Article Date 11/06/2019

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Beyond Meat dives after lead underwriter JP Morgan downgrades: 'Beyond our price target'

Source CNBC News

J.P. Morgan downgraded Beyond Meat on Tuesday, after the company's stock has surged 600% from its initial public offering price of $25.

The firm, which was the lead underwriter for the red hot May IPO, downgraded the stock to "neutral" from "overweight" and kept its price target of $120. The alternative meat company reported stronger-than-expected earnings last week - its first report since going public.

The stock is "beyond our price target," J.P. Morgan analyst Ken Goldman said in the note to clients. The share price has already exceeded the price target of every analyst on Wall Street and short sellers have lost more than $400 million betting against the plant-based burger maker's stock since it went public, according to research firm S3 Partners.

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