Initiation https://www.benzinga.com/views/taxonomy/term/71 en Simpler Trading's Danielle Shay Says Roblox Is 'Crack For Kids' https://www.benzinga.com/analyst-ratings/initiation/21/05/21018358/simpler-tradings-danielle-shay-says-roblox-is-crack-for-kids <p>Danielle Shay, director of options at Simpler Trading,&nbsp; discussed trading <strong>Roblox&nbsp;Corp</strong>&nbsp;(NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/rblx#NYSE">RBLX</a>)&nbsp;Friday on CNBC&#39;s <a href="https://www.cnbc.com/video/2021/05/07/trading-nation-ipos-set-to-report-first-quarterly-earnings-next-week-what-to-expect.html">&quot;Trading Nation.&quot;</a></p> <p>Roblox is essentially &quot;crack for kids,&quot; Shay said.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>The newest stocks on the block are set to report next week. <a href="https://twitter.com/traderDanielle?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@traderDanielle</a> and Craig Johnson of Piper Sandler share which they&#39;re watching <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%24DASH&amp;src=ctag&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">$DASH</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%24BMBL&amp;src=ctag&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">$BMBL</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%24ABNB&amp;src=ctag&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">$ABNB</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%24COIN&amp;src=ctag&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">$COIN</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%24POSH&amp;src=ctag&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">$POSH</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%24RBLX&amp;src=ctag&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">$RBLX</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%24PLTR&amp;src=ctag&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">$PLTR</a> <a href="https://t.co/fg42NGTLDY">pic.twitter.com/fg42NGTLDY</a></p> <p>&mdash; Trading Nation (@TradingNation) <a href="https://twitter.com/TradingNation/status/1390741222222934018?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 7, 2021</a></p></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><p>Although she noted that the company&#39;s business model is ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/analyst-ratings/initiation/21/05/21018358/simpler-tradings-danielle-shay-says-roblox-is-crack-for-kids alt=Simpler Trading&#039;s Danielle Shay Says Roblox Is &#039;Crack For Kids&#039;>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> CNBC Danielle Shay RBLX Trading Nation Initiation Analyst Ratings Trading Ideas RBLX Initiation Analyst Ratings Trading Ideas Benzinga Fri, 07 May 2021 21:07:11 +0000 Adam Eckert 21018358 at https://www.benzinga.com Benzinga's Top Ratings Upgrades, Downgrades For May 7, 2021 https://www.benzinga.com/analyst-ratings/upgrades/21/05/21012558/benzingas-top-ratings-upgrades-downgrades-for-may-7-2021 <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2>Upgrades</h2> <ul> <li>Loop Capital upgraded the previous rating for <strong>Roku Inc</strong> (NASDAQ:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/ROKU#NASDAQ">ROKU</a>) from Hold to Buy. In the first quarter, Roku showed an EPS of $0.54, compared to $0.45 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $486.72 and a 52-week-low of $100.19. Roku closed at $284.18 at the end of the last trading period.</li> <li>Gordon Haskett upgraded the previous rating for <strong>Wayfair Inc</strong> (NYSE:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/W#NYSE">W</a>) from Hold to Buy. In the first quarter, Wayfair showed an EPS of $1.00, compared to $2.30 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $369.00 and a 52-week-low of $144.51. At the end of the last trading period, Wayfair closed at $286.31.</li> <li>According to Morgan Stanley, the prior rating for <strong>Nokia Oyj</strong> (NYSE:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/NOK#NYSE">NOK</a>) was changed from Equal-Weight to Overweight. Nokia earned $0.08 in the first quarter, compared to $0.01 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $9.79 and a 52-week-low of $3.21. At the end of the last trading period, Nokia closed at $4.87.</li> <li>Seaport Global upgraded the previous rating for <strong>Azul SA</strong> (NYSE:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/AZUL#NYSE">AZUL</a>) from Neutral to Buy. Azul earned $0.57 in the first quarter, compared to $0.37 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $25.84 and a 52-week-low of $5.60. At the end of the last trading period, Azul closed at $21.28.</li> <li>According to Raymond James, the prior rating for <strong>ConocoPhillips</strong> (NYSE:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/COP#NYSE">COP</a>) was changed from Outperform to Strong Buy. In the first quarter, ConocoPhillips showed an EPS of $0.69, compared to $0.45 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $61.14 and a 52-week-low of $27.53. At the end of the last trading period, ConocoPhillips closed at $55.72.</li> <li>According to Wells Fargo, the prior rating for <strong>ViacomCBS Inc</strong> (NASDAQ:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/VIAC#NASDAQ">VIAC</a>) was changed from Underweight to Equal-Weight. In the first quarter, ViacomCBS showed an EPS of $1.52, compared to $1.13 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $101.97 and a 52-week-low of $14.79. ViacomCBS closed at $38.15 at the end of the last trading period.</li> <li>DA Davidson upgraded the previous rating for <strong>Funko Inc</strong> (NASDAQ:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/FNKO#NASDAQ">FNKO</a>) from Neutral to Buy. For the first quarter, Funko had an EPS of $0.24, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.04. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $25.07 and a 52-week-low of $3.61. Funko closed at $21.22 at the end of the last trading period.</li> <li>BTIG upgraded the previous rating for <strong>Tapestry Inc</strong> (NYSE:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/TPR#NYSE">TPR</a>) from Neutral to Buy. For the third quarter, Tapestry had an EPS of $0.51, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.27. The current stock performance of Tapestry shows a 52-week-high of $49.42 and a 52-week-low of $11.51. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $46.74.</li> <li>For ...