Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ: CMCSA) was maintained as Buy at Citigroup, but the firm lowered its target price to $54 from $56. Comcast closed down 2.3% at $44.59 on Friday, with a consensus target price of $51.34.
Deere & Co. (NYSE: DE) was named as the Zacks Bear of the Day stock. The firm said that a trade-related downturn is hurting sales in the agriculture industry. Shares last closed at $170.12, with a consensus price target of $181.16.
Dyadic International Inc. (NASDAQ: DYAI) was down 5.8% at $5.23 on Friday, but a firm called Dawson James reiterated its Buy rating and $14 target, noting that this company could help create a solution for the coronavirus.
Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) was reiterated as Buy and the target price was raised to $250 from $240 at Stifel. Facebook closed down 0.8% at $217.94 on Friday and was indicated down 1.6% at $214.45 on Monday. Its consensus target price was $246.00.
ICON PLC (NASDAQ: ICLR) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey.
Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) was downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Northland Securities. The firm maintained its $70 target price in a valuation downgrade, after Intel traded above $69 last week on strong earnings. The new consensus target price is $65.08, and the shares were indicated down 2.3% at $66.89 on Monday morning.
Intuitive Surgical Inc. (NASDAQ: ISRG) was downgraded to Hold from Buy and its target price was lowered to $590 from $600 at Deutsche Bank. It closed down 4.2% at $589.20 on Friday and was indicated down 2.8% at $572.50 on Monday. Its consensus target price was $651.77.
Medpace Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: MEDP) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey.
SolarEdge Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SEDG) was downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Northland Securities. The firm has a $102 target price, and the shares were above $110 as of Friday. Shares were down 3.75% at $106.00 on Monday morning, and the prior consensus target price was $93.69, as this stock has almost tripled.
S&P Global Inc. (NYSE: SPGI) was raised to Outperform from Market Perform with a $326 target price (versus a $294.83 close) at BMO Capital Markets.
Synovus Financial Corp. (NYSE: SNV) was downgraded to Outperform from Strong Buy at Raymond James.
Wynn Resorts Ltd. (NASDAQ: WYNN) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Merrill Lynch.
With more reported coronavirus cases in more countries and many more deaths, the economic impact is already being felt. That said, a group of companies with potential treatments or solutions are seeing serious upside based on the potential.
Get ready for the earnings floodgates to open as nearly half of the Dow is reporting this week, with full earnings previews available. Other major names are also on deck and may have an even bigger influence than many of the Dow names.
After Intel’s data center surge was seen, one analyst has four data center stocks with huge upside potential for 2020.
Friday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades Apple, Centene, Comcast, Electronic Arts, Facebook, Intel, PG&E, Procter & Gamble, SLM, Take-Two Interactive Software, Travelers and many more.
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