Stock analysts this week were busy with upgrades, price-target changes and initiations of coverage.
Roku (ROKU) – Get Report was upgraded by KeyBanc analyst Justin Patterson to overweight from sector weight with a $518 price target. The analyst said the streaming platform “is becoming a key enabler of the direct-to-consumer video ecosystem.”
Plug Power (PLUG) – Get Report was upgraded to overweight from neutral by J.P. Morgan’s Paul Coster, who said he was taking advantage of recent volatility to upgrade the hydrogen fuel cell company.
Norwegian Cruise Line (NCLH) – Get Report, Carnival (CCL) – Get Report, and Royal Caribbean (RCL) – Get Report were all upgraded to outperform from neutral by Macquarie analyst Paul Golding, who acted on the easing of the coronavirus crisis.
Tripadvisor (TRIP) – Get Report was upgraded to buy from neutral at Citi, which estimated the travel-planning company’s subscription offering, Tripadvisor Plus, could attract 10 million subscribers, “creating an additional $1 billion of high-margin revenue.”
Wayfair (W) – Get Report was upgraded to buy from hold by Truist analyst Naved Khan, who also raised his price target for the online home-furnishings company to $370 a share from $315.
Beyond Meat (BYND) – Get Report was upgraded to buy from neutral by Citi analyst Wendy Nicholson, who also raised her price target on the plant-based-food company by $43 to $184 per share.
Oracle (ORCL) – Get Report was upgraded to overweight from equal weight by Barclays analyst Raimo Lenschow, who raised his share price target on the software giant to $80 from $66.
Price Target Change
Macquarie analyst Chad Beynon raised his price target for Imax (IMAX) – Get Report to $25 from $24 while keeping an outperform rating on the motion picture technology company after Imax’s fourth-quarter earnings beat. Benchmark analyst Mike Hickey also raised his target on Imax to $24 from $22 while keeping a buy rating.
UBS analyst Markus Mittermaier raised his price target for General Electric (GE) – Get Report to $15 from $14. The analyst affirmed a buy rating on the stock. Morgan Stanley analyst Jashua Pokrzywinsk lifted his price target on GE by $4, to $17 per share.
Analysts raised their price targets and revenue estimates on DraftKings (DKNG) – Get Report after the sports-betting platform reported fourth-quarter results. The company reported fourth-quarter revenue doubled.
Some analysts lowered their price targets for Okta (OKTA) – Get Report as they reacted to the identity-verification software maker’s weak earnings outlook and planned $6.5 billion purchase of smaller rival Auth0 for stock.
Analysts cut their price targets for Vroom (VRM) – Get Report after the online used-car seller reported a wider-than-expected fourth-quarter loss.
Costco (COST) – Get Report saw its price target cut by analysts after the membership-based warehouse retailer missed second-quarter-earnings expectations.
Susquehanna analysts initiated coverage of Bumble (BMBL) – Get Report at positive, which put a $78 price target on the dating-app company.