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Tuesday's Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Bilibili, Carvana, Crocs, GameStop, Goldman Sachs, Nike and More

Quidel Corp. (NASDAQ: QDEL): Raymond James kept an Outperform rating on the stock and a $155 price target after the company announced the purchase of Ortho Clinical Diagnostics. The consensus target is up at $171.33. The stock closed Monday at $132.41 a share.

Sarepta Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: SRPT): Oppenheimer kept an Outperform rating on the stock and has a $125 target price, after reviewing the basis for its upgrade of the shares earlier in December. The consensus target price is $123.47, and the shares closed trading on Monday at $90.96.

TRACON Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ: TCON): Alliance Global reiterated a Buy rating on the micro-cap biotech and has an $11 price target. The consensus target is slightly higher at $11.86. The shares closed Monday at $2.91 apiece.

Veeco Instruments. Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO): Northland Capital reiterated an Outperform rating on the stock and has a $32 price target. The consensus price objective is $29.33. The final trade on Monday was reported at $27.42.

Vir Biotechnology Inc. (NASDAQ: VIR): Baird maintained its Underperform rating and has a $36 price target on the stock. That compares with a much higher $91.43 consensus target and Monday’s last print of $40.39, which was down almost 4% for the day.

Weber Inc. (NYSE: WEBR): BofA Securities cut the $20 price target on the outdoor grill giant to $17, though the firm did keep its Buy rating on the stock. The consensus target is $17.29. The stock was last seen on Monday at $11.93.


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Monday’s early top analyst upgrades and downgrades included Bionano Genomics, CarMax, CNH Industrial, Global Payments, Infosys, Huya, JD.com, Oshkosh, Restaurant Brands International and WiPro. Analyst calls seen later in the day were on Chesapeake Energy, GameStop, Victoria’s Secret and more.

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