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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Best Buy, Booking, Conoco, CRISPR, Disney, Fisker, Halliburton, Lordstown, RH, Tesla, Zscaler and More

Mesa Air Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MESA) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank.

Parsley Energy Inc. (NYSE: PE) was reiterated as Overweight and its price target was raised to $16 from $13 (versus a $14.21 prior close) at KeyBanc Capital Markets.

Pluristem Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: PSTI) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies.

Qiwi PLC (NASDAQ: QIWI) was downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at JPMorgan.

RH (NYSE: RH) was reiterated as Outperform with a $520 price target (versus a $467.83 prior close) at Wedbush Securities.

Royal Caribbean Group Ltd. (NYSE: RCL) was named as the Zacks Bear of the Day stock. The firm said that it is time to consider pulling profits from this frothy cruise line. Shares last closed at $82.37 and have a consensus price target of $63.08.

Schlumberger Ltd. (NYSE: SLB) was downgraded to Reduce from Hold at HSBC.

Semtech Corp. (NASDAQ: SMTC) was named as the Bull of the Day at Zacks, which said that it is time to start adding chipmakers at the front of the Internet of Things portfolio. Shares most recently closed at $69.48 and have a consensus price target of $73.25.

Sprout’s Farmers Market Inc. (NASDAQ: SFM) was downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman Sachs.

Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX) was reiterated as Outperform and its price target was raised to $112 from $110 (versus a $100.40 prior close) at Cowen.

Synchrony Financial (NYSE: SYF) was raised to Overweight from Equal Weight with a $47 price target at Barclays.

Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at a firm called New Street Research.

Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) was started with a Buy rating and a $175 price target (versus a $154.43 prior close) at Stephens.

Whiting Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: WLL) was reiterated as Overweight and its price target was raised to $27 from $25 (versus a $24.06 prior close) at KeyBanc Capital Markets.

Zscaler Inc. (NASDAQ: ZS) was reiterated as Strong Buy and its price target was raised to $215 from $190 (versus a $176.70 prior close) at Needham. JPMorgan downgraded it from Overweight to Neutral.


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Wednesday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades included American Express, Apple, Baidu, CarMax, Chewy, Lululemon Athletica, Micron Technology, Moderna, Slack, Walt Disney and Zoom Video Communications.

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