Benzinga's Top Ratings Upgrades, Downgrades For April 12, 2021

 

Upgrades

  • For Eni SpA E, Credit Suisse upgraded the previous rating of Underperform to Neutral. For the fourth quarter, Eni had an EPS of $0.02, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.17. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $25.22 and a 52-week-low of $13.36. Eni closed at $24.29 at the end of the last trading period.
  • BTIG upgraded the previous rating for Match Group Inc MTCH from Neutral to Buy. Match Group earned $0.48 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.45 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $174.68 and a 52-week-low of $65.99. At the end of the last trading period, Match Group closed at $143.87.
  • For U.S. Bancorp USB, B of A Securities upgraded the previous rating of Underperform to Neutral. For the fourth quarter, U.S. Bancorp had an EPS of $0.95, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.08. The current stock performance of U.S. Bancorp shows a 52-week-high of $57.45 and a 52-week-low of $28.36. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $57.24.
  • Truist Securities upgraded the previous rating for Trex Co Inc TREX from Hold to Buy. Trex Co earned $0.37 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.61 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Trex Co shows a 52-week-high of $313.26 and a 52-week-low of $63.32. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $98.02.
  • According to Mizuho, the prior rating for CMS Energy Corp CMS was changed from Neutral to Buy. CMS Energy earned $0.56 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.68 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $67.98 and a 52-week-low of $52.35. At the end of the last trading period, CMS Energy closed at $60.41.
  • According to Deutsche Bank, the prior rating for Lloyds Banking Group PLC LYG was changed from Hold to Buy. In the fourth quarter, Lloyds Banking Group showed an EPS of $0.01, compared to $0.02 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $2.38 and a 52-week-low of $1.17. At the end of the last trading period, Lloyds Banking Group closed at $2.33.
  • According to Jefferies, the prior rating for Eni SpA E was changed from Hold to Buy. For the fourth quarter, Eni had an EPS of $0.02, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.17. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $25.22 and a 52-week-low of $13.36. Eni closed at $24.29 at the end of the last trading period.
  • For Exxon Mobil Corp XOM, Jefferies upgraded the previous rating of Underperform to Hold. For the fourth quarter, Exxon Mobil had an EPS of $0.03, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.41. The stock has a 52-week-high of $62.55 and a 52-week-low of $31.11. At the end of the last trading period, Exxon Mobil closed at $55.90.
  • For PBF Energy Inc PBF, Credit Suisse upgraded the previous rating of Underperform to Neutral. For the fourth quarter, PBF Energy had an EPS of $4.53, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.60. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $18.78 and a 52-week-low of $4.06. PBF Energy closed at $13.72 at the end of the last trading period.
  • According to Goldman Sachs, the prior rating for Copa Holdings SA CPA was changed from Neutral to Buy. For the fourth quarter, Copa Holdings had an EPS of $2.00, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $2.17. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $94.91 and a 52-week-low of $35.16. Copa Holdings closed at $80.54 at the end of the last trading period.
  • According to Raymond James, the prior rating for Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc CMG was changed from Market Perform to Outperform. 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 $1564.91 and a 52-week-low of $728.00. At the end of the last trading period, Chipotle Mexican Grill closed at $1531.42.
  • According to Jefferies, the prior rating for Evelo Biosciences Inc EVLO was changed from Hold to Buy. For the fourth quarter, Evelo Biosciences had an EPS of $0.62, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.70. The current stock performance of Evelo Biosciences shows a 52-week-high of $19.93 and a 52-week-low of $3.55. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $10.04.
  • Canaccord Genuity upgraded the previous rating for Tesla Inc TSLA from Hold to Buy. In the fourth quarter, Tesla showed an EPS of $0.80, compared to $0.41 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Tesla shows a 52-week-high of $900.40 and a 52-week-low of $111.42. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $677.02.
  • According to Cowen & Co., the prior rating for WEX Inc WEX was changed from Market Perform to Outperform. For the fourth quarter, WEX had an EPS of $1.45, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $2.61. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $234.64 and a 52-week-low of $100.53. WEX closed at $219.66 at the end of the last trading period.
  • According to Keybanc, the prior rating for Westlake Chemical Corp WLK was changed from Sector Weight to Overweight. For the fourth quarter, Westlake Chemical had an EPS of $0.87, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.37. The current stock performance of Westlake Chemical shows a 52-week-high of $97.25 and a 52-week-low of $36.09. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $89.38.

