The futures traded higher Tuesday after investors started off the final trading week of 2021 with a continuation of the Santa Claus rally that kicked off last week. All the major indexes closed higher Monday, and once again the S&P 500 hit a fresh all-time high. Analysts cited the potential for a smaller Build Back Better social spending and climate package as a positive. Buyers returned to the Treasury market as longer maturities, as the 10-year note and 30-year bond saw yields decline. Trading and volumes likely will stay muted this week, as many across Wall Street extend their holiday.
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These are the top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen on Tuesday, December 28, 2021.
BellRing Brands Inc. (NYSE: BRBR): Goldman Sachs maintained a Buy rating on the stock and has a $41 price target. The analyst noted the company’s strong finish to the year. The consensus target price is $31.67, and shares were last seen on Monday at $27.75.
Bilibili Inc. (NASDAQ: BILI): Benchmark started coverage with a Buy rating and an $86 price target. The consensus target is $105.67. The shares pulled back almost 3% on Monday to close at $44.59 a share.
BridgeBio Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ: BBIO): SVB Leerink reiterated an Outperform rating but cut the target price to $24 from $66, while Mizuho kept a Buy rating but slashed its $86 target price to $25. The posted consensus target is $81.20 but will tumble soon. The stock closed Monday at $11.53, down a stunning 70% after it said clinical trials for ATTR-CM did not meet the primary endpoints.
Carvana Co. (NYSE: CVNA): Baird lowered its $350 price target to $300 but kept an Outperform rating on the shares. The consensus target is $373.78. The stock closed Monday at $231.47, which was down almost 4% for the day.
Cerence Inc. (NASDAQ: CRNC): Raymond James reiterated an Outperform rating and has a $100 price target, after the company announced the closing of a big European OEM contract. The consensus target is even higher at $119.42. The closing share price on Monday was $79.58.
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