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Benzinga's Top Ratings Upgrades, Downgrades For February 9, 2021

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Upgrades

  • For HSBC Holdings PLC (NYSE:HSBC), RBC Capital upgraded the previous rating of Underperform to Sector Perform. For the third quarter, HSBC Holdings had an EPS of $0.07, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.15. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $38.61 and a 52-week-low of $17.95. HSBC Holdings closed at $26.82 at the end of the last trading period.
  • According to Northcoast Research, the prior rating for Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc (NYSE:CMG) was changed from Neutral to Buy. For the fourth quarter, Chipotle Mexican Grill had an EPS of $3.48, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $2.86. The stock has a 52-week-high of $1553.55 and a 52-week-low of $415.00. At the end of the last trading period, Chipotle Mexican Grill closed at $1503.25.
  • Argus Research upgraded the previous rating for Ford Motor Co (NYSE:F) from Hold to Buy. For the fourth quarter, Ford Motor had an EPS of $0.34, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.12. The current stock performance of Ford Motor shows a 52-week-high of $12.15 and a 52-week-low of $3.96. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $11.55.
  • For Baidu Inc (NASDAQ:BIDU), China Renaissance upgraded the previous rating of Hold to Buy. Baidu earned $3.00 in the third quarter, compared to $1.76 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Baidu shows a 52-week-high of $282.00 and a 52-week-low of $82.00. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $276.60.
  • Janney Capital upgraded the previous rating for Zions Bancorp NA (NASDAQ:ZION) from Neutral to Buy. Zions Bancorp earned $1.66 in the fourth quarter, compared to $1.13 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Zions Bancorp shows a 52-week-high of $51.22 and a 52-week-low of $23.58. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $48.65.
  • According to Telsey Advisory Group, the prior rating for Tapestry Inc (NYSE:TPR) was changed from Market Perform to Outperform. In the second quarter, Tapestry showed an EPS of $1.15, compared to $1.10 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Tapestry shows a 52-week-high of $38.72 and a 52-week-low of $10.18. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $38.37.
  • According to RBC Capital, the prior rating for Beacon Roofing Supply Inc (NASDAQ:BECN) was changed from Underperform to Sector Perform. For the first quarter, Beacon Roofing Supply had an EPS of $1.01, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.41. The current stock performance of Beacon Roofing Supply shows a 52-week-high of $44.33 and a 52-week-low of $11.66. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $43.69.
  • For Affiliated Managers Group Inc (NYSE:AMG), Citigroup upgraded the previous rating of Neutral to Buy. Affiliated Managers Group earned $4.22 in the fourth quarter, compared to $4.52 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $132.78 and a 52-week-low of $44.37. Affiliated Managers Group closed at $132.03 at the end of the last trading period.
  • JP Morgan upgraded the previous rating for Twilio Inc (NYSE:TWLO) from Neutral to Overweight. Twilio earned $0.04 in the third quarter, compared to $0.03 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Twilio shows a 52-week-high of $407.77 and a 52-week-low of $68.06. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $399.51.
  • According to Piper Sandler, the prior rating for The Community Financial Corp (NASDAQ:TCFC) was changed from Neutral to Overweight. For the fourth quarter, Community Financial had an EPS of $1.04, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.73. The stock has a 52-week-high of $33.96 and a 52-week-low of $17.50. At the end of the last trading period, Community Financial closed at $26.83.

