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Top Analysts Upgrades and Downgrades: Amex, BlackBerry, BP, CrowdStrike, Noble Midstream, Waste Management, Zscaler and More

MSG Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: MSGE) was downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan, which raised the price target on the shares to $105. The consensus target is $104.33, and Friday’s closing trade was $97.02, down almost 5% after reporting disappointing results.

Noble Midstream Partners L.P. (NASDAQ: MPLX) was downgraded from Overweight to Neutral with a $14 price target at Piper Sandler. The posted consensus target is $12.92. The last trade for Friday was reported at $13.53.

Republic Services Inc. (NYSE: RSG) was downgraded to Neutral for Outperform at Baird, which lowered the price target for the waste giant to $96. That compares with a higher $106 consensus target and a final print on Friday at $91.26.

Unity Biotechnology Inc. (NASDAQ: UBX) was downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Citigroup, which raised the price target to $6. The consensus target is $5.83. The last trade for Friday came in at $8.21, and the shares were up almost 3% in premarket action.

Waste Management Inc. (NYSE: WM) was downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Baird, which lowered the price target to $122. The consensus target for the waste giant is $130. Friday’s last trade came in at $113.25.

XPO Logistics Inc. (NYSE: XPO) was named as the Bull of the Day at Zacks, which suggests that shares of this logistics provider could be poised for a breakout after impressive fourth-quarter earnings results. The stock most recently closed at $121.31 a share and has a consensus price target of $136.20.

Zscaler Inc. (NYSE: ZS) was started at Canaccord Genuity with a Buy rating and a $250 price objective. The consensus target is lower at $213.33. The last trade on Friday came in at $226.48


Goldman Sachs remains very positive on the top cybersecurity and analytics stocks, and with good reason. Four of its top picks are outstanding ideas for aggressive growth investors looking to add this hot technology silo.

Friday’s early top analyst upgrades and downgrades included AngloGold Ashanti, Fisker, News Corp, QuantumScape, Williams-Sonoma, YETI and Zillow. Analyst calls seen later in the day were on Airbnb, Duke Energy, Hyatt, Royal Caribbean and more.

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