Benzinga's Bulls And Bears Of The Past Week: Pfizer, Bank Of America, Beyond Meat, GameStop, AMC, Overstock And More


Benzinga has examined the prospects for many investor favorite stocks over the past week.

  • Last week's bullish calls included a major pharmaceutical company and a faux meat producer.
  • A Bitcoin mining company and a national theater chain were among the bearish calls seen.

It was a rough week for the markets, as the Nasdaq fell nearly 3%, while the Dow and the S&P 500 slipped 1.7% and 1.9%, respectively. There appeared to be a rotation from high-growth tech names to consumer staples, as investors eyed a potential interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve, along with rising inflation and the spread of the omicron Covid variant.

Benzinga continues to examine the prospects for many of the stocks most popular with investors. Here are a few of this past week's most bullish and bearish posts that are worth another look.

The Bulls

In "How Pfizer Is Getting Into Cannabis With $6.7B Arena Pharma Deal" by Nina Zdinjak describes how Pfizer Inc. PFE is entering the cannabis space with the $6.7 billion acquisition of Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ARNA under which Pfizer will acquire all outstanding shares of Arena for $100 per share in an all-cash transaction.

"Bank Of America Is Bouncing: Here's Why It Could Be Ready For Takeoff Soon"  by Tyler Bundy outlines how Bank Of America Corp BAC shares moved higher after Federal Reserve officials signaled Wednesday they are prepared to raise interest rates at least three times next year in response to rising inflation. 

"Why Beyond Meat Shares Are Trading Higher Today" by Adam Eckert reports on how Beyond Meat Inc BYND stock got a boost after Piper Sandler upgraded the stock from an Underweight rating to a Neutral rating and raised its price target.

For additional bullish calls of the past week, check out the following:

Apple's Best Days Are Ahead: As iPhone Maker Nears $3T Valuation, Analyst Says His $200 Price Target Was 'Too Conservative'

Tesla And These Stocks Are Seeing The Highest Interest On WallStreetBets Today

Plug Power Strikes Deal To Supply Hydrogen Fuel-Cell System For South Korea's Edison Motor's EV Buses

The Bears

In "Analyst Advises Against Buying The Dip In AMC, GameStop: 'They May Even Be Shorts'" Wayne Duggan writes about new data indicating that buying the dip in AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc AMC and GameStop Corp GME could be a costly mistake.


"Why Bitcoin Mining Stock Cleanspark Is Falling Today"  by Adam Eckert looks at why Cleanspark Inc CLSK began trading lower this week after the company announced mixed fiscal fourth-quarter financial results.

Wayne Duggan write about the prospect of a continued sell-off of Inc OSTK in  "Overstock Analyst Cuts Price Target, Predicts Soft Q4 Numbers" after one Wall Street analyst raised concerns about the company’s fourth-quarter performance. 

For more bearish takes, be sure to see these posts:

Ford, Volkswagen See Massive Declines In November New Car Registrations In European Union

Here's The Best Way To Play The Sell-Off In Small-Cap Stocks

Worsening Chip Crisis? Wait Time For Auto Chips Soars To New High From When The Pandemic Began, Says Sell-Side Analyst

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