$APO, $BYND, $BOOT, $CB, $CI, $SPNK, $HD, $LOW
Below is a list of stocks analysts have singled out to look at carefully Wednesday, as follows:
Apollo Global Management Inc. (NYSE:APO) was reiterated as Outperform rating and its target price was raised to 54 from 45 at Credit Suisse.
Beyond Meat Inc. (NASDAQ:BYND) was raised to Outperform from Market Perform at Bernstein, but the firm maintained its 106 target price in the valuation/growth opportunity call, now that the shares have pulled back so much. The stock closed down another 2.7% at 79.79 Monday, but its shares were indicated up 3.7% at 82.75 Tuesday. The prior consensus target price was 118.90, and the post-IPO trading range is 45.00 – 239.71.
Boot Barn Holdings Inc. (NYSE:BOOT): the western apparel is a surprisingly consistent and profitable business and this is the undisputed industry leader. Shares most recently closed at 38.26, with a consensus price target of 43.42.
Chubb Ltd. (NYSE:CB) was raised to Outperform from Underperform and its target price was raised to 165 from 145 at Credit Suisse. The prior consensus target price was at 163.06.
Cigna Corp. (NYSE:CI) was reiterated as Buy and its target price was raised to 221 from 203 at Citigroup.
Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK) was reiterated as Overweight and the target price was raised to $140 from $130 (versus a $121.03 close) at JPMorgan.
Home Depot Inc. (NYSE:HD) was reiterated as Outperform and the target raised to 260 from 250.
Lowe’s Companies Inc. (NYSE:LOW) was reiterated as Outperform, and its target was raised to 130 from 125.