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Friday Afternoon Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Honeywell, Tesla, Ulta and More

Markets were mixed going into the weekend. Not for nothing, the markets had a roller coaster of a week starting with the Facebook outage and going through the resolution of the debt ceiling. While this has been a crazy ride for investors, many are looking to what the analysts have to say about all this.

24/7 Wall St. is reviewing some big analyst calls seen on Friday. We have included the latest call on each stock, as well as a recent trading history and the consensus targets among analysts. Note that analyst calls seen earlier in the day were on Caesars, GE, Home Depot, 3M and more.

Cellectis S.A. (NASDAQ: CLLS): Robert Baird downgraded to a Neutral rating from Outperform and cut the price target to $10 from $39. Shares were trading at around $9 on Thursday, and the analysts’ consensus target is $32.88.

Honeywell International Inc. (NASDAQ: HON): Wells Fargo initiated coverage with an Equal Weight rating and a $229 price target. Shares were trading near $218 on Wednesday, and the consensus price target is $244.14.

Lexington Realty Trust (NYSE: LXP): KeyBanc Capital Markets upgraded to an Overweight rating from Sector Weight with a $16 price target. The 52-week trading range is $9.82 to $14.10, and the share price is near $14.

Omeros Corp. (NASDAQ: OMER): JPMorgan downgraded to Underweight from Neutral. The consensus price target is $31.71, and the share price is roughly $7.

Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE: SWK): Wells Fargo started with an Overweight rating and a $227 price target. Shares were last seen trading around $178. They have a consensus price target of $233.92.

Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA): Canaccord Genuity reiterated a Buy rating and raised the price target to $940 from $768. The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $379.11 to $900.40, while the current share price is near $790.

Ulta Beauty Inc. (NASDAQ: ULTA): Cleveland Research upgraded to a Buy rating from Neutral. Shares were last seen trading near $379 apiece. The consensus price target is $441.12.

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