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Benzinga's Top Upgrades, Downgrades For December 18, 2020

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Upgrades

  • According to Citigroup, the prior rating for H.B. Fuller Co (NYSE:FUL) was changed from Neutral to Buy. In the third quarter, H.B. Fuller showed an EPS of $0.76, compared to $0.86 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of H.B. Fuller shows a 52-week-high of $55.28 and a 52-week-low of $23.68. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $52.87.
  • Benchmark upgraded the previous rating for Huron Consulting Group Inc (NASDAQ:HURN) from Hold to Buy. In the third quarter, Huron Consulting Group showed an EPS of $0.59, compared to $0.79 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Huron Consulting Group shows a 52-week-high of $70.91 and a 52-week-low of $35.15. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $53.30.
  • According to Bernstein, the prior rating for Smith & Nephew PLC (NYSE:SNN) was changed from Market Perform to Outperform. The current stock performance of Smith & Nephew shows a 52-week-high of $52.26 and a 52-week-low of $26.07. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $41.85.
  • According to B. Riley FBR, the prior rating for Preferred Bank (NASDAQ:PFBC) was changed from Neutral to Buy. In the third quarter, Preferred Bank showed an EPS of $1.15, compared to $1.32 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Preferred Bank shows a 52-week-high of $64.50 and a 52-week-low of $20.04. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $46.30.
  • DA Davidson upgraded the previous rating for OceanFirst Financial Corp (NASDAQ:OCFC) from Neutral to Buy. In the third quarter, OceanFirst Financial showed an EPS of $0.00, compared to $0.54 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of OceanFirst Financial shows a 52-week-high of $25.61 and a 52-week-low of $11.60. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $17.79.
  • For Macy's Inc (NYSE:M), Jefferies upgraded the previous rating of Hold to Buy. In the third quarter, Macy's showed an EPS of $0.19, compared to $0.07 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $18.57 and a 52-week-low of $4.38. At the end of the last trading period, Macy's closed at $10.42.
  • According to DA Davidson, the prior rating for Heartland Financial USA Inc (NASDAQ:HTLF) was changed from Neutral to Buy. In the third quarter, Heartland Financial showed an EPS of $1.23, compared to $0.94 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $51.85 and a 52-week-low of $25.26. Heartland Financial closed at $41.71 at the end of the last trading period.
  • For Ellington Financial Inc (NYSE:EFC), Keefe, Bruyette & Woods upgraded the previous rating of Market Perform to Outperform. For the third quarter, Ellington Financial had an EPS of $0.41, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.47. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $19.12 and a 52-week-low of $3.24. Ellington Financial closed at $15.23 at the end of the last trading period.
  • According to JP Morgan, the prior rating for Dow Inc (NYSE:DOW) was changed from Neutral to Overweight. In the third quarter, Dow showed an EPS of $0.50, compared to $0.91 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $58.18 and a 52-week-low of $21.95. Dow closed at $53.82 at the end of the last trading period.
  • For Myers Industries Inc (NYSE:MYE), KeyBanc upgraded the previous rating of Sector Weight to Overweight. In the third quarter, Myers Industries showed an EPS of $0.30, compared to $0.15 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $19.26 and a 52-week-low of $6.91. Myers Industries closed at $19.16 at the end of the last trading period.

 

