O’Reilly Automotive Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY): Roth MKM reiterated a Buy rating and lifted its $940 target price to $995. The consensus target is $974.10. Friday’s close was at $962.10.
PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ: PACW): Its Bear of the Day stock is at the heart of the regional banking crisis, says Zacks. The shares have traded as high as $32.68 in the past year but closed most recently at $4.55, which is down about 80% or so year to date.
Palo Alto Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: PANW): CapitalOne started coverage with an Overweight rating and a $247 target price. The consensus target is just $222.41. The stock closed at $199.30 on Friday.
SJW Group (NYSE: SJW): Wells Fargo’s downgrade was from Equal Weight to Underweight with a $76 target price. The consensus target is $84.75. Friday’s close was at $75.76.
SoFi Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SOFI): Truist Financial initiated coverage with a Buy rating. Its $8 target price compares with a $7.54 consensus target and Friday’s close at $5.02.
Surgery Partners Inc. (NASDAQ: SGRY): Mizuho initiated coverage with a Buy rating and a $48 price objective. The consensus target is $48.44. Shares ended trading on Friday at $35.36.
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TriNet Group Inc. (NYSE: TNET): Needham initiated coverage with a Buy rating and a $115 target price. The consensus target is $91. The stock closed on Friday at $91.76.
Twilio Inc. (NYSE: TWLO): Mizuho cut its Buy rating to Neutral and its $90 price target to $55. The consensus target is $69.07. The stock ended Friday 3.5% lower at $45.83 after a string of downgrades.
Vitru Ltd. (NASDAQ: VTRU): Credit Suisse upgraded the shares to Outperform from Neutral. Its $23 target price is less than the $25.74 consensus target. Friday’s $16.46 close was up over 9% for the day. The company announced a sizable share buyback program last week.
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Friday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades included Albemarle, Alcoa, Alphabet, Block, CF Industries, Kraft Heinz, Livent, Mosaic, Norfolk Southern, Pfizer, RingCentral, Roblox, StoneCo, Trade Desk, Twilio, Walmart and Walt Disney.
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