Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Apple, Centene, Comcast, EA, Facebook, Intel, PG&E, P&G, SLM, Take-Two, Travelers and More

GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME) was again named as the Zacks Bear of the Day stock. The firm said that the business has been unable to adapt to the evolving economic landscape. Shares last closed at $4.62 and have a consensus price target of $4.45.

Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) traded up 0.9% to $63.32, but a classic “beat and” quarter with strong data center revenues had shares up close to 6.5% at $67.40 in the post-earnings reaction. Intel was last seen up closer to 5% at $66.50 ahead of Friday’s opening bell. Cowen maintained it as Market Perform and raised its target to $64 from $55. Wells Fargo maintained an Equal Weight rating and raised its target to $70 from $58. Loop Capital downgraded Intel to Sell from Hold with a $59 target price. Morgan Stanley reiterated its Overweight rating and raised its target price to $71 from $66.

Kimberly-Clark Corp. (NYSE: KMB) was maintained with a Sell rating at Citigroup, but the firm did raise its target price to $135 from $123 in the call. The consensus target price was $139.29, and the most recent close was at $144.65.

Matinas Biopharma Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: MTNB) was started as Buy at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, and the $3.00 target price compared with a $1.58 prior close. The firm sees Matinas growing rapidly, calling it the young fish in a big pond, with the omega-3 class of drugs being poised for significant growth ahead.

M&T Bank Corp. (NYSE: MTB) rose 5.25% to $170.37 in Thursday’s post-earnings trading reaction. Merrill Lynch raised it to Neutral from Underperform. Wedbush maintained its Neutral rating but raised its target to $174 from $169.

Pacira BioSciences Inc. (NASDAQ: PCRX) was started as Buy at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, and the $60 target price compared with a $44.09 close. The firm sees continued Exparel momentum driving the shares.

PG&E Corp. (NYSE: PCG) closed up 9.5% at $13.73 on Thursday. UBS reiterated its Neutral rating, but the firm did raise its target price to $15 from $9. The shares were indicated up 3.3% at $14.10 on Friday.

Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG) was down 0.5%at $124.99 after the post-earnings reaction, but shares had traded as low as $123.65 after the news. Citigroup reiterated it as Buy and raised the target price to $143 from $138. SunTrust Robinson Humphrey reiterated its Hold rating.

SLM Corp. (NYSE: SLM) saw its shares rise by 29% to $11.75 on Thursday as its earnings showed a shift in capital management. Citigroup reiterated it as Buy and raised its target price to $14 from $11. It had a $13.09 consensus target price.

Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at MKM Partners, with the firm citing a lack of visibility in the game maker’s content pipeline.

Travelers Companies Inc. (NYSE: TRV) saw its shares fall 5% to $134.19 in its post-earnings reaction on Thursday, with a $137.94 consensus target price. Wells Fargo reiterated its Underweight rating and lowered its target price to $130 from $136.

WPX Energy Inc. (NYSE: WPX) was reiterated as Overweight and the target price was raised to $18 from $17 (versus a $12.50 close) at Wells Fargo.

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Thursday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades included Abbott Laboratories, Chevron, Cimarex Energy, DocuSign, General Electric, IBM, Micron Technology, Microsoft, Nvidia, Tesla and Western Digital.

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