Downgrades

  • Needham downgraded the previous rating for BioTelemetry Inc (NASDAQ:BEAT) from Buy to Hold. For the third quarter, BioTelemetry had an EPS of $0.45, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.52. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $63.91 and a 52-week-low of $27.35. BioTelemetry closed at $61.78 at the end of the last trading period.
  • B of A Securities downgraded the previous rating for iHeartMedia Inc (NASDAQ:IHRT) from Neutral to Underperform. iHeartMedia earned $0.22 in the third quarter, compared to $0.08 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $19.69 and a 52-week-low of $4.31. iHeartMedia closed at $12.65 at the end of the last trading period.
  • For ViacomCBS Inc (NASDAQ:VIAC), B of A Securities downgraded the previous rating of Neutral to Underperform. ViacomCBS earned $0.91 in the third quarter, compared to $1.10 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $43.04 and a 52-week-low of $10.10. At the end of the last trading period, ViacomCBS closed at $36.20.
  • B of A Securities downgraded the previous rating for Discovery Inc (NASDAQ:DISCA) from Buy to Underperform. In the third quarter, Discovery showed an EPS of $0.81, compared to $0.87 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $33.48 and a 52-week-low of $17.12. Discovery closed at $28.74 at the end of the last trading period.
  • For Celanese Corp (NYSE:CE), Evercore ISI Group downgraded the previous rating of Outperform to In-Line. Celanese earned $1.95 in the third quarter, compared to $2.53 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $138.31 and a 52-week-low of $52.70. At the end of the last trading period, Celanese closed at $130.90.
  • For Dentsply Sirona Inc (NASDAQ:XRAY), Stifel downgraded the previous rating of Buy to Hold. Dentsply Sirona earned $0.67 in the third quarter, compared to $0.57 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $60.87 and a 52-week-low of $31.57. Dentsply Sirona closed at $53.27 at the end of the last trading period.
  • According to Goldman Sachs, the prior rating for Sanderson Farms Inc (NASDAQ:SAFM) was changed from Neutral to Buy. For the fourth quarter, Sanderson Farms had an EPS of $1.26, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.95. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $179.45 and a 52-week-low of $102.13. Sanderson Farms closed at $139.49 at the end of the last trading period.
  • According to Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, the prior rating for Rocket Companies Inc (NYSE:RKT) was changed from Market Perform to Underperform. In the third quarter, Rocket Companies earned $1.21. The stock has a 52-week-high of $34.42 and a 52-week-low of $17.78. At the end of the last trading period, Rocket Companies closed at $22.40.
  • According to Credit Suisse, the prior rating for Palantir Technologies Inc (NYSE:PLTR) was changed from Neutral to Underperform. Palantir Technologies earned $0.94 in the third quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $33.50 and a 52-week-low of $8.90. At the end of the last trading period, Palantir Technologies closed at $27.20.
  • According to JP Morgan, the prior rating for Helmerich & Payne Inc (NYSE:HP) was changed from Overweight to Neutral. For the fourth quarter, Helmerich & Payne had an EPS of $0.74, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.38. The stock has a 52-week-high of $47.33 and a 52-week-low of $12.40. At the end of the last trading period, Helmerich & Payne closed at $25.23.
  • JP Morgan downgraded the previous rating for Flex Ltd (NASDAQ:FLEX) from Overweight to Neutral. In the second quarter, Flex showed an EPS of $0.36, compared to $0.31 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $17.95 and a 52-week-low of $5.36. At the end of the last trading period, Flex closed at $17.81.
  • For Core Laboratories NV (NYSE:CLB), JP Morgan downgraded the previous rating of Neutral to Underweight. For the third quarter, Core Laboratories had an EPS of $0.16, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.50. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $48.40 and a 52-week-low of $6.68. Core Laboratories closed at $25.77 at the end of the last trading period.
  • According to JP Morgan, the prior rating for CalAmp Corp (NASDAQ:CAMP) was changed from Neutral to Underweight. CalAmp earned $0.07 in the third quarter, compared to $0.15 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $11.94 and a 52-week-low of $3.70. CalAmp closed at $10.79 at the end of the last trading period.
  • BMO Capital downgraded the previous rating for Aurora Cannabis Inc (NYSE:ACB) from Market Perform to Underperform. In the first quarter, Aurora Cannabis showed an EPS of $0.68, compared to $0.01 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $19.68 and a 52-week-low of $0.60. At the end of the last trading period, Aurora Cannabis closed at $9.72.

