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Benzinga's Top Upgrades, Downgrades For January 13, 2021

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Upgrades

  • Nomura Instinet upgraded the previous rating for General Motors Co (NYSE:GM) from Neutral to Buy. In the third quarter, General Motors showed an EPS of $2.83, compared to $1.72 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $48.95 and a 52-week-low of $14.32. General Motors closed at $47.81 at the end of the last trading period.
  • MKM Partners upgraded the previous rating for Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) from Neutral to Buy. In the third quarter, Twitter showed an EPS of $0.19, compared to $0.17 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Twitter shows a 52-week-high of $56.11 and a 52-week-low of $20.00. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $47.05.
  • Deutsche bank upgraded the previous rating for Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc (NYSE:SPB) from Hold to Buy. Spectrum Brands Holdings earned $1.72 in the fourth quarter, compared to $1.13 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Spectrum Brands Holdings shows a 52-week-high of $82.55 and a 52-week-low of $19.59. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $81.05.
  • For Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:REGN), Benchmark upgraded the previous rating of Hold to Buy. In the third quarter, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals showed an EPS of $8.36, compared to $6.67 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals shows a 52-week-high of $664.64 and a 52-week-low of $328.12. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $505.75.
  • For KB Home (NYSE:KBH), Wedbush upgraded the previous rating of Neutral to Outperform. KB Home earned $1.12 in the fourth quarter, compared to $1.31 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $42.20 and a 52-week-low of $9.82. At the end of the last trading period, KB Home closed at $34.15.
  • Roth Capital upgraded the previous rating for Ambarella Inc (NASDAQ:AMBA) from Neutral to Buy. In the third quarter, Ambarella showed an EPS of $0.09, compared to $0.32 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Ambarella shows a 52-week-high of $108.10 and a 52-week-low of $36.02. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $97.80.
  • Guggenheim upgraded the previous rating for The Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) from Neutral to Buy. For the third quarter, Home Depot had an EPS of $3.18, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $2.53. The stock has a 52-week-high of $292.95 and a 52-week-low of $140.63. At the end of the last trading period, Home Depot closed at $276.27.
  • Baird upgraded the previous rating for Norfolk Southern Corp (NYSE:NSC) from Neutral to Outperform. In the third quarter, Norfolk Southern showed an EPS of $2.51, compared to $2.58 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $257.86 and a 52-week-low of $112.62. Norfolk Southern closed at $256.43 at the end of the last trading period.
  • Jefferies upgraded the previous rating for Visa Inc (NYSE:V) from Hold to Buy. Visa earned $1.12 in the fourth quarter, compared to $1.47 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $220.39 and a 52-week-low of $133.93. At the end of the last trading period, Visa closed at $208.85.
  • For Switch Inc (NYSE:SWCH), Jefferies upgraded the previous rating of Hold to Buy. For the third quarter, Switch had an EPS of $0.05, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.04. The stock has a 52-week-high of $19.99 and a 52-week-low of $10.30. At the end of the last trading period, Switch closed at $16.16.
  • According to Jefferies, the prior rating for Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) was changed from Hold to Buy. In the third quarter, Mastercard showed an EPS of $1.60, compared to $2.15 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Mastercard shows a 52-week-high of $367.25 and a 52-week-low of $199.99. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $342.84.
  • JP Morgan upgraded the previous rating for Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:XOM) from Neutral to Overweight. Exxon Mobil earned $0.18 in the third quarter, compared to $0.68 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $69.96 and a 52-week-low of $30.11. At the end of the last trading period, Exxon Mobil closed at $47.88.
  • For Wintrust Financial Corp (NASDAQ:WTFC), Piper Sandler upgraded the previous rating of Neutral to Overweight. For the third quarter, Wintrust Financial had an EPS of $1.67, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.69. The current stock performance of Wintrust Financial shows a 52-week-high of $71.90 and a 52-week-low of $22.02. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $66.18.
  • For CommVault Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CVLT), KeyBanc upgraded the previous rating of Sector Weight to Overweight. For the second quarter, CommVault Systems had an EPS of $0.45, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.42. The current stock performance of CommVault Systems shows a 52-week-high of $59.90 and a 52-week-low of $24.26. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $58.40.

 

