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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Alphabet, Avon, Bank of America, Intel, Roku, Snap, Western Digital and Many More

Gener8 Maritime Inc. (NYSE: GNRT) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS.

GrubHub Inc. (NYSE: GRUB) was maintained as Neutral but the price target was raised to $65 from $58 at Credit Suisse. The consensus analyst target is very close at $64.30. But shares closed at $71.32, and they have a 52-week range of $32.43 to $74.81.

Halliburton Co. (NYSE: HAL) was reiterated as Buy and the price target was raised to $57 (versus a $50.50 close) at Jefferies. Its 52-week range is $38.18 to $58.78, and the consensus target price is $53.16.

HCA Healthcare Inc. (NYSE: HCA) was downgraded to Underperform from Neutral and the price objective was cut to $90 from $94 at Merrill Lynch. The stock was indicated down 1% at $86.20 after the call, and it has a 52-week range of $71.18 to $91.03.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) was reiterated as Outperform and the target was raised to $120 from $110 at Credit Suisse. The shares were indicated up over 1% at almost $109, and that will mark an all-time high.

Mastercard Inc. (NYSE: MA) saw a mixed call, in which it was maintained as Outperform but removed from the top picks list, while the price target was raised to $180 from $159 (versus a $153.82 close) at RBC Capital Markets.

Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE: NWL) was maintained as Market Perform but the price target was raised to $31 from $29 (versus a $31.83 close) at Wells Fargo.

Nuvasive Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA) was raised to Buy from Underperform with a $71 price target (versus a $60.77 close) at Needham.

Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG) was maintained as Market Perform and the price target was lifted to $91 from $88 at Wells Fargo.

PNC Financial Services Group Inc. (NYSE: PNC) has seen two competing target moves: Credit Suisse raised its target price to $150 from $137, but Susquehanna lowered its price target to $135 from $136. Shares closed Wednesday at $144.59.

Republic Services Inc. (NYSE: RSG) was raised to Buy from Hold and the target price was raised to $73 from $70 at Stifel.

Schlumberger Ltd. (NYSE: SLB) was reiterated as Buy and the price target was raised to $78 (versus a $71,33 close) at Jefferies.

SunTrust Banks Inc. (NYSE:  STI) has seen multiple target hikes on Thursday: Credit Suisse to $68 from $60, Goldman Sachs to $74 from $65 and Susquehanna to $68 from $59.

Tableau Software Inc. (NYSE: DATA) was downgraded to Sector Weight from Overweight at KeyBanc Capital Markets.

Taylor Morrison Home Corp. (NYSE: TMHC) was raised to Positive from Neutral and the price target was raised to $34 from $26‍​ (versus a $26.56 close) at Susquehanna‍​.

Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) was raised to Buy from Hold with a $13 price target at Jefferies.

UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) target price was raised to $269 from $244 at RBC Capital Markets, just a day after Goldman Sachs issued a new Buy rating with a $269 price target. The Dow stock was indicated up at $224.30 after closing at $221.16 the prior day.

Weatherford International PLC (NYSE:WFT) was downgraded to Underperform from Hold and the price target is now $2.75 (versus a $3.67 close) at Jefferies. Despite the cut, Weatherford was indicated to open quite close to its $3.67 prior closing price. It has a 52-week range of $3.08 to $7.09.

Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) saw two target price hikes on Thursday: Credit Suisse to $64 from $57 and Susquehanna to $64 from $59. Wells Fargo shares closed at $61.56 on Wednesday, and the stock was indicated up at almost $62.00 on Thursday. Its new 52-week range is $49.27 to $63.05.

Workday Inc. (NASDAQ: WDAY) was raised to Overweight with a $131 price target (versus a $105.17 close) at Keybanc Capital Markets. Shares were indicated up 2% or so on Thursday, and its 52-week range is $70.93 to $116.89.

Oppenheimer has released its top 10 predictions for 2018.

Wednesday’s top analyst calls were in Bank of America, Honeywell, IBM, Lululemon Athletica, Oracle, United Technology, Wells Fargo and many more (roughly 30 companies). There were also seven stocks that have now received multiple analyst upgrades target hikes.

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