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Benzinga's Top Ratings Upgrades, Downgrades For January 28, 2021

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Upgrades

  • B of A Securities upgraded the previous rating for Silgan Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:SLGN) from Underperform to Buy. In the fourth quarter, Silgan Hldgs showed an EPS of $0.60, compared to $0.38 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $40.44 and a 52-week-low of $24.64. Silgan Hldgs closed at $35.93 at the end of the last trading period.
  • For Public Storage (NYSE:PSA), BMO Capital upgraded the previous rating of Underperform to Market Perform. In the third quarter, Public Storage showed an EPS of $2.63, compared to $2.73 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Public Storage shows a 52-week-high of $240.75 and a 52-week-low of $155.37. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $228.00.
  • Oppenheimer upgraded the previous rating for Corning Inc (NYSE:GLW) from Perform to Outperform. Corning earned $0.52 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.46 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Corning shows a 52-week-high of $38.84 and a 52-week-low of $17.44. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $35.27.
  • For Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT), BTIG upgraded the previous rating of Neutral to Buy. In the fourth quarter, Abbott Laboratories showed an EPS of $1.45, compared to $0.95 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Abbott Laboratories shows a 52-week-high of $117.78 and a 52-week-low of $61.61. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $114.26.
  • According to DZ Bank, the prior rating for American Express Co (NYSE:AXP) was changed from Hold to Buy. American Express earned $1.76 in the fourth quarter, compared to $2.03 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $138.04 and a 52-week-low of $67.00. At the end of the last trading period, American Express closed at $114.07.
  • For PTC Inc (NASDAQ:PTC), RBC Capital upgraded the previous rating of Sector Perform to Outperform. PTC earned $0.97 in the first quarter, compared to $0.57 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $132.83 and a 52-week-low of $43.90. At the end of the last trading period, PTC closed at $120.83.
  • According to Telsey Advisory Group, the prior rating for Floor & Decor Holdings Inc (NYSE:FND) was changed from Market Perform to Outperform. For the third quarter, Floor & Decor Hldgs had an EPS of $0.56, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.27. The current stock performance of Floor & Decor Hldgs shows a 52-week-high of $108.54 and a 52-week-low of $24.36. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $90.91.
  • According to KeyBanc, the prior rating for Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) was changed from Sector Weight to Overweight. Twitter earned $0.19 in the third quarter, compared to $0.17 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $56.11 and a 52-week-low of $20.00. At the end of the last trading period, Twitter closed at $48.25.
  • For Brinker International Inc (NYSE:EAT), KeyBanc upgraded the previous rating of Sector Weight to Overweight. Brinker International earned $0.35 in the second quarter, compared to $1.01 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Brinker International shows a 52-week-high of $67.53 and a 52-week-low of $7.00. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $55.10.