</li></ul><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/analyst-ratings/upgrades/21/05/21012558/benzingas-top-ratings-upgrades-downgrades-for-may-7-2021 alt=Benzinga&#039;s Top Ratings Upgrades, Downgrades For May 7, 2021>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> AGS ALB ALTR APD AZUL BZI-Ratings CCXI CMMB COP EPZM EQC ETSY FCN FNKO FOUR HGEN HMPT MFC NOK NTLA PBA ROKU SCS TLRY TPR TRIN TUP VER VIAC VRAY W Upgrades Downgrades Initiation Intraday Update Analyst Ratings ETSY PBA VRAY ALTR VER TRIN ALB US0126531013 NTLA APD US0091581068 AZUL COP US20825C1045 VIAC FCN US3029411093 HGEN MFC CA56501R1064 ROKU NOK US6549022043 TPR SCS US8581552036 FNKO TUP US8998961044 AGS CCXI TLRY US88688T1007 FOUR HMPT EPZM CMMB W EQC Upgrades Downgrades Initiation Intraday Update Analyst Ratings Benzinga Fri, 07 May 2021 14:02:22 +0000 Benzinga Insights 21012558 at https://www.benzinga.com Maxim Group Is Bullish About Biotricity Generating Over 100% Revenue Growth https://www.benzinga.com/analyst-ratings/analyst-color/21/05/20991765/maxim-group-is-bullish-about-biotricity-generating-over-100-revenue-growth <p><strong>Biotricity Inc</strong> (OTC: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/btcy#OTC">BTCY</a>) has a multi-billion dollar target addressable market, which should expand as an ecosystem is created for solutions to chronic conditions, according to Maxim Group.</p> <p><strong>The Biotricity Analyst: </strong>Allen Klee initiated coverage of Biotricity with a Buy rating and a price target of $6.</p> <p><strong>The Biotricity Thesis: </strong>The company has been generating triple-digit&nbsp;year-over-year revenue growth and could continue doing so through fiscal 2024, ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/analyst-ratings/analyst-color/21/05/20991765/maxim-group-is-bullish-about-biotricity-generating-over-100-revenue-growth alt=Maxim Group Is Bullish About Biotricity Generating Over 100% Revenue Growth>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Allen Klee Analyst Color Biotech BTCY Maxim Group Penny Stocks Health Care Initiation Analyst Ratings General BTCY Analyst Color Biotech Penny Stocks Health Care Initiation Analyst Ratings General Benzinga Thu, 06 May 2021 16:14:01 +0000 Priya Nigam 20991765 at https://www.benzinga.com Benzinga's Top Ratings Upgrades, Downgrades For May 6, 2021 https://www.benzinga.com/analyst-ratings/upgrades/21/05/20990528/benzingas-top-ratings-upgrades-downgrades-for-may-6-2021 <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2>Upgrades</h2> <ul> <li>Argus Research upgraded the previous rating for <strong>The Chemours Co</strong> (NYSE:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/CC#NYSE">CC</a>) from Hold to Buy. Chemours earned $0.71 in the first quarter, compared to $0.71 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $34.17 and a 52-week-low of $10.62. Chemours closed at $33.78 at the end of the last trading period.</li> <li>According to Argus Research, the prior rating for <strong>Restaurant Brands International Inc</strong> (NYSE:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/QSR#NYSE">QSR</a>) was changed from Hold to Buy. In the first quarter, Restaurant Brands Intl earned $0.55. The stock has a 52-week-high of $71.12 and a 52-week-low of $48.09. At the end of the last trading period, Restaurant Brands Intl closed at $69.01.</li> <li>According to Raymond James, the prior rating for <strong>Maxeon Solar Technologies Ltd</strong> (NASDAQ:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/MAXN#NASDAQ">MAXN</a>) was changed from Outperform to Strong Buy. In the fourth quarter, Maxeon Solar Technologies showed an EPS of $0.11, compared to $1.51 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $57.97 and a 52-week-low of $11.78. Maxeon Solar Technologies closed at $15.43 at the end of the last trading period.</li> <li>Craig-Hallum upgraded the previous rating for <strong>Hudson Technologies Inc</strong> (NASDAQ:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/HDSN#NASDAQ">HDSN</a>) from Hold to Buy. For the first quarter, Hudson Technologies had an EPS of $0.02, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.07. The stock has a 52-week-high of $2.25 and a 52-week-low of $0.78. At the end of the last trading period, Hudson Technologies closed at $1.92.</li> <li>According to Citigroup, the prior rating for <strong>Alcon Inc</strong> (NYSE:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/ALC#NYSE">ALC</a>) was changed from Sell to Neutral. Alcon earned $0.49 in the first quarter, compared to $0.45 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Alcon shows a 52-week-high of $76.53 and a 52-week-low of $51.01. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $70.14.</li> <li>For <strong>Accolade Inc</strong> (NASDAQ:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/ACCD#NASDAQ">ACCD</a>), SVB Leerink upgraded the previous rating of Market Perform to Outperform. In the fourth quarter, Accolade earned $0.22. The stock has a 52-week-high of $65.25 and a 52-week-low of $29.50. At the end of the last trading period, Accolade closed at $45.05.</li> <li>For <strong>Neurocrine Biosciences Inc</strong> (NASDAQ:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/NBIX#NASDAQ">NBIX</a>), Barclays upgraded the previous rating of Equal-Weight to Overweight. Neurocrine Biosciences earned $0.49 in the first quarter, compared to $0.82 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $136.26 and a 52-week-low of $86.02. Neurocrine Biosciences closed at $91.60 at the end of the last trading period.</li> <li>Stephens &amp; Co. upgraded the previous rating for <strong>WideOpenWest Inc</strong> (NYSE:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/WOW#NYSE">WOW</a>) from Equal-Weight to Overweight. For the first quarter, WideOpenWest had an EPS of $0.11, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.08. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $18.20 and a 52-week-low of $4.72. WideOpenWest closed at $15.38 at the end of the last trading period.</li> <li>For <strong>Zynga Inc</strong> (NASDAQ:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/ZNGA#NASDAQ">ZNGA</a>), B of A Securities upgraded the previous rating of Neutral to Buy. Zynga earned $0.08 in the first quarter, compared to $0.06 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $12.32 and a 52-week-low of $7.42. Zynga closed at $10.14 at the end of the last trading period.</li> <li>For <strong>Astec Industries Inc</strong> (NASDAQ:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/ASTE#NASDAQ">ASTE</a>), Stifel upgraded the previous rating of Hold to Buy. For the first quarter, Astec Industries had an EPS of $0.41, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.00. The current stock performance of Astec Industries shows a 52-week-high of $80.00 and ...