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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Abbott Labs, Avon, Caesars, Comcast, Rowan, UnitedHealth, Vonage and More

Cohu Inc. (NASDAQ: COHU) was started with a Buy rating and assigned a $30 price target (versus a $21.75 close) at D.A. Davidson. It has a 52-week range of $18.60 to $27.83. The consensus price target is $29.67.

Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ: CMCSA) was last seen trading down 3.4% at $36.60 after news that it won in the bidding for Sky, with a price tag of $39 billion. Comcast was downgraded to Perform from Outperform at Oppenheimer, and MoffattNathanson downgraded it to Neutral from Buy. Its 52-week range is $30.43 to $44.00, and the consensus price target is $43.32.

Darden Restaurants Inc. (NYSE: DRI) was downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform and the target price was lowered to $96 from $105 at BMO Capital Markets. It has a consensus analyst price target of $123.55 and a 52-week range of $77.55 to $124.00.

Krystal Biotech Inc. (NASDAQ: KRYS) was started with a Buy rating and assigned a $32 target price (versus a $16.88 close) at H.C. Wainwright. The $33.67 consensus price target compares with the 52-week trading range of $8.03 to $21.17.

PPG Industries Inc. (NYSE: PPG) was downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse. It has a 52-week range of $100.36 to $122.07 and a consensus analyst price target of $120.20.

Rowan Companies PLC (NYSE: RDC) was raised to Outperform from Neutral with a $20 price target (versus an $18.02 close) at Credit Suisse. That compares to the 52-week range of $10.94 to $18.11 and the consensus price target of $17.16.

Texas Roadhouse Inc. (NASDAQ: TXRH) was downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform and the target price was cut to $58 from $62 (versus a $70.57 close) at BMO Capital Markets. It has a 52-week range of $47.51 to $75.24. The consensus price target is $66.93.

UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) was reiterated as Strong Buy and the target price was raised to $304 from $285.00 at Raymond James. The 52-week range is $186.00 to $271.16. The consensus price target is $289.71.

United Natural Foods Inc. (NASDAQ: UNFI) was raised to Sector Perform from Underperform but the target price was lowered to $32 from $36 at RBC Capital Markets. This was a day after its 8.5% post-earnings drop to $30.97.

Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE: VG) was started as Outperform at William Blair. The consensus price target is $16.13 and the 52-week range of $7.85 to $14.73.

Friday’s top analyst calls included Advanced Micro Devices, Alcoa, AT&T, Darden Restaurants, Micron Technology, New Age Beverages, Nike, Novavax, Pier 1 Imports, Under Armour and many more.