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Tuesday's Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: American Express, Apple, AT&T, Baker Hughes, CrowdStrike, Dow, Kimberly-Clark, Salesforce, Starbucks, Twitter and More

PPG Industries Inc. (NYSE: PPG): Baird reiterated an Outperform rating but lowered the target price to $180 from $200. The consensus target is $167.65. The close on Monday was at $129.34.

Regions Financial Corp. (NYSE: RF) Baird maintained a Neutral rating on the bank and has a $23 target price, after the company posted mostly inline results. The consensus target is $26.22. The last trade on Monday was for $21.60 a share.

Salesforce Inc. (NYSE: CRM) Jefferies reiterated a Buy rating with a $330 target price. The consensus target is $292.68. The last trade on Monday was reported at $174.57.

Sleep Number Corp. (NASDAQ: SNBR): Citing earnings misses and deteriorating forecasts, Zacks named this manufacturer as its Bear of the Day. Shares have traded as high as $121.98 in the past year and last closed at $44.72 apiece. That is down more than 41% year to date.

Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX): Baird cut its $95 price target on the ubiquitous coffee chain to $85 while keeping a Neutral rating. The consensus target is $108.16. Monday’s close was at $77.98 per share.

Teradyne Inc. (NYSE: TER): Stifel kept a Hold rating on the stock and has a $115 target price. The consensus target is up at $139.52. The stock closed over 3% higher on Monday at $112.57.

Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR): Stifel raised its Sell rating to Hold after an announced acquisition by Elon Musk. The analyst raised the $39 target price to $54.20. The consensus target is $46.63. The stock was closed almost 6% higher on Monday at $51.70.


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Monday’s early top analyst upgrades and downgrades included Advanced Micro Devices, Danaher, DoorDash, Freeport-McMoRan, Gap, Gilead Sciences, Huntington Bancshares, Intuitive Surgical, KeyCorp, Marvell Technology, McDonald’s, Nucor, PayPal, Snap, Snowflake and United Airlines. Analyst calls seen later in the day were on Agilent Technologies, Barrick Gold, Deere, Kellogg, Marathon Oil, Newmont, Penn National Gaming, Spotify Technology, Verizon Communications and more.

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