</li></ul><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/analyst-ratings/upgrades/21/05/20990528/benzingas-top-ratings-upgrades-downgrades-for-may-6-2021 alt=Benzinga&#039;s Top Ratings Upgrades, Downgrades For May 6, 2021>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> ACCD ALC ARCE ASTE BZI-Ratings CC CCRN CMLS CTIC DFIN DRI DRTT EOLS FLEX FMC FRLN FRT GFN HDSN MAXN MELI NBIX NGG OCFC PAYA PFE PSNL PTON PXD QSR RARE TLRY UTL WOW ZNGA Upgrades Downgrades Initiation Intraday Update Analyst Ratings ASTE US0462241011 PXD US7237871071 MAXN CCRN US2274831047 UTL US9132591077 PAYA CMLS US2310821085 CC CTIC US1509346029 ZNGA FLEX SG9999000020 RARE GFN US3698221013 QSR HDSN US4441441098 DFIN MELI US58733R1023 WOW NBIX US64125C1099 EOLS OCFC US6752341080 TLRY US88688T1007 ALC US04544X3008 ARCE DRI US2371941053 PTON FMC US3024913036 PSNL FRT US3137472060 FRLN NGG US6362743006 DRTT PFE US7170811035 ACCD Upgrades Downgrades Initiation Intraday Update Analyst Ratings Benzinga Thu, 06 May 2021 14:06:39 +0000 Benzinga Insights 20990528 at https://www.benzinga.com Benzinga's Top Ratings Upgrades, Downgrades For May 5, 2021 https://www.benzinga.com/analyst-ratings/upgrades/21/05/20965205/benzingas-top-ratings-upgrades-downgrades-for-may-5-2021 <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2>Upgrades</h2> <ul> <li>Atlantic Equities upgraded the previous rating for <strong>Under Armour Inc</strong> (NYSE:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/UAA#NYSE">UAA</a>) from Underweight to Neutral. Under Armour earned $0.16 in the first quarter. The current stock performance of Under Armour shows a 52-week-high of $24.75 and a 52-week-low of $7.15. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $23.91.</li> <li>Stifel upgraded the previous rating for <strong>Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd</strong> (NASDAQ:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/NVMI#NASDAQ">NVMI</a>) from Hold to Buy. Nova Measuring earned $0.55 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.51 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $99.79 and a 52-week-low of $35.66. Nova Measuring closed at $89.62 at the end of the last trading period.</li> <li>For <strong>XPO Logistics Inc</strong> (NYSE:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/XPO#NYSE">XPO</a>), Vertical Research upgraded the previous rating of Hold to Buy. For the first quarter, XPO Logistics had an EPS of $1.46, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.47. The stock has a 52-week-high of $142.70 and a 52-week-low of $60.75. At the end of the last trading period, XPO Logistics closed at $141.52.</li> <li>For <strong>Community Health Systems Inc</strong> (NYSE:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/CYH#NYSE">CYH</a>), Jefferies upgraded the previous rating of Hold to Buy. For the first quarter, Community Health Systems had an EPS of $0.36, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.59. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $14.39 and a 52-week-low of $2.46. Community Health Systems closed at $12.49 at the end of the last trading period.</li> </ul> <p><em><a href="https://pro.benzinga.com/blog/how-to-understand-option-alerts/">See all analyst ratings upgrades.</a></em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2>Downgrades</h2> <ul> <li>According to Stephens &amp; Co., the prior rating for <strong>Investors Bancorp Inc</strong> (NASDAQ:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/ISBC#NASDAQ">ISBC</a>) was changed from Overweight to Equal-Weight. Investors Bancorp earned $0.31 in the first quarter, compared to $0.17 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $15.71 and a 52-week-low of $6.74. Investors Bancorp closed at $15.03 at the end of the last trading period.</li> <li>For <strong>Ingredion Inc</strong> (NYSE:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/INGR#NYSE">INGR</a>), Stephens &amp; Co. downgraded the previous rating of Overweight to Equal-Weight. Ingredion earned $1.85 in the first quarter, compared to $1.59 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Ingredion shows a 52-week-high of $95.00 and a 52-week-low of $68.71. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $93.68.</li> <li>Argus Research downgraded the previous rating for <strong>Emergent BioSolutions Inc</strong> (NYSE:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/EBS#NYSE">EBS</a>) from Buy to Hold. In the first quarter, Emergent BioSolutions showed an EPS of $1.53, compared to $0.01 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $137.61 and a 52-week-low of $58.83. At the end of the last trading period, Emergent BioSolutions closed at $59.06.</li> <li>Argus Research downgraded the previous rating for <strong>Altria Group Inc</strong> (NYSE:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/MO#NYSE">MO</a>) from Buy to Hold. Altria Group earned $1.07 in the first quarter, compared to $1.09 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $52.59 and a 52-week-low of $35.02. Altria Group closed at $47.83 at the end of the last trading period.</li> <li>According to Canaccord Genuity, the prior rating for <strong>Mercury Systems Inc</strong> (NASDAQ:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/MRCY#NASDAQ">MRCY</a>) was changed from Buy to Hold. Mercury Systems earned $0.64 in the third quarter, compared to $0.60 in the year-ago quarter. The stock ...</li></ul><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/analyst-ratings/upgrades/21/05/20965205/benzingas-top-ratings-upgrades-downgrades-for-may-5-2021 alt=Benzinga&#039;s Top Ratings Upgrades, Downgrades For May 5, 2021>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> AZEK BLDP BZI-Ratings CCEP CSV CYH EBS EM EPAY EQOS ESPR INGR INTZ ISBC ITOS KHC LX MO MRCY MREO NVDA NVMI OUST RACE TREX TRI UAA VICI VSEC XPO Upgrades Downgrades Initiation Intraday Update Analyst Ratings XPO US9837931008 INTZ BLDP CA0585861085 MREO EPAY US1013881065 ESPR ISBC US46146P1021 LX MRCY US5893781089 KHC NVDA US67066G1040 RACE NVMI IL0010845571 UAA VSEC US9182841000 VICI CSV US1439051079 CCEP CYH US2036681086 AZEK EBS US29089Q1058 ITOS EQOS MO US02209S1033 OUST TRI CA8849031056 EM TREX US89531P1057 INGR Upgrades Downgrades Initiation Intraday Update Analyst Ratings Benzinga Wed, 05 May 2021 14:09:52 +0000 Benzinga Insights 20965205 at https://www.benzinga.com Benzinga's Top Ratings Upgrades, Downgrades For May 4, 2021 https://www.benzinga.com/analyst-ratings/upgrades/21/05/20939721/benzingas-top-ratings-upgrades-downgrades-for-may-4-2021 <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2>Upgrades</h2> <ul> <li>For <strong>Genuine Parts Co</strong> (NYSE:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/GPC#NYSE">GPC</a>), Goldman Sachs upgraded the previous rating of Sell to Neutral. In the first quarter, Genuine Parts showed an EPS of $1.50, compared to $0.92 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $128.46 and a 52-week-low of $67.12. Genuine Parts closed at $127.19 at the end of the last trading period.