With the trading day about halfway over, the markets were sliding lower to close out the week. Oil was an exception, as it had pushed back above $71 a barrel, and many are calling for it to go higher. The S&P 500, Nasdaq and Dow Jones industrial average each were relatively flat on the day.
24/7 Wall St. is reviewing some big analyst calls seen on Friday. We have included the latest analyst call on each stock, as well as a recent trading history and the consensus targets among analysts.
For those that might have missed it, 24/7 Wall St. had an earlier round of analyst calls on Friday that included Biogen, CME, Dropbox, DocuSign, Nvidia, Tilray and more.
Air Products and Chemicals Inc. (NYSE: APD): Susquehanna upgraded the stock to a Positive rating from Neutral and raised the price target to $350 from $240. Shares were trading around $300 on Friday, in the 52-week range of $229.17 to $327.89. The consensus price target is $319.86.
Celsius Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: CELH): Credit Suisse upgraded it to Outperform from Neutral and raised the price target to $78 from $57. The stock traded near $62 on Friday, in a 52-week range of $8.76 to $83.00. The consensus price target is $79.25.
Nasdaq Inc. (NASDAQ: NDAQ): Morgan Stanley initiated coverage with an Overweight rating and a $205 price target. On Friday, the stock traded around $172. The 52-week trading range is $112.23 to $172.68. The consensus price target is $176.33.
PlayAGS Inc. (NYSE: AGS): B. Riley Securities initiated coverage with a Buy rating and a $21 price target. The shares traded below $11 on Friday, in a 52-week trading range of $2.50 to $11.31. The consensus price target is $13.00.
Smartsheet Inc. (NYSE: SMAR): RBC Capital Markets lowered its Outperform rating to Sector Perform. The stock traded near $63 on Friday, in a 52-week range of $40.21 to $85.43. It has a consensus price target of $78.64.
Twilio Inc. (NYSE: TWLO): RBC Capital Markets resumed coverage with an Outperform rating and a $415 price target. The stock was changing hands at around $326 apiece, in a 52-week range of $188.64 to $457.30. The consensus price target is $463.13.
Vaxart Inc. (NASDAQ: VXRT): Piper Sandler started coverage with an Overweight rating and an $18 price target. The stock traded near $9 on Friday, in a 52-week range of $2.25 to $24.90. It has a consensus analyst target of $13.33.
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: VRTX): Daiwa Securities downgraded it to Neutral from Outperform and has a $210 price target. Shares were trading around $195, in the 52-week range of $193.00 to $306.08. The stock has a consensus price target of $282.57.
Zoom Video Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: ZM): RBC Capital Markets resumed coverage with an Outperform rating but cut the price target to $450 from $480. The stock was changing hands at around $361 apiece, in a 52-week range of $216.75 to $588.84. The consensus price target is $414.97.
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