Thursday's Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Ally Financial, Chevron, Harley-Davidson, Las Vegas Sands, Netflix, Rio Tinto, Twilio, Western Union and More

Pioneer Natural Resources Co. (NYSE: PXD): MKM Partners resumed coverage of the Permian Basin energy giant with a Buy rating and a $264 price target. The consensus target is $296.53. The last trade for Wednesday was recorded at $216.84.

Rio Tinto Group (NYSE: RIO): Zacks selected this as its Bear of the Day stock, with the analyst pondering whether the mining giant’s best days are behind it. Shares have traded as high as $89.51 in the past year but closed most recently at $57.30. That is down more than 24% in the past six months.

Sealed Air Corp. (NYSE: SEE): Credit Suisse’s downgrade was from Outperform to Neutral with a $64 target price. The consensus target is $73.46., and shares ended trading on Wednesday at $57.62.

Twilio Inc. (NYSE: TWLO): Bernstein started coverage with a Market Perform rating and a $91 price objective. The consensus target is up at $191.46. The stock closed almost 5% higher on Wednesday at $93.44.

VICI Properties Inc. (NYSE: VICI): Evercore ISI resumed coverage of the gaming REIT giant with a $37 target price. The consensus target is $35.50. The last trade Wednesday came in at $33.00.

Vital Farms Inc. (NASDAQ: VITL): Morgan Stanley upgraded the stock to Overweight from Equal Weight and has a $12 target price. The consensus target is $17.93. The shares closed over 16% higher on Wednesday at $10.53, likely due to the upgrade.

Western Union Co. (NYSE: WU): Wolfe Research downgraded the stock to Underperform from Peer Perform and trimmed the $20 target price to $17. The stock closed at $16.76 on Wednesday.

Wolverine World Wide Inc. (NYSE: WWW): Stifel’s downgraded to Hold from Buy included a price target cut to $23 from $26. The consensus target is $27.75. The shares closed on Wednesday at $22.59.

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Wednesday’s early top analyst upgrades and downgrades included Apollo Global Management, Asana, Block, Caesars Entertainment, Dollar General, Gilead Sciences, Goldman Sachs, Invitation Homes, Medtronic, Microsoft, Ovintiv, Plains All American Pipeline, Pioneer Natural Resources and Sunnova Energy. Analyst calls seen later in the day were on Alibaba, Alphabet, Apple, PayPal, Tyson Foods, Zoom Video Communications and more.

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