V.F. Corp. (NYSE: VFC) was raised to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan. The 52-week trading range is $55.51 to $86, and the consensus price target is $87.10. The shares ended last week at $84.84.
Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) was raised to Outperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette. The 52-week trading range for the bank is $29.27 to $66.31, and the consensus price target is $61.76. The shares closed Friday at $55.36.
Other key analysts upgrades and downgrades were seen in the following:
Brady Corp. (NYSE: BRC) was downgraded to Underperform from Buy at Merrill Lynch. The stock has traded in a 52-week range of $31.70 to $40.90, and the consensus price target is $43.20. Shares ended trading on Friday at $39.25.
Constellium N.V. (NYSE: CSTM) was started with a Buy rating and a $14 price objective at Jefferies. That compares with a consensus target of $16.48 and the most recent close at $10.90.
Kaiser Aluminum Corp. (NASDAQ: KALU) was started with a Hold rating and a $122 price target at Jefferies. The consensus price target is $109.50, and the stock ended Friday’s trading at $107.23.
Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc. (NYSE: KNX) was raised to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays. The 52-week trading range is $34.60 to $51.94, and the consensus price target is set at $53.53. The shares closed Friday at $37.91.
Instructure Inc. (NYSE: INST) was started with a Buy rating and a $55 price target at Citigroup. That compares with a consensus target of $48.50. The stock ended trading on Friday at $45.
NextEra Energy Partners L.P. (NYSE: NEP) was downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley. Over the past year, the shares have traded between $36.42 and $48.75. The consensus price target is $46.40. With the stock closing Friday at $46.00, this is perhaps a valuation call.
OraSure Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: OSUR) was downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Stephens. The 52-week trading range is $12.86 to $23.01. The consensus price target is $19.75, and the stock closed Friday at $17.30.
Wyndham Destinations Inc. (NYSE: WYND) was started with a Buy rating and a $65 price target at Jefferies. That compares with a consensus target of $64.44 and last Friday’s close at $45.08.
In case you missed it, here are last Friday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades included AT&T, BlackRock, Broadcom, Diageo, Kinross Gold, United Rentals, Williams Sonoma and more.
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