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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AutoZone, Discover, IBM, Microsoft, Twitter, Viacom, Wynn and Many More

Stocks were indicated higher on Monday, showing that the trend of buying the dips and the sell-offs after four years has not died. 24/7 Wall St. reviews dozens of analyst research reports each morning of the week to find new trading and investing ideas for our readers. Some analyst calls cover stocks to buy, and other calls cover stocks to sell or avoid. These are this Monday’s top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations.

Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) was downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at RBC Capital Markets, and the price target was cut to $12.00 from $16.00.

ArcelorMittal (NYSE: MT) was raised to Buy from Sell at Citigroup.

AutoZone Inc. (NYSE: AZO) was raised to Outperform from Perform, with an $850 price target (versus a $740 prior close) at Oppenheimer.

Azure Midstream Partners L.P. (NYSE: AZUR) was maintained as Buy with a fair value estimate of $30.00 at Janney Capital Markets. This is after recently trading at $6.75, and the report is based on the distribution being safe and representing a special opportunity.

Bluebird Bio Inc. (NASDAQ: BLUE) was raised to Overweight from Equal Weight with a $143.00 price target...