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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Andeavor, Discovery, Estee Lauder, Esperion Therapeutics, Hologic, Nvidia, Yum Brands and More

Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE: EL) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies with a $145 price target. That compares with the consensus target of $154.54. The 52-week trading range is $90.77 to $153.88. The stock closed trading on Wednesday at $132.59.

Hologic Inc. (NASDAQ: HOLX) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Canaccord Genuity, with a $39 price target. The consensus price target is $47.41, and the 52-week trading range is $35.33 to $46.80. The stock ended trading on Wednesday at $39.94.

Laredo Petroleum Inc. (NYSE: LPI) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Baird, with at $10 price target. The 52-week trading range is $7.41 to $13.46. The consensus price target is set at $11.80. The shares closed Wednesday at $10.92.

Nvidia Corp. (NASDAQ: NVDA) was raised to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays, which has a $280 price objective. That compares with the consensus target of $149.58. The 52-week trading range for the red-hot semiconductor company is $102.31 to $254.50. The stock closed trading on Wednesday at $226.31.

NVent Electric PLC (NASDAQ: NVT) was rated at New Market Perform at Oppenheimer. The 52-week trading range is $22.05 to $24.00. There are no consensus price targets as this was a new deal that recently came to market. The shares closed Wednesday at $22.76.

Marathon Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: MPC) was raised to Buy from Neutral at Jefferies after the huge purchase of Andeavor. The 52-week trading range is $49.30 to $83.27. The consensus price target is posted at $86.56. The shares closed Wednesday at $75.64. Clearly, the Jefferies team likes both sides of this deal.

Pentair PLC (NYSE: PNR) was downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC with a $49 price target. That compares with the posted consensus target of $70.85. The 52-week trading range for the shares is $39.71 to $50.26. The stock closed trading on Wednesday at $45.42.

TC Pipelines L.P. (NYSE: TCP) was downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC. The analysts have a $32 price target, and the consensus target price is $41.75. The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $24.71 to $61.74. The stock closed trading on Wednesday at $25.14.

Terraform Power Inc. (NASDAQ: TERP) was raised to Overweight from Equal Weight at JPMorgan, and they have a $13 price target. The consensus price objective is set at $13.08. The 52-week trading range is $10.02 to $14.20. The stock ended trading on Wednesday at $10.89.

Yum! Brands Inc. (NYSE: YUM) was raised to Outperform from Market Perform at Baird, with a $94 price target. The consensus target is set at $86. The 52-week trading range is $67.91 to $88.07. The stock closed trading on Wednesday at $80.20.

In case you missed it, here are Wednesday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades. They included Alcoa, Apple, Crocs, NuVasive, Texas Roadhouse, Under Armor and more.

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