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Downgrades

  • Gordon Haskett downgraded the previous rating for Williams-Sonoma Inc (NYSE:WSM) from Buy to Neutral. For the third quarter, Williams-Sonoma had an EPS of $2.56, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.02. The stock has a 52-week-high of $151.16 and a 52-week-low of $26.01. At the end of the last trading period, Williams-Sonoma closed at $147.66.
  • According to Gordon Haskett, the prior rating for Wayfair Inc (NYSE:W) was changed from Buy to Neutral. For the third quarter, Wayfair had an EPS of $2.30, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $2.23. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $369.00 and a 52-week-low of $21.70. Wayfair closed at $276.03 at the end of the last trading period.
  • According to Wedbush, the prior rating for Toll Brothers Inc (NYSE:TOL) was changed from Outperform to Neutral. In the fourth quarter, Toll Brothers showed an EPS of $1.55, compared to $1.41 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $54.84 and a 52-week-low of $13.28. Toll Brothers closed at $53.54 at the end of the last trading period.
  • Goldman Sachs downgraded the previous rating for TAL Education Group (NYSE:TAL) from Buy to Neutral. For the third quarter, TAL Education had an EPS of $0.07, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.09. The current stock performance of TAL Education shows a 52-week-high of $84.43 and a 52-week-low of $44.24. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $78.29.
  • According to Bradesco, the prior rating for MercadoLibre Inc (NASDAQ:MELI) was changed from Outperform to Neutral. MercadoLibre earned $0.28 in the third quarter, compared to $0.95 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $2020.00 and a 52-week-low of $422.22. At the end of the last trading period, MercadoLibre closed at $1718.70.
  • According to Goldman Sachs, the prior rating for GSX Techedu Inc (NYSE:GSX) was changed from Neutral to Sell. In the third quarter, GSX Techedu showed an EPS of $0.57, compared to $0.01 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $149.05 and a 52-week-low of $27.06. At the end of the last trading period, GSX Techedu closed at $143.11.
  • Loop Capital downgraded the previous rating for Big Lots Inc (NYSE:BIG) from Buy to Hold. In the third quarter, Big Lots showed an EPS of $0.76, compared to $0.18 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Big Lots shows a 52-week-high of $65.11 and a 52-week-low of $10.12. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $65.07.
  • For Bed Bath & Beyond Inc (NASDAQ:BBBY), B of A Securities downgraded the previous rating of Buy to Neutral. In the third quarter, Bed Bath & Beyond showed an EPS of $0.08, compared to $0.38 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $53.90 and a 52-week-low of $3.43. At the end of the last trading period, Bed Bath & Beyond closed at $52.89.
  • For BJ's Wholesale Club Holdings Inc (NYSE:BJ), Gordon Haskett downgraded the previous rating of Buy to Neutral. In the third quarter, BJ's Wholesale Club showed an EPS of $0.92, compared to $0.41 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of BJ's Wholesale Club shows a 52-week-high of $50.18 and a 52-week-low of $18.84. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $48.80.
  • Evercore ISI Group downgraded the previous rating for Albertsons Companies Inc (NYSE:ACI) from Outperform to In-Line. Albertsons Companies earned $0.66 in the third quarter. The current stock performance of Albertsons Companies shows a 52-week-high of $20.62 and a 52-week-low of $12.91. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $20.62.
  • For Lumen Technologies Inc (NYSE:LUMN), Morgan Stanley downgraded the previous rating of Equal-Weight to Underweight. The stock has a 52-week-high of $16.60 and a 52-week-low of $8.51. At the end of the last trading period, Lumen Technologies closed at $15.37.
  • According to Deutsche Bank, the prior rating for eBay Inc (NASDAQ:EBAY) was changed from Buy to Hold. For the third quarter, eBay had an EPS of $0.85, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.67. The stock has a 52-week-high of $61.06 and a 52-week-low of $26.02. At the end of the last trading period, eBay closed at $58.35.
  • Exane BNP Paribas downgraded the previous rating for DuPont de Nemours Inc (NYSE:DD) from Outperform to Neutral. In the third quarter, DuPont de Nemours showed an EPS of $0.88, compared to $0.96 from the year-ago quarter. 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 $77.87.
  • For Colgate-Palmolive Co (NYSE:CL), Stifel downgraded the previous rating of Buy to Hold. Colgate-Palmolive earned $0.79 in the third quarter, compared to $0.71 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Colgate-Palmolive shows a 52-week-high of $86.41 and a 52-week-low of $58.49. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $78.00.
  • According to Deutsche Bank, the prior rating for Cheesecake Factory Inc (NASDAQ:CAKE) was changed from Buy to Hold. In the third quarter, Cheesecake Factory showed an EPS of $0.33, compared to $0.59 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $57.20 and a 52-week-low of $14.52. Cheesecake Factory closed at $49.91 at the end of the last trading period.
  • According to Credit Suisse, the prior rating for ViacomCBS Inc (NASDAQ:VIAC) was changed from Neutral to Underperform. In the third quarter, ViacomCBS showed an EPS of $0.91, compared to $1.10 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of ViacomCBS shows a 52-week-high of $60.73 and a 52-week-low of $10.10. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $56.00.
  • Telsey Advisory Group downgraded the previous rating for The Kroger Co (NYSE:KR) from Outperform to Market Perform. Kroger earned $0.71 in the third quarter, compared to $0.47 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $42.99 and a 52-week-low of $26.72. Kroger closed at $38.75 at the end of the last trading period.
  • According to Telsey Advisory Group, the prior rating for Bed Bath & Beyond Inc (NASDAQ:BBBY) was changed from Outperform to Market Perform. In the third quarter, Bed Bath & Beyond showed an EPS of $0.08, compared to $0.38 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $53.90 and a 52-week-low of $3.43. Bed Bath & Beyond closed at $52.89 at the end of the last trading period.
  • JMP Securities downgraded the previous rating for Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) from Market Outperform to Market Perform. Tesla earned $0.80 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.41 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $900.40 and a 52-week-low of $70.10. Tesla closed at $864.16 at the end of the last trading period.
  • Stifel downgraded the previous rating for Procter & Gamble Co (NYSE:PG) from Buy to Hold. For the second quarter, Procter & Gamble had an EPS of $1.64, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.42. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $146.92 and a 52-week-low of $94.34. Procter & Gamble closed at $128.27 at the end of the last trading period.

