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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Amazon, Baker Hughes, Berkshire Hathaway, Beyond Meat, PG&E, Ping, Slack, 3D Systems, Uber, Wells Fargo and More

PG&E Corp. (NYSE: PCG) was maintained as Equal Weight at Barclays, but the firm raised its target price to $16 from $10 in the call. Mizuho raised it to Buy from Neutral with a $22 target price. Shares closed down 1.6% at $14.04 on Monday and were indicated to open marginally higher on Tuesday.

Ping Identity Holding Corp. (NYSE: PING) was reiterated as Buy and the target price was raised to $32 from $26 (versus a $24.29 close) at Citigroup.

Pioneer Natural Resources Co. (NYSE: PXD) was started with a Buy rating and assigned a $165 target price (versus a $135.39 close) at Argus. It has a 52-week range of $114.79 to $178.22, and its consensus target price is $182.39.

Raymond James Financial Inc. (NYSE: RJF) was reiterated with a Buy rating and a $96 target price for the focus list at Argus. The stock closed at $89.55 ahead of the call, and its consensus target price is $104.67.

RingCentral Inc. (NYSE: RNG) was started with an Overweight rating and a $240 target price (versus a $195.15 close) at Wells Fargo. The consensus target price is $200.24.

Slack Technologies Inc. (NYSE: WORK) was started as Overweight with a $30 target price (versus a $20.06 close) at Wells Fargo.

SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB) was reiterated as Overweight and the target price was raised to $300 from $295 (versus a $243.38 close) at Morgan Stanley.

3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD) was downgraded to Neutral from Overweight with a $12 target price (versus an $11.08 close) at Piper Sandler. It was indicated down almost 5% at $10.55, in a 52-week range of $6.47 to $14.50. The consensus target price was $9.58.

Travelers Companies Inc. (NYSE: TRV) was reiterated as Buy with a $145 target price at Argus. Travelers closed at $133.73, in a 52-week range of $124.08 to $155.09 and with a consensus target price of $137.82.

Twilio Inc. (NYSE: TWLO) was started as Overweight and with a $155 target price (versus a $120.55 close) at Wells Fargo.

Uber Technologies Inc. (NYSE: UBER) closed down over 1.3% at $36.30 on Monday, with a consensus target price of $44.51. UBS started Uber with a Buy rating and a $56 target price.

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) was reiterated as Outperform and the target price was raised to $220 from $205 at Raymond James.

Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) was raised to Neutral from Underperform with a $50 target price (versus a $47.10 close) at Robert W. Baird.

Zions Bancorp. (NASDAQ: ZION) was raised to Neutral from Underperform with a $48 target price (versus a $46.46 close) at Robert W. Baird.

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Monday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades included Alphabet, Amazon.com, Apple, Biogen, Chewy, Comcast, Deere, Facebook, Intel, SolarEdge Technologies, Wynn Resorts and many more.