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Monday's Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Carnival, Five9, Knight-Swift, Las Vegas Sands, Paysafe, Warby Parker and More

Lithia Motors Inc. (NYSE: LAD): Zacks selected this as its Bull of the Day stock. The analyst pointed out that car sales remain red hot. Shares most recently closed at $338.37 and have a consensus price target of $469.33, which would be an all-time high.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ: NCLH): Citigroup started coverage with a Buy rating and a $39 price target. The consensus target is just $30.63. The shares were last seen on Friday trading at $25.48.

Paysafe Ltd. (NASDAQ: PSFE): Credit Suisse’s downgrade to Neutral from Outperform included a target price chop to $9 from $12. The consensus target is $13.88. The shares closed on Friday at $8.10.

Revance Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: RVNC): Wells Fargo downgraded the stock to Equal Weight from Overweight and slashed the price target to $17 from $35. The consensus target is $31.89. The shares closed on Friday at $15.44. The stock was down over 5% in premarket trading.

Simply Good Foods Co. (NASDAQ: SMPL): Stifel upgraded the stock to Buy from Hold and also raised the target price to $42 from $38. The consensus target is $39.82. Friday’s closing print of $37.27 came after almost a 9% gain on the day, in the wake of a solid quarterly report.

Valens Semiconductor Ltd. (NYSE: VLN): Oppenheimer started coverage with an Outperform rating and a $12 price target. The consensus target is $16.50. The shares closed on Friday at $8.55 and were up over 11% in premarket action.

Vir Biotechnology Inc. (NYSE: VIR): JPMorgan upgraded it to Neutral from Underweight and boosted the target price to $37 from $29. The consensus target is up at $68.14. The stock closed on Friday at $40.21.

Warby Parker Inc. (NASDAQ: WRBY): Goldman Sachs started coverage with a Buy rating and a $72 piece target. The consensus target is set much lower at $51. Shares of this eyewear maker closed Friday at $56.93, but they were almost 3% higher in premarket trading.

Whirlpool Inc. (NYSE: WHR): RBC Capital Markets downgraded the stock to Underperform from Sector Perform and cut the target price on the company to $190 from $208. The consensus target is up at $256.40. The stock closed on Friday at $213.44.

WSFS Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: WSFS): Keefe Bruyette downgraded it to Market Perform from Outperform and has a $56 price target. The consensus target is $53. The shares closed on Friday at $55.67. As it is trading right at the 52-week high, this looks like a straight valuation call.


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Friday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades included Boeing, Cinemark, Freeport McMoRan, Intel, Moderna, Nvidia, Southwest Airlines, Urban Outfitters and Zoom Video.