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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: BankUnited, Caterpillar, CoreLogic, eBay, Ford, Kellogg, Lyft, Microsoft, Oshkosh and More

FirstCash Inc. (NASDAQ: FCFS) was downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at JMP Securities. The last trade on Wednesday came in at $86, down almost 10% on inline earnings.

First Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR) was named as the Zacks Bear of the Day stock. The firm said that low energy prices hinder First Solar’s plans to be price competitive. Shares last closed at $55.28, with a consensus price target of $76.64.

Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank, which lowered the price target on the auto giant to $11. That is just above the consensus target of $10.45. The last trade on Wednesday was posted at $9.21. Shares were down almost 4% in premarket action.

iRobot Inc. (NASDAQ: IRBT) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy and the price target dropped to $50 at Merrill Lynch. That compares to the consensus price target of $65. The stock closed Wednesday at $49.06, down almost 10% on lower full-year guidance. The stock was also lower in the premarket.

Kellogg Co. (NYSE: K) was started with an In-Line rating and a $67 price target at Evercore ISI. The consensus target for the cereal giant is set at $63. The last trade on Wednesday was $62.21 a share.

Lyft Inc. (NASDAQ: LYFT) was started with an Equal Weight rating and a $50 price target at Morgan Stanley. That compares to the much higher consensus of $70.41. The shares closed Wednesday at $43.08.

MasTec Inc. (NYSE: MTZ) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS, which raised the price target to $73. That compares to a lower consensus target of $70.69. The shares closed Wednesday at $67.68.

Microsoft Inc. (NASDAQ: MSFT) was resumed in coverage at Piper Jaffray with an Overweight rating and a $158 price target. The consensus target is $157.39. The stock closed Wednesday at $137.24 and traded higher in the premarket after reporting solid results yesterday.

Nephros Inc. (NASDAQ: NEPH) was started with a Speculative Buy rating and a target of $16 at Benchmark. That compares to a consensus target of $13. The stock closed Wednesday at $9.61.

Ormat Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ORA) was downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Cowen, where the analysts have a $76 price target. The consensus target is $75. The stock was last seen trading on Wednesday at $77.93, and shares are down slightly in the premarket.

Oshkosh Corp. (NYSE: OSK) was upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Baird, which also raised the price target to $101. That compares to a much lower consensus target of $83.44. The stock was last seen on Wednesday at $79.79.

Wednesday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades included Biogen, Coca-Cola, Crowdstrike, Kohl’s, ServiceNow, Snap, Travelers and many more.

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