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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AMC, Caesars, Ford, JetBlue, Microsoft, Palo Alto, Spotify, Tesla and More

Palo Alto Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: PANW) was resumed in coverage at Credit Suisse with an Outperform rating and a $425 price target. The consensus target for the cybersecurity software leader is up at $447.35. The stock closed most recently at $328.05.

Roblox Corp. (NYSE: RBLX) was started with a Buy rating and a $78 price target at Truist Securities. The lower consensus target is $72.50. Morgan Stanley started the stock with an Overweight rating and an $80 target, while Goldman Sachs has a Buy rating and a $78 target. The shares ended last week trading at $67.34 and were trading over 5% higher in Monday’s premarket. The company recently priced a very successful initial public offering.

Salesforce.com Inc. (NYSE: CRM) was resumed in coverage at Credit Suisse with an Outperform rating and a $260 price target. The consensus target is $275.31, and the stock closed most recently at $218.72.

Spotify Technology S.A. (NYSE: SPOT) was raised at Citigroup from Sell to Neutral with a $310 target. That compares with the $311.73 consensus target and Thursday’s final trade of $273.10 a share.

Texas Capital Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ: TCBI) saw its target price raised to $82.50 from $73.50 at Hovde, which also raised the rating on the bank to Outperform from Market Perform. The consensus price target is $77.63. The share price was last seen at $70.20.

Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) was upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Wedbush, which raised the price target on the electric vehicle leader to $1,000 from $950. The consensus target is just $619, and the shares closed most recently at $661.75. The stock was almost 8% in the premarket.

Unity Software Inc. (NYSE: U) was resumed in coverage with an Outperform rating and a $170 price target at Credit Suisse. That compares with the lower consensus target of $139.58 and the latest close at $101.08 per share.


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Last Thursday’s early top analyst upgrades and downgrades included Carnival, Dow, Goldman Sachs, Micron Technology, Netflix, Oracle, Snap, Spotify and Twitter. Analyst calls seen later in the day were on Airbnb, Amazon, Peloton, Uber and more.