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Downgrades

  • Argus Research downgraded the previous rating for AstraZeneca PLC AZN from Buy to Hold. In the fourth quarter, AstraZeneca showed an EPS of $0.54, compared to $0.45 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of AstraZeneca shows a 52-week-high of $64.94 and a 52-week-low of $43.50. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $49.94.
  • For VAALCO Energy Inc EGY, Roth Capital downgraded the previous rating of Buy to Neutral. For the fourth quarter, VAALCO Energy had an EPS of $0.10, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.09. The current stock performance of VAALCO Energy shows a 52-week-high of $3.48 and a 52-week-low of $0.75. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $2.25.
  • DNB Markets downgraded the previous rating for DHT Holdings Inc DHT from Buy to Hold. In the fourth quarter, DHT Holdings showed an EPS of $0.04, compared to $0.47 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $8.68 and a 52-week-low of $4.52. DHT Holdings closed at $6.06 at the end of the last trading period.
  • According to DNB Markets, the prior rating for Teekay Tankers Ltd TNK was changed from Buy to Hold. Teekay Tankers earned $1.21 in the fourth quarter, compared to $2.47 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $26.92 and a 52-week-low of $8.90. Teekay Tankers closed at $13.56 at the end of the last trading period.
  • For Carlisle Companies Inc CSL, Longbow Research downgraded the previous rating of Buy to Neutral. In the fourth quarter, Carlisle Companies showed an EPS of $1.57, compared to $1.81 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Carlisle Companies shows a 52-week-high of $171.93 and a 52-week-low of $97.55. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $171.73.
  • Evercore ISI Group downgraded the previous rating for Qualcomm Inc QCOM from Outperform to In-Line. In the first quarter, Qualcomm showed an EPS of $2.17, compared to $0.99 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $167.94 and a 52-week-low of $70.00. Qualcomm closed at $140.57 at the end of the last trading period.
  • Ascendiant Capital downgraded the previous rating for GameStop Corp GME from Hold to Sell. In the fourth quarter, GameStop showed an EPS of $1.34, compared to $1.27 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $483.00 and a 52-week-low of $3.49. GameStop closed at $158.32 at the end of the last trading period.
  • For EPAM Systems Inc EPAM, VTB Capital downgraded the previous rating of Buy to Hold. EPAM Systems earned $1.81 in the fourth quarter, compared to $1.51 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $424.65 and a 52-week-low of $187.23. At the end of the last trading period, EPAM Systems closed at $422.60.
  • For Enova International Inc ENVA, Stephens & Co. downgraded the previous rating of Overweight to Equal-Weight. Enova International earned $2.39 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.92 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $41.06 and a 52-week-low of $9.43. Enova International closed at $34.43 at the end of the last trading period.
  • According to Susquehanna, the prior rating for Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc KNX was changed from Positive to Neutral. Knight-Swift earned $0.94 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.55 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $50.52 and a 52-week-low of $33.72. At the end of the last trading period, Knight-Swift closed at $50.08.
  • For JinkoSolar Holding Co Ltd JKS, Roth Capital downgraded the previous rating of Buy to Neutral. In the fourth quarter, JinkoSolar Holding Co showed an EPS of $0.11, compared to $1.40 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $90.20 and a 52-week-low of $13.67. JinkoSolar Holding Co closed at $38.68 at the end of the last trading period.
  • Roth Capital downgraded the previous rating for Maxeon Solar Technologies Ltd MAXN from Buy to Neutral. Maxeon Solar Technologies earned $0.11 in the fourth quarter, compared to $1.51 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Maxeon Solar Technologies shows a 52-week-high of $57.97 and a 52-week-low of $11.78. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $23.44.
  • According to Morgan Stanley, the prior rating for Plug Power Inc PLUG was changed from Overweight to Equal-Weight. Plug Power earned $0.05 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.06 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $75.49 and a 52-week-low of $3.70. Plug Power closed at $32.30 at the end of the last trading period.
  • Wolfe Research downgraded the previous rating for Occidental Petroleum Corp OXY from Peer Perform to Underperform. In the fourth quarter, Occidental Petroleum showed an EPS of $0.78, compared to $0.30 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $32.52 and a 52-week-low of $8.52. At the end of the last trading period, Occidental Petroleum closed at $24.57.

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Initiations

  • B of A Securities initiated coverage on Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc SC with a Buy rating. The price target for Santander Consumer USA is set to $36.00. In the fourth quarter, Santander Consumer USA showed an EPS of $1.70, