Charter Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR): T.D. Securities downgraded it to Hold from Buy and has an $870 price target. Shares last closed at $821.01, and the consensus price target is $820.48.
Cintas Corp. (NASDAQ: CTAS): RBC Capital Markets started coverage with an Outperform rating and a $450 price target. Shares most recently closed at $396.38 and have a consensus price target of $402.33.
Clorox Co. (NYSE: CLX): Argus lowered its Buy rating to Hold. The $161.66 consensus target is well below Thursday’s close at $170.00.
DocuSign Inc. (NASDAQ: DOCU): Needham reiterated a Buy rating and raised the price target to $340 from $275. The shares last closed at $294.57, and the consensus price target is $298.78.
NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI): Argus started coverage with a Buy rating and a $260 price target. Shares last closed at $211.91, and the consensus target price is $234.26.
PagerDuty Inc. (NYSE: PD): Monness Crespi & Hardt reiterated a Buy rating and raised the price target to $66 from $59. Shares last closed at $44.30, but they have traded as high as $58.36 in the past year.
Paycom Software Inc. (NYSE: PAYC): Zacks named this as its Bull of the Day stock. The analyst says that strong growth, and a Shark Tank investor, sent this human capital management cloud ninja to the stratosphere. Shares last closed at $500.80, while the consensus price target is still back at $472.50.
Vivint Smart Home Inc. (NYSE: VVNT): RBC Capital Markets resumed coverage with an Outperform rating and a $15 price target. Shares closed most recently at $12.98 apiece and have a consensus price target of $18.00.
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Thursday’s early top analyst upgrades and downgrades included Advanced Micro Devices, Alkermes, Clover Health, Okta, Peloton Interactive, Starbucks and Unilever. More analyst calls were seen later in the day, including on Chewy, Five Below and Smith & Wesson.
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