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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Bilibili, Constellation Brands, FedEx, Harley-Davidson, Matador Resources, Twilio, Yandex and More

Esperion Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR) was downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman Sachs, which also lowered the price target to $24. That is much lower than the $76 consensus target. Monday’s close was at $36.89, after more than an 8% for the day. However, shares were down over 4% in the premarket.

FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) was named as the Bull of the Day at Zacks, which said that investors should expect the company to deliver returns into the end of the quarter. Shares most recently closed at $257.45 and have a consensus price target of $325.43.

Harley-Davidson Inc. (NYSE: HOG) was named as the Zacks Bear of the Day stock. The firm said that, after a disappointing quarter, investors are wondering how to bring the riders back. Shares last closed at $35.44 and have a consensus price target of $37.11.

Inphi Corp. (NASDAQ: IPHI) was downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays, though the analyst raised the price target to $180. The consensus target is $170. The last trade for Monday was posted at $169.33.

Kaleido Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ: KLDO) was started with an Overweight rating and a $19 price target at Piper Sandler. The consensus target is $15.42. The shares closed Monday at $11.44 and were up over 5% in premarket trading.

KKR Real Estate Finance Trust (NYSE: KREF) was raised at JPMorgan from Neutral to Overweight with a $19 price target. The consensus target is $19 as well, and the stock ended Monday trading at $18.18.

Ladder Capital Corp. (NASDAQ: LADR) was downgraded at JPMorgan from Neutral to Underweight with a $10 price target. The consensus target is $10.57, and the stock closed at $10.56 on Monday.

Matador Resources Co. (NYSE: MTDR) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at MKM Partners. The stock has traded in a 52-week range of 1.11 to $19.80 and has a consensus target of $16.72. The shares gained over 8% on Monday and closed at $19.63.

Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc. (NYSE: MAA) was downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Baird. The firm also raised the price target on the shares to $137. The consensus target is $135.58, just above Monday’s close at $135.49.

Newtek Business Services Corp. (NASDAQ: NEWT) was resumed in coverage at Keefe Bruyette with a Market Perform rating and a $21 price target. No consensus target was available. The final Monday trade was posted at $21.65 per share.

Twilio Inc. (NYSE: TWLO) was upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan. The price target was raised to $465 as well. That is well above the $394.17 consensus target and Monday’s $399.51 closing print.

Yandex N.V. (NASDAQ: YNDX) was raised to Outperform from Market Perform at Renaissance Capital. The stock has traded in a 52-week range of $27.93 to $72.95 and has a consensus price objective of $70.17. The last trade on Monday hit the tape at $68.38.


Jefferies remains very positive on top cybersecurity stocks. Five picks are outstanding ideas for aggressive growth investors looking to add this hot technology silo to portfolios.

Monday’s early top analyst upgrades and downgrades included Denny’s, Exxon Mobil, FireEye, ONEOK, Pioneer Natural Resources, Targa Resources, Target, Tyson Foods and Workday. Analyst calls seen later in the day were on Baidu, MGM, Pinterest, Tyson Foods and more.

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