. (NASDAQ: FGEN) was raised to Buy from Neutral at Mizuho. The 52-week trading range is $25.35 to $63, and the consensus price target is $70.50. The shares closed Monday at $49.70.

Holly Automation Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: HOLI) was raised to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup. The 52-week trading range is $15.67 to $27.85, and the consensus price target is $25.71. The stock closed Monday at $22.10.

Maiden Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ: MHLD) was downgraded to Market Perform from Market Outperform at KeyBanc Capital Markets. The 52-week trading range is $5.55 to $11.95. The consensus price target is posted at $7.33. The stock closed Monday at $7.95.

nVent Electric PLC (NYSE: NVT) was started with an Outperform rating at Cowen. The company made its debut with an IPO in April. Since then the stock has traded in a range from $22.05 to $26.34. The shares closed trading on Monday at $25.65.

Pentair PLC (NYSE: PNR) was raised to Outperform from Market Perform at Cowen. The 52-week trading range is $39.71 to $50.26. The consensus price target is $63.08, and shares closed Monday at $44.83.

Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. (NYSE: SMG) was raised to Buy from Hold at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey. The 52-week trading range is $76.60 to $110.12. The consensus price target is $92, and the stock closed Monday at $81.71.

Ternium S.A. (NYSE: TX) was raised to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse. The 52-week trading range is $24.60 to $42.43, and the consensus price target is $44.40. The shares closed Monday at $39.70.

U.S. Foods Inc. (NASDAQ: USFD) was raised to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley. The 52-week trading range is $25.43 to $35.75. The consensus price target is $38.23. The stock closed trading on Monday at $34.07.

In case you missed it, Monday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades included Andeavor, CSX, Lam Research, Owens Corning, UPS, Xerox and more.

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