Match Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MTCH) was started with a Buy rating and assigned a $95 target price (versus a $76.61 prior close, after a 2.2% gain) at Citigroup.
NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at D.A. Davidson. It closed up 0.3% at $21.79 on Monday, with a consensus target price of $22.67.
Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE: NSC) was maintained as Buy at UBS, but the target price was cut to $216 from $230. Shares closed up nine cents at $182.28 after Monday’s oil price surge.
Orchard Therapeutics PLC (NASDAQ: ORTX) was started with a Buy rating and assigned a $31 target price (versus a $15.50 close, after a 3.1% gain) at Guggenheim.
PagSeguro Digital Ltd. (NYSE: PAGS) was raised to Hold from Reduce at HSBC.
Shake Shack Inc. (NYSE: SHAK) was reiterated as Hold at Stifel, but the firm raised its target price to $80 from $65 (versus a $100.78 close, after a 0.8% gain).
Snap Inc. (NYSE: SNAP) was raised to Neutral from Negative at Susquehanna, and the firm raised its target to $18 from $12. The stock closed down 1.5% at $15.76 on Monday and was indicated up 1.7% at $16.03 on Tuesday. Snap had a consensus target price of $16.38, and its 52-week trading range is $4.82 to $18.36.
Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK) was raised to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan, which also has a $130 target price. The stock closed up 1% at $114.82 on Monday, with a consensus target price of $150.02 and a 52-week trading range of $83.69 to $143.70.
Square Inc. (NYSE: SQ) was reiterated as Neutral with a $75 target price (versus a $59.25 close) at Wedbush, with a warning that Square looks like it about to have a margin-diluting investment phase that could create a noisy period for the coming quarters.
TJX Companies Inc. (NYSE: TJX) was upgraded to Neutral from Sell and the target price was raised to $58 from $41 at UBS. Shares closed down 2% at $55.43 on Monday, as the surge in oil prices competes with retail spending.
Union Pacific Corp. (NYSE: UNP) was maintained as Buy at UBS, but the target price was cut to $193 from $201. The stock closed down about 1.5% at $168.95 after Monday’s oil price surge.
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Monday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades included Aimmune Therapeutics, Apple, Aurora Cannabis, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Halliburton, HP, JPMorgan, Lowe’s, Lyft, Schlumberger, Uber Technologies and many more.
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