Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Alibaba, Baidu, Blackstone, Comerica, Dollar Tree, GlycoMimetics, IBM, KKR, Target, Whiting Petroleum and More

International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) was reiterated as Buy and the price objective was raised to $170 from $165 at Merrill Lynch. Nomura/Instinet reiterated its Buy rating and raised its target price to $175 from $165. IBM closed down 2% at $147.25 on Friday and was indicated down 1.5% at $145.02 on Monday. The 52-week range is $105.94 to $154.36, and the consensus target price is $149.60.

KKR & Co. Inc. (NYSE: KKR) was started as Equal Weight with a $29 target at Barclays.

LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (NYSE: LYB) was maintained as Buy but the price objective was lowered to $98 from $110 at Merrill Lynch.

MediWound Ltd. (NASDAQ: MDWD) was started as Buy with a $5.50 price target at H.C. Wainwright, implying more than 100% upside from the $2.59 share price for this $70 million microcap biotech.

Owens-Illinois Inc. (NYSE: OI) was raised to Neutral from Sell with a $13 target (versus a $12.38 close) at Goldman Sachs.

Orion Engineered Carbons S.A. (NYSE: OEC) was down 15% to $15.42 on Friday, and Loop Capital downgraded it to Hold from Buy and cut its target to $17 from $29.

PBF Energy Inc. (NYSE: PBF) was raised to Neutral from Sell with a $27 target price (versus a $24.50 close) at Goldman Sachs.

Prudential Financial Inc. (NYSE: PRU) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup.

Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) was raised to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank. Shares closed down 1.35 at $81.52 on Friday and were indicated to open down 1.4% at $80.36 on Monday, with continued trade war and tariff fears hitting the stock. Target had an $88.83 consensus target price, and its 52-week trading range is $60.15 to $90.39.

Whiting Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: WLL) was hammered last week after a loss, layoffs and lower production targets, although shares did recover 2% to $11.06 on Friday. Raymond James maintained it as Strong Buy but cut its target price to $25 from $35.

WideOpenWest Inc. (NYSE: WOW) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey.

Williams Companies Inc. (NYSE: WMB) was downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Bernstein. The stock closed down about 2% at $25.01 on Friday and was indicated down 2.7% at $24.32 on Monday, and it had a prior consensus target price of $31.16 and a 52-week trading range of $20.36 to $32.22.

XPO Logistics Inc. (NYSE: XPO) was reiterated as Outperform and the target price was raised to $78 from $68 at Raymond James.

Friday’s top analyst calls included Shopify, Qualcomm, Pinterest, Sprouts Farmer’s Market, BlackLine, Fortinet, Carbon Black and many more.