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Wednesday's Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Activision Blizzard, Alcoa, Amgen, BNY Mellon, Freeport-McMoRan, Kroger, Mattel, Valero Energy and More

Beauty Health Co. (NASDAQ: SKIN): Stifel reiterated a Buy rating on the stock, which is on the firm’s Select List of top picks, and has a $33 target price. The consensus target is $29. The stock closed at $13.32 on Tuesday.

Boston Beer Co. Inc. (NYSE: SAM): Zacks selected this brewer as its Bear of the Day, suggesting that the stock was never going to be able to keep up its hyperbolic run. Shares have traded as high as $1,232.98 apiece in the past year but closed most recently at $359.60. That is down almost 29% year to date.

Brunswick Corp. (NYSE: BC): D.A. Davidson started coverage with a Buy rating and a $96 target. The consensus target is up at $116.38. The stock closed almost 5% lower on Tuesday at $74.48.

Calix Inc. (NASDAQ: CALX): Jefferies reiterated a Buy rating after the company reported solid first-quarter results. The analysts have set a $74 price objective, while the consensus target is just $62.25. The stock closed almost 4% lower on Tuesday at $38.09.

Charles Schwab Corp. (NYSE: SCHW): Goldman Sachs slashed the $99 target price on the Neutral-rated legacy discount broker to $75. The consensus target is $96.23. The last trade Tuesday was posted at $68.54.

Church & Dwight Co. Inc. (NYSE: CHD): Oppenheimer reiterated an Outperform rating with a $110 price target in front of this week’s earnings report. The consensus target is $99.26, but the stock was last seen trading at $102.59.

Columbia Sportswear Co. (NASDAQ: COLM): Baird reiterated a Neutral rating with a $110 price target. The consensus target is $113.66. The stock closed on Tuesday at $85.29.


Domino’s Pizza Inc. (NYSE: DPZ): Baird kept an Outperform rating on the legacy pizza restaurant giant, despite noting the company has difficult comparisons to match up against. The analysts have a large $480 target price, which compares with the $457.45 consensus target and the last trade on Tuesday at $369.93.

Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE: EL): Oppenheimer maintained an Outperform rating on the fragrance and beauty giant and has a $300 price objective. Earnings will be reported in early May. The consensus target is up at $347.10. Tuesday’s close at $254.77 was down just over 5% on the day.

Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX): Goldman Sachs maintained a Buy rating on another Conviction List stock, again pointing to the recent big pullback in the shares. The analyst’s price target of $55 compares with the $50.05 consensus target and the $40.15 close on Tuesday, which was down almost 4% for the day.

Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR): Zacks has named this as its Bull of the Day stock, with the analyst making a case that this grocery chain powerhouse thrived during the pandemic and now is benefitting from price-conscious shoppers trying to eat out less due to surging inflation. Shares last closed at $55.72, having overrun the consensus price target of $55.00.

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