Benzinga's Top Ratings Upgrades, Downgrades For March 26, 2021

 

Upgrades

  • For BIO-key International Inc BKYI, Maxim Group upgraded the previous rating of Hold to Buy. In the fourth quarter, BIO-key International showed an EPS of $0.18, compared to $0.18 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of BIO-key International shows a 52-week-high of $5.17 and a 52-week-low of $0.37. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $3.55.
  • According to TD Securities, the prior rating for Resolute Forest Products Inc RFP was changed from Speculative Buy to Buy. In the fourth quarter, Resolute Forest Products showed an EPS of $0.55, compared to $0.59 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $11.18 and a 52-week-low of $1.14. Resolute Forest Products closed at $9.44 at the end of the last trading period.
  • According to Craig-Hallum, the prior rating for PDF Solutions Inc PDFS was changed from Hold to Buy. For the fourth quarter, PDF Solutions had an EPS of $0.03, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.03. The stock has a 52-week-high of $26.42 and a 52-week-low of $9.85. At the end of the last trading period, PDF Solutions closed at $16.64.
  • Citigroup upgraded the previous rating for Momo Inc MOMO from Neutral to Buy. Momo earned $0.58 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.68 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Momo shows a 52-week-high of $24.69 and a 52-week-low of $12.52. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $13.95.
  • For ViewRay Inc VRAY, BTIG upgraded the previous rating of Neutral to Buy. ViewRay earned $0.18 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.31 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of ViewRay shows a 52-week-high of $7.36 and a 52-week-low of $1.64. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $4.33.
  • For British American Tobacco PLC BTI, Jefferies upgraded the previous rating of Hold to Buy. The stock has a 52-week-high of $41.58 and a 52-week-low of $29.62. At the end of the last trading period, British American Tobacco closed at $38.70.
  • According to B. Riley FBR, the prior rating for II-VI Inc IIVI was changed from Neutral to Buy. In the second quarter, II-VI showed an EPS of $1.08, compared to $0.36 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $100.44 and a 52-week-low of $23.90. At the end of the last trading period, II-VI closed at $66.74.
  • Raymond James upgraded the previous rating for Main Street Capital Corp MAIN from Market Perform to Outperform. Main Street Capital earned $0.59 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.62 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $39.40 and a 52-week-low of $16.40. At the end of the last trading period, Main Street Capital closed at $38.73.
  • According to Raymond James, the prior rating for Lumentum Holdings Inc LITE was changed from Outperform to Strong Buy. Lumentum Holdings earned $1.99 in the second quarter, compared to $1.53 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $112.08 and a 52-week-low of $66.31. At the end of the last trading period, Lumentum Holdings closed at $85.74.
  • For Criteo SA CRTO, JMP Securities upgraded the previous rating of Market Perform to Market Outperform. For the fourth quarter, Criteo had an EPS of $0.98, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.08. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $37.18 and a 52-week-low of $6.60. Criteo closed at $32.50 at the end of the last trading period.
  • RBC Capital upgraded the previous rating for Olin Corp OLN from Sector Perform to Outperform. Olin earned $0.09 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.08 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $42.27 and a 52-week-low of $9.67. At the end of the last trading period, Olin closed at $36.37.
  • Barclays upgraded the previous rating for Palomar Holdings Inc PLMR from Equal-Weight to Overweight. In the fourth quarter, Palomar Hldgs showed an EPS of $0.05, compared to $0.48 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $121.87 and a 52-week-low of $47.16. Palomar Hldgs closed at $62.35 at the end of the last trading period.
  • For NextDecade Corp NEXT, Morgan Stanley upgraded the previous rating of Underweight to Equal-Weight. In the fourth quarter, NextDecade showed an EPS of $0.05, compared to $0.16 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of NextDecade shows a 52-week-high of $5.11 and a 52-week-low of $1.11. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $1.95.
  • Baird upgraded the previous rating for Nike Inc NKE from Neutral to Outperform. In the third quarter, Nike showed an EPS of $0.90, compared to $0.78 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Nike shows a 52-week-high of $147.95 and a 52-week-low of $76.20. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $128.80.
  • Jefferies upgraded the previous rating for RH RH from Underperform to Hold. For the fourth quarter, RH had an EPS of $5.07, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $3.72. The stock has a 52-week-high of $540.49 and a 52-week-low of $84.61. At the end of the last trading period, RH closed at $529.00.
  • According to JP Morgan, the prior rating for MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings Inc MTSI was changed from Underweight to Neutral. MACOM Technology earned $0.46 in the first quarter, compared to $0.07 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of MACOM Technology shows a 52-week-high of $69.29 and a 52-week-low of $17.09. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $53.91.
  • William Blair upgraded the previous rating for Acuity Brands Inc AYI from Market Perform to Outperform. Acuity Brands earned $2.03 in the first quarter, compared to $2.13 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Acuity Brands shows a 52-week-high of $147.67 and a 52-week-low of $70.55. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $137.09.
  • According to Jefferies, the prior rating for Altria Group Inc MO was changed from Hold to Buy. In the fourth quarter, Altria Group showed an EPS of $0.99, compared to $1.02 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Altria Group shows a 52-week-high of $51.72 and a 52-week-low of $31.71. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $50.18.
  • Ascendiant Capital upgraded the previous rating for Travelzoo TZOO from Hold to Buy. Travelzoo earned $0.01 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.05 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Travelzoo shows a 52-week-high of $18.00 and a 52-week-low of $3.11. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $15.68.
  • According to KeyBanc, the prior rating for SBA Communications Corp SBAC was changed from Sector Weight to Overweight. For the fourth quarter, SBA Communications had an EPS of $0.94, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.59. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $328.37 and a 52-week-low of $232.88. SBA Communications closed at $272.36 at the end of the last trading period.
  • According to KeyBanc, the prior rating for Crown Castle International Corp CCI was changed from Sector Weight to Overweight. For the fourth quarter, Crown Castle Intl had an EPS of $2.33, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.38. The stock has a 52-week-high of $180.00 and a 52-week-low of $121.67. At the end of the last trading period, Crown Castle Intl closed at $167.61.
  • For American Tower Corp AMT, KeyBanc upgraded the previous rating of Sector Weight to Overweight. For the fourth quarter, American Tower had an EPS of $2.10, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.93. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $272.20 and a 52-week-low of $186.03. American Tower closed at $227.41 at the end of the last trading period.

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Downgrades

  • According to Craig-Hallum, the prior rating for GAN Ltd GAN was changed from Buy to Hold. In the fourth quarter, GAN earned $0.27. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $31.81 and a 52-week-low of $10.60. GAN closed at $23.11 at the end of the last trading period.
  • For Avista Corp AVA, Sidoti & Co. downgraded the previous rating of Buy to Neutral. Avista earned $0.85 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.76 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Avista shows a 52-week-high of $48.09 and a 52-week-low of $32.26. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $47.97.
  • For DaVita Inc DVA, B of A Securities downgraded the previous rating of Neutral to Underperform. For the fourth quarter, DaVita had an EPS of $1.67, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.86. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $125.28 and a 52-week-low of $64.51. DaVita closed at $110.74 at the end of the last trading period.
  • For Empire State Realty Trust Inc ESRT, Wells Fargo downgraded the previous rating of Equal-Weight to Underweight. In the fourth quarter, Empire State Realty Trust showed an EPS of $0.17, compared to $0.25 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Empire State Realty Trust shows a 52-week-high of $12.11 and a 52-week-low of $5.19. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $11.17.
  • Goldman Sachs downgraded the previous rating for Hexcel Corp HXL from Neutral to Sell. Hexcel earned $0.18 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.86 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Hexcel shows a 52-week-high of $64.84 and a 52-week-low of $24.54. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $59.27.
  • For ViacomCBS Inc VIAC, Wells Fargo downgraded the previous rating of Equal-Weight to Underweight. For the fourth quarter, ViacomCBS had an EPS of $1.04, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.97. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $101.97 and a 52-week-low of $11.92. ViacomCBS closed at $66.35 at the end of the last trading period.
  • For AllianceBernstein Holding LP AB, Goldman Sachs downgraded the previous rating of Buy to Neutral. In the fourth quarter, AllianceBernstein Holding showed an EPS of $0.97, compared to $0.85 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of AllianceBernstein Holding shows a 52-week-high of $42.93 and a 52-week-low of $16.53. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $39.42.
  • Stifel downgraded the previous rating for Science Applications International Corp SAIC from Buy to Hold. For the fourth quarter, Science Applications Intl had an EPS of $1.67, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.58. The stock has a 52-week-high of $103.95 and a 52-week-low of $60.67. At the end of the last trading period, Science Applications Intl closed at $95.90.
  • Wells Fargo downgraded the previous rating for AMC Networks Inc AMCX from Equal-Weight to Underweight. AMC Networks earned $2.72 in the fourth quarter, compared to $1.69 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of AMC Networks shows a 52-week-high of $83.63 and a 52-week-low of $19.62. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $60.87.
  • Wells Fargo downgraded the previous rating for Discovery Inc DISCA from Overweight to Equal-Weight. For the fourth quarter, Discovery had an EPS of $0.76, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.98. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $78.14 and a 52-week-low of $17.69. Discovery closed at $57.75 at the end of the last trading period.

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Initiations

  • Vertical Research initiated coverage on Wabash National Corp WNC with a Buy rating. The price target for Wabash National is set to $25.00. In the fourth quarter, Wabash National showed an EPS of $0.10, compared to $0.34 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $20.55 and a 52-week-low of $6.26. At the end of the last trading period, Wabash National closed at $18.30.
  • With an Underperform rating, Bernstein initiated coverage on Lufax Holding Ltd LU. The price target seems to have been set at $10.50 for Lufax Holding. Lufax Holding earned $0.19 in the fourth quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $19.56 and a 52-week-low of $13.01. At the end of the last trading period, Lufax Holding closed at $13.86.
  • With a Buy rating, Craig-Hallum initiated coverage on Drive Shack Inc DS. The price target seems to have been set at $5.00 for Drive Shack. In the fourth quarter, Drive Shack showed an EPS of $0.13, compared to $0.11 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $3.94 and a 52-week-low of $1.00. At the end of the last trading period, Drive Shack closed at $3.10.
  • With a Buy rating, Craig-Hallum initiated coverage on Porch Group Inc PRCH. The price target seems to have been set at $27.00 for Porch Group. The current stock performance of Porch Group shows a 52-week-high of $24.41 and a 52-week-low of $12.52. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $15.76.
  • Wells Fargo initiated coverage on BorgWarner Inc BWA with an Overweight rating. The price target for BorgWarner is set to $64.00. In the fourth quarter, BorgWarner showed an EPS of $1.18, compared to $1.17 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $50.60 and a 52-week-low of $21.15. BorgWarner closed at $43.73 at the end of the last trading period.
  • Wells Fargo initiated coverage on Adient PLC ADNT with an Overweight rating. The price target for Adient is set to $59.00. For the first quarter, Adient had an EPS of $1.71, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.96. The current stock performance of Adient shows a 52-week-high of $48.65 and a 52-week-low of $7.12. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $39.04.
  • With an Overweight rating, Wells Fargo initiated coverage on Tenneco Inc TEN. The price target seems to have been set at $13.00 for Tenneco. Tenneco earned $1.68 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.28 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Tenneco shows a 52-week-high of $13.12 and a 52-week-low of $2.21. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $10.44.
  • With an Underweight rating, Wells Fargo initiated coverage on Aptiv PLC APTV. The price target seems to have been set at $119.00 for Aptiv. For the fourth quarter, Aptiv had an EPS of $1.13, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.15. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $160.14 and a 52-week-low of $43.04. Aptiv closed at $142.47 at the end of the last trading period.
  • Wells Fargo initiated coverage on Visteon Corp VC with an Underweight rating. The price target for Visteon is set to $106.00. Visteon earned $1.06 in the fourth quarter, compared to $1.42 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $147.55 and a 52-week-low of $38.69. At the end of the last trading period, Visteon closed at $121.62.
  • Wells Fargo initiated coverage on Autoliv Inc ALV with a Equal-Weight rating. The price target for Autoliv is set to $97.00. For the fourth quarter, Autoliv had an EPS of $2.19, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.84. The current stock performance of Autoliv shows a 52-week-high of $99.21 and a 52-week-low of $39.83. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $89.40.
  • Wells Fargo initiated coverage on Magna International Inc MGA with a Equal-Weight rating. The price target for Magna International is set to $96.00. For the fourth quarter, Magna International had an EPS of $2.83, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.41. The stock has a 52-week-high of $95.38 and a 52-week-low of $28.46. At the end of the last trading period, Magna International closed at $86.70.
  • Citigroup initiated coverage on Forte Biosciences Inc FBRX with a Buy rating. The price target for Forte Biosciences is set to $75.00. In the fourth quarter, Forte Biosciences earned $0.37. The current stock performance of Forte Biosciences shows a 52-week-high of $53.99 and a 52-week-low of $17.90. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $28.92.
  • With a Buy rating, Benchmark initiated coverage on Ultralife Corp ULBI. The price target seems to have been set at $12.00 for Ultralife. For the fourth quarter, Ultralife had an EPS of $0.17, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.13. The current stock performance of Ultralife shows a 52-week-high of $8.85 and a 52-week-low of $4.85. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $7.83.
  • Vertical Research initiated coverage on Marten Transport Ltd MRTN with a Buy rating. The price target for Marten Transport is set to $22.00. Marten Transport earned $0.24 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.19 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Marten Transport shows a 52-week-high of $30.19 and a 52-week-low of $15.13. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $16.26.
  • With a Hold rating, Vertical Research initiated coverage on ArcBest Corp ARCB. The price target seems to have been set at $72.00 for ArcBest. For the fourth quarter, ArcBest had an EPS of $0.97, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.56. The current stock performance of ArcBest shows a 52-week-high of $74.99 and a 52-week-low of $15.91. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $67.63.
  • Vertical Research initiated coverage on United Parcel Service Inc UPS with a Buy rating. The price target for United Parcel Service is set to $195.00. For the fourth quarter, United Parcel Service had an EPS of $2.66, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $2.11. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $178.01 and a 52-week-low of $88.35. United Parcel Service closed at $163.21 at the end of the last trading period.
  • With a Buy rating, Vertical Research initiated coverage on Ryder System Inc R. The price target seems to have been set at $93.00 for Ryder System. Ryder System earned $0.83 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.01 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Ryder System shows a 52-week-high of $79.90 and a 52-week-low of $22.62. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $72.42.
  • With a Hold rating, Deutsche Bank initiated coverage on Zoom Video Communications Inc ZM. The price target seems to have been set at $360.00 for Zoom Video Communications. Zoom Video Communications earned $1.22 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.15 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $588.84 and a 52-week-low of $108.53. Zoom Video Communications closed at $314.85 at the end of the last trading period.
  • Vertical Research initiated coverage on Yellow Corp YELL with a Buy rating. The price target for Yellow is set to $15.00. The stock has a 52-week-high of $10.20 and a 52-week-low of $4.49. At the end of the last trading period, Yellow closed at $7.77.
  • With a Buy rating, Vertical Research initiated coverage on FedEx Corp FDX. The price target seems to have been set at $340.00 for FedEx. For the third quarter, FedEx had an EPS of $3.47, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.41. The current stock performance of FedEx shows a 52-week-high of $305.66 and a 52-week-low of $103.40. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $273.98.
