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Oct. 9, 2019, 8:36 a.m. EDT

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Caterpillar, Chipotle, Constellation, Domino’s, Fannie Mae, FedEx, Harley-Davidson, IBM, Netflix, Peloton, Wingstop and More

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Peloton Interactive Inc. (NASDAQ: PTON) was started in coverage at Robert W. Baird with an Outperform rating and a $28 target price. Recall that Peloton's IPO priced 40 million common shares at $29.00 apiece, and its post-IPO range has been $21.14 to $27.98. The shares previously closed down 1.3% at $23.21 and were indicated up 1.25 at $23.50 on Wednesday morning.

Pinduoduo Inc. (NASDAQ: PDD) was started with a Neutral rating and assigned a $34 target price (versus a $31.25 close) at Nomura/Instinet.

Sleep Number Corp. (NASDAQ: SNBR) was raised to Outperform from Market Perform with a $48 target price at Raymond James. It previously closed at $40.22 and has a consensus target price of $40.17.

Wingstop Inc. (NASDAQ: WING) was started with a Buy rating and assigned a $100 target price (versus an $88.01 close) at Loop Capital.

Keefe Bruyette & Woods has raised its ratings on government-sponsored enterprises Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA), or Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac (FMCC) to Market Perform from Underperform.

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The U.S. Energy Information Administration has lowered its oil demand and price forecasts for 2020.

Interesting demand trends are seen in gold ETFs, and even more impressive than when gold was at its highs earlier this decade.

Ahead of earnings season next week, Credit Suisse's equity strategy team indicated that consensus per-share earnings projections for the third quarter point to a decline of 2.1%. Assuming a typical level of beats, Credit Suisse noted that the final earnings results should be closer to a gain of 1.5% rather than a drop. That said, the firm also noted that earnings are likely to contract modestly when buybacks are excluded. The median company is called to deliver a more robust 6.4% earnings growth, while energy weighs on the top line and while Tech+ is expected to drag margins lower.

Tuesday's top analyst upgrades and downgrades included Apollo Global Management, BlackRock, Cloudflare, Green Plains, Microsoft, Oracle, Target, TJX Companies and many more.

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