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Shares of various companies made headlines in midday trading due to a mix of positive and negative developments. Target’s stock dropped more than 7% after missing first-quarter earnings projections and experiencing a 3% decline in sales. On the other hand, Analog Devices saw its stock surge over 8% following second-quarter results that beat analysts’ estimates, with adjusted earnings per share of $1.40 and revenue of $2.16 billion. Shopify’s shares climbed more than 3% after Goldman Sachs upgraded the stock to buy, citing an attractive entry point for investors. Urban Outfitters reported a first-quarter beat, but its stock slid 4% due to trading higher before the opening bell.

Garmin’s shares slipped 4.8% after a downgrade to underperform from neutral by Bank of America, which expressed concerns about the stock being “priced to perfection” and potentially unsustainable valuation. PDD Holdings, a Chinese retailer, saw a 2% increase in its stock as it reported a 131% revenue jump in the first quarter. Toll Brothers’ stock pulled back nearly 8% despite beating Wall Street’s estimates for the fiscal second quarter, with earnings per share of $4.55 and revenue of $2.65 billion. Hims & Hers Health experienced a nearly 5% decline after a Citi downgrade to neutral, suggesting that further upside had already been factored into the stock following news of adding GLP-1 drugs to its platform.

Lululemon’s stock declined over 6% after a Wall Street Journal report revealed the departure of the company’s chief product officer. Tesla’s stock fell more than 3% as sales in Europe hit a 15-month low, according to a Bloomberg report. In contrast, First Solar’s shares surged over 18% in midday trading, prompted by UBS increasing its price target by more than 7% and highlighting the company’s potential benefits from the rise of artificial intelligence. Other alternative energy stocks saw significant gains, with Bloom Energy rising 18%, Sunnova Energy adding 14%, and Enphase Energy, Fluence Energy, and Sunrun all up 10% as well.

Overall, the midday trading session showcased a mix of positive and negative movements in various company stocks. While some companies experienced declines due to earnings misses or concerns about valuation, others saw gains fueled by better-than-expected results or positive analyst sentiments. The market reaction to different developments reflected investor expectations and concerns regarding individual companies and sectors, highlighting the ongoing volatility and complexity of the stock market.

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