Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (NYSE: GT) was raised to Buy from Neutral at Northcoast Research.
L3Harris Technologies Inc. (NYSE: LHX) was raised to Buy from Neutral at UBS.
Meritage Homes Corp. (NYSE: MTH) was named as the Bull of the Day at Zacks, which ponders whether this is a golden era for the homebuilders. Shares most recently closed at $110.39 and have a consensus price target of $118.43.
Pan American Silver Corp. (NASDAQ: PAAS) was raised to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank.
Papa John’s International Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) was started with an Overweight rating and a $94 target price (versus an $82.28 close) at KeyBanc Capital markets.
SailPoint Technologies Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SAIL) was raised to Overweight from Equal Weight with a $50 target price (versus a $39.57 close) at Morgan Stanley.
Selecta Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ: SELB) was downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at William Blair. Mizuho also downgraded the shares, from Buy to Neutral. The stock traded down over 40% at $1.45 after the company said it missed its primary endpoint in a gout study.
Snowflake Inc. (NYSE: SNOW) was started with a Hold rating and a $250 price target (versus a $251.00 close) at Jefferies.
Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) was downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Cowen.
Valero Energy Corp. (NYSE: VLO) was downgraded to Sell from Neutral and its target price was cut to $37 from $48 (versus a $43.32 close) at Goldman Sachs.
Wanda Sports Group Co. Ltd. (NASDAQ: WSG) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy and its target price was cut to $2.50 from $5.50 (versus $2.32 prior close) at Citigroup.
Workday Inc. (NASDAQ: WDAY) was raised to Buy from Neutral and its price target was raised to $265 from $218 (versus a $215.13 close) at Citigroup.
Zillow Group Inc. (NASDAQ: ZG) was reiterated as Buy and its price target was raised to $115 from $108 (versus a $101.54 close) at Truist Securities. The stock closed up 0.1% at $101.54 a share ahead of the call and was indicated up another 1% at $102.55 on Thursday morning. The consensus price target was $91.80 ahead of the call.
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Wednesday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades included Delta Air Lines, Hasbro, Illumina, Lululemon Athletica, Micron Technologies, Nike, Penn National, Shopify, Southwest Airlines, Starbucks and Zynga.