EQT Corp. (EQT - Get Report) was upgraded to "outperform" from "market perform" by analysts at BMO Capital Tuesday, following the company's acquisition of Rice Energy Inc. (RICE) Monday.

The firm also set a $70 price target on the company. 

BMO believes that the Rice acquisition strengthens EQT's position in the Marcellus basin and provides significant operational efficiencies. The firm also sees the deal as being "accretive on nearly all metrics."

EQT shares were down $1.07, or 2%, to $52.44 in morning trading Tuesday. BMO's price target represents a potential upside of 31% from the stock's previous closing price. 

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Amazon has some work to do with Whole Foods: Organic grocer Whole Foods (WFM) needs Amazon's (AMZN - Get Report) tech know-how, and it needs it very quickly to slash prices.

TheStreet's Lindsay Rittenhouse went shopping online at Ohio stores to see how Whole Foods stacked up against Walmart Stores Inc. (WMT - Get Report) and rival grocer Kroger (KR - Get Report) . While the results may not be shocking, they show just how much Amazon will have to cut for Whole Foods to be on equal footing with some of its competitors.

The cost of eight everyday food items at Whole Foods, TheStreet found, were nearly double those of the ones at Walmart, but Kroger undercut them both. Whole Foods' basket cost $38.29; Walmart's, $19.86; and Kroger's, $16.58.

With data as shocking as this, it's no wonder Whole Foods founder John Mackey is in love with Amazon.

Tesla's stock is out of control: Tesla Inc. (TSLA - Get Report) shares are expected to have a strong session amid reports Elon Musk's electric car baby may open a new production facility in China. Such a move would avoid tariffs in the world's second-largest economy, but risk the ire of U.S. President Donald Trump's "buy American, hire American" industrial policy, TheStreet's Martin Baccardax reports.

Tesla's market cap is now more than $60 billion and climbing, despite the company continuing to lose money. Ford's (F - Get Report) market clocks in at $44.7 billion, while General Motors (GM - Get Report) stands at $51.9 billion.

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