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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Boston Scientific, Etsy, GE, Morgan Stanley, SeaWorld, Skechers, Shopify, Square, Tesla and More

AquaVenture Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: WAAS) was downgraded to Outperform from Strong Buy and the price target was kept at $22 (versus a $17.51 close, after a 3.1% drop) at Raymond James.

At Home Group Inc. (NYSE: HOME) was raised to Buy From Neutral but the price target was lowered to $39 from $41 (versus a $31.04 close) at Goldman Sachs.

Automatic Data Processing Inc. (NASDAQ: ADP) was started with a Hold rating and assigned a $160 price target (versus a $150.74 close) at Jefferies.

BIO-Techne Corp. (NASDAQ: TECH) was reiterated as Buy and the price target was raised to $230 from $210 (versus a $203.80 close) at Argus.

Centene Corp. (NYSE: CNC) was reiterated as Outperform and the price target was raised to $158 from $146 (versus a $145.35 close) at Oppenheimer.

Cognex Corp. (NASDAQ: CGNX) was started as Neutral and was given a $57 target price (versus a $56.68 close) at D.A. Davidson.

Evoqua Water Technologies Corp. (NYSE: AQUA) was raised to Strong Buy from Outperform and the price target was kept at $26 (versus a $17.75 close) at Raymond James.

Generac Holdings Inc. (NYSE: GNRC) was downgraded to Sector Weight from Overweight at KeyBanc Capital Markets. Shares closed at $56.49 and have a consensus analyst target of $58.43.

Hubspot Inc. (NYSE: HUBS) was started as Buy with a $182 price target (versus a $149.72 close) at Jefferies.

Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ICPT) was downgraded to Outperform from Strong Buy but the price target was raised to $141 from $126 at Raymond James.

Paychex Inc. (NASDAQ: PAYX) was started as Hold with a $75 price target at Jefferies.

Paylocity Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: PCTY) was started as Hold and assigned an $88 price target (versus a $78.85 close) at Jefferies.

Ryanair PLC (NASDAQ: RYAAY) was maintained as Overweight at Barclays, but its estimates were cut after shares of the European air carrier fell 15% after an earnings warning.

ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SERV) was downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley. The stock closed down almost 2% at $40.75 on Monday and was indicated down 2.9% at $39.55 on Tuesday.

ServiceNow Inc. (NYSE: NOW) was started as Buy with a $240 price target (versus a $194.61 close) at Jefferies.

Shopify Inc. (NYSE: SHOP) was started as Hold with a $175 price target (versus a $163.42 close) at Jefferies.

Ultimate Software Group Inc. (NASDAQ: ULTI) was started as Buy and assigned a $370 price target (versus a $320.71 close) at Jefferies.

Unilever PLC (NYSE: UL) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies.

Zendesk Inc. (NYSE: ZEN) was started as Buy and assigned an $82 price target (versus a $69.20 close) at Jefferies.

Wedbush showed a refresh of its Top Ideas List, and four of them have two to three times the normal expected upside of most analyst stocks with Buy and Outperform ratings.

Monday’s top analyst calls were in Amgen, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Lam Research, Netgear, Teva Pharmaceutical, Western Digital and many more.

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