Masonite International Corp. (DOOR) was started with an Outperform rating and a $95 target price (versus a $73.35 close) at Wedbush.
Mastercard Inc. (NYSE: MA) was maintained as Buy but the target price was lowered to $345 from $375 (versus a $280.57 close) at Citigroup.
Newmont Corp. (NYSE: NEM) was reiterated as Buy and the target price was raised to $55 from $54 (versus a $48.38 close) at B. Riley FBR.
NuStar Energy L.P. (NYSE: NS) closed up 29.5% at $13.50, after hitting a 52-week low of $10.40 the prior day. Citigroup upgraded it to Buy from Neutral but slashed its target price to $16 from $29.
PetroChina Co. Ltd. (NYSE: PTR) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup.
Progressive Corp. (NYSE: PGR) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at B. Riley FBR.
Republic Services Inc. (NYSE: RSG) was raised to Buy from Neutral with a $103 price objective (versus a $93.34 close) at Merrill Lynch.
Sanofi (NYSE: SNY) was raised to Buy from Neutral at Goldman Sachs.
Shake Shack Inc. (NYSE: SHAK) was maintained as Neutral but its target price was lowered to $50 from $75 at Wedbush.
Tetra Technologies Inc. (NYSE: TTI) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at B. Riley FBR.
Texas Roadhouse Inc. (NASDAQ: TXRH) was named as the Bull of the Day at Zacks, which said that there is plenty of meat on this bone and a solid earnings reports has analysts revising estimates upward. Shares most recently closed at $49.59 and have a consensus price target of $67.85.
United Airlines Holdings Inc. (NYSE: UAL) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Argus, with the firm throwing in the towel based on the lowered business from the coronavirus pressure.
Unum Group (NYSE: UNM) was raised to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse, with the firm noting that its valuation reflects the risks now even if LTC downside remains.
Vail Resorts Inc. (NYSE: MTN) recently withdrew guidance due to fallout from the coronavirus on travel, and its shares previously closed down 2.2% at $177.90. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained its Overweight rating but lowered its target price to $225 from $260. Wells Fargo maintained its Equal Weight rating but cut its target price from $220 to $190.
Valaris PLC (NYSE: VAL) was downgraded to Sell from Neutral at B. Riley FBR.
Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) was maintained as Buy but the target price was lowered to $225 from $236 (versus a $182.60 close) at Citigroup.
Vivint Smart Home Inc. (NYSE: VVNT) was downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at JPMorgan.
WideOpenWest Inc. (NYSE: WOW) was downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James.
Waste Management Inc. (NYSE: WM) was maintained as Buy but the target price was cut to $131 from $132 at UBS.
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Tuesday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades included American Electric Power, Apple, Baker Hughes, Bank of America, Carnival, Cree, Exxon Mobil, JPMorgan, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Under Armour, UPS and many more.
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