Fortive Corp. (NYSE: FTV) was started with a Buy rating and an $83 price target at UBS. The consensus target is $73.93, and the last trade for Thursday came in at $68.83.
Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRVL) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Summit Insights. The 52-week trading range is $16.45 to $47.21, and the consensus target is $48.13. With the shares closing Thursday at $45.52, this looks like a valuation call.
MetLife Inc. (NYSE: MET) was started with a Neutral rating and a $48 price target at Goldman Sachs. That compares with a $49.55 consensus price objective and Thursday’s close at $47.71 per share.
Oshkosh Corp. (NYSE: OSK) was raised to Overweight from Sector Weight at KeyBanc Capital, which also has a $104 price objective. The $88.65 consensus target price is above the most recent close at $81.56.
Prudential Inc. (NYSE: PRU) was started with a Buy rating and an $88 price objective at Goldman Sachs. That compares with a lower $74.09 consensus target and Thursday’s final trade of $78.87
Sage Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: SAGE) was upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Mizuho, which also raised its price target to $81. The consensus target is $95.89. The stock closed Thursday at $68.86, and shares were up in Friday’s premarket action.
Stitch Fix Inc. (NASDAQ: SFIX) was downgraded to Sell at MKM Partners. The 52-week trading range is $10.90 to $42.38. The consensus target is $33.89, and the shares closed at $38.06, down almost 4% on Thursday. The analysts’ consensus opinion appears to be the stock has run too far, too fast.
Teladoc Health Inc. (NASDAQ: TDOC) was started with a Neutral rating at Goldman Sachs. The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $75.20 to $253, and they have a consensus price objective of $247.20. The final trade on Thursday came in at $197.21.
Zebra Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: ZBRA) was started with a Buy rating and a $430 price objective at UBS. The consensus target is much lower at $341.67. The final print Thursday was reported at $372.37.
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