FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) was raised to Overweight from Neutral and its price target was raised to $188 from $145 at JPMorgan. FedEx closed up 4.2% at $140.22 ahead of earnings but was indicated up over 10% at $156.00 on Wednesday ahead of the open, with a prior $150.67 consensus target price.
Global Blood Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: GBT) was raised to Buy from Neutral and its target price was raised to $103 from $91 at Goldman Sachs. It had a $107.50 consensus target price.
GSX Techedu Inc. (NYSE: GSX) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy but its target price was raised to $57 from $50 at Goldman Sachs.
Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) was started with an Outperform rating and a $465 price target (versus a $387.75 close) at SVB Leerink.
iHeartMedia Inc. (NASDAQ: IHRT) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA Securities.
Invitae Corp. (NASDAQ: NVTA) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Benchmark.
Molina Healthcare Inc. (NYSE: MOH) was started with an Outperform rating and a $220 price target at SVB Leerink.
Northern Oil and Gas Inc. (NYSE: NOG) was raised to Buy from Hold and was assigned a $2 price target (versus $0.84 prior close) at SunTrust. The firm noted that Northern’s non-operated status that keeps it at a discount provides positive options in the current volatile energy environment as it is able to actively decide which wells to participate in and which to non-consent along with what accretive working interests it should acquire.
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: OLLI) was named as the Bull of the Day at Zacks, which said that this discount retailer could be just the thing to help budget-conscious consumers. Shares most recently closed at $97.65 and have a consensus price target of $98.64.
1Life Healthcare Inc. (NASDAQ: ONEM) was started with a Market Perform rating at SVB Leerink.
Papa John’s International Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) was started as Outperform and with a $95 price target (versus a $79.10 close) at Wedbush Securities, with drivers of sustained mid-to-high single digits same-store sales with economics that could send domestic growth ahead of expectation.
Peloton Interactive Inc. (NASDAQ: PTON) was reiterated with a Buy rating and its target was raised to $70 from $56 (versus a $57.77 close) at Rosenblatt.
Rent-A-Center Inc. (NASDAQ: RCII) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy by Janney.
Replimune Group Inc. (NASDAQ: REPL) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at H.C. Wainwright.
Square Inc. (NYSE: SQ) was raised to Buy from Neutral and its price target was raised to $121 from $69 (versus a $104.94 close) at Rosenblatt.
UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) was started with an Outperform rating and a $360 price target (versus a $294.95 close) at SVB Leerink.
Varonis Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: VRNS) was started with an Overweight rating and a $130 price target (versus an $88.48 close) at JPMorgan.
Zynerba Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ZYNE) lost almost half of its value and closed down at $3.37 on Tuesday after disappointing cannabinoid drug study data. Needham downgraded it to Hold from Buy.
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