</li> <li>For <strong>Fox Corp</strong> (NASDAQ:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/FOXA#NASDAQ">FOXA</a>), Rosenblatt upgraded the previous rating of Sell to Neutral. In the second quarter, Fox showed an EPS of $0.16, compared to $0.10 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Fox shows a 52-week-high of $44.80 and a 52-week-low of $23.57. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $36.61.</li> <li>According to Wedbush, the prior rating for <strong>Shift Technologies Inc</strong> (NASDAQ:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/SFT#NASDAQ">SFT</a>) was changed from Underperform to Neutral. In the fourth quarter, Shift Technologies earned $0.07. The stock has a 52-week-high of $12.34 and a 52-week-low of $6.40. At the end of the last trading period, Shift Technologies closed at $8.60.</li> <li>Needham upgraded the previous rating for <strong>Cirrus Logic Inc</strong> (NASDAQ:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/CRUS#NASDAQ">CRUS</a>) from Hold to Buy. Cirrus Logic earned $0.66 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.68 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Cirrus Logic shows a 52-week-high of $103.25 and a 52-week-low of $55.30. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $73.00.</li> <li>According to UBS, the prior rating for <strong>Quest Diagnostics Inc</strong> (NYSE:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/DGX#NYSE">DGX</a>) was changed from Neutral to Buy. In the first quarter, Quest Diagnostics showed an EPS of $3.76, compared to $0.94 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $134.75 and a 52-week-low of $103.26. At the end of the last trading period, Quest Diagnostics closed at $132.69.</li> <li>According to Credit Suisse, the prior rating for <strong>Cogent Communications Holdings Inc</strong> (NASDAQ:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/CCOI#NASDAQ">CCOI</a>) was changed from Neutral to Outperform. In the first quarter, Cogent Comms Hldgs showed an EPS of $0.41, compared to $0.20 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $90.96 and a 52-week-low of $53.20. Cogent Comms Hldgs closed at $76.09 at the end of the last trading period.</li> <li>BFor <strong>Nutanix Inc</strong> (NASDAQ:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/NTNX#NASDAQ">NTNX</a>), JP Morgan upgraded the previous rating of Neutral to Overweight. In the second quarter, Nutanix showed an EPS of $0.37, compared to $0.60 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Nutanix shows a 52-week-high of $35.58 and a 52-week-low of $17.29. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $26.54.</li> <li>According to Bernstein, the prior rating for <strong>Boeing Co</strong> (NYSE:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/BA#NYSE">BA</a>) was changed from Underperform to Market Perform. In the first quarter, Boeing showed an EPS of $1.53, compared to $1.70 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $278.57 and a 52-week-low of $113.89. At the end of the last trading period, Boeing closed at $235.28.</li> <li>Baird upgraded the previous rating for <strong>ON Semiconductor Corp</strong> (NASDAQ:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/ON#NASDAQ">ON</a>) from Neutral to Outperform. In the first quarter, ON Semiconductor showed an EPS of $0.35, compared to $0.10 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $44.59 and a 52-week-low of $13.48. ON Semiconductor closed at $37.57 at the end of the last trading period.</li> <li>Needham upgraded the previous rating for <strong>Ceragon Networks Ltd</strong> (NASDAQ:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/CRNT#NASDAQ">CRNT</a>) from Hold to Buy. In the first quarter, Ceragon Networks showed an EPS of $0.01, compared to $0.08 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $6.90 and a 52-week-low of $1.95. At the end of the last trading period, Ceragon Networks closed at $3.33.</li> <li>According to Atlantic Equities, the prior rating for <strong>W.W. Grainger Inc</strong> (NYSE:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/GWW#NYSE">GWW</a>) was changed from Underweight to Neutral. For the first quarter, W.W. Grainger had an EPS of $4.48, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $4.24. The current stock performance of W.W. Grainger shows a 52-week-high of $452.82 and a 52-week-low of $263.27. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $443.97.</li> <li>For <strong>Advance Auto Parts Inc</strong> (NYSE:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/AAP#NYSE">AAP</a>), Goldman Sachs upgraded the previous rating of Sell to Buy. For the fourth quarter, Advance Auto Parts had an EPS of ...</li></ul><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/analyst-ratings/upgrades/21/05/20939721/benzingas-top-ratings-upgrades-downgrades-for-may-4-2021 alt=Benzinga&#039;s Top Ratings Upgrades, Downgrades For May 4, 2021>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> AAP ACI ASH BA BAC BEAM BHLB BSAC BZI-Ratings CCI CCOI CMC CRNT CRUS DADA DG DGX DPZ EDIT FBC FFG FOXA GPC GWW IEA KR LHDX MCF MILE MSTR NTLA NTNX ON PLL PSTI RBLX RPHM SFT SGMO TEVA TRIN VECT Upgrades Downgrades Initiation Intraday Update Analyst Ratings CMC US2017231034 SFT MCF US21075N2045 DGX US74834L1008 NTNX BHLB US0846801076 DPZ US25754A2015 EDIT CCOI US19239V3024 FBC US3379305077 NTLA CRNT IL0010851660 FFG US30239F1066 IEA CRUS US1727551004 GPC US3724601055 RBLX MSTR US5949724083 PSTI US72940R1023 GWW US3848021040 LHDX SGMO US8006771062 KR US5010441013 MILE TEVA US8816242098 PLL US6964293079 RPHM TRIN DG US2566771059 AAP US00751Y1064 BEAM ACI US0393801008 BSAC ASH US0442091049 ON BA US0970231058 VECT BAC US0605051046 FOXA US90130A1016 CCI US2282271046 DADA Upgrades Downgrades Initiation Intraday Update Analyst Ratings Benzinga Tue, 04 May 2021 14:09:11 +0000 Benzinga Insights 20939721 at https://www.benzinga.com Benzinga's Top Ratings Upgrades, Downgrades For May 3, 2021 https://www.benzinga.com/analyst-ratings/upgrades/21/05/20916082/benzingas-top-ratings-upgrades-downgrades-for-may-3-2021 <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2>Upgrades</h2> <ul> <li>According to B of A Securities, the prior rating for <strong>First Solar Inc</strong> (NASDAQ:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/FSLR#NASDAQ">FSLR</a>) was changed from Neutral to Buy. First Solar earned $0.81 in the first quarter, compared to $0.85 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of First Solar shows a 52-week-high of $112.50 and a 52-week-low of $37.92. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $76.53.</li> <li>For <strong>Alphabet Inc</strong> (NASDAQ:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/GOOGL#NASDAQ">GOOGL</a>), China Renaissance upgraded the previous rating of Hold to Buy. Alphabet earned $26.29 in the first quarter, compared to $9.87 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Alphabet shows a 52-week-high of $2431.38 and a 52-week-low of $1296.01. