Tesla upgrade, General Motors downgrade, and Uber initiation among today's top calls on Wall Street
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Berenberg upgraded Tesla (TSLA) to Buy from Hold with a price target of $200, down from $255. The firm believes Tesla's new plants offer multi-year opportunity in capital and labor efficiency and thinks that ramping its battery cell production offers further economies of scale.
Roth Capital upgraded Shopify (SHOP) to Buy from Neutral with a price target of $56, up from $38. The firm says tough COVID compares are now behind the company and that Shopify could see sales growth as high as 20% in 2023.
Cowen upgraded Regeneron (REGN) to Outperform from Market Perform with a price target of $875, up from $775. Recent high-dose Eylea data has "altered the trajectory of Regeneron" and "re-secured" the future of the Eylea franchise, the firm says.
Stifel upgraded Okta (OKTA) to Buy from Hold with a price target of $90, up from $60, as the firm’s survey of 37 current customers revealed "generally happy" clients who support Okta's broader identity swim-lane convergence strategy.
Morgan Stanley upgraded Colgate-Palmolive (CL) to Overweight from Equal Weight with an unchanged price target of $82. The near 10% pullback in shares over the last month offers a buying opportunity "into a structurally attractive name," the firm says.
Top 5 Downgrades:
Berenberg downgraded General Motors (GM) to Hold from Buy with a price target of $41, down from $45, pending a better entry point.
Baird downgraded Varonis (VRNS) to Neutral from Outperform with an unchanged price target of $30. The firm believes the company's transition to a SaaS model, which brings with it a lack of visibility, will weigh on its shares.
BofA downgraded Fortune Brands Innovations (FBIN) to Underperform from Neutral with a price target of $60, down from $61. Following the stock's outperformance since the spinoff the company's cabinet business, shares appear fully valued, the firm tells investors.
Baird analyst Jonathan Komp downgraded Boot Barn (BOOT) to Neutral from Outperform with an $86 price target. While stating that the company's fiscal Q3 report last week highlighted continued solid execution, the firm is tempering its bullish view with the stock up 38% year-to-date.
Credit Suisse downgraded Saia (SAIA) to Neutral from Outperform with a price target of $288, up from $269. The firm now sees more limited upside given the stock's strong advance
Top 5 Initiations:
MoffettNathanson initiated coverage of Uber (UBER) with an Outperform rating and $47 price target as it expects light bookings and adjusted EBITDA beats.
MoffettNathanson initiated coverage of DoorDash (DASH) with an Outperform rating and $79 price target. The firm’s thesis on DoorDash is long term in nature and supported by the firm's outlook on unit economics in the core restaurant business.
MoffettNathanson initiated coverage of Lyft (LYFT) with a Market Perform rating and $15 price target. Lyft's diseconomies of scale on insurance, marketing, and driver supply make for a challenging outlook, the firm says.
Wells Fargo initiated coverage of Accenture (ACN) with an Equal Weight rating and $289 price target despite a positive view of its platform and services. The firm sees clients becoming more cautious on tech spending and await stronger demand before getting more constructive.
Goldman Sachs initiated coverage of Macy's (M) with a Buy rating and $28 price target. The firm says the company's strengthening execution and inventory management, coupled with its new initiatives to drive market share and profitability position Macy's favorably. Goldman Sachs also initiated Nordstrom (JWN) with a Neutral rating and Kohl’s (KSS) with a Sell.