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Friday's Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AT&T, Cisco, Dish Network, Energy Transfer, Splunk, Virgin Galactic and More

Asana Inc. (NYSE: ASAN): KeyBanc Capital Markets its Sector Weight rating to Overweight and has a $40 price objective. That compares with the $38.20 consensus target and Thursday’s close at $33.05 per share.

Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO): DZ Bank downgraded the venerable silicon valley tech giant to Hold from Buy and has a $51 price target. The consensus target is up at $55.32. The stock closed Thursday at $52.85.

Commscope Holding Co. Inc. (NASDAQ: COMM): Evercore ISI upgraded the shares to Outperform from Inline and also raised the target price to $24 from $19. The consensus target is $20.86, and the stock was last seen on Thursday at $18.41.

Datadog Inc. (NASDAQ: DDOG): Morgan Stanley upgraded it from Equal Weight to Overweight with a $111 price target. The$108.93 consensus target also compares with Thursday’s closing print of $88.12, which was up over 5% for the day.

Diamondback Energy Inc. (NASDAQ: FANG): Scotiabank upgraded the Permian Basin leader to Sector Outperform from Sector Perform. It also raised the price target to $95 from $86. The last trade on Thursday hit the tape at $76.53.

Dish Network Corp. (NASDAQ: DISH): Benchmark started coverage with a Buy rating and a $62 price target. The consensus price objective is much lower at $47.63, and the last Thursday trade came in at $44.05.

Energy Transfer L.P. (NYSE: ET): Citigroup resumed coverage of the pipeline giant with a Buy rating and a $14 price target. The consensus target is $12.69, and the shares closed on Thursday at $10.02.


KAR Auction Inc. (NYSE: KAR): BofA Securities upgraded the stock to Buy from Underperform and also raised the target price to $26 from $15. The consensus target is $17.60, and the stock closed Thursday at $17.76.

Lithia Motors Inc. (NYSE: LAD): BofA Securities upgraded the electric vehicle stock to Buy from Neutral and also raised the price target to $460 from $420. The posted consensus target is $450.10, and the shares ended Thursday at $338.74.

LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LPLA): Credit Suisse lowered its Outperform rating to Neutral with a $166 price target. The consensus price objective is up at $185.09, and the last Thursday trade came in at $148.76.

Nielsen Holdings PLC (NASDAQ: NLSN): Though Citigroup downgraded the stock to Neutral from Buy, it also raised the target price to $29 from $27. The consensus target is $29.45. The stock ended trading at $27.22 on Thursday.