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $2353.50.</li> <li>Wolfe Research upgraded the previous rating for <strong>United Parcel Service Inc</strong> (NYSE:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/UPS#NYSE">UPS</a>) from Peer Perform to Outperform. For the first quarter, United Parcel Service had an EPS of $2.77, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.15. The current stock performance of United Parcel Service shows a 52-week-high of $205.77 and a 52-week-low of $88.85. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $203.84.</li> <li>Wolfe Research upgraded the previous rating for <strong>FedEx Corp</strong> (NYSE:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/FDX#NYSE">FDX</a>) from Peer Perform to Outperform. FedEx earned $3.47 in the third quarter, compared to $1.41 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of FedEx shows a 52-week-high of $305.66 and a 52-week-low of $103.40. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $290.69.</li> <li>Raymond James upgraded the previous rating for <strong>Forward Air Corp</strong> (NASDAQ:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/FWRD#NASDAQ">FWRD</a>) from Outperform to Strong Buy. For the first quarter, Forward Air had an EPS of $0.60, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.30. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $93.53 and a 52-week-low of $40.75. Forward Air closed at $88.29 at the end of the last trading period.</li> <li>Wells Fargo upgraded the previous rating for <strong>PG&amp;E Corp</strong> (NYSE:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/PCG#NYSE">PCG</a>) from Equal-Weight to Overweight. PG&amp;E earned $0.23 in the first quarter, compared to $0.89 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of PG&amp;E shows a 52-week-high of $13.34 and a 52-week-low of $8.35. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $11.31.</li> <li>For <strong>O-I Glass Inc</strong> (NYSE:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/OI#NYSE">OI</a>), Barclays upgraded the previous rating of Underweight to Equal-Weight. For the first quarter, O-I Glass had an EPS of $0.35, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.41. The stock has a 52-week-high of $16.74 and a 52-week-low of $5.76. At the end of the last trading period, O-I Glass closed at $16.48.</li> <li>Barclays upgraded the previous rating for <strong>Patterson-UTI Energy Inc</strong> (NASDAQ:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/PTEN#NASDAQ">PTEN</a>) from Equal-Weight to Overweight. For the first quarter, Patterson-UTI Energy had an EPS of $0.57, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.45. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $9.74 and a 52-week-low of $2.38. Patterson-UTI Energy closed at $6.76 at the end of the last trading period.</li> <li>For <strong>Halliburton Co</strong> (NYSE:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/HAL#NYSE">HAL</a>), Barclays upgraded the previous rating of Equal-Weight to Overweight. In the first quarter, Halliburton showed an EPS of $0.19, compared to $0.31 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Halliburton shows a 52-week-high of $24.74 and a 52-week-low of $9.05. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $19.54.</li> <li>According to Barclays, the prior rating for <strong>Cactus Inc</strong> (NYSE:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/WHD#NYSE">WHD</a>) was changed from Equal-Weight to Overweight. For the fourth quarter, Cactus had an EPS of $0.08, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.37. The stock has a 52-week-high of $39.07 and a 52-week-low of $14.70. At the end of the last trading period, Cactus closed at $29.81.</li> <li>For <strong>Baker Hughes Co</strong> (NYSE:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/BKR#NYSE">BKR</a>), Barclays upgraded the previous rating of Equal-Weight to Overweight. For the first quarter, Baker Hughes had an EPS of $0.12, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.11. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $25.64 and a 52-week-low of $12.13. Baker Hughes closed at ...</li></ul><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/analyst-ratings/upgrades/21/05/20916082/benzingas-top-ratings-upgrades-downgrades-for-may-3-2021 alt=Benzinga&#039;s Top Ratings Upgrades, Downgrades For May 3, 2021>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> AACQ ADVM AVB BKR BZI-Ratings CHWY CLNN CLX CMCO CRNX CTO CVNA DKNG DMTK DTE ESRT ESS FAF FDX FNF FSLR FWRD GOOGL GPK HAL LAZY MPB MPW NJR OI ONEM PCG PRQR PTEN REGI SEAC SNOW SPCB UPS VER VICI VIRX WELL WHD WY Upgrades Downgrades Initiation Intraday Update Analyst Ratings HAL US4062161017 ADVM BKR US0571491069 MPW US58463J3041 CVNA CTO US2102261060 NJR US6460251068 VICI CMCO US1993331057 OI US6907684038 LAZY FSLR US3364331070 PCG US69331C1080 WHD FWRD US3498531017 UPS US9113121068 CRNX MPB US59540G1076 WY US9621661043 CHWY PTEN US7034811015 REGI ONEM SEAC US8116991071 WELL DKNG AVB US0534841012 GOOGL US38259P5089 AACQ CLX US1890541097 ESRT CLNN DTE US2333311072 SPCB VIRX ESS US2971781057 SNOW FAF US31847R1023 DMTK FDX US31428X1063 PRQR FNF US31620R1059 VER GPK US3886891015 Upgrades Downgrades Initiation Intraday Update Analyst Ratings Benzinga Mon, 03 May 2021 14:08:15 +0000 Benzinga Insights 20916082 at https://www.benzinga.com Can DraftKings Keep Its Competitive Edge While Growing? https://www.benzinga.com/analyst-ratings/analyst-color/21/04/20893612/can-draftkings-keep-its-competitive-edge-while-growing <p>The large online sports betting and iGaming markets has an analyst impressed with the opportunity for DraftKings to keep its competitive advantage and grow with the market.</p> <p><strong>The DraftKings Analyst:</strong> Guggenheim analyst Curry Baker initiated<strong> Draftkings Inc</strong> (NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/dkng#NASDAQ">DKNG</a>) with a Buy rating and a $75 price target.</p> <p><em>Related Link: <a href="https://www.benzinga.com/news/21/04/20607988/draftkings-scores-with-new-investments-and-hire-pushing-further-into-media-and-content-creation">DraftKings Scores With New Investments And Hire, Pushing Further Into Media And Content Creation</a></em></p> <p><strong>The DraftKings Takeaways: </strong>The online sports betting market could reach $26 billion in the U.S.&nbsp;according to estimates from Baker. The analyst assigns a market size of $44 billion to the nation&#39;s&nbsp;iGaming market.</p> <p>&ldquo;Beyond the momentum towards legalization and the inherent tailwinds new states/market offer, we see several other competitive advantages underpinning our positive outlook for DraftKings,&rdquo; Baker said.