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On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades.

Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. UPS (UPS) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill with analyst Ken Hoexter saying he thinks UPS's Network Transformation plan that will be launched in a couple months will improve its cost structure and margins, and could prove to be the turning point for the company and drive the multiple back toward historical levels. 2. FMC Corporation (FMC) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman Sachs with analyst Robert Koort saying the solid first quarter report convinced him to change his rating as pro forma orgnaic growth rates were very strong, and earnings contribution from the DowDuPont (DWDP) acquisition far exceeded his expectations. 3. L Brands (LB) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi with analyst Paul Lejuez saying he acknowledges this is "not an 'all's clear' type of call," and that things may get worse before they get better, however, he feels consensus sentiment has become so bearish and the stock's valuation is "just too cheap to ignore." 4. Lear (LEA) upgraded to Outperform from In Line at Evercore ISI with analyst Chris McNally saying he sees double digit earnings growth through 2020 with earnings growth set to accelerate in 2019 on the back of the GM truck launch and acceleration of E-Systems given megatrends in Electrification & Connectivity. 5. CSX (CSX) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman Sachs with analyst Matt Reustle citing better risk/reward following successful execution of Q1 network initiatives. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, [click here.]:[http://thefly.com/streetResearch.php]

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