Leslie’s Inc. (NASDAQ: LESL): Baird reiterated its Outperform rating on the pool supply leader and has a $35 price target. The consensus price objective is $34.09. The stock closed on Friday at $24.35.
Levi Strauss & Co. (NYSE: LEVI): Stifel started coverage of the famous jeans maker with a Buy rating and a $38 price target. The consensus price objective is lower at $34.88. The shares were last seen trading on Friday at $27.52.
Liberty Oilfield Services Inc. (NYSE: LBRT): The Goldman Sachs downgrade to Neutral from Buy included a price target cut to $13 from $17. The posted consensus target is $15.02. Friday’s closing price was reported at $10.19, which was over 4% lower for the day.
Lyft Inc. (NASDAQ: LYFT): Gordon Haslett started coverage on the ride-sharing stock with a Hold rating and a $69 price target. The consensus target is $69.34. The last trade for Friday hit the tape at $55.32.
Mondelez Inc. (NASDAQ: MDLZ): Goldman Sachs reiterated a Buy rating on the food giant, but it removed the stock from its Conviction List of top picks, citing industrywide concerns. The analysts have a $67 price target, which compares with a $69.17 consensus target and Friday’s close at $63.26.
Terex Corp. (NYSE: TEX): Stifel raised the $55 price target to $62 while maintaining a Buy rating on the shares. The consensus target is $57. The last trade for Friday was reported at $47.92.
Yeti Holdings Inc. (NYSE: YETI): Baird reiterated its Outperform rating on the cooler and outdoor gear giant and lifted the price target to $110. The $98.50 consensus target and is closer to Friday’s final print of $96.33.
With dependable dividends and long histories of market dominance, four top stocks make good sense for growth and income investors looking to add energy but who are wary due to the big run-up in oil pricing over the past year.
In addition, five top companies are expected to hike their dividends this week, and top Wall Street firms rate all their stocks at Buy. And one analyst sees huge upside potential in gig economy stocks.
Friday’s early top analyst upgrades and downgrades included Advanced Micro Devices, Hartford Financial, Nokia, Pinterest, Riot Blockchain and T-Mobile. Analyst calls seen later in the day were on Amazon, Gilead Sciences, Mastercard, Pinterest and more.