Investing

Monday's Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Amazon, Apple, Caterpillar, Comcast, Gilead Sciences, Intel, Lululemon, McDonald's and More

Lululemon Athletica Inc. (NASDAQ: LULU): Oppenheimer reiterated an Outperform rating and kept the stock as a top pick at the firm. Its $440 target price compares with a consensus target of $433.79. The shares were last seen trading at $354.63 apiece.

MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: MTSI): Jefferies upgraded the stock from Hold to Buy with a $64 target price. The consensus target is higher at $73.92. The stock closed on Friday at $50.95.

McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE: MCD): Oppenheimer reiterated an Outperform rating on the fast-food giant and has a $280 target price. The inline $280.79 consensus price target also compares with Friday’s closing print of $249.16.

ResMed Inc. (NYSE: RMD): Oppenheimer kept an Outperform rating on the shares while lowering the price objective to $275 from $312. The consensus target is $259. The last trade for Friday was reported at $199.97, which was down over 6% for the day.

Scorpio Tankers Inc. (NYSE: STNG): Stifel raised its price target on the Buy-rated stock to $30 from $26. The $24.65 consensus target is less than Friday’s closing print of $24.73.

Travel + Leisure Co. (NYSE: TNL): Jefferies upgraded the stock to Buy from Hold and has a $79 target price. The consensus target is $72.75. The shares closed on Friday at $55.48.

United Rentals Inc. (NYSE: URI): Goldman Sachs maintained a Buy rating with a $432 target price after the company posted solid first-quarter numbers with very solid metrics. The consensus target was last seen at $404.60. The stock ended last week at $316.52 per share.


Top oil exploration and development companies are among those expected to lift the dividends they pay to shareholders this week, making their stocks good total return candidates.

Friday’s early top analyst upgrades and downgrades included Amgen, Amphenol, Harley-Davidson, Hertz Global, Las Vegas Sands, Masco, Meta Platforms, NXP Semiconductors, Oshkosh, PayPal, Pinterest, ServiceNow, T-Mobile and Visa. Analyst calls seen later in the day were on Amazon.com, Comcast, Mastercard, Old Republic, Roku, Stanley Black & Decker, Verizon Communications and more.

Sponsored: Tips for Investing

A financial advisor can help you understand the advantages and disadvantages of investment properties. Finding a qualified financial advisor doesn’t have to be hard. SmartAsset’s free tool matches you with up to three financial advisors who serve your area, and you can interview your advisor matches at no cost to decide which one is right for you. If you’re ready to find an advisor who can help you achieve your financial goals, get started now.

Investing in real estate can diversify your portfolio. But expanding your horizons may add additional costs. If you’re an investor looking to minimize expenses, consider checking out online brokerages. They often offer low investment fees, helping you maximize your profit.