Myovant Sciences Ltd. (NYSE: MYOV): SVB Leerink initiated coverage with a Market Perform rating and a $24 price target. The shares closed at $25.81, and the consensus price target is $33.25.
Nabors Industries Ltd. (NYSE: NBR): RBC Capital Markets resumed coverage with a Sector Perform rating and a $100 price target. Shares closed most recently at $82.40 and have a consensus price target at $93.00.
NOV Inc. (NYSE: NOV): RBC Capital Markets resumed coverage with a Sector Perform rating and a $15 price target. Shares closed at $12.67, and the consensus price target is $17.61.
Oxford Industries Inc. (NYSE: OXM): This apparel maker was selected as the Zacks Bull of the Day stock. The analyst points out that Lilly Pulitzer and Tommy Bahama are roaring back. Shares closed most recently at $89.40 apiece and have a consensus price target all the way up at $123.40.
Schlumberger Ltd. (NYSE: SLB): RBC Capital Markets resumed coverage with an Outperform rating and a $37 price target. That compares with a $36.89 consensus target and Wednesday’s close at $26.66.
Sherwin-Williams Co. (NYSE: SHW): Citigroup downgraded it from Buy to Neutral and cut the price target from $331 to $309. The shares have a 52-week range of $218.06 to $310.43, and Wednesday’s close was at $296.69 a share.
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: VRTX): Stifel’s downgrade to Hold from Buy included a price target cut to $213 from $244. Shares last closed at $191.37, and the consensus price target is $260.00.
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Wednesday’s early top analyst upgrades and downgrades included Crane, Intel, Kohl’s, Lightspeed Commerce, New Gold, Paramount, Vodafone, Wix.com and XPO Logistics. More analyst calls were seen later in the day, including on ChargePoint, Chipotle Mexican Grill and Regions Financial.
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