</p> <p>The analyst calls out a market leading position in OSB and iGaming already in ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/analyst-ratings/analyst-color/21/04/20893612/can-draftkings-keep-its-competitive-edge-while-growing alt=Can DraftKings Keep Its Competitive Edge While Growing?>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Analyst Color Curry Baker DKNG Guggenheim iGaming Long Ideas online sports betting sports betting Price Target Initiation Analyst Ratings Trading Ideas DKNG Long Ideas Analyst Color Price Target Initiation Analyst Ratings Trading Ideas Benzinga Fri, 30 Apr 2021 19:32:17 +0000 Chris Katje 20893612 at https://www.benzinga.com Benzinga's Top Ratings Upgrades, Downgrades For April 30, 2021 https://www.benzinga.com/analyst-ratings/upgrades/21/04/20889350/benzingas-top-ratings-upgrades-downgrades-for-april-30-2021 <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2>Upgrades</h2> <ul> <li>For <strong>SPS Commerce Inc</strong> (NASDAQ:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/SPSC#NASDAQ">SPSC</a>), Northland Capital Markets upgraded the previous rating of Market Perform to Outperform. In the first quarter, SPS Commerce showed an EPS of $0.43, compared to $0.38 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $118.06 and a 52-week-low of $50.53. At the end of the last trading period, SPS Commerce closed at $101.05.</li> <li>Canaccord Genuity upgraded the previous rating for <strong>Coeur Mining Inc</strong> (NYSE:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/CDE#NYSE">CDE</a>) from Hold to Buy. Coeur Mining earned $0.06 in the first quarter, compared to $0.00 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $12.60 and a 52-week-low of $3.79. At the end of the last trading period, Coeur Mining closed at $8.22.</li> <li>Macquarie upgraded the previous rating for <strong>Discovery Inc</strong> (NASDAQ:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/DISCA#NASDAQ">DISCA</a>) from Underperform to Neutral. In the first quarter, Discovery showed an EPS of $0.21, compared to $0.87 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Discovery shows a 52-week-high of $78.14 and a 52-week-low of $18.56. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $37.95.</li> <li>According to Macquarie, the prior rating for <strong>ViacomCBS Inc</strong> (NASDAQ:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/VIAC#NASDAQ">VIAC</a>) was changed from Underperform to Neutral. For the fourth quarter, ViacomCBS had an EPS of $1.04, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.97. The stock has a 52-week-high of $101.97 and a 52-week-low of $14.79. At the end of the last trading period, ViacomCBS closed at $41.50.</li> <li>DA Davidson upgraded the previous rating for <strong>1-800-Flowers.com Inc</strong> (NASDAQ:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/FLWS#NASDAQ">FLWS</a>) from Neutral to Buy. In the third quarter, 1-800-Flowers.com showed an EPS of $0.02, compared to $0.14 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $39.61 and a 52-week-low of $17.78. At the end of the last trading period, 1-800-Flowers.com closed at $29.89.</li> <li>Oppenheimer upgraded the previous rating for <strong>Cogent Communications Holdings Inc</strong> (NASDAQ:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/CCOI#NASDAQ">CCOI</a>) from Perform to Outperform. In the first quarter, Cogent Comms Hldgs showed an EPS of $0.41, compared to $0.20 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Cogent Comms Hldgs shows a 52-week-high of $90.96 and a 52-week-low of $53.20. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $72.74.</li> <li>For <strong>Avnet Inc</strong> (NASDAQ:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/AVT#NASDAQ">AVT</a>), Loop Capital upgraded the previous rating of Hold to Buy. In the third quarter, Avnet showed an EPS of $0.74, compared to $0.38 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Avnet shows a 52-week-high of $44.92 and a 52-week-low of $24.30. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $44.17.</li> <li>For <strong>Eversource Energy</strong> (NYSE:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/ES#NYSE">ES</a>), Scotiabank upgraded ...</li></ul><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/analyst-ratings/upgrades/21/04/20889350/benzingas-top-ratings-upgrades-downgrades-for-april-30-2021 alt=Benzinga&#039;s Top Ratings Upgrades, Downgrades For April 30, 2021>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> AVB AVT AX BHLB BMY BZI-Ratings CARR CCOI CDE CONE CYCC CYH DISCA DKNG EQNR ES FLWS FOXF GPRE HCC RBB RMBS SIOX SPGI SPSC STRA TXT VER VIAC Upgrades Downgrades Initiation Intraday Update Analyst Ratings BHLB US0846801076 SPSC US78463M1071 CCOI US19239V3024 CONE CYCC US23254L1089 FOXF DISCA US25470F1049 VER FLWS US68243Q1067 SPGI GPRE US3932221043 AX RMBS US7509171069 VIAC STRA US8632361056 RBB AVB US0534841012 EQNR AVT US0538071038 CARR BMY US1101221083 DKNG CDE US1921085049 SIOX CYH US2036681086 ES US2927562023 HCC US4041321021 TXT US8832031012 Upgrades Downgrades Initiation Intraday Update Analyst Ratings Benzinga Fri, 30 Apr 2021 14:04:14 +0000 Benzinga Insights 20889350 at https://www.benzinga.com Benzinga's Top Ratings Upgrades, Downgrades For April 29, 2021 https://www.benzinga.com/analyst-ratings/upgrades/21/04/20864906/benzingas-top-ratings-upgrades-downgrades-for-april-29-2021 <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2>Upgrades</h2> <ul> <li>According to Vertical Research, the prior rating for <strong>Entergy Corp</strong> (NYSE:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/ETR#NYSE">ETR</a>) was changed from Hold to Buy. For the first quarter, Entergy had an EPS of $1.47, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.14. The stock has a 52-week-high of $113.36 and a 52-week-low of $85.78. At the end of the last trading period, Entergy closed at $106.73.</li> <li>According to TD Securities, the prior rating for <strong>Ovintiv Inc</strong> (NYSE:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/OVV#NYSE">OVV</a>) was changed from Hold to Buy. In the first quarter, Ovintiv earned $1.10. The current stock performance of Ovintiv shows a 52-week-high of $28.69 and a 52-week-low of $4.54. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $24.30.</li> <li>According to Roth Capital, the prior rating for <strong>Shopify Inc</strong> (NYSE:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/SHOP#NYSE">SHOP</a>) was changed from Neutral to Buy. In the first quarter, Shopify showed an EPS of $2.01, compared to $0.19 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $1499.75 and a 52-week-low of $595.03. At the end of the last trading period, Shopify closed at $1290.66.