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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Airbnb, ADM, ContextLogic, CrowdStrike, Datadog, Exxon, Kinder Morgan, Salesforce, Walgreens and More

Datadog Inc. (NASDAQ: DDOG) was raised to Buy from Hold with the price objective lifted to $125 at Jefferies. The consensus target is $102.25. The last trade on Friday came in at $99.94, up almost 4% on the day.

Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) was raised to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley. The analysts also raised the price objective on the integrated energy giant to $57. The consensus target is $48.11. Friday’s closing trade was posted at $45.46.

Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives Inc. (NASDAQ: IEA) was named as the Bull of the Day at Zacks, which said that solid earnings growth and shift in economic policy could lead to incredible profits in the future. Shares most recently closed at $22.18 and have a consensus price target of $13.00.

Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE: JCI) was downgraded from Buy to Hold with a $52 price target at HSBC Securities. The consensus target is $51. The shares ended Friday at $51.30.

Kinder Morgan Inc. (NYSE: KMI) was downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James. The stock has traded in a 52-week range of $9.42 to $22.58 and has a consensus price target of $16.75. Friday’s final trade came in at $14.49.

Liberty SiriusXM Group (NASDAQ: LSXMA) was upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays, which also lifted the price target to $55. The posted consensus target is $54.83, and the stock closed Friday at $42.19.

LivePerson Inc. (NASDAQ: LPSN) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies, although the firm did lift the price target to $65. The consensus target is higher at $69.20. The stock ended Friday’s trading session at $65.02.

MPLX L.P. (NYSE: MPLX) was raised at Raymond James from Market Perform to Outperform with a $28 price target. The consensus target is $25.06. The shares closed at $23.50 on Friday.

Royal Gold Inc. (NASDAQ: RGLD) was raised to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital Markets, which also lowered the price target to $150. That compares with the $145.79 consensus price target and Friday’s close at $105.60.

Salesforce.com Inc. (NYSE: CRM) was downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Piper Sandler which also dropped the price target to $242. The $274.21 consensus target also compares with Friday’s close at $222.04.

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA) was raised from Neutral to Outperform with a $55 price target at Baird. The consensus target is much lower at $42.89. The last trade on Friday was posted at $45.21.

World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: WWE) was started with an Equal Weight rating at Barclays, which has set a $49 price objective. The consensus price target is $49.88. Friday’s closing price was $48.24.

Zillow Group Inc. (NYSE: ZG) was raised at Jefferies from Hold to Buy with a $175 price target. The consensus target is $133.90. The stock closed on Friday at $150.02.


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Friday morning’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades included Aflac, CME, Chevron, CVS Health, D.R. Horton, Goodyear Tire and Rubber, Lam Research, Micron Technology and U.S. Steel. Analyst calls made later in the day included Canadian Solar, JetBlue, L Brands, Peloton, Tesla and more.