Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Alcoa, Cars.com, CVS, Electronic Arts, Halliburton, PNC, Salesforce, Walgreens, UnitedHealth and More

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Henry Schein Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC) was started with a Sell rating and assigned a $73 target price (versus a $79.98 close) at UBS.

HubSpot Inc. (NYSE: HUBS) was started as Overweight and assigned a $191 target price (versus a $144.94 close) at Stephens.

Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (NYSE: LH) was started with a Buy rating and assigned a $169 target price (versus a $132.03 close) at UBS.

Nabors Industries Ltd. (NYSE: NBR) was downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Cowen.

New Relic Inc. (NASDAQ: NEWR) was reiterated as Outperform with a $116 price target (versus a $90.45 close) at Wedbush, with the firm noting that it is increasing its lead in the cloud after a Fortune 100 analysis.

NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) was raised to Buy from Neutral with a $95 price target (versus a $78.34 close) at Nomura/Instinet. The consensus target price is $100.25, and the 52-week trading range is $67.62 to $125.93.

PNC Financial Services Group Inc. (NYSE: PNC) was maintained as Buy at Argus, but the independent research firm lowered its price target to $150 from $155 after noting commercial loan growth and consumer lending volumes were sluggish.

PulteGroup Inc. (NYSE: PHM) was downgraded to Sell from Neutral with a $23 price target at BTIG.

Salesforce.com Inc. (NYSE: CRM) was started with an Overweight rating and assigned a $183 price target at Stephens. It had a consensus analyst target of $173.22, and the 52-week trading range is $102.37 to $161.19.

SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: SEAS) was raised to Outperform from Market Perform with a $32 target price (versus a $26.09 close) at Wells Fargo. Its consensus target price is $29.50.

Superior Energy Services Inc. (NYSE: SPN) was downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Cowen.

UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) was reiterated as Outperform with a $295 target price (versus a $261.46 close) at Argus. The firm was positive on earnings and noted that strong performance in the Commercial, Medicare Advantage and Optum segments more than offset weakness in the Medicaid business.

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA) was started as Sell with a $70 target price (versus a $72.00 close) at UBS. It has a consensus target price of $76.55 and a 52-week trading range of $59.07 to $86.31.

Xilinx Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) was raised to Buy from Neutral with a $100 target price (versus a $90.49 close) at Mizuho. The consensus target price is $87.77. The 52-week trading range is $62.27 to $95.18.

Wednesday’s top analyst calls included Apache, Caesars Entertainment, Dell Technologies, Devon Energy, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, NetApp, Nordstrom, MetLife, Snap and many more.

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