Benzinga's Top Upgrades, Downgrades For October 26, 2020

Upgrades

  • Wedbush upgraded the previous rating for Huntington Bancshares Inc HBAN from Neutral to Outperform. Huntington Bancshares earned $0.27 in the third quarter, compared to $0.34 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Huntington Bancshares shows a 52-week-high of 15.63 and a 52-week-low of 6.82. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $10.47.
  • For Toll Brothers Inc TOL, Raymond James upgraded the previous rating of Market Perform to the current rating Outperform. For the third quarter, Toll Brothers had an EPS of $0.90, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.00. The current stock performance of Toll Brothers shows a 52-week-high of 50.415 and a 52-week-low of 13.28. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $47.28.
  • For PulteGroup Inc PHM, Raymond James upgraded the previous rating of Outperform to the current rating Strong Buy. For the third quarter, PulteGroup had an EPS of $1.34, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.01. The current stock performance of PulteGroup shows a 52-week-high of 49.7 and a 52-week-low of 17.12. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $44.02.
  • Raymond James upgraded the previous rating for D.R. Horton Inc DHI from Market Perform to Outperform. For the third quarter, D.R. Horton had an EPS of $1.72, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.26. The stock has a 52-week-high of 81.21 and a 52-week-low of 25.51. At the end of the last trading period, D.R. Horton closed at $73.07.
  • Raymond James upgraded the previous rating for Live Oak Bancshares Inc LOB from Outperform to Strong Buy. For the third quarter, Live Oak Bancshares had an EPS of $0.81, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.10. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of 34.79 and a 52-week-low of 7.57. Live Oak Bancshares closed at $33.71 at the end of the last trading period.
  • Raymond James upgraded the previous rating for First Midwest Bancorp Inc FMBI from Market Perform to Outperform. In the third quarter, First Midwest Bancorp showed an EPS of $0.33, compared to $0.52 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of First Midwest Bancorp shows a 52-week-high of 23.64 and a 52-week-low of 10.31. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $12.61.
  • For Crown Castle International Corp CCI, Raymond James upgraded the previous rating of Market Perform to the current rating Outperform. For the third quarter, Crown Castle Intl had an EPS of $1.56, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.55. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of 180.0 and a 52-week-low of 114.18. Crown Castle Intl closed at $158.59 at the end of the last trading period.
  • Societe Generale upgraded the previous rating for TechnipFMC PLC FTI from Hold to Buy. TechnipFMC earned $0.16 in the third quarter, compared to $0.12 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of TechnipFMC shows a 52-week-high of 23.62 and a 52-week-low of 4.49. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $6.48.
  • According to Roth Capital, the prior rating for First Solar Inc FSLR was changed from Neutral to Buy. First Solar earned $0.39 in the second quarter, compared to $0.18 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of First Solar shows a 52-week-high of 87.44 and a 52-week-low of 28.47. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $85.37.
  • Goldman Sachs upgraded the previous rating for Check Point Software Technologies Ltd CHKP from Sell to Neutral. For the third quarter, Check Point Software had an EPS of $1.64, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.44. The stock has a 52-week-high of 130.98 and a 52-week-low of 80.06. At the end of the last trading period, Check Point Software closed at $120.47.
  • For Amgen Inc AMGN, Raymond James upgraded the previous rating of Market Perform to the current rating Outperform. In the second quarter, Amgen showed an EPS of $4.25, compared to $3.97 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of 264.97 and a 52-week-low of 177.05. Amgen closed at $227.16 at the end of the last trading period.
  • For Installed Building Products Inc IBP, KeyBanc upgraded the previous rating of Sector Weight to the current rating Overweight. For the second quarter, Installed Building Prods had an EPS of $1.12, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.87. The stock has a 52-week-high of 121.67 and a 52-week-low of 29.0201. At the end of the last trading period, Installed Building Prods closed at $106.50.

 

Downgrades

  • Wedbush downgraded the previous rating for KeyCorp KEY from Outperform to Neutral. In the third quarter, KeyCorp showed an EPS of $0.41, compared to $0.48 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of 20.525 and a 52-week-low of 7.45. At the end of the last trading period, KeyCorp closed at $13.46.
  • For SunPower Corp SPWR, Credit Suisse downgraded the previous rating of Outperform to the current rating Neutral. In the second quarter, SunPower showed an EPS of $0.22, compared to $0.22 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of 19.38 and a 52-week-low of 4.03. SunPower closed at $16.86 at the end of the last trading period.
  • Credit Suisse downgraded the previous rating for First Solar Inc FSLR from Neutral to Underperform. For the second quarter, First Solar had an EPS of $0.39, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.18. The current stock performance of First Solar shows a 52-week-high of 87.44 and a 52-week-low of 28.47. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $85.37.

