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Weekly Upgrades and Downgrades: Peloton, Bumble, Tesla

TheStreet's weekly guide to upgrades, downgrades and price-target changes includes Peloton, Tesla and AMC Entertainment.
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Analysts this week were busy upgrading, downgrading, changing price targets on and initiating coverage of a variety of companies.


Peloton  (PTON)  was upgraded to buy from neutral by an MKM Partners analyst, who said the recent selloff in the connected-fitness company's stock has created an attractive buying opportunity.

Costco (COST)  was upgraded to overweight by Wells Fargo analyst Edward Kelly with a price target of $370. Kelly cited solid membership growth and potentially "sticky" market-share gains from the now-fading pandemic. He added that recent pullback in the shares could be a buying opportunity.

Sunrun  (RUN)  was upgraded by Morgan Stanley analyst Stephen Byrd to overweight from equal-weight. Byrd cut his price target on the San Francisco solar energy company to $86 from $89.

Restaurant chain Denny's  (DENN)  was upgraded by Stephens analyst James Rutherford to overweight from equal weight with a price target of $24, up from $19. 

Coca-Cola  (KO)  was upgraded to outperform from sector perform by analysts at RBC Capital, who called the drinks icon's stock an opportunity as COVID restrictions ease. The firm raised its price target to $60 a share from $55.


Tanger Factory Outlet Centers  (SKT)  was downgraded to sell from neutral by  Goldman analyst Caitlin Burrows, who set a $12.50 price target on the mall operator's stock.

Price Target Change

Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter doubled his share-price target for AMC Entertainment  (AMC) . The analyst keeps a neutral rating on the country’s largest movie-theater chain.

Several analysts lowered their one-year price targets for Poshmark  (POSH)  after the online platform for selling high-end secondhand apparel forecast first-quarter revenue that missed estimates.

Analysts raised their price targets for Bumble  (BMBL)  after the dating app reported better-than-expected results in its first quarterly earnings report.

Acadia Pharmaceuticals  (ACAD)  saw analysts cut their price targets for the biopharm after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration paused a new drug application for pimavanserin, the company's psychosis treatment. Stifel analyst Paul Matteis also downgraded the stock to hold from buy.

Initiate Coverage

Jefferies analyst Stephanie Wissink initiated coverage of Nordstrom  (JWN)  with a buy rating and a price target of $48 a share. The analyst sees "the making of transformation" in the Seattle company's model.

Mizuho analyst Vijay Rakesh initiated coverage of the electric vehicle makers Tesla  (TSLA)  and NIO  (NIO)  with buy ratings. Rakesh set a $775 share price target for Tesla and a $60 share price target for NIO.