Snap-On Inc. (NYSE: SNA): BofA Securities downgraded the popular tool company to Underperform from Neutral and has a $240 price target. The consensus target is $237.63. The shares closed Thursday’s trading at $219.46.
SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB): Wedbush raised its Neutral rating to Outperform, and it lifted the target price to $700 from $600. The posted consensus target is $666.65. The stock closed on Thursday at $608.45.
Take Two Interactive Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO): BMO Capital Markets downgraded the shares to Market Perform from Outperform and slashed the target price to $150 from $225. The consensus target for the gaming software giant is $212.79. The stock ended trading on Thursday at $151.89.
UiPath Inc. (NASDAQ: PATH): Barclays raised the stock to Overweight from Equal Weight and also bumped the target price to $71 from $70. The consensus target is $72.50. The final trade for Thursday was reported at $53.90.
Vale S.A. (NYSE: VALE): The UBS downgrade to Sell from Buy comes with a $15 price target. The consensus target is up at $25.25. The shares were last seen on Thursday at $16.72, which was down over 5% for the day.
Williams-Sonoma Inc. (NYSE: WSM): BofA Securities resumed coverage of the high-end retailer with an Underperform rating and a $142 price target. That compares with the much higher consensus target of $191.39 and Thursday’s final print of $188.29.
Zoominfo Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ZI): Barclays upgraded the stock to Overweight from Equal Weight and boosted the price target to $83 from $66. The consensus target is just $71.44. Thursday’s closing trade came in at $68.17.
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Thursday’s early top analyst upgrades and downgrades included American Express, Anheuser-Busch, Avis Budget, Beyond Meat, Cisco Systems, DoorDash, Fisker, Las Vegas Sands and Wynn Resorts. More analyst calls were seen later in the day, including on Adobe, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Ferrari and Lordstown Motors.