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Monday's Top Analysts Upgrades and Downgrades: Airbnb, AT&T, Duke Energy, Etsy, Gap, IBM, Las Vegas Sands, Nvidia, Starbucks, Visa and More

Nvidia Inc. (NASDAQ: NVDA): Zacks has named this red-hot tech giant as its Bull of the Day. The analyst suggests that investors cannot afford to leave this stock out of their portfolios, and its recent pullback has provided an excellent entry price. Shares last closed at $272.47, and the consensus price target is $342.16.

Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SPR): Truist Securities upgraded the stock to Buy from Hold, and the target price went all the way up to $76 from $39. The consensus target is $56.14 and Friday’s closing print of $47.45 was almost 4% higher for the day.

Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX): RBC Capital Markets downgraded the ubiquitous coffee retailer to Sector Perform from Outperform, and the target price edged down to $122 from $124. The consensus target is $122.72. The final trade on Friday was reported at $107.57, which was over 3% lower on the day.

Stryker Inc. (NYSE: SYK): Morgan Stanley downgraded the medical devices giant to Equal Weight from Outperform and has a $305 target price. That compares with a $288.75 consensus target and Friday’s closing trade at $263.57 a share.

Trade Desk Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD): Jefferies upgraded the digital advertising powerhouse to Buy from Hold and hiked the target price to $105 from $100. The consensus target is just $95.22. The last trade on Friday was reported at $78.94.

TransDigm Group Inc. (NYSE: TDG): Truist Securities raised its Hold rating to Buy from and moved the target price way up to $786 from $600. The consensus target is $725.25. The final trade for Friday was reported at $654.21.

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V): Mizuho downgraded the credit card and payments giant to Neutral from Buy and lowered the target price to $220 from $250. The consensus target is $273.07. The last trade on Friday was reported at $216.96 a share.


It makes sense for investors now to rotate to value, especially mid-cap and large-cap plays that pay dependable dividends. Five top stocks are trading at very reasonable levels and are solid value plays in a market that looks poised to take a big hit.

Friday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades included CrowdStrike, Exxon Mobil, Ford, Gilead Sciences, Goldman Sachs, Honeywell International, Lowe’s, Lyft, Progressive and Zscaler.

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