Friday's Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Apple, Carvana, Cisco, Costco, Lowe's, Schlumberger, Target, Under Armour and More

Plains All-American Pipeline L.P. (NASDAQ: PAA): This was selected as the Bear of the Day at Zacks. The analyst makes the case that its inability to capitalize on the oil boom like its midstream competitors suggests the company is an archaic player in a fleeting space. The stock has traded as high as $12.38 in the past year and closed most recently at $10.82.

Schlumberger Ltd. (NYSE: SLB): Goldman Sachs reiterated a Top Buy rating on the oil services giant with a $51 target price. The consensus target is slightly lower, and shares closed on Thursday at $40.85.

Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) Goldman Sachs stuck with a Buy rating for the beleaguered big-box retailer, but it slashed the $291 target price to $190. The consensus target is $245 for now. The shares were last seen on Thursday trading at $153.43.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO): Baird reiterated an Outperform rating and has a $711 target price objective. The consensus target is $675.44. The stock closed on Thursday at $550.74.

Under Armour Inc. (NYSE: UAA): Baird maintained an Outperform rating with a $15 target price. The consensus target is $18.18. The stock closed at $9.28 on Thursday.

VICI Properties Inc. (NASDAQ: VICI): Goldman Sachs raised its $35 price target on the gaming REIT giant to $38 while maintaining a Buy rating. The consensus target is $35.08. The last trade on Thursday was reported at $29.29.

Visteon Corp. (NASDAQ: VC): Jefferies reiterated a Buy rating after a positive meeting with company management. Its $130 target price is higher than the $126.87 consensus figure. The close on Thursday was at $105.76.

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Thursday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades included, Block, Cardinal Health, Caterpillar, Century Aluminum, Doximity, Flex, Home Depot, Salesforce, Sea, Target, Toast, Under Armour and Ventas.

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