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Benzinga's Top Ratings Upgrades, Downgrades For January 15, 2021

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Upgrades

  • For Stifel Financial Corp (NYSE:SF), Wells Fargo upgraded the previous rating of Underweight to Equal-Weight. In the third quarter, Stifel Financial showed an EPS of $1.59, compared to $1.50 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $117.11 and a 52-week-low of $46.70. At the end of the last trading period, Stifel Financial closed at $51.69.
  • For Snap Inc (NYSE:SNAP), MoffettNathanson upgraded the previous rating of Neutral to Buy. Snap earned $0.01 in the third quarter, compared to $0.04 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Snap shows a 52-week-high of $57.39 and a 52-week-low of $7.89. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $49.07.
  • According to Goldman Sachs, the prior rating for Public Service Enterprise Group Inc (NYSE:PEG) was changed from Neutral to Buy. In the third quarter, Public Service Enterprise showed an EPS of $0.96, compared to $0.98 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Public Service Enterprise shows a 52-week-high of $62.15 and a 52-week-low of $34.75. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $57.80.
  • According to DZ Bank, the prior rating for Intel Corp (NASDAQ:INTC) was changed from Sell to Hold. Intel earned $1.11 in the third quarter, compared to $1.42 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $69.29 and a 52-week-low of $43.61. Intel closed at $59.25 at the end of the last trading period.
  • According to MoffettNathanson, the prior rating for Discovery Inc (NASDAQ:DISCA) was changed from Neutral to Buy. Discovery earned $0.81 in the third quarter, compared to $0.87 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $38.44 and a 52-week-low of $17.12. Discovery closed at $37.25 at the end of the last trading period.
  • B. Riley FBR upgraded the previous rating for Cinemark Holdings Inc (NYSE:CNK) from Neutral to Buy. For the third quarter, Cinemark Hldgs had an EPS of $1.25, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.27. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $32.84 and a 52-week-low of $5.71. Cinemark Hldgs closed at $18.98 at the end of the last trading period.
  • For CenterPoint Energy Inc (NYSE:CNP), Goldman Sachs upgraded the previous rating of Neutral to Buy. In the third quarter, CenterPoint Energy showed an EPS of $0.34, compared to $0.53 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $27.53 and a 52-week-low of $11.58. CenterPoint Energy closed at $20.86 at the end of the last trading period.
  • JP Morgan upgraded the previous rating for Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co (NYSE:HPE) from Neutral to Overweight. For the fourth quarter, Hewlett Packard had an EPS of $0.37, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.49. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $15.80 and a 52-week-low of $7.43. Hewlett Packard closed at $12.47 at the end of the last trading period.
  • According to RBC Capital, the prior rating for Ralph Lauren Corp (NYSE:RL) was changed from Sector Perform to Outperform. In the second quarter, Ralph Lauren showed an EPS of $1.44, compared to $2.26 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $128.29 and a 52-week-low of $59.82. At the end of the last trading period, Ralph Lauren closed at $111.51.
  • For Anthem Inc (NYSE:ANTM), Jefferies upgraded the previous rating of Hold to Buy. For the third quarter, Anthem had an EPS of $4.20, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $4.87. The current stock performance of Anthem shows a 52-week-high of $340.98 and a 52-week-low of $171.03. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $322.33.
  • According to JP Morgan, the prior rating for Sonic Automotive Inc (NYSE:SAH) was changed from Neutral to Overweight. In the third quarter, Sonic Automotive showed an EPS of $1.29, compared to $0.66 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $47.09 and a 52-week-low of $9.00. Sonic Automotive closed at $46.45 at the end of the last trading period.
  • According to UBS, the prior rating for Ingersoll Rand Inc (NYSE:IR) was changed from Neutral to Buy. In the third quarter, Ingersoll Rand showed an EPS of $0.40, compared to $0.41 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $146.85 and a 52-week-low of $17.01. At the end of the last trading period, Ingersoll Rand closed at $46.34.
  • UBS upgraded the previous rating for Emerson Electric Co (NYSE:EMR) from Neutral to Buy. In the fourth quarter, Emerson Electric showed an EPS of $1.10, compared to $1.07 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $84.44 and a 52-week-low of $37.75. At the end of the last trading period, Emerson Electric closed at $83.30.
  • For Raymond James Financial Inc (NYSE:RJF), Wells Fargo upgraded the previous rating of Underweight to Overweight. In the fourth quarter, Raymond James Financial showed an EPS of $1.78, compared to $2.00 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $105.18 and a 52-week-low of $54.21. Raymond James Financial closed at $102.70 at the end of the last trading period.

