Wednesday's Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Activision Blizzard, Alcoa, Amgen, BNY Mellon, Freeport-McMoRan, Kroger, Mattel, Valero Energy and More

Live Nation Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: LYV): Rosenblatt started coverage with a Buy rating and a $138 target price. The consensus target is $129.82. The last trade for Tuesday hit the tape at $107.61.

Mattel Corp. (NASDAQ: MAT): Stifel reiterated its Buy rating and has a $33 price target on the toy and games leader. The consensus target is $31.70. Tuesday’s last trade was at $22.11, which was down almost 5% for the day.

Motorola Solutions Inc. (NYSE: MSI): Loop Capital started coverage with a Buy rating and a $295 target price objective. The lower $269.89 consensus target also compares with Tuesday’s close at $219.33.

Neurocrine Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ: NBIX): Oppenheimer reiterated its Outperform rating with a $150 target price. The consensus target is $112.86, and shares closed on Tuesday at $91.80.

ServiceNow Inc. (NYSE: NOW): Stifel reiterated a Buy rating with a $650 price target. The consensus target is even higher at $668.77. The last trade on Tuesday was posted at $456.00.

Southern Co. (NYSE: SO): Credit Suisse started coverage with an Underperform rating and a $78 target price. The consensus target is $72.16. Tuesday’s final print came in at $73.74.

Valero Energy Corp. (NYSE: VLO): Goldman Sachs kept a Sell rating on the refining heavyweight and has an $84 price target, after the company released first-quarter results that were slightly higher than the firm’s expectations. The consensus price objective is up at $111.01. The shares were last seen on Tuesday at $105.14, which was over a 4% gain on the day.

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Tuesday’s early top analyst upgrades and downgrades included American Express, APA, Apple, AT&T, Baker Hughes, CrowdStrike, Dow, D.R. Horton, Kimberly-Clark, Regions Financial, Salesforce, Starbucks, Teradyne and Twitter. Analyst calls seen later in the day were on Boyd Gaming, NextDecade, Redfin, Rio Tinto, Zions Bancorp and more.

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