  • With a Buy rating, Vertical Research initiated coverage on Nikola Corp NKLA. The price target seems to have been set at $24.00 for Nikola. In the fourth quarter, Nikola showed an EPS of $0.17, compared to $0.09 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $93.99 and a 52-week-low of $13.18. Nikola closed at $14.20 at the end of the last trading period.
  • With a Buy rating, Vertical Research initiated coverage on Lyft Inc LYFT. The price target seems to have been set at $85.00 for Lyft. In the fourth quarter, Lyft showed an EPS of $0.59, compared to $0.53 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $68.28 and a 52-week-low of $20.84. Lyft closed at $63.57 at the end of the last trading period.
  • Vertical Research initiated coverage on Uber Technologies Inc UBER with a Buy rating. The price target for Uber Technologies is set to $72.00. In the fourth quarter, Uber Technologies showed an EPS of $0.54, compared to $0.64 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $64.05 and a 52-week-low of $21.67. At the end of the last trading period, Uber Technologies closed at $53.90.
  • Needham initiated coverage on Dun & Bradstreet Holdings Inc DNB with a Buy rating. The price target for Dun & Bradstreet Hldgs is set to $30.00. In the fourth quarter, Dun & Bradstreet Hldgs earned $0.28. The current stock performance of Dun & Bradstreet Hldgs shows a 52-week-high of $29.55 and a 52-week-low of $21.34. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $24.35.
  • Wells Fargo initiated coverage on Lear Corp LEA with an Overweight rating. The price target for Lear is set to $214.00. Lear earned $3.66 in the fourth quarter, compared to $2.64 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $196.25 and a 52-week-low of $69.17. At the end of the last trading period, Lear closed at $173.91.
  • With an Overweight rating, Wells Fargo initiated coverage on Dana Inc DAN. The price target seems to have been set at $31.00 for Dana. In the fourth quarter, Dana showed an EPS of $0.24, compared to $0.67 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $27.47 and a 52-week-low of $6.50. Dana closed at $23.30 at the end of the last trading period.
  • With a Equal-Weight rating, Wells Fargo initiated coverage on Cerence Inc CRNC. The price target seems to have been set at $100.00 for Cerence. Cerence earned $0.59 in the first quarter, compared to $0.29 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $139.00 and a 52-week-low of $14.31. Cerence closed at $92.58 at the end of the last trading period.
  • Cowen & Co. initiated coverage on Clean Energy Fuels Corp CLNE with a Market Perform rating. The price target for Clean Energy Fuels is set to $14.00. In the fourth quarter, Clean Energy Fuels showed an EPS of $0.00, compared to $0.21 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Clean Energy Fuels shows a 52-week-high of $19.79 and a 52-week-low of $1.54. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $13.61.
  • Cowen & Co. initiated coverage on Renewable Energy Group Inc REGI with an Outperform rating. The price target for Renewable Energy Gr is set to $80.00. Renewable Energy Gr earned $0.60 in the fourth quarter, compared to $1.18 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $117.00 and a 52-week-low of $16.94. At the end of the last trading period, Renewable Energy Gr closed at $63.44.
  • Piper Sandler initiated coverage on Itron Inc ITRI with an Overweight rating. The price target for Itron is set to $120.00. Itron earned $0.65 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.72 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Itron shows a 52-week-high of $122.31 and a 52-week-low of $50.59. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $87.12.
  • Evercore ISI Group initiated coverage on Snowflake Inc SNOW with an Outperform rating. The price target for Snowflake is set to $311.00. Snowflake earned $0.16 in the fourth quarter. The current stock performance of Snowflake shows a 52-week-high of $429.00 and a 52-week-low of $205.07. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $217.16.
  • JP Morgan initiated coverage on Itron Inc ITRI with an Overweight rating. The price target for Itron is set to $110.00. For the fourth quarter, Itron had an EPS of $0.65, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.72. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $122.31 and a 52-week-low of $50.59. Itron closed at $87.12 at the end of the last trading period.

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