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Downgrades

  • According to Truist Securities, the prior rating for Cubic Corp (NYSE:CUB) was changed from Buy to Hold. For the first quarter, Cubic had an EPS of $0.38, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.12. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $70.22 and a 52-week-low of $30.86. Cubic closed at $69.72 at the end of the last trading period.
  • RBC Capital downgraded the previous rating for CRH Medical Corp (AMEX:CRHM) from Outperform to Sector Perform. CRH Medical earned $0.00 in the third quarter, compared to $0.01 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $4.40 and a 52-week-low of $0.86. At the end of the last trading period, CRH Medical closed at $3.91.
  • According to Alliance Global Partners, the prior rating for Mantech International Corp (NASDAQ:MANT) was changed from Buy to Neutral. Mantech Intl earned $0.83 in the third quarter, compared to $0.69 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $101.35 and a 52-week-low of $55.25. At the end of the last trading period, Mantech Intl closed at $89.76.
  • For Matador Resources Co (NYSE:MTDR), MKM Partners downgraded the previous rating of Buy to Neutral. For the third quarter, Matador Resources had an EPS of $0.10, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.32. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $19.80 and a 52-week-low of $1.11. Matador Resources closed at $19.62 at the end of the last trading period.
  • According to Wedbush, the prior rating for Glu Mobile Inc (NASDAQ:GLUU) was changed from Outperform to Neutral. For the fourth quarter, Glu Mobile had an EPS of $0.13, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.07. The stock has a 52-week-high of $10.85 and a 52-week-low of $3.98. At the end of the last trading period, Glu Mobile closed at $9.39.
  • For Esperion Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:ESPR), Goldman Sachs downgraded the previous rating of Neutral to Sell. In the third quarter, Esperion Therapeutics showed an EPS of $3.07, compared to $2.52 from the year-ago quarter. 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 $36.89.
  • Chardan Capital downgraded the previous rating for Ocugen Inc (NASDAQ:OCGN) from Buy to Neutral. Ocugen earned $0.02 in the third quarter, compared to $3.55 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $18.77 and a 52-week-low of $0.17. Ocugen closed at $15.81 at the end of the last trading period.
  • According to Credit Suisse, the prior rating for Bilibili Inc (NASDAQ:BILI) was changed from Outperform to Neutral. For the third quarter, Bilibili had an EPS of $0.41, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.15. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $150.35 and a 52-week-low of $19.25. Bilibili closed at $144.04 at the end of the last trading period.
  • For KB Home (NYSE:KBH), Seaport Global downgraded the previous rating of Buy to Neutral. KB Home earned $1.12 in the fourth quarter, compared to $1.31 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $45.21 and a 52-week-low of $9.82. KB Home closed at $45.08 at the end of the last trading period.
  • For Energizer Holdings Inc (NYSE:ENR), Citigroup downgraded the previous rating of Buy to Neutral. In the first quarter, Energizer Holdings showed an EPS of $1.17, compared to $0.85 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $53.84 and a 52-week-low of $26.60. Energizer Holdings closed at $48.74 at the end of the last trading period.
  • According to Barclays, the prior rating for Inphi Corp (NASDAQ:IPHI) was changed from Overweight to Equal-Weight. For the fourth quarter, Inphi had an EPS of $0.91, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.47. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $182.22 and a 52-week-low of $55.72. Inphi closed at $169.33 at the end of the last trading period.
  • For Ladder Capital Corp (NYSE:LADR), JP Morgan downgraded the previous rating of Neutral to Underweight. In the third quarter, Ladder Cap showed an EPS of $0.16, compared to $0.38 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Ladder Cap shows a 52-week-high of $18.97 and a 52-week-low of $2.65. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $10.56.
  • Needham downgraded the previous rating for Cubic Corp (NYSE:CUB) from Buy to Hold. Cubic earned $0.38 in the first quarter, compared to $0.12 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $70.22 and a 52-week-low of $30.86. Cubic closed at $69.72 at the end of the last trading period.

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Initiations

  • William Blair initiated coverage on Driven Brands Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:DRVN) with an Outperform rating. The stock has a 52-week-high of $33.30 and a 52-week-low of $25.30. At the end of the last trading period, Driven Brands Holdings closed at $32.25.
  • With an Outperform rating, Baird initiated coverage on Playtika Holding Corp (NASDAQ:PLTK). The price target seems to have been set at $38.00 for Playtika Holding. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $36.06 and a 52-week-low of $28.51. Playtika Holding closed at $32.30 at the end of the last trading period.
  • RBC Capital initiated coverage on Karuna Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:KRTX) with an Outperform rating. The price target for Karuna Therapeutics is set to $160.00. For the third quarter, Karuna Therapeutics had an EPS of $0.71, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.39. The current stock performance of Karuna Therapeutics shows a 52-week-high of $126.06 and a 52-week-low of $52.62. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $125.50.
  • With a Buy rating, DA Davidson initiated coverage on Fathom Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:FTHM). The price target seems to have been set at $54.00 for Fathom Holdings. Interestingly, in the third quarter, Fathom Holdings's EPS was $0.02. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $46.70 and a 52-week-low of $8.62. Fathom Holdings closed at $45.90 at the end of the last trading period.
  • With a Buy rating, BTIG initiated coverage on Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc (NASDAQ:EGLE). The price target seems to have been set at $28.00 for Eagle Bulk Shipping. In the third quarter, Eagle Bulk Shipping showed an EPS of $1.05, compared to $0.06 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $24.88 and a 52-week-low of $1.27. Eagle Bulk Shipping closed at $21.57 at the end of the last trading period.
  • With an Overweight rating, Piper Sandler initiated coverage on Driven Brands Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:DRVN). The price target seems to have been set at $37.00 for Driven Brands Holdings. The stock has a 52-week-high of $33.30 and a 52-week-low of $25.30. At the end of the last trading period, Driven Brands Holdings closed at $32.25.
  • BTIG initiated coverage on Diana Shipping Inc (NYSE:DSX) with a Buy rating. The price target for Diana Shipping is set to $5.00. In the third quarter, Diana Shipping showed an EPS of $0.17, compared to $0.00 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $2.85 and a 52-week-low of $1.25. At the end of the last trading period, Diana Shipping closed at $2.60.
  • With an Overweight rating, Piper Sandler initiated coverage on Kaleido Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:KLDO). The price target seems to have been set at $19.00 for Kaleido Biosciences. Kaleido Biosciences earned $0.65 in the third quarter, compared to $0.74 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $20.50 and a 52-week-low of $2.82. Kaleido Biosciences closed at $11.44 at the end of the last trading period.
  • With an Overweight rating, JP Morgan initiated coverage on Driven Brands Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:DRVN). The price target seems to have been set at $39.00 for Driven Brands Holdings. The stock has a 52-week-high of $33.30 and a 52-week-low of $25.30. At the end of the last trading period, Driven Brands Holdings closed at $32.25.
  • Credit Suisse initiated coverage on Playtika Holding Corp (NASDAQ:PLTK) with an Outperform rating. The price target for Playtika Holding is set to $35.00. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $36.06 and a 52-week-low of $28.51. Playtika Holding closed at $32.30 at the end of the last trading period.

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