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Diamondback Energy Inc. (NASDAQ: FANG) was reiterated as Buy but the company was added to the Franchise Picks list at Jefferies, given its long inventory of low-cost drilling projects, cash flow generation and low leverage. The stock has a 52-week range of $82.77 to $114.00 and a consensus price target of $122.83.

Dynegy Inc. (NYSE: DYN) was downgraded to Hold From Buy by SunTrust Robinson Humphrey.

Expedia Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy with a $149 price target (versus a $147.35 close) at Merrill Lynch. Expedia has a 52-week range of $111.88 to $161.00 and a consensus price target of $171.69.

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) was raised to Buy from Neutral at Monness Crespi & Hardt. Facebook has a 52-week range of $113.55 to $176.74 and a consensus price target of $196.18.

Gemphire Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: GEMP) was started as Overweight with a $22 price target (versus a $9.30 close) at Piper Jaffray. This was after a 3.2% drop on Thursday, and the 52-week range is $7.20 to $21.59.

IMAX Corp. (NYSE: IMAX) was raised to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan with a price target of $29 (versus a $23.40 close on Thursday).

Ingersoll-Rand PLC (NYSE: IR) was downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley with a price target of $98 (versus a $90.66 close). The stock has a 52-week range of $66.52 to $96.23 and a consensus price target of $98.64.

Mattel Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) was down 0.5% at $15.37 ahead of earnings, but the poor report and suspension of the dividend had shares down over 16% at $12.85 in early Friday indications. Its prior 52-week range was $14.35 to $32.48. Mattel was maintained as Hold but the target was cut to $12.50 from $14 at Jefferies.

Mercer International Inc. (NASDAQ: MERC) was downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse.

Michaels Companies Inc. (NASDAQ: MIK) was downgraded to Underweight from Neutral by Piper Jaffray.

Oceaneering International Inc. (NYSE: OII) was downgraded to Neutral From Overweight by Piper Jaffray.

Okta Inc. (NASDAQ: OKTA) was started as Buy with $36 price target at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey (versus a $27.59 close).

Shopify Inc. (NYSE: SHOP) was raised to Buy from Neutral at Monness Crespi & Hardt.

Spirit Airlines Inc. (NASDAQ: SAVE) was maintained as In-Line but the price target was raised to $36 from $32 (versus a $36.08 close) at Imperial Capital.

Teradyne Inc. (NYSE: TER) was downgraded to In-Line From Outperform by Evercore ISI Group.

USG Corp. (NYSE: USG) was downgraded to Underperform from Neutral with a $32 price objective (versus a $34.38 close) at Merrill Lynch.

Voyager Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VYGR) was started as Buy and assigned a $35 price target at Canaccord Genuity (versus a $21.54 close).

Thursday’s top analyst calls included Barrick Gold, Buffalo Wild Wings, Caterpillar, Coca-Cola, GrubHub, Nabors Industries, Wynn Resorts and many more.

By Jon C. Ogg


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