Downgrades

  • Evercore ISI Group downgraded the previous rating for The Hain Celestial Group Inc (NASDAQ:HAIN) from Outperform to In-Line. For the first quarter, Hain Celestial Group had an EPS of $0.27, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.08. The stock has a 52-week-high of $41.11 and a 52-week-low of $18.12. At the end of the last trading period, Hain Celestial Group closed at $40.44.
  • For LendingTree Inc (NASDAQ:TREE), Northland Capital Markets downgraded the previous rating of Outperform to Market Perform. For the third quarter, LendingTree had an EPS of $0.26, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $2.25. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $368.66 and a 52-week-low of $135.72. LendingTree closed at $313.31 at the end of the last trading period.
  • According to Roth Capital, the prior rating for GrowGeneration Corp (NASDAQ:GRWG) was changed from Buy to Neutral. In the third quarter, GrowGeneration earned $0.06. The current stock performance of GrowGeneration shows a 52-week-high of $53.43 and a 52-week-low of $2.62. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $50.31.
  • HSBC downgraded the previous rating for iQIYI Inc (NASDAQ:IQ) from Buy to Hold. For the third quarter, iQIYI had an EPS of $0.24, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.70. The current stock performance of iQIYI shows a 52-week-high of $28.03 and a 52-week-low of $14.51. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $19.47.
  • For OGE Energy Corp (NYSE:OGE), Barclays downgraded the previous rating of Equal-Weight to Underweight. For the third quarter, OGE Energy had an EPS of $1.04, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.25. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $46.43 and a 52-week-low of $23.00. OGE Energy closed at $31.16 at the end of the last trading period.
  • Mizuho downgraded the previous rating for National Health Investors Inc (NYSE:NHI) from Neutral to Underperform. National Health Investors earned $1.42 in the third quarter, compared to $1.42 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of National Health Investors shows a 52-week-high of $91.12 and a 52-week-low of $31.37. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $66.20.
  • According to Baird, the prior rating for Comerica Inc (NYSE:CMA) was changed from Outperform to Neutral. Comerica earned $1.44 in the third quarter, compared to $1.92 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $69.86 and a 52-week-low of $24.28. Comerica closed at $63.57 at the end of the last trading period.
  • According to Wells Fargo, the prior rating for Carter's Inc (NYSE:CRI) was changed from Overweight to Equal-Weight. In the third quarter, Carter's showed an EPS of $1.96, compared to $1.87 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $112.45 and a 52-week-low of $60.17. At the end of the last trading period, Carter's closed at $104.97.
  • According to Cowen & Co., the prior rating for Boston Beer Co Inc (NYSE:SAM) was changed from Outperform to Market Perform. Boston Beer Co earned $6.51 in the third quarter, compared to $3.58 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $1092.80 and a 52-week-low of $290.02. At the end of the last trading period, Boston Beer Co closed at $918.64.
  • For Arthur J. Gallagher & Co (NYSE:AJG), RBC Capital downgraded the previous rating of Outperform to Sector Perform. For the third quarter, Arthur J. Gallagher had an EPS of $1.08, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.80. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $129.12 and a 52-week-low of $65.09. Arthur J. Gallagher closed at $118.64 at the end of the last trading period.
  • According to BMO Capital, the prior rating for Albertsons Companies Inc (NYSE:ACI) was changed from Outperform to Market Perform. Interestingly, in the third quarter, Albertsons Companies's EPS was $0.66. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $18.25 and a 52-week-low of $12.91. Albertsons Companies closed at $17.10 at the end of the last trading period.
  • Evercore ISI Group downgraded the previous rating for Automatic Data Processing Inc (NASDAQ:ADP) from Outperform to Underperform. Automatic Data Processing earned $1.41 in the first quarter, compared to $1.34 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Automatic Data Processing shows a 52-week-high of $182.32 and a 52-week-low of $103.11. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $169.06.
  • According to HSBC, the prior rating for DuPont de Nemours Inc (NYSE:DD) was changed from Buy to Hold. For the third quarter, DuPont de Nemours had an EPS of $0.88, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.96. The stock has a 52-week-high of $87.27 and a 52-week-low of $28.33. At the end of the last trading period, DuPont de Nemours closed at $86.33.
  • Piper Sandler downgraded the previous rating for PNC Financial Services Group Inc (NYSE:PNC) from Overweight to Neutral. In the third quarter, PNC Financial Services Gr showed an EPS of $3.39, compared to $2.94 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $162.74 and a 52-week-low of $79.41. PNC Financial Services Gr closed at $161.80 at the end of the last trading period.
  • KeyBanc downgraded the previous rating for Take-Two Interactive Software Inc (NASDAQ:TTWO) from Overweight to Sector Weight. In the second quarter, Take-Two Interactive earned $1.99. The stock has a 52-week-high of $211.44 and a 52-week-low of $100.00. At the end of the last trading period, Take-Two Interactive closed at $199.15.

 

Initiations

  • For Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA), Edward Jones initiated coverage, by setting the current rating at Hold. For the third quarter, Tesla had an EPS of $0.76, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.37. The stock has a 52-week-high of $884.49 and a 52-week-low of $70.10. At the end of the last trading period, Tesla closed at $849.44.
  • With a Neutral rating, UBS initiated coverage on Graphic Packaging Holding Co (NYSE:GPK). The price target seems to have been set at $18.00 for Graphic Packaging Holding. Graphic Packaging Holding earned $0.26 in the third quarter, compared to $0.20 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $18.22 and a 52-week-low of $10.40. Graphic Packaging Holding closed at $18.17 at the end of the last trading period.
  • UBS initiated coverage on International Paper Co (NYSE:IP) with a Sell rating. In the third quarter, International Paper showed an EPS of $0.71, compared to $1.09 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $53.39 and a 52-week-low of $26.38. International Paper closed at $52.65 at the end of the last trading period.
  • UBS initiated coverage on Packaging Corp of America (NYSE:PKG) with a Sell rating. For the third quarter, Packaging Corp of America had an EPS of $1.57, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.92. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $148.14 and a 52-week-low of $71.05. Packaging Corp of America closed at $147.30 at the end of the last trading period.
  • Wedbush initiated coverage on Skillz Inc (NYSE:SKLZ) with an Outperform rating. The price target for Skillz is set to $34.00. The current stock performance of Skillz shows a 52-week-high of $25.61 and a 52-week-low of $16.50. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $24.48.
  • For Golden Nugget Online Gaming Inc (NASDAQ:GNOG), Benchmark initiated coverage, by setting the current rating at Buy. The stock has a 52-week-high of $25.57 and a 52-week-low of $18.01. At the end of the last trading period, Golden Nugget Online closed at $20.53.
 

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