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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: eBay, GoDaddy, Kinder Morgan, Owens Corning, SanDisk, TI, VMware and More

Stocks were indicated higher on Thursday, but that is after the gains this week have been harder and harder to hold on to. Investors keep demonstrating that they will buy their favorite stocks and other value stocks or opportunities. 24/7 Wall St. reviews looks for these opportunities for its readers, and as such reviews dozens of analyst research reports each day of the week. Some of these analyst calls cover stocks to buy and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. These are this Thursday’s top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations.

eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) saw its price target raised to $28 from $27 at Canaccord Genuity, noting a solid third-quarter earnings report that highlighted stabilizing trends. Jefferies reiterated its Hold rating on eBay and raised its target to $28.00 from $27.00 as well.

GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY) was started with a Buy rating and was assigned a $40.00 price target (versus a $26.86 prior close) at UBS. GoDaddy has a consensus price target of $33.00 and a post-IPO trading range of $20.00 to $33.00, but what stands out is that UBS is now $4.00 higher than the prior street-high analyst price target of $36.00.

Kinder Morgan Inc. (NYSE: KMI) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel, despite the higher dividend announcement. Credit Suisse downgraded Kinder Morgan to Neutral from Outperform with a $39.00 price target. Kinder Morgan was talking about alternative financing that hurt the stock and exposure to oil prices as “not immune,” so shares were down 6.4% at $29.40 in early...