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Friday's Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: CenterPoint Energy, Cloudflare, Dynavax, HCA, Opendoor, Roku, Salesforce, Spotify and More

Roku Inc. (NASDAQ: ROKU): Wells Fargo downgraded the stock to Equal Weight from Overweight and slashed the price target to $350 from $488. The consensus target is much higher at $467.64. The stock was last seen Thursday at $334.52, up 3% on the day. Shares backed up in premarket action, down over 2%.

Salesforce.com Inc. (NYSE: CRM): Goldman Sachs reiterated a Buy rating and raised the price target to $360 from $350. The consensus target is down at $302.11. Thursday’s closing price of $277.86 came after a more than 7% pop for the day. Shares were up slightly in the premarket.

Sema4 Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SMFR): Jefferies started coverage with a Buy rating and a $13 price target. No consensus target was available as the company had a recent initial public offering. Since then, the stock has traded between $7.66 and $27.18. The shares closed Thursday at $8.06.

Spotify Technology S.A. (NASDAQ: SPOT): DZ Bank started coverage of the popular music service with a Sell rating and a $200 price target. The consensus price objective is much higher at $305.74. The final trade for Thursday came in at $234.86 a share.

Tempur Sealy International Inc. (NYSE: TPX): This was named as the Bull of the Day stock at Zacks, which said that the mattress maker’s sales surged before the current housing boom, and sleep is never going out of style. Shares most recently closed at $49.51 and have a consensus price target of $53.33.

Tenet Healthcare Corp. (NYSE: THC): UBS began coverage with a Neutral rating and an $83 price target. The consensus target is $84.53. The shares closed at $72.67 on Thursday.

Vornado Realty Trust (NYSE: VNO): The BofA Securities upgrade was to Neutral from Underperform. Over the past 52 weeks, the stock has traded between $29.79 and $50.91, and it has a consensus price objective of $45.50. The shares closed on Thursday at $43.30.

Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. (NYSE: WPM): KeyBanc Capital Markets started coverage of the gold and silver royalty company with an Overweight rating and a $47 price target. That compares with a higher consensus target of $60.45 and Thursday’s closing share price of $39.47.


The six stocks that pay the highest dividends in the S&P 500, four of which are in the red-hot energy sector, all look like great total return ideas for income-oriented investors looking for some upside appreciation as well.

Thursday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades included Amgen, Biogen, Commscope, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, ONEOK, Plug Power and Roku.

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