MongoDB Inc. (NASDAQ: MDB): Truist Financial started coverage with a Buy rating and a $300 target price. The higher $357.95 consensus target also compares with and Friday’s closing print of $198.56.
Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE): UBS reiterated a Buy rating on the athletic shoe and apparel giant and lowered the $156 target price to $141. Stifel stayed with a Buy rating but trimmed its target price to $110 from $130. Jefferies also reiterated a Buy rating and cut its $130 price target to $115. The consensus target is $128.28. The stock closed on Friday at $83.12, down almost 13% on the day after concerns over inventory and earnings hit the stock.
NOV Inc. (NYSE: NOV): The Neutral rating at BofA Securities rose to Buy with a $19 target price. The consensus target is up at $23.38. The stock closed Friday at $16.18, which was up almost 3% for the day.
Relay Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: RLAY): Barclays started coverage with an Equal Weight rating and a $23 target. The consensus target is higher at $41.89. The stock closed more than 3% lower on Friday at $22.37.
Roblox Corp. (NYSE: RBLX): MoffettNathanson initiated coverage with an Underperform rating. The firm’s $19 target is well below the $44.63 consensus target and the most recent close at $35.84.
Unity Software Inc. (NYSE: U): BofA Securities resumed coverage with a Neutral rating and a $40 target price. The consensus target is $56.05. The stock closed at $31.86 on Friday.
Vulcan Materials Co. (NYSE: VMC): Stifel reiterated a Buy rating with a $220 target following a positive analysts day. The consensus target is just $201.64. The stock closed on Friday at $157.71.
Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC): Goldman Sachs upgraded shares of the money-center banking giant to Buy from Neutral and bumped its $46 target price up to $48. The consensus target is $52.77. The shares closed on Friday at $40.22.
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Friday’s early top analyst upgrades and downgrades included Apple, Coinbase Global, Constellation Brands, Dollar General, First Solar, Kraft Heinz, Marvell Technology, Monster Beverage, QuantumScape, Range Resources and VFC. Analyst calls seen later in the day were on Agnico Eagle Mines, Bed Bath & Beyond, Century Aluminum, Micron Technology, Voya Financial and more.
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