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Benzinga's Bulls & Bears Of The Week: Caterpillar, Facebook, Starbucks, Tesla And More

Nelson Hem
  • Benzinga has featured looks at many investor favorite stocks over the past week.
  • Bullish calls included a social media giant in the spotlight and a big three automaker.
  • Bearish calls included the electric vehicle leader and a ubiquitous coffee purveyor.

Social media mogul Mark Zuckerberg faced congressional questioning this past week, and the first of the big banks stepped up to kick off first-quarter earnings reporting season. But those bank stocks ended the week lower, while Facebook had a modest gain and the broader markets ended the week marginally higher.

Of course, Benzinga has continued to feature looks at the prospects for many investor favorite stocks. Here are just a few of this past week's bullish and bearish posts that may be worth another look.

Bulls

"'A Buying Opportunity In Facebook': Analysts React To Zuckerberg's Congressional Testimony" by Elizabeth Balboa shows what Wall Street thinks of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) now.

In "Buckingham: Caterpillar Set To Deliver 30% EPS Growth This Year," Shanthi Rexaline examines whether recent underperformance offers a buying opportunity in Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT).

Elizabeth Balboa's "3 Reasons Why Morgan Stanley Is Now A GM Buyer" shows why this top analyst feels General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) has a lot going for it.

Despite the hype, one analyst doesn't see the leading cryptocurrency posing a real threat to Paypal Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: PYPL), according to Shanthi Rexaline's " Morgan Stanley: Bitcoin Is No Threat To PayPal's Online Dominance."

In Jayson Derrick's "BMO's Bearish Stance On Eli Lilly Comes To An End," see why concerns about Eli Lilly And Co (NYSE: LLY) may already be priced in.

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Bears

"Cowen Downgrades Starbucks Due In Part To Poor Sales Of Gift Cards, Craft Coffee " by Jayson Derrick looks at why a rebound at Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) may not be in the cards for now.

In Elizabeth Balboa's "Gordon Johnson: Tesla Has 'Bleak' Future, Will Drop To $84," see why Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) investors may face big downside.

Oracle Corporation (NYSE: ORCL) is just one of the uninspiring analyst picks featured in "18 Internet Stocks And What To Do With Them" by Wayne Duggan.

In "Ellie Mae Downgraded: As Mortgage Origination Market Matures, Wedbush Sees Limited Upside Potential," Bill Haddad shows what rising rates mean for Ellie Mae Inc (NYSE: ELLI).

Jayson Derrick's "6 Reasons Why Goldman Sachs Turned Neutral On U.S. Silica Holdings" makes the case that it might be a good time to reduce exposure to the likes of U.S. Silica Holdings Inc (NYSE: SLCA).

Be sure to check out Where To Find Attractively Valued Stocks? Outside The US as well.

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