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Downgrades

  • Citigroup downgraded the previous rating for Spotify Technology SA (NYSE:SPOT) from Neutral to Sell. For the third quarter, Spotify Technology had an EPS of $0.68, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.39. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $370.95 and a 52-week-low of $109.18. Spotify Technology closed at $342.41 at the end of the last trading period.
  • For Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ICPT), B of A Securities downgraded the previous rating of Neutral to Underperform. For the third quarter, Intercept Pharmaceuticals had an EPS of $1.61, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $2.59. The current stock performance of Intercept Pharmaceuticals shows a 52-week-high of $114.66 and a 52-week-low of $23.78. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $29.24.
  • For Esperion Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:ESPR), B of A Securities downgraded the previous rating of Buy to Neutral. For the third quarter, Esperion Therapeutics had an EPS of $3.07, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $2.52. The current stock performance of Esperion Therapeutics shows a 52-week-high of $76.98 and a 52-week-low of $23.90. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $26.75.
  • Rosenblatt downgraded the previous rating for Acacia Communications Inc (NASDAQ:ACIA) from Buy to Neutral. In the third quarter, Acacia Communications showed an EPS of $0.78, compared to $0.60 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Acacia Communications shows a 52-week-high of $114.73 and a 52-week-low of $60.62. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $113.64.
  • Jefferies downgraded the previous rating for Centene Corp (NYSE:CNC) from Buy to Hold. Centene earned $1.26 in the third quarter, compared to $0.96 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $74.70 and a 52-week-low of $43.96. At the end of the last trading period, Centene closed at $65.08.
  • For American Electric Power Co Inc (NASDAQ:AEP), Goldman Sachs downgraded the previous rating of Neutral to Sell. For the third quarter, American Electric Power had an EPS of $1.47, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.46. The current stock performance of American Electric Power shows a 52-week-high of $104.97 and a 52-week-low of $65.14. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $78.83.
  • According to Stifel, the prior rating for AeroVironment Inc (NASDAQ:AVAV) was changed from Buy to Hold. AeroVironment earned $0.48 in the second quarter, compared to $0.34 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $127.74 and a 52-week-low of $45.00. At the end of the last trading period, AeroVironment closed at $125.29.
  • For Tivity Health Inc (NASDAQ:TVTY), Credit Suisse downgraded the previous rating of Neutral to Underperform. Tivity Health earned $0.72 in the third quarter, compared to $0.46 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $26.07 and a 52-week-low of $1.92. At the end of the last trading period, Tivity Health closed at $21.16.
  • For Stratasys Ltd (NASDAQ:SSYS), JP Morgan downgraded the previous rating of Neutral to Underweight. For the third quarter, Stratasys had an EPS of $0.05, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.12. The current stock performance of Stratasys shows a 52-week-high of $32.81 and a 52-week-low of $11.89. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $32.77.
  • Citigroup downgraded the previous rating for YETI Holdings Inc (NYSE:YETI) from Buy to Neutral. For the third quarter, YETI Holdings had an EPS of $0.61, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.30. The current stock performance of YETI Holdings shows a 52-week-high of $80.89 and a 52-week-low of $15.28. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $77.52.
  • JP Morgan downgraded the previous rating for AutoNation Inc (NYSE:AN) from Overweight to Neutral. For the third quarter, AutoNation had an EPS of $2.38, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.18. The stock has a 52-week-high of $78.21 and a 52-week-low of $20.59. At the end of the last trading period, AutoNation closed at $75.79.
  • Morgan Stanley downgraded the previous rating for Autoliv Inc (NYSE:ALV) from Equal-Weight to Underweight. In the third quarter, Autoliv showed an EPS of $1.48, compared to $1.30 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $95.93 and a 52-week-low of $38.16. Autoliv closed at $90.78 at the end of the last trading period.
  • According to Oppenheimer, the prior rating for CME Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME) was changed from Outperform to Perform. In the third quarter, CME Group showed an EPS of $1.38, compared to $1.90 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of CME Group shows a 52-week-high of $225.36 and a 52-week-low of $131.80. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $194.14.
  • JP Morgan downgraded the previous rating for 3D Systems Corp (NYSE:DDD) from Neutral to Underweight. For the third quarter, 3D Sys had an EPS of $0.03, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.04. The stock has a 52-week-high of $32.13 and a 52-week-low of $4.60. At the end of the last trading period, 3D Sys closed at $32.01.
  • For Axalta Coating Systems Ltd (NYSE:AXTA), KeyBanc downgraded the previous rating of Overweight to Sector Weight. Axalta Coating Sys earned $0.59 in the third quarter, compared to $0.52 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $31.48 and a 52-week-low of $12.92. Axalta Coating Sys closed at $30.02 at the end of the last trading period.

