Thursday's Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Chewy, Eli Lilly, Etsy, Halliburton, Robinhood, Roku, Walmart, Western Digital and More

Roku Inc. (NASDAQ: ROKU): Stephens upgraded the shares to Overweight from Equal Weight and lifted the target price to $475 from $400. That compares with a $450.50 consensus target and Wednesday’s closing print of $420.32.

Sarepta Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: SRPT): While JPMorgan upgraded the stock to Neutral from Underweight, it also lowered the price target to $87 from $92. The consensus price objective is much higher at $125.82. The shares closed on Wednesday at $67.50.

Virtus Investment Partners Inc. (NASDAQ: VRTS): Morgan Stanley upgraded it to Overweight from Equal Weight and has a huge $400 price target. The consensus target is much lower at $361.33. The last trade for Wednesday hit the tape at $284.96.

Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT): Wells Fargo upgraded the ubiquitous retail giant to Overweight from Equal Weight and boosted the target price to $165 from $150. The slightly lower $163.30 consensus target compares with the Wednesday closing price of $142.84 a share.

Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC): Summit Insights downgraded the hard disk drive and storage giant to Hold from Buy. The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $33.52 to $78.19 and have a $91.57 consensus price target. The closing price on Wednesday was $64.94 per share.

Wynn Resorts Ltd. (NASDAQ: WYNN): Citigroup raised the luxury casino group to Buy from Neutral and has a $120 price target. The consensus target is up at $131.55. The last trade for Wednesday was reported at $91.09, after a pullback of over 4% for the day.

Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS): Credit Suisse resumed coverage with an Outperform rating and a $206 price target. The posted consensus target is $192.81. The stock closed at $204.79 on Wednesday.

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Wednesday’s early top analyst upgrades and downgrades included Chevron, Clorox, Corsair Gaming, Coursera, Schlumberger and Under Armour. Analyst calls seen later in the day were on Camping World, Nvidia, Victoria’s Secret and more.

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