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Initiations

  • For Gentex Corp (NASDAQ:GNTX), Seaport Global initiated coverage, by setting the current rating at Neutral. For the third quarter, Gentex had an EPS of $0.48, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.44. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $37.75 and a 52-week-low of $19.48. Gentex closed at $33.04 at the end of the last trading period.
  • With a Buy rating, Truist Securities initiated coverage on Veracyte Inc (NASDAQ:VCYT). The price target seems to have been set at $61.00 for Veracyte. Veracyte earned $0.08 in the third quarter, compared to $0.02 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Veracyte shows a 52-week-high of $63.55 and a 52-week-low of $13.90. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $51.76.
  • With a Buy rating, Truist Securities initiated coverage on Personalis Inc (NASDAQ:PSNL). The price target seems to have been set at $50.00 for Personalis. Personalis earned $0.27 in the third quarter, compared to $0.22 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $53.46 and a 52-week-low of $4.27. Personalis closed at $37.66 at the end of the last trading period.
  • Truist Securities initiated coverage on Natera Inc (NASDAQ:NTRA) with a Buy rating. The price target for Natera is set to $143.00. For the third quarter, Natera had an EPS of $0.72, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.33. The current stock performance of Natera shows a 52-week-high of $127.19 and a 52-week-low of $16.87. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $100.20.
  • Truist Securities initiated coverage on NeoGenomics Inc (NASDAQ:NEO) with a Buy rating. The price target for NeoGenomics is set to $65.00. In the third quarter, NeoGenomics showed an EPS of $0.06, compared to $0.07 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of NeoGenomics shows a 52-week-high of $57.91 and a 52-week-low of $20.47. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $53.53.
  • Roth Capital initiated coverage on Monopar Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:MNPR) with a Buy rating. The price target for Monopar Therapeutics is set to $49.00. In the third quarter, Monopar Therapeutics showed an EPS of $0.15, compared to $0.08 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Monopar Therapeutics shows a 52-week-high of $20.50 and a 52-week-low of $4.28. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $6.64.
  • With a Buy rating, Roth Capital initiated coverage on Whole Earth Brands Inc (NASDAQ:FREE). The price target seems to have been set at $17.00 for Whole Earth Brands. Whole Earth Brands earned $0.07 in the third quarter. The current stock performance of Whole Earth Brands shows a 52-week-high of $12.69 and a 52-week-low of $6.92. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $11.75.
  • With an Overweight rating, Cantor Fitzgerald initiated coverage on EyePoint Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:EYPT). The price target seems to have been set at $22.00 for EyePoint Pharmaceuticals. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $13.00 and a 52-week-low of $0.35. EyePoint Pharmaceuticals closed at $9.81 at the end of the last trading period.
  • Truist Securities initiated coverage on Exact Sciences Corp (NASDAQ:EXAS) with a Buy rating. The price target for Exact Sciences is set to $226.00. For the third quarter, Exact Sciences had an EPS of $0.07, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.31. The current stock performance of Exact Sciences shows a 52-week-high of $159.54 and a 52-week-low of $35.25. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $136.85.
  • With a Buy rating, Loop Capital initiated coverage on Academy Sports and Outdoors Inc (NASDAQ:ASO). The price target seems to have been set at $30.00 for Academy Sports. Interestingly, in the third quarter, Academy Sports's EPS was $0.91. The stock has a 52-week-high of $26.70 and a 52-week-low of $12.05. At the end of the last trading period, Academy Sports closed at $22.08.
  • RBC Capital initiated coverage on SOC Telemed Inc (NASDAQ:TLMD) with an Outperform rating. The price target for SOC Telemed is set to $10.00. SOC Telemed earned $0.14 in the third quarter, compared to $0.06 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $9.00 and a 52-week-low of $6.75. At the end of the last trading period, SOC Telemed closed at $7.43.

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