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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Applied Materials, Clorox, KB Home, Kraft Heinz, NetApp, Roku, Under Armour and More

Carlyle Group Inc. (NYSE: CG) was upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse, which raised the price target to $42. The consensus target is $39.54. The last trade for Thursday came in at $36.08.

Clorox Co. (NYSE: CLX) was raised from Neutral to Overweight with a $233 price target at Atlantic Equities. The consensus target is $213.71. The stock closed Thursday at $189.65.

DXC Technology Co. (NYSE: DXC) was upgraded at BofA Securities from Underperform to Neutral with a $27 price target. The consensus target is higher at $30.62. The shares were last seen Thursday trading at $25.49.

eHealth Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank, which lowered the price target to $63. The consensus target is much higher at $78.64. The stock closed Thursday at $54.26. The shares were down almost 4% in premarket trading after disappointing earnings news.

Floor & Decor Holdings Inc. (NYSE: FND) was raised to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Sandler, which also raised the price target to $124. The consensus target for the retailer is $101.40. The last trade for Thursday came in at $97.64, down almost 4% on the day.

Hub Group Inc. (NASDAQ: HUBG) was raised to Buy from Neutral at UBS, which also raised the price target to $67. The lower $63.27 consensus target also compares with Thursday’s close at $54.22.

KB Home (NYSE: KBH) was upgraded to Buy from Sell at Goldman Sachs, which raised the price target to $51. The consensus target for the homebuilder is $46. The last trade for Thursday came in at $40.70. Shares were almost 3% higher in the premarket.


Kraft Heinz Co. (NYSE: KHC) was downgraded at JPMorgan from Overweight to Neutral with a $41 price target. The consensus target for the food and condiment product giant is $37.44. Thursday’s final trade was posted at $39.96, up over 5% on the day, as well as a two-year high.

NetApp Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) was raised to Buy from Neutral at Longbow. The stock has traded in a 52-week range of $34.66 to $70.64 and has a consensus price target of $66.05. Thursday’s close was at $68.07.

Now Inc. (NASDAQ: DNOW) was downgraded at JPMorgan from Neutral to Underweight with a $5 price target. The consensus target is much higher at $10.50. The stock closed Thursday at $10.08, down over 3% on the day, and the shares are down an additional 3.75% in premarket action after disappointing earnings results.