SLM Corp. (NASDAQ: SLM): Morgan Stanley’s upgrade to Overweight from Underweight included a target price bump to $15 from $14. The consensus target is $17.25. The stock closed on Wednesday at $13.06, which was up over 5% for the day on the upgrade and positive commentary.
SolarEdge Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SEDG) Janney started coverage with a Buy rating and a $351 target. The consensus target is $366.99. The stock closed almost 5% lower on Wednesday at $278.90.
UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH): When Raymond James upgraded the stock to Strong Buy from Outperform, it also raised its $615 target price to $630. The consensus target is $596.26. The shares ended Wednesday trading at $509.23, up over 3% for the day on the upgrade.
United Rentals Inc. (NYSE: URI): Exane BNP Paribas resumed coverage with an Outperform rating and a $535 target price. That is well above the $435.53 consensus target and Wednesday’s closing print of $351.27.
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Vici Properties Inc. (NASDAQ: VICI): Mizuho started coverage with a Buy rating and a $35 target price. The consensus for the gambling REIT giant is set at $37.68. The shares ended Wednesday at $32.12.
Vita Coco Co. Inc. (NASDAQ: COCO): Craig Hallum initiated coverage with a Buy rating and has set a $25 target price. The consensus target is $19. The stock closed Wednesday at $20.83.
Zions Bancorp N.A. (NASDAQ: ZION): Baird upgraded the stock to Outperform from Neutral with a $60 target price. The consensus is set lower at $49.65. The stock closed Wednesday at $28.63.
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Wednesday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades included American Express, Analog Devices, Boeing, Chevron, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Comcast, CSX, Etsy, Fastenal, ONEOK, Prudential Financial, RH and ServiceNow.
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