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Benzinga's Top Upgrades, Downgrades For July 21, 2020

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Upgrades

  • For BioNTech SE (NASDAQ: BNTX), B of A Securities upgraded the stock from Neutral to Buy. In the first quarter, BioNTech earned ($0.26). The stock has a 52-week-high of $105.00 and a 52-week-low of $12.53. BioNTech's stock last closed at $88.20 per share.
  • B of A Securities changed the rating for Halliburton Co (NYSE: HAL) from Neutral to Buy. Halliburton earned $0.05 in the second quarter, compared to $0.35 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $25.47 and a 52-week-low of $4.25. Halliburton's stock last closed at $13.40 per share.
  • BTIG changed the rating for LGI Homes Inc (NASDAQ: LGIH) from Sell to Neutral. In the first quarter, LGI Homes showed an EPS of $1.67, compared to $0.73 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $114.49 and a 52-week-low of $33.00. LGI Homes's stock last closed at $110.92 per share.
  • Citigroup upgraded the stock for Rockwell Automation Inc (NYSE: ROK) from Neutral to Buy. Rockwell Automation earned $2.43 in the second quarter, compared to $2.04 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $230.71 and a 52-week-low of $115.38. Rockwell Automation's stock last closed at $222.38 per share.
  • For Synaptics Inc (NASDAQ: SYNA), Susquehanna upgraded the stock from Neutral to Positive. Synaptics earned $1.49 in the third quarter, compared to $0.83 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $84.75 and a 52-week-low of $28.80. Synaptics's stock last closed at $72.05 per share.
  • For Taylor Morrison Home Corp (NYSE: TMHC), BTIG upgraded the stock from Neutral to Buy. In the first quarter, Taylor Morrison Home showed an EPS of $0.57, compared to $0.46 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $28.47 and a 52-week-low of $6.39. Taylor Morrison Home's stock last closed at $23.25 per share.
  • Northcoast Research changed the rating for TrueBlue Inc (NYSE: TBI) from Neutral to Buy. In the first quarter, TrueBlue showed an EPS of ($0.01), compared to $0.27 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $24.98 and a 52-week-low of $12.02. TrueBlue's stock last closed at $13.03 per share.
  • Canaccord Genuity changed the rating for Coeur Mining Inc (NYSE: CDE) from Hold to Buy. For the first quarter, Coeur Mining had an EPS of $0.00, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of ($0.11). The stock has a 52-week-high of $8.29 and a 52-week-low of $1.98. Coeur Mining's stock last closed at $6.87 per share.
  • Piper Sandler upgraded the stock for Devon Energy Corp (NYSE: DVN) from Neutral to Overweight. Devon Energy earned $0.13 in the first quarter, compared to $0.36 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $28.41 and a 52-week-low of $4.70. Devon Energy's stock last closed at $10.25 per share.

 

Downgrades

  • Susquehanna changed the rating for D.R. Horton Inc (NYSE: DHI) from Positive to Neutral. For the second quarter, D.R. Horton had an EPS of $1.30, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.93. The stock has a 52-week-high of $64.37 and a 52-week-low of $25.51. D.R. Horton's stock last closed at $63.50 per share.
  • For Lennox International Inc (NYSE: LII), Seaport Global downgraded the stock from Buy to Neutral. For the second quarter, Lennox International had an EPS of $2.97, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $3.74. The stock has a 52-week-high of $287.81 and a 52-week-low of $163.40. Lennox International's stock last closed at $254.74 per share.
  • Benchmark changed the rating for Owens-Corning Inc (NYSE: OC) from Buy to Hold. In the first quarter, Owens-Corning showed an EPS of $0.60, compared to $0.54 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $68.72 and a 52-week-low of $28.56. Owens-Corning's stock last closed at $59.86 per share.
  • Susquehanna changed the rating for PulteGroup Inc (NYSE: PHM) from Positive to Neutral. PulteGroup earned $0.74 in the first quarter, compared to $0.59 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $47.37 and a 52-week-low of $17.12. PulteGroup's stock last closed at $37.58 per share.
  • Raymond James changed the rating for Nasdaq Inc (NASDAQ: NDAQ) from Outperform to Market Perform. In the first quarter, Nasdaq showed an EPS of $1.50, compared to $1.22 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $131.67 and a 52-week-low of $71.66. Nasdaq's stock last closed at $131.30 per share.
  • For Toll Brothers Inc (NYSE: TOL), BTIG downgraded the stock from Neutral to Sell. For the second quarter, Toll Brothers had an EPS of $0.59, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.87. The stock has a 52-week-high of $49.31 and a 52-week-low of $13.28. Toll Brothers's stock last closed at $34.69 per share.
  • For Trex Co Inc (NYSE: TREX), Benchmark downgraded the stock from Buy to Hold. Trex Co earned $0.73 in the first quarter, compared to $0.54 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $138.34 and a 52-week-low of $56.22. Trex Co's stock last closed at $136.27 per share.
  • HSBC downgraded the stock for Carnival Corp (NYSE: CCL) from Buy to Hold. In the second quarter, Carnival showed an EPS of ($3.30), compared to $0.66 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $51.94 and a 52-week-low of $7.80. Carnival's stock last closed at $15.01 per share.
  • Credit Suisse changed the rating for Eversource Energy (NYSE: ES) from Neutral to Underperform. In the first quarter, Eversource Energy showed an EPS of $1.02, compared to $0.97 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $99.42 and a 52-week-low of $60.69. Eversource Energy's stock last closed at $86.60 per share.
  • For iHeartMedia Inc (NASDAQ: IHRT), JP Morgan downgraded the stock from Neutral to Underweight. Interestingly, in the first quarter, iHeartMedia's EPS was ($0.70). The stock has a 52-week-high of $19.69 and a 52-week-low of $4.31. iHeartMedia's stock last closed at $8.68 per share.
  • Jefferies downgraded the stock for Ituran Location and Control Ltd (NASDAQ: ITRN) from Buy to Hold. In the first quarter, Ituran Location & Control showed an EPS of $0.31, compared to $0.50 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $30.59 and a 52-week-low of $11.01. Ituran Location & Control's stock last closed at $14.94 per share.

