Occidental Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: OXY): Societe Generale’s upgrade of the energy giant to Buy from Hold included a $30 price target. The $30.09 consensus target was in line, and Friday’s final print of $25.10 came after an almost 6% rise for the day.
Opendoor Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: OPEN) Goldman Sachs started coverage with a Neutral rating and a $17 price target. The posted consensus target is much higher at $34.80. Friday’s $15.12 per share close came after an almost 7% gain on the day.
Skywater Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: SKYT): Cowen started coverage with an Outperform rating and a $26 price target. The consensus target was not available, as the company had a recent initial public offering. The shares closed on Friday at $19.67.
Texas Roadhouse Inc. (NASDAQ: TXRH): This was named as the Bull of the Day at Zacks, which said that a thriving to-go and meal-kit business helped reignite growth for this restaurant chain. Also, Deutsche Bank raised the popular casual dining restaurant to Buy from Hold and has a $116 price target. Shares most recently closed at $98.55 and have a consensus price target of $111.00.
Trip.com Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: TCOM): Morgan Stanley has a $50 price target and raised its Equal Weight rating to Overweight. The consensus price objective is $43.90. The last trade for Friday hit the tape at $37.51, which was up over 4% on the day.
Williams Companies Inc. (NYSE: WMB): Argus raised it to Buy from Hold and has a $30 price target. That compares with the $27.43 consensus target and Friday’s last print of $25.89.
Zions Bancorp. N.A. (NASDAQ: ZION): Baird downgraded it to Underperform from Neutral, and the firm has a $49 price target. The consensus price objective is higher at $60.67, and the last Friday trade came in at $60.20. As it is trading right at a 52-week high, this could be a valuation call.
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Friday’s early top analyst upgrades and downgrades included AMC Networks, Aurora Cannabis, Dropbox, General Electric, Kimberly-Clark, Live Nation, Petrobras and Snowflake. Analyst calls seen later in the day were on Airbnb, DoorDash, MongoDB, SolarWinds and more.
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