</li> <li>According to Citigroup, the prior rating for <strong>Comerica Inc</strong> (NYSE:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/CMA#NYSE">CMA</a>) was changed from Neutral to Buy. Comerica earned $2.43 in the first quarter, compared to $0.46 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $74.14 and a 52-week-low of $27.84. Comerica closed at $73.33 at the end of the last trading period.</li> <li>According to Baird, the prior rating for <strong>General Dynamics Corp</strong> (NYSE:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/GD#NYSE">GD</a>) was changed from Neutral to Outperform. For the first quarter, General Dynamics had an EPS of $2.48, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $2.43. The current stock performance of General Dynamics shows a 52-week-high of $189.00 and a 52-week-low of $121.67. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $185.47.</li> <li>According to Goldman Sachs, the prior rating for <strong>Marsh &amp; McLennan Companies Inc</strong> (NYSE:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/MMC#NYSE">MMC</a>) was changed from Sell to Neutral. Marsh &amp; McLennan earned $1.99 in the first quarter, compared to $1.64 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Marsh &amp; McLennan shows a 52-week-high of $134.36 and a 52-week-low of $93.13. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $134.03.</li> <li>For <strong>Roku Inc</strong> (NASDAQ:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/ROKU#NASDAQ">ROKU</a>), Wedbush upgraded the previous rating of Neutral to Outperform. Roku earned $0.49 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.13 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $486.72 and a 52-week-low of $100.19. At the end of the last trading period, Roku closed at $357.74.</li> <li>For <strong>Shopify Inc</strong> (NYSE:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/SHOP#NYSE">SHOP</a>), Susquehanna upgraded the previous rating of Neutral to Positive. For the first quarter, Shopify had an EPS of $2.01, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.19. The current stock performance of Shopify shows a 52-week-high of $1499.75 and a 52-week-low of $595.03. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $1290.66.</li> <li>Wells Fargo upgraded the previous rating for <strong>Discovery Inc</strong> (NASDAQ:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/DISCA#NASDAQ">DISCA</a>) from Equal-Weight to Overweight. Discovery earned $0.21 in the first quarter, compared to $0.87 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Discovery shows a 52-week-high of $78.14 and a ...</li></ul><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/analyst-ratings/upgrades/21/04/20864906/benzingas-top-ratings-upgrades-downgrades-for-april-29-2021 alt=Benzinga&#039;s Top Ratings Upgrades, Downgrades For April 29, 2021>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> AAPL ACET ADVM AGR AVTR AVY BZI-Ratings CMA CMRX CREE DISCA EBAY EQR ET ETR GD KARO MATX MMC NTNX OVV ROKU SHOP SLAB SPOT WSBC XP Upgrades Downgrades Initiation Intraday Update Analyst Ratings CMRX AAPL US0378331005 SHOP ACET US0044461004 NTNX AVTR AGR CREE US2254471012 ADVM DISCA US25470F1049 KARO EBAY US2786421030 XP SLAB US8269191024 ROKU WSBC US9508101014 AVY US0536111091 SPOT CMA US2003401070 OVV EQR US29476L1070 ETR US29364G1031 GD US3695501086 MMC US5717481023 ET MATX Upgrades Downgrades Initiation Intraday Update Analyst Ratings Benzinga Thu, 29 Apr 2021 14:32:00 +0000 Benzinga Insights 20864906 at https://www.benzinga.com BofA On Cannabis Stocks: Bullish On Tilray, Canopy Growth, Bearish On Cronos https://www.benzinga.com/analyst-ratings/analyst-color/21/04/20839522/bofa-on-cannabis-stocks-bullish-on-tilray-canopy-growth-bearish-on-cronos <p>Valuation multiples for cannabis stocks are likely to expand over the next year as the U.S. government reaches milestones on the path to federal cannabis legalization, according to BofA Securities.</p> <p><strong>The Cannabis Analyst: </strong>Heather Balsky reinstated coverage of four cannabis stocks in separate notes:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Tilray Inc </strong>(NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/tlry#NASDAQ">TLRY</a>) with a Buy rating and $23 price target.</li> <li><strong>Canopy Growth Corp</strong> (NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/cgc#NASDAQ">CGC</a>) with a Buy and a $36 price target.&nbsp;</li> <li><strong>Aurora Cannabis Inc </strong>(NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/acb#NYSE">ACB</a>) with a Neutral rating and $9.60&nbsp;price target.&nbsp;</li> <li><strong>Cronos Group Inc</strong> (NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/cron#NASDAQ">CRON</a>) with an Underperform rating and $7.50&nbsp;price target.</li> </ul> <p><strong>The Cannabis Thesis:</strong> Tilray&rsquo;s ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/analyst-ratings/analyst-color/21/04/20839522/bofa-on-cannabis-stocks-bullish-on-tilray-canopy-growth-bearish-on-cronos alt=BofA On Cannabis Stocks: Bullish On Tilray, Canopy Growth, Bearish On Cronos>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> ACB Analyst Color BofA Securities Cannabis CGC CRON Heather Balsky MO TLRY Price Target Initiation Small Cap Markets Analyst Ratings MO US02209S1033 CGC ACB CRON TLRY US88688T1007 Analyst Color Cannabis Price Target Initiation Small Cap Markets Analyst Ratings Benzinga Wed, 28 Apr 2021 16:16:53 +0000 Priya Nigam 20839522 at https://www.benzinga.com Benzinga's Top Ratings Upgrades, Downgrades For April 28, 2021 https://www.benzinga.com/analyst-ratings/upgrades/21/04/20838241/benzingas-top-ratings-upgrades-downgrades-for-april-28-2021 <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2>Upgrades</h2> <ul> <li>Seaport Global upgraded the previous rating for <strong>Graphic Packaging Holding Co</strong> (NYSE:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/GPK#NYSE">GPK</a>) from Neutral to Buy. Graphic Packaging Holding earned $0.23 in the first quarter, compared to $0.31 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $18.88 and a 52-week-low of $12.12. At the end of the last trading period, Graphic Packaging Holding closed at $18.01.</li> <li>For <strong>Ecolab Inc</strong> (NYSE:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/ECL#NYSE">ECL</a>), JP Morgan upgraded the previous rating of Underweight to Neutral. Ecolab earned $0.81 in the first quarter, compared to $1.13 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $231.36 and a 52-week-low of $180.52. At the end of the last trading period, Ecolab closed at $218.13.</li> <li>For <strong>Ralph Lauren Corp</strong> (NYSE:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/RL#NYSE">RL</a>), Cowen &amp; Co. upgraded the previous rating of Market Perform to Outperform. Ralph Lauren earned $1.67 in the third quarter, compared to $2.86 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $129.75 and a 52-week-low of $62.37. Ralph Lauren closed at $128.64 at the end of the last trading period.