 

Initiations

  • Barrington Research initiated coverage on Universal Technical Institute Inc (NYSE: UTI) with an Outperform rating. The price target for Universal Technical is set at $9.00. Universal Technical earned ($0.01) in the second quarter, compared to ($0.26) in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $9.76 and a 52-week-low of $2.75. Universal Technical's stock last closed at $6.65 per share.
  • B of A Securities initiated coverage on Akouos Inc (NASDAQ: AKUS) with a Buy rating. The price target for Akouos is set at $24.00.
  • Berenberg initiated coverage on Appian Corp (NASDAQ: APPN) with a Buy rating. The price target for Appian is set at $57.00. For the first quarter, Appian had an EPS of ($0.12), compared to year-ago quarter EPS of ($0.16). The stock has a 52-week-high of $64.72 and a 52-week-low of $29.07. Appian's stock last closed at $50.03 per share.
  • Cowen & Co. initiated coverage on Caesars Entertainment Corp (NASDAQ: CZR) with an Outperform rating. The price target for Caesars Entertainment is set at $52.00. For the first quarter, Caesars Entertainment had an EPS of ($0.30), compared to year-ago quarter EPS of ($0.32). The stock has a 52-week-high of $14.73 and a 52-week-low of $3.22. Caesars Entertainment's stock last closed at $12.37 per share.
  • Alliance Global Partners initiated coverage on Eyegate Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: EYEG) with a Buy rating. The price target for Eyegate Pharmaceuticals is set at $9.50. In the first quarter, Eyegate Pharmaceuticals showed an EPS of ($0.43), compared to $0.01 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $12.89 and a 52-week-low of $0.15. Eyegate Pharmaceuticals's stock last closed at $4.86 per share.
  • Wedbush initiated coverage on Fusion Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: FUSN) with an Outperform rating. The price target for Fusion Pharmaceuticals is set at $25.00.
  • With a rating of Buy, Berenberg initiated coverage on Medallia Inc (NYSE: MDLA). The price target is set at $33.00 for Medallia. In the first quarter, Medallia earned $0.02. The stock has a 52-week-high of $44.72 and a 52-week-low of $16.04. Medallia's stock last closed at $29.59 per share.
  • With a rating of Outperform, BMO Capital initiated coverage on PolyPid Ltd (NASDAQ: PYPD). The price target is set at $30.00 for PolyPid.
  • Berenberg initiated coverage on SVMK Inc (NASDAQ: SVMK) with a Buy rating. The price target for SVMK is set at $27.00. SVMK earned ($0.03) in the first quarter, compared to ($0.02) in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $24.74 and a 52-week-low of $9.35. SVMK's stock last closed at $23.62 per share.
  • SVB Leerink initiated coverage on Avadel Pharmaceuticals PLC (NASDAQ: AVDL) with an Outperform rating. The price target for Avadel Pharmaceuticals is set at $17.00. In the first quarter, Avadel Pharmaceuticals showed an EPS of ($0.02), compared to ($0.28) from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $13.49 and a 52-week-low of $1.82. Avadel Pharmaceuticals's stock last closed at $8.15 per share.
  • Needham initiated coverage on Agora Inc (NASDAQ: API) with a Buy rating. The price target for Agora is set at $60.00.
  • With a rating of Overweight, JP Morgan initiated coverage on Albertsons Companies Inc (NYSE: ACI). The price target is set at $19.00 for Albertsons Companies.
  • With a rating of Buy, B. Riley FBR initiated coverage on Endeavour Silver Corp (NYSE: EXK). The price target is set at $4.75 for Endeavour Silver. In the first quarter, Endeavour Silver showed an EPS of ($0.11), compared to ($0.10) from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $3.33 and a 52-week-low of $0.99. Endeavour Silver's stock last closed at $3.29 per share.
 

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