Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ: CMCSA) was maintained as Neutral but the price target was cut to $38 from $42 (versus a $34.17 close) at Macquarie.
Constellation Brands Inc. (NYSE: STZ) was up 3.3% at $227.92 on the last day of the quarter after hiking its dividend along with strong earnings. Analyst target price changes have been seen as follows: SunTrust Robinson Humphrey to $260 from $250, Susquehanna to $193 from $192 and RBC to $280 from $271.
Darden Restaurants Inc. (NYSE: DRI) was raised to Outperform from Sector Perform and the price target was raised to $97 from $93 (versus an $85.25 close) at RBC Capital Markets.
Fitbit Inc. (NYSE: FIT) was downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight and the price target was cut to $4 from $5 (versus a $5.10 close, after almost a 4% gain) at Morgan Stanley. Fitbit was indicated down almost 5% at $4.85 on Monday.
Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) has been the subject of yet even more rumors, with Walmart interested in a partnership or an outright merger. Credit Suisse said that while Walmart and Humana could choose to elevate their existing relationship, an outright Humana acquisition would likely be well above $300 per share. Merrill Lynch noted that a potential deal could help Walmart leverage its ancillary businesses to drive customer traffic to stores and online and that it would enhance Walmart’s importance to budget-conscious retirees and make Walmart a leader in senior health care. Humana shares were indicated up 6.8% at $287.10 on Monday.
Ocean Rig UDW Inc. (NASDAQ: ORIG) was reinstated as Outperform and assigned a $37 price target (versus a $25.23 close) at Evercore ISI.
Paychex Inc. (NASDAQ: PAYX) was reiterated as Buy with a $75 price target (versus a $61.59 close) at Argus, with the firm noting that the recent weakness offers a buying opportunity.
RSP Permian Inc. (NYSE: RSPP) was downgraded to Hold from Buy and the price target was cut to $51 from $65 at KLR Group. Shares closed up over 4% at $46.88 on Thursday, and that was after the big post-acquisition news on Wednesday.
Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) was raised to Hold from Underperform with a $250 price target at Jefferies. Tesla was up 3.2% at $266.13 at the end of last week, but a joke of a tweet about Tesla being broke by Elon Musk had shares down another 3.4% at $257.00 in Monday’s trading indications.
Thursday’s top analyst calls included Autodesk, Boeing, Duke Energy, GameStop, Harley-Davidson, Hasbro, Mattel, Starbucks, Yandex and many more.