</li> <li>UBS upgraded the previous rating for <strong>Credit Suisse Group AG</strong> (NYSE:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/CS#NYSE">CS</a>) from Neutral to Buy. In the first quarter, Credit Suisse Group showed an EPS of $0.11, compared to $0.54 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Credit Suisse Group shows a 52-week-high of $14.95 and a 52-week-low of $7.33. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $10.61.</li> <li>For <strong>Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc</strong> (NASDAQ:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/LECO#NASDAQ">LECO</a>), Vertical Research upgraded the previous rating of Sell to Hold. For the first quarter, Lincoln Electric Holdings had an EPS of $1.37, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.00. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $130.15 and a 52-week-low of $68.12. Lincoln Electric Holdings closed at $129.64 at the end of the last trading period.</li> <li>For <strong>ABB Ltd</strong> (NYSE:<a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/ABB#NYSE">ABB</a>), JP Morgan upgraded ...</li></ul><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/analyst-ratings/upgrades/21/04/20838241/benzingas-top-ratings-upgrades-downgrades-for-april-28-2021 alt=Benzinga&#039;s Top Ratings Upgrades, Downgrades For April 28, 2021>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> ABB BZI-Ratings CLXPF CNTY CS ECL EDAP EVRI FSLY GDEN GPK GSX HTGC JG KREF LBAI LECO PCH RL VIAC Upgrades Downgrades Initiation Intraday Update Analyst Ratings KREF GSX US3672201007 FSLY CNTY US1564921005 CLXPF EDAP US2683111072 HTGC US4270965084 LBAI US5116371007 LECO US5339001068 ABB US0003752047 CS US2254011081 ECL US2788651006 GPK US3886891015 PCH US7376301039 RL US7512121010 EVRI GDEN JG VIAC Upgrades Downgrades Initiation Intraday Update Analyst Ratings Benzinga Wed, 28 Apr 2021 14:01:41 +0000 Benzinga Insights 20838241 at https://www.benzinga.com Why Karooooo's Positive Telematics Market Prospects Impress BofA Analyst https://www.benzinga.com/analyst-ratings/analyst-color/21/04/20814996/why-karooooos-positive-telematics-market-prospects-impress-bofa-analyst <p><strong>Karooooo Ltd</strong> (NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/karo#NASDAQ">KARO</a>) could sustain revenue growth of more than 18% through 2023, driven by share gains and product expansion in South Africa and telematics expansion in other key regions, according to BofA Securities.</p> <p><strong>The Karooooo Analyst:</strong> Daniel Bartus initiated coverage of Karooooo with a Buy rating and a price target of $52.</p> <p><strong>The Karooooo Thesis: </strong>Founded in South Africa, the company has now expanded to other regions of Africa, Asia and Europe, although South Africa contributes around 72% of revenues, Bartus said in the initiation note.</p> <p>&ldquo;We view Karooooo as a unique asset, from its regional footprint to its roots ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/analyst-ratings/analyst-color/21/04/20814996/why-karooooos-positive-telematics-market-prospects-impress-bofa-analyst alt=Why Karooooo&#039;s Positive Telematics Market Prospects Impress BofA Analyst>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Analyst Color BofA Securities Daniel Bartus KARO SAAS software Telematics Price Target Initiation Analyst Ratings Tech KARO Analyst Color Price Target Initiation Analyst Ratings Tech Benzinga Tue, 27 Apr 2021 16:46:55 +0000 Priya Nigam 20814996 at https://www.benzinga.com Penn National Gaming: Why This Analyst is Bullish https://www.benzinga.com/analyst-ratings/analyst-color/21/04/20815163/penn-national-gaming-why-this-analyst-is-bullish <p><strong>Penn National Gaming Inc.&#39;s</strong>&nbsp;(NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/penn#NASDAQ">PENN</a>)&nbsp;stake in Barstool Sports is listed as a major catalyst by an analyst offering a take on the U.S. sports betting market.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>The Penn National Analyst:</strong> Needham analyst Bernie McTernan initiated&nbsp;Penn National Gaming&nbsp;with a Buy rating and a $151 price target with a&nbsp;bull case price target of $350.</p> <p><em>Related Link: <a href="https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cryptocurrency/21/04/20798498/dave-portnoy-barstool-sports-launch-nft-how-you-could-get-it-for-free">Dave Portnoy, Barstool Sports Launch NFT: How You Could Get It For Free</a></em></p> <p><strong>The Analyst Takeaways:</strong> Penn National has a compelling risk/reward according to the analyst. McTernan sees the U.S. online sports betting and iGaming market worth $32 billion.</p> <p>&ldquo;(We) see the potential for PENN to take significant, profitable market share on the strength of Barstool&rsquo;s differentiated content-driven customer acquisition strategy,&rdquo; McTernan said.</p> <p>Online sports betting ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/analyst-ratings/analyst-color/21/04/20815163/penn-national-gaming-why-this-analyst-is-bullish alt=Penn National Gaming: Why This Analyst is Bullish>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Analyst Color Barstool Sports Barstool Sportsbook Bernie McTernan DKNG iGaming Needham online sports betting PENN sports betting Price Target Initiation Analyst Ratings Trading Ideas PENN US7075691094 DKNG Analyst Color Price Target Initiation Analyst Ratings Trading Ideas Benzinga Tue, 27 Apr 2021 16:39:43 +0000 Chris Katje 20815163 at https://www.benzinga.com Why Penn National Gaming's Stock Is Trading Higher Today https://www.benzinga.com/analyst-ratings/analyst-color/21/04/20815052/why-penn-national-gamings-stock-is-trading-higher-today <p><strong>Penn National Gaming, Inc.</strong> (NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/penn#NASDAQ">PENN</a>) shares are trading higher after Needham initiated coverage on the stock with a Buy rating and a price target of $151 per share.</p> <p>&quot;We are bullish on the market opportunity in the US for OSB and iGaming, forecasting a $32B TAM, with greater probability-weighted upside risk relative to downside ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/analyst-ratings/analyst-color/21/04/20815052/why-penn-national-gamings-stock-is-trading-higher-today alt=Why Penn National Gaming&#039;s Stock Is Trading Higher Today>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Analyst Color PENN Price Target Initiation Analyst Ratings Movers Trading Ideas PENN US7075691094 Analyst Color Price Target Initiation Analyst Ratings Movers Trading Ideas Benzinga Tue, 27 Apr 2021 14:37:10 +0000 Randy Elias 20815052 at https://www.benzinga.com