 

Initiations

  • Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on Palantir Technologies Inc PLTR with an Overweight rating. The price target for Palantir Technologies is set to $13.00. The stock has a 52-week-high of 11.42 and a 52-week-low of 8.9. At the end of the last trading period, Palantir Technologies closed at $9.48.
  • Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on Asana Inc ASAN with a Equal-Weight rating. The price target for Asana is set to $27.00. The stock has a 52-week-high of 29.96 and a 52-week-low of 22.9. At the end of the last trading period, Asana closed at $23.51.
  • For FibroGen Inc FGEN, Raymond James initiated coverage, by setting the current rating at Underperform. FibroGen earned $0.95 in the second quarter, compared to $1.26 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of 51.56 and a 52-week-low of 22.65. FibroGen closed at $42.60 at the end of the last trading period.
  • SVB Leerink initiated coverage on Athenex Inc ATNX with an Outperform rating. The price target for Athenex is set to $22.00. Athenex earned $0.41 in the second quarter, compared to $0.44 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Athenex shows a 52-week-high of 18.35 and a 52-week-low of 5.63. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $11.45.
  • JP Morgan initiated coverage on Zscaler Inc ZS with an Overweight rating. The price target for Zscaler is set to $190.00. For the fourth quarter, Zscaler had an EPS of $0.05, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.07. The current stock performance of Zscaler shows a 52-week-high of 163.8 and a 52-week-low of 35.0. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $147.05.
  • Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on Yalla Group Ltd YALA with a Equal-Weight rating. The stock has a 52-week-high of 10.99 and a 52-week-low of 6.26. At the end of the last trading period, Yalla Group closed at $8.93.
  • JP Morgan initiated coverage on Sapiens International Corp NV SPNS with an Overweight rating. The price target for Sapiens Intl Corp is set to $40.00. Sapiens Intl Corp earned $0.26 in the second quarter, compared to $0.19 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Sapiens Intl Corp shows a 52-week-high of 35.23 and a 52-week-low of 13.55. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $28.99.
  • RBC Capital initiated coverage on Palantir Technologies Inc PLTR with a Sector Perform rating. The price target for Palantir Technologies is set to $11.00. The current stock performance of Palantir Technologies shows a 52-week-high of 11.42 and a 52-week-low of 8.9. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $9.48.
  • With a current rating of Equal-Weight, Wells Fargo initiated coverage on Pulmonx Corp LUNG. The price target seems to have been set at $46.00 for Pulmonx. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of 52.0 and a 52-week-low of 37.64. Pulmonx closed at $42.24 at the end of the last trading period.
  • JMP Securities initiated coverage on HOOKIPA Pharma Inc HOOK with a Market Outperform rating. The price target for HOOKIPA Pharma is set to $19.00. For the second quarter, HOOKIPA Pharma had an EPS of $0.28, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.63. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of 14.3662 and a 52-week-low of 5.8. HOOKIPA Pharma closed at $9.60 at the end of the last trading period.
  • With a current rating of Buy, Stifel initiated coverage on CuriosityStream Inc CURI. The price target seems to have been set at $12.00 for CuriosityStream. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of 11.64 and a 52-week-low of 8.9. CuriosityStream closed at $9.05 at the end of the last trading period.
  • JP Morgan initiated coverage on Mission Produce Inc AVO with an Overweight rating. The price target for Mission Produce is set to $18.00. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of 15.03 and a 52-week-low of 11.75. Mission Produce closed at $13.17 at the end of the last trading period.
  • Jefferies initiated coverage on Asana Inc ASAN with a Buy rating. The price target for Asana is set to $30.00. The current stock performance of Asana shows a 52-week-high of 29.96 and a 52-week-low of 22.9. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $23.51.
  • With a current rating of Market Perform, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods initiated coverage on AppFolio Inc APPF. The price target seems to have been set at $150.00 for AppFolio. In the second quarter, AppFolio showed an EPS of $0.54, compared to $0.05 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of 180.5595 and a 52-week-low of 81.01. At the end of the last trading period, AppFolio closed at $153.00.
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