PNM Resources Inc. (NYSE: PNM): Siebert Williams Shanks upgraded the stock to Buy from Hold. It also lifted its $53 target price to $55, while the consensus target is $50.38. The shares closed on Tuesday at $45.19.
Rayonier Inc. (NYSE: RYN): Truist Financial started coverage with a Hold rating and a $33 price objective. The consensus target is $34.50. The shares closed on Tuesday at $29.21.
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL): The Hold rating at Argus is now at Buy, and its $88 target price is above the $84.31 consensus target and Tuesday’s close at $76.45.
Veris Residential Inc. (NYSE: VRE): Deutsche Bank’s upgrade to Buy from Hold came with a price target hike to $19 from $15. The consensus target is $17.50. The stock closed on Tuesday at $16.30.
Vornado Realty Trust (NYSE: VNO): Citing the impact of interest rates and regional bank concerns, Zacks named this real estate investment trust as its Bear of the Day stock. Shares have traded as high as $35.65 in the past year but closed most recently at $12.38. That is down more than 40% year to date.
Warner Bros. Discovery Inc. (NYSE: WBD): Barrington Research’s upgrade was from Market Perform to Outperform with an $18 target price. The consensus target is $20.82, and shares closed on Tuesday at $12.15, down close to 5% for the day.
Williams Companies Inc. (NYSE: WMB): Citigroup lifted its Neutral rating to Buy with a $36 target price. The consensus target is $36.73, and Wednesday’s close was at $28.65.
XP Inc. (NYSE: XP): Goldman Sachs nudged its $20 target on the Buy-rated shares to $22. The $18.94 consensus target is closer to Tuesday’s $15.96 close.
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Tuesday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades included Albemarle, Alphabet, BorgWarner, Catalent, Charles Schwab, DuPont de Nemours, Goodyear Tire & Rubber, LXP Industrial Trust, Meta Platforms, SoFi Technologies and Tapestry.
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