Okta Inc. (NASDAQ: OKTA): Zacks selected this as its Bear of the Day and said that this stock has been all over the place recently, though it certainly has consistent growth. Shares last closed at $237.27, and the consensus price target is $279.67.
Oracle Inc. (NASDAQ: ORCL): Barclays downgraded the venerable tech giant to Equal Weight from Overweight, and it has an $80 price target. The consensus target is $72.55. The shares closed Friday at $80.40, just slightly below the 52-week high. So, this could be a straight valuation call after a solid run for the stock.
Pinterest Inc. (NYSE: PINS): Arete started coverage with a Buy rating. The shares have traded in a wide 52-week range of $15.82 to $89.90 and have an $86.88 consensus price objective. The final Friday trade came in at $59.86.
PNC Financial Services Group Inc. (NYSE: PNC): Raymond James raised the banking giant to Outperform from Market Perform and has a $220 price target. That compares with a lower $191.42 consensus target and Friday’s closing print of $198.91.
SolarEdge Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SEDG): BofA Securities raised its Neutral rating to Buy with a $276 price target. The posted consensus target is higher at $296.41, and the stock ended trading Friday at $220.40.
Smith & Wesson Brands Inc. (NASDAQ: SWBI): Zacks named this its Bull of the Day stock. The analyst said that super-strong growth and a great valuation mean most investors will put a target on this stock. The stock most recently closed at $19.71 and has a consensus price target of $23.60.
TopBuild Corp. (NYSE: BLD): Evercore ISI downgraded the stock to In Line from Outperform and lowered the price objective to $234. The consensus target is up at $246, and Friday’s final trade came in at $223.93.
The drastic changes in the way business is being done now may be here for good. These four Jefferies growth stock picks look poised to advance into the future and have some big upside to the firm’s price targets.
Friday’s early top analyst upgrades and downgrades included ConocoPhillips, Darden Restaurants, General Dynamics, Peloton International, Roku, Tilray, ViacomCBS, Wayfair and Wingstop. Analyst calls seen later in the day were on Etsy, Monster Beverage, Nokia and more.