Investing

Monday’s Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Disney, Domino's, Micron Technology, Occidental, US Steel, Virgin Galactic and More

Toast Inc. (NASDAQ: TOST): Goldman Sachs started coverage with a Neutral rating and a $52 price target. No consensus target was available as the stock had a recent red-hot IPO. Since the shares started trading, they have bounced between $49.00 and $65.99. The last trade on Friday was reported at $56.21 a share.

United States Steel Corp. (NYSE: X): The Morgan Stanley downgrade of the venerable steel giant to Underweight from Overweight included a price target cut to $17 from $35. The consensus target is $33.19. The last trade Friday was reported at $22.11. Shares were down almost 4% in premarket trading.

Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SPCE): UBS downgraded the meme stock favorite to Sell from Neutral and slashed the target price to $15 from $26. The consensus target is up at $31.09. The last trade to hit the tape Friday was reported at $20.01, down a stunning 17% on the day.

Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS): Barclays downgraded the entertainment giant to Equal Weight from Overweight and dropped the target price to $175 from $210. The shares closed Friday at $176.46 in a 52-week range of $117.23 to $203.02.

Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC): Goldman Sachs lowered its Buy rating on the hard disk drive giant to Neutral and slashed the $91 target price to $62. The shares closed on Friday at $55.41 but have traded as high as $78.19 in the past year.

ZScaler Inc. (NASDAQ: ZS): Recommending that investors consider an exit before earnings, Zacks has named this cloud security provider’s stock as the Bear of the Day. Shares last closed at $292.70 apiece, and the consensus price target is $308.72.


Five top real estate investment trusts pay dependable distributions above the 5% level. With the prospect of continued low interest rates, and the stock market extremely risky and overbought, it makes sense to have solid assets like real estate in your portfolio.

Five top companies are expected to lift the dividends they pay to shareholders this week, and their stocks are rated Buy across Wall Street, making them excellent total return candidates.

Monday’s early meme stock movers included FuelCell Energy and Virgin Galatic.

Friday’s early top analyst upgrades and downgrades included Applied Materials, Autodesk, Bank of America, BP, Broadcom, Micron Technology, Morgan Stanley and Western Digital. Analyst calls seen later in the day were on Domino’s Pizza, Lam Research, Moderna and more.

Sponsored: Tips for Investing

A financial advisor can help you understand the advantages and disadvantages of investment properties. Finding a qualified financial advisor doesn’t have to be hard. SmartAsset’s free tool matches you with up to three financial advisors who serve your area, and you can interview your advisor matches at no cost to decide which one is right for you. If you’re ready to find an advisor who can help you achieve your financial goals, get started now.

Investing in real estate can diversify your portfolio. But expanding your horizons may add additional costs. If you’re an investor looking to minimize expenses, consider checking out online brokerages. They often offer low investment fees, helping you maximize your profit.