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Initiations

  • With a Buy rating, Benchmark initiated coverage on SOC Telemed Inc (NASDAQ:TLMD). The price target seems to have been set at $12.00 for SOC Telemed. In the third quarter, SOC Telemed showed an EPS of $0.14, compared to $0.06 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $9.00 and a 52-week-low of $6.82. SOC Telemed closed at $7.33 at the end of the last trading period.
  • Wells Fargo initiated coverage on Skillz Inc (NYSE:SKLZ) with a Equal-Weight rating. The price target for Skillz is set to $28.00. The stock has a 52-week-high of $27.49 and a 52-week-low of $16.50. At the end of the last trading period, Skillz closed at $26.04.
  • Truist Securities initiated coverage on DoorDash Inc (NYSE:DASH) with a Hold rating. The price target for DoorDash is set to $190.00. The stock has a 52-week-high of $221.40 and a 52-week-low of $135.38. At the end of the last trading period, DoorDash closed at $207.22.
  • With a Buy rating, B of A Securities initiated coverage on Allakos Inc (NASDAQ:ALLK). The price target seems to have been set at $145.00 for Allakos. In the third quarter, Allakos showed an EPS of $0.86, compared to $0.47 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Allakos shows a 52-week-high of $157.96 and a 52-week-low of $41.60. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $128.55.
  • For AstraZeneca PLC (NASDAQ:AZN), Deutsche Bank initiated coverage, by setting the current rating at Buy. AstraZeneca earned $0.47 in the third quarter, compared to $0.99 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $64.94 and a 52-week-low of $36.15. At the end of the last trading period, AstraZeneca closed at $51.29.
  • Deutsche Bank initiated coverage on GlaxoSmithKline PLC (NYSE:GSK) with a Hold rating. In the third quarter, GlaxoSmithKline showed an EPS of $0.47, compared to $0.47 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $48.25 and a 52-week-low of $31.43. GlaxoSmithKline closed at $38.16 at the end of the last trading period.
  • For Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS), Deutsche Bank initiated coverage, by setting the current rating at Buy. In the third quarter, Novartis showed an EPS of $1.52, compared to $1.41 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $99.84 and a 52-week-low of $69.18. At the end of the last trading period, Novartis closed at $94.64.
  • For Box Inc (NYSE:BOX), KeyBanc initiated coverage, by setting the current rating at Overweight. In the third quarter, Box showed an EPS of $0.20, compared to $0.01 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Box shows a 52-week-high of $22.09 and a 52-week-low of $8.64. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $18.00.
  • For Dropbox Inc (NASDAQ:DBX), KeyBanc initiated coverage, by setting the current rating at Sector Weight. For the third quarter, Dropbox had an EPS of $0.26, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.13. The stock has a 52-week-high of $25.16 and a 52-week-low of $14.55. At the end of the last trading period, Dropbox closed at $22.69.
  • With a Hold rating, Truist Securities initiated coverage on Airbnb Inc (NASDAQ:ABNB). The price target seems to have been set at $154.00 for Airbnb. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $187.42 and a 52-week-low of $121.50. Airbnb closed at $180.50 at the end of the last trading period.

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