Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. (NYSE: HIG): BofA Securities resumed coverage with a Neutral rating and a $75 price objective. The consensus target is in line $75.08. Friday’s last trade came in at $65.96.
Medical Properties Trust Inc. (NYSE: MPW): RBC Capital Markets downgraded the stock to Sector Perform from Outperform and also lowered the price target to $23. The posted consensus target is $24.17, and the stock closed Friday at $22.05 a share.
Raytheon Technologies Corp. (NYSE: RTX): Ladenburg Thalman’s Neutral rating on the aerospace and defense giant was raised to Buy, with a $100 price target. The lower $92 consensus also compares to Friday’s closing print of $83.24.
Tenet Healthcare Corp. (NYSE: THC): Goldman Sachs started coverage with a Buy rating and an $89 price target. The consensus price objective is just $64.54, and the stock closed at $59.26 on Friday.
U.S. Physical Therapy Inc. (NYSE: USPH): Jefferies raised the shares to Buy from Hold. Its $115 target price is lower than the consensus target of $118.33, and the stock closed trading Friday at $112.45.
VICI Properties Inc. (NASDAQ: VICI): Morgan Stanley downgraded the gambling real estate properties company to Equal Weight from Overweight. However, the firm raised its price target on the shares to $33. The consensus target is $32.16, and Friday’s closing print was $31.70. As shares are trading right below the 52-week high, this could be a valuation call.
Weyerhaeuser Co. (NYSE: WY): Stephens downgraded it to Equal Weight from Overweight and has a $35 price objective The consensus target is up at $38.72, and the last trade to hit the tape Friday came in at $38.77.
Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL): RBC Capital Markets upgraded the shares to Outperform from Sector Perform and raised the price target to $82. The consensus target is $72.67, and the last trade on Friday was posted at $75.03.
W.P. Carey Inc. (NYSE: WPC): As Evercore ISI upgraded the stock to Outperform from In Line, it also lifted the price target to $80. The consensus target is $74.93, and the stock ended Friday’s trading session at $74.89.
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Friday’s early top analyst upgrades and downgrades included AvalonBay Communities, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Carrier, Comcast, CyrusOne, DraftKings, Nvidia and Textron. Analyst calls seen later in the day were on Amazon.com, CME, Gilead Sciences, Twitter and more.