Simon Property Group Inc. (NYSE: SPG) was downgraded to Neutral from Overweight and its target price was lowered to $162 from $170 at JPMorgan.
Skechers USA Inc. (NYSE: SKX) was started with a Buy rating and a $49 target price (versus a $41.490 close) at Deutsche Bank.
Southern Co. (NYSE: SO) was maintained with an Underperform rating at Credit Suisse, but the firm raised its target price to $64 from $60.
Stoke Therapeutics Inc. (NYSE: STOK) was started with an Outperform rating and a $31 target price (versus a $24.98 close) at Wedbush, with the firm noting that the company offers a productive approach to treating Dravet syndrome.
Synopsys Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS) was named as the Bull of the Day at Zacks, which said that this company is the backbone of innovation for global electronics and is a safe way to invest in semiconductors. Shares most recently closed at $136.94 apiece, with a consensus price target of $152.99.
Teladoc Health Inc. (NYSE: TDOC) was reiterated as Overweight and the target price was raised to $86 from $75 at KeyBanc Capital Markets.
Texas Capital Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ: TCBI) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Merrill Lynch.
Waste Management Inc. (NYSE: WM) was started as Outperform with a $130 target price at CIBC. Shares closed at $112.96 ahead of the call, with a 52-week range of $83.49 to $121.77 and a consensus target price of $124.73.
World Acceptance Corp. (NASDAQ: WRLD) was raised to Neutral from Sell at Janney, but the firm maintained its $87 target price. The stock previously closed down 2.5% at $87.84, and it has a 52-week trading range of $87.40 to $175.78.
SunTrust Robinson Humphrey is positive on both Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) and Activision Blizzard Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI) with Buy ratings for 2020 ahead of the SonyPS and Xbox upcoming console releases due in time for Christmas of 2020.
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Tuesday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades included Alcoa, Bed Bath & Beyond, Boeing, CenturyLink, DuPont, FedEx, Groupon, Johnson & Johnson, Micron Technology, Microsoft, WPX Energy and many more.
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