NuVasive Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA): Wells Fargo downgraded the stock to Equal Weight from Overweight. Its $57.72 target is well above the consensus target of $48.27. The last trade Friday was reported at $44.40, which was down close to 6% on the day despite a merger offer at $58 per share.
Seagate Technology Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: STX): As Mizuho raised its Neutral rating to Buy its $62 target price swelled to $82. The consensus target is $64.26. The shares closed on Friday at $59.82.
Tapestry Inc. (NYSE: TPR): Goldman Sachs increased its $44 target price on the Buy-rated shares to $50. The consensus target is $47.30. Friday’s final trade was for $44.44 a share.
Tractor Supply Co. (NASDAQ: TSCO): Gordon Haskett upgraded the stock to Buy from Accumulate and boosted the target price to $255 from $135. The consensus target is $246.83. Friday’s close was at $233.
V.F. Corp. (NYSE: VFC): Stifel upgraded the stock to Buy from Hold. Its $30 target price compares with a $29.97 consensus target and the most recent close at $26.27.
Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT): Gordon Haskett’s upgrade to Accumulate from Hold came with a target price hike to $155 from $145. The consensus target is $161.50. Friday’s closing share price was $143.72.
Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC): Mizuho raised its Neutral rating to Buy, and its $38 target price is now $50. The consensus target is up at $64.26 though. The shares closed almost 3% higher on Friday at $43.01.
XPO Inc. (NYSE: XPO): The Jefferies downgrade to Hold from Buy included a price target trim to $40 from $42. The consensus target is higher at $49.64. Friday’s close at $35.22 was down 7% on the day following posting disappointing results.
Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP): The $32 Goldman Sachs target price on the Neutral-rated stock was boosted to $37. That compares the $33.67 consensus target and Friday’s last trade of $31.84, up over 3% on the day after a stellar quarterly earnings report.
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Friday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades included Affirm, Bank of America, Biogen, Bunge, Coupang, DraftKings, Kosmos Energy, Mattel, Nucor, Nvidia, SentinelOne, SunPower, Vale and Walt Disney.
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