Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AECOM, Albermarle, Apple, Chesapeake Energy, Foot Locker, Gap, GoPro, Nike, Qualcomm, Southwest Air, Under Armour, Wayfair and More

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JetBlue Airways Corp. (NASDAQ: JBLU) was started with a Buy rating and a $25 target price (versus a $19.30 close) at UBS.

Jumia Technologies A.G. (NYSE: JMIA) was maintained as Outperform, but its target price was lowered to $8 from $23 (versus a $5.84 close, after a 12.3% drop) at Raymond James. The 52-week range is $5.59 to $49.77.

Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) was reiterated as Buy and the target price was raised to $32 from $30 (versus a $27.00 close) at Argus.

L Brands Inc. (NYSE: LB) was started with an Underweight rating and a $16 target price (versus a $17.53 close) at Barclays.

Marker Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: MRKR) was maintained as Buy but the price target was lowered to $10 from $15 (versus a $3.92 close) at Janney, with the firm noting that the impact from the clinical hold on its IND filing for MultiTAA T cell therapy for AML (due to two reagents supplied by third-party vendors used in its manufacturing) should represent a slight delay in the program’s clinic entry.

Mosaic Co. (NYSE: MOS) was downgraded to Underweight from Neutral with an $18 target price (versus a $20.93 close) at JPMorgan.

National Vision Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: EYE) was started as Overweight and assigned a $34 target price (versus a $27.02 close) at Barclays.

Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE) was started as Overweight and assigned a $111 target price (versus an $89.50 close) at Barclays. Nike has a 52-week range of $66.53 to $96.87, and its prior consensus target price was $102.74.

Nordstrom Inc. (NYSE: JWN) was started with an Equal Weight rating at Barclays.

Pioneer Natural Resources Co. (NYSE: PXD) was reiterated as Buy and its target price was raised to $175 from $173 (versus a $136.13 close) at Citigroup.

Qorvo Inc. (NASDAQ: QRVO) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Canaccord Genuity.

Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) was named as the Bull of the Day at Zacks, which said that this is an innovations machine that has a diverse portfolio of wireless capabilities. Shares last closed at $90.97 and have a consensus price target of $89.94.

Ralph Lauren Corp. (NYSE: RL) was started as Overweight with a $130 target price (versus a $111.36 close) at Barclays.

Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE: ROK) was reiterated as Neutral at Citigroup, but the firm did raise its target to $208 from $174. Also, Credit Suisse upgraded it to Neutral from Underperform with a $191 target price.

Sanofi S.A. (NYSE: SNY) was reiterated as Buy and the target price was raised to $52 from $50 at Argus.

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) was started as Neutral and a $60 target price at UBS.

Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO) was started as Buy and its target price was set at $140 (versus a $118.99 close) at UBS.

Tapestry Inc. (NYSE: TPR) was started with an Equal Weight rating at Barclays.

TJX Companies Inc. (NYSE: TJX) was started as Overweight and a $66 target price (versus a $58.40 close) at Barclays.

Under Armour Inc. (NYSE: UAA) was started with an Equal Weight rating and a $19 target price (versus a $17.29 close) at Barclays.

United Airlines Holdings Inc. (NYSE: UAL) was started with a Buy rating and a $110 target price at UBS, with the firm pointing out that United has better cost management initiatives than its rivals and that it can expect to see margin expansion as a result.

Wayfair Inc. (NYSE: W) was started with an Underweight rating and a $76 target price (versus an $84.60 close) at Barclays.

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Tuesday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades included Albermarle, Amgen, Applied Materials, Biogen, CRISPR Therapeutics, CrowdStrike, CSX, Kroger, Slack, Teva Pharmaceutical, Xerox and many more.

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