 

Initiations

  • Truist Securities initiated coverage on Envestnet Inc (NYSE:ENV) with a Buy rating. The price target for Envestnet is set to $95.00. In the third quarter, Envestnet showed an EPS of $0.72, compared to $0.60 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Envestnet shows a 52-week-high of $92.51 and a 52-week-low of $45.53. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $84.36.
  • With a Buy rating, Craig-Hallum initiated coverage on GTY Technology Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:GTYH). The price target seems to have been set at $6.00 for GTY Technology Holdings. GTY Technology Holdings earned $0.03 in the third quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $7.39 and a 52-week-low of $2.16. At the end of the last trading period, GTY Technology Holdings closed at $3.93.
  • With a Buy rating, CMB International initiated coverage on Trip.com Group Ltd (NASDAQ:TCOM). The price target seems to have been set at $45.00 for Trip.com Group. Trip.com Group earned $0.34 in the third quarter, compared to $0.52 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Trip.com Group shows a 52-week-high of $38.95 and a 52-week-low of $20.10. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $34.91.
  • With an Outperform rating, BMO Capital initiated coverage on TravelCenters Of America Inc (NASDAQ:TA). The price target seems to have been set at $40.00 for TravelCenters Of America. For the third quarter, TravelCenters Of America had an EPS of $0.65, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.23. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $35.60 and a 52-week-low of $5.51. TravelCenters Of America closed at $33.94 at the end of the last trading period.
  • With a Hold rating, Truist Securities initiated coverage on SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:SSNC). The price target seems to have been set at $77.00 for SS&C Technologies Hldgs. For the third quarter, SS&C Technologies Hldgs had an EPS of $1.10, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.93. The current stock performance of SS&C Technologies Hldgs shows a 52-week-high of $74.00 and a 52-week-low of $29.51. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $71.84.
  • With a Positive rating, Susquehanna initiated coverage on DoorDash Inc (NYSE:DASH). The price target seems to have been set at $185.00 for DoorDash. The current stock performance of DoorDash shows a 52-week-high of $195.50 and a 52-week-low of $149.95. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $154.25.
  • With a Buy rating, Truist Securities initiated coverage on Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc (NYSE:BR). The price target seems to have been set at $175.00 for Broadridge Financial Soln. Broadridge Financial Soln earned $0.98 in the first quarter, compared to $0.68 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Broadridge Financial Soln shows a 52-week-high of $153.34 and a 52-week-low of $81.90. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $150.95.
  • With a Positive rating, Susquehanna initiated coverage on Airbnb Inc (NASDAQ:ABNB). The price target seems to have been set at $180.00 for Airbnb. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $165.00 and a 52-week-low of $121.50. Airbnb closed at $147.05 at the end of the last trading period.
  • With a Buy rating, Truist Securities initiated coverage on Independent Bank Group Inc (NASDAQ:IBTX). The price target seems to have been set at $75.00 for Independent Bank Gr. For the third quarter, Independent Bank Gr had an EPS of $1.38, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.35. The stock has a 52-week-high of $62.84 and a 52-week-low of $20.35. At the end of the last trading period, Independent Bank Gr closed at $62.55.
  • With a Neutral rating, Credit Suisse initiated coverage on Root Inc (NASDAQ:ROOT). The price target seems to have been set at $13.00 for Root. Root earned $2.20 in the third quarter. The current stock performance of Root shows a 52-week-high of $20.21 and a 52-week-low of $13.57. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $14.14.
  • Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on Vulcan Materials Co (NYSE:VMC) with a Equal-Weight rating. The price target for Vulcan Materials is set to $150.00. In the third quarter, Vulcan Materials showed an EPS of $1.56, compared to $1.68 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $153.88 and a 52-week-low of $65.56. Vulcan Materials closed at $139.70 at the end of the last trading period.
  • With a Equal-Weight rating, Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on Summit Materials Inc (NYSE:SUM). The price target seems to have been set at $22.00 for Summit Materials. Summit Materials earned $0.55 in the third quarter, compared to $0.50 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Summit Materials shows a 52-week-high of $25.22 and a 52-week-low of $7.51. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $19.47.
  • With an Overweight rating, Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on Martin Marietta Materials Inc (NYSE:MLM). The price target seems to have been set at $316.00 for Martin Marietta Materials. In the third quarter, Martin Marietta Materials showed an EPS of $0.04, compared to $0.02 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Martin Marietta Materials shows a 52-week-high of $287.50 and a 52-week-low of $135.08. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $265.62.
  • HC Wainwright & Co. initiated coverage on Dare Bioscience Inc (NASDAQ:DARE) with a Buy rating. The price target for Dare Bioscience is set to $5.00. Dare Bioscience earned $0.24 in the third quarter, compared to $0.20 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $2.22 and a 52-week-low of $0.75. At the end of the last trading period, Dare Bioscience closed at $1.13.
  • With a Buy rating, HC Wainwright & Co. initiated coverage on Sharps Compliance Corp (NASDAQ:SMED). The price target seems to have been set at $12.00 for Sharps Compliance. In the first quarter, Sharps Compliance showed an EPS of $0.02, compared to $0.04 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $9.60 and a 52-week-low of $4.00. At the end of the last trading period, Sharps Compliance closed at $9.55.
  • ScotiaBank initiated coverage on Vasta Platform Ltd (NASDAQ:VSTA) with an Outperform rating. The price target for Vasta Platform is set to $19.00. Interestingly, in the third quarter, Vasta Platform's EPS was $0.09. The current stock performance of Vasta Platform shows a 52-week-high of $19.43 and a 52-week-low of $10.94. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $14.59.
  • With an Overweight rating, Stephens & Co. initiated coverage on Vericel Corp (NASDAQ:VCEL). The price target seems to have been set at $31.00 for Vericel. Vericel earned $0.08 in the third quarter, compared to $0.07 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $27.65 and a 52-week-low of $6.78. At the end of the last trading period, Vericel closed at $26.65.
  • With an Outperform rating, Wedbush initiated coverage on Skyline Champion Corp (NYSE:SKY). The price target seems to have been set at $38.00 for Skyline Champion. In the second quarter, Skyline Champion showed an EPS of $0.31, compared to $0.34 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $37.03 and a 52-week-low of $10.82. At the end of the last trading period, Skyline Champion closed at $31.27.
  • With a Buy rating, BTIG initiated coverage on Revolve Group Inc (NYSE:RVLV). The price target seems to have been set at $41.00 for Revolve Group. In the third quarter, Revolve Group showed an EPS of $0.27, compared to $0.13 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $29.28 and a 52-week-low of $7.17. Revolve Group closed at $29.27 at the end of the last trading period.
  • With an Outperform rating, Oppenheimer initiated coverage on Medicenna Therapeutics Corp (NASDAQ:MDNA). The price target seems to have been set at $12.00 for Medicenna Therapeutics. The stock has a 52-week-high of $5.03 and a 52-week-low of $3.47. At the end of the last trading period, Medicenna Therapeutics closed at $3.84.
  • Rosenblatt initiated coverage on LivePerson Inc (NASDAQ:LPSN) with a Buy rating. The price target for LivePerson is set to $73.00. For the third quarter, LivePerson had an EPS of $0.12, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.41. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $63.90 and a 52-week-low of $14.08. LivePerson closed at $59.81 at the end of the last trading period.
  • B. Riley FBR initiated coverage on American Public Education Inc (NASDAQ:APEI) with a Buy rating. The price target for American Public Education is set to $45.00. American Public Education earned $0.18 in the third quarter, compared to $0.11 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $41.09 and a 52-week-low of $18.47. American Public Education closed at $32.10 at the end of the last trading period.

Latest Ratings for DLR

DateFirmActionFromTo
Feb 2021Deutsche BankMaintainsBuy
Feb 2021Raymond JamesMaintainsStrong Buy
Jan 2021Raymond JamesUpgradesOutperformStrong Buy

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