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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Exxon, FireEye, ONEOK, Pioneer Natural Resources, Targa, Target, Workday and More

MaxLinear Inc. (NYSE: MXL) was raised from Hold to Buy with a $43 price target at Loop Capital. The consensus target is $40.89. The last trade on Friday came in at $32.02, after shares retreated almost 3% on the day.

ONEOK Inc. (NYSE: OKE) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Seaport Global Securities. The stock has traded in a 52-week range of $12.16 to $78.48, and it has a consensus price target of $41. Friday’s closing print was $42.84 per share.

Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. (NYSE: PPC) was upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Stephens, which raised its price target to $25. The consensus target of $21.33 is just above Friday’s closing trade of $21.10.

Pioneer Natural Resources Co. (NYSE: PXD) was resumed in coverage at Morgan Stanley with an Equal Weight rating and a $120 price target. The consensus target is much higher at $158.77, and shares ended Friday with a $128.24 price.

Progenity Inc. (NASDAQ: PROG) was downgraded to Underweight from Overweight at Wells Fargo, which lowered the price target to $5. The consensus target is up at $10.60. The last trade for Friday was reported at $6.21.

Targa Resources Corp. (NYSE: TRGP) was raised to Buy from Neutral at Seaport Global Securities, which also set a $35 price target. The posted consensus target is $34.16. The shares were last seen on Friday at $30.23.

Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) was raised at Stifel from Hold to Buy with a $225 target price. The consensus for the retail giant is just $199.55. The stock finished the day on Friday trading at $188.86.

Tyson Foods Inc. (NYSE: TSN) was upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Stephens, which also raised the price target to $80. The lower consensus target is $75.56. The stock closed trading at $66.18 on Friday.

VSE Corp. (NASDAQ: VSEC) was started with a Buy rating and a $48 price target at Canaccord Genuity. The consensus target is $54.50, and the last trade hit the tape on Friday at $34.99.

Viela Bio Inc. (NASDAQ: VIE) was downgraded at Wedbush from Overweight to Neutral with a $43 price target. The consensus target is $53.25, and the stock ended last week at $52.85 a share.

Workday Inc. (NASDAQ: WDAY) was raised from Sell to Buy with a $320 price target at Loop Capital. The consensus target is much lower at $255.84. The stock closed most recently at $263.95.


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Friday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades included Canopy Growth, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Peloton Interactive, QuantumScape, Rio Tinto, Starbucks, Zillow and Zoom Video Communications.