Futures traded much higher to start out this truncated trading week, even withstanding the last week’s interest rate hike, which was the largest seen since the mid-1990s. Each of the major averages was up more than 1% early on Tuesday, but it remains to be seen if this momentum will keep up through the open.
Investors saw the consumer price index reach historic levels earlier this month, almost precipitating the move by the Federal Reserve to raise rates at such great levels. Also, as interest rates increase, investors can expect to see an inverse reaction from equities. Today may be the exception to the rule, depending on how much of this pain is already priced in.
It does not appear that the Fed is done hiking rates this summer, so there may be more pain for investors down the road. The question remains how much of these Fed moves has been priced into markets already.
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These are the top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.
Adobe Inc. (NASDAQ: ADBE): Morgan Stanley downgraded the stock to Equal Weight from Overweight and cut the price target to $362 from $591. The consensus target is $547.40. The stock closed on Friday at $360.79.
American Outdoor Brands Inc. (NASDAQ: AOUT): The B. Riley Securities downgrade to Neutral from Buy included a price target cut to $12 from $25. The consensus target is $24.67. The shares closed on Friday at $10.00.
American Tower Corp. (NYSE: AMT): J.P. Morgan upgraded the shares to Overweight from Underweight and raised the $245 price target to $285. The consensus target is $286.22, and the last trade for Friday was posted at $236.17.
Centene Corp. (NYSE: CNC): Credit Suisse’s upgrade to Outperform from Neutral included a price target hike to $88 from $86. The consensus target is $96.18. Friday’s close was at $76.32.
Charles Schwab Corp. (NYSE: SCHW): UBS upgraded the shares to Buy from Neutral and raised the price target to $75 from $68. The consensus target is all the way up at $92.41, but Friday’s closing print was $59.99.
Chewy Inc. (NYSE: CHWY): Wedbush raised its Neutral rating to Outperform rating and boosted the $30 price target to $35. The consensus target is $43.49. The stock closed Friday at $28.70.
DoorDash Inc. (NYSE: DASH): Goldman Sachs resumed coverage with a Neutral rating and a $67 price target. The consensus target is $128.10, and the stock ended trading on Friday at $61.69.
Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM): Credit Suisse lifted its Neutral rating to Outperform and raised the $115 price target to $125. The consensus target is $101.05. The stock closed on Friday at $86.12.
International Paper Co. (NYSE: IP): Citigroup downgraded it to Neutral from Buy and cut the price target to $46 from $53. The 52-week range is $40.45 to $59.38. The last trade for Friday was posted at $42.35.
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