Hawaiian Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: HA) was named as the Zacks Bear of the Day stock. The firm said that this airline just posted another big loss and next year could be just as challenging. Shares last closed at $18.83 and have a consensus price target of $15.13.
HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) was raised from Equal Weight to Overweight with a $30 price target at Morgan Stanley. The consensus target is much lower at $23.33. The final trade on Tuesday hit the tape at $23.71. The stock was over 2% higher in the premarket.
Jazz Pharmaceuticals PLC (NASDAQ: JAZZ) was started at Buy with a $174 price objective at UBS. The posted consensus target is higher at $181.28. The stock closed most recently at $152.58.
Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) was reinstated with a Buy rating a $256 price objective at BofA Securities. The software and service colossus has a consensus target of $239.37. Shares close at $214.13.
NetApp Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) was raised to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley, where the analysts have a $76 price target. The consensus target is $61.22. After Tuesday’s close of $62.65, shares were higher in the premarket.
Nikola Corp. (NASDAQ: NKLA) was started with an In-Line rating and a $20 price target at Evercore. The consensus target for the extremely volatile electric vehicle company is $30. The last trade on Tuesday hit the tape at $16.48.
Palo Alto Networks Inc. (NYSE: PANW) was raised to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital Markets. The analysts raised their price target on the cybersecurity giant to $380, which is higher than the $322.70 consensus figure. The final trade for Tuesday was booked at $317.45. The shares were up almost 3% in the premarket.
Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) was downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital Markets, where the analysts dropped the price target to $42. That is the same as the consensus target. Tuesday’s close was $38.71 a share.
Salesforce.com Inc. (NYSE: CRM) was resumed in coverage at BofA Securities with a Buy rating and a $275 price objective. The consensus target is $275.47. The stock ended Tuesday at $220.15.
Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) was raised from Neutral to Overweight with a $65 target price at JPMorgan. The consensus target for the social media giant is $43.77, and Tuesday’s closing print was $52.82. Shares were up close to 4% in premarket action.
Williams-Sonoma Inc. (NYSE: WSM) was named as the Bull of the Day at Zacks, which said that this home furnishings retailer is still reaping the rewards from people renovating their homes. Shares most recently closed at $110.45 and have a consensus price target of $106.29.
In a move that investors looking for more defensive ideas should applaud, the analysts at Goldman Sachs have added Bristol-Myers Squibb to the Americas Conviction List. Plus, they have four additional health care stocks that look like outstanding ideas for growth investors.
Tuesday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades included Baker Hughes, Bristol Meyers, Chevron, Emerson, Halliburton, HCA, Intuitive Surgical, Medtronic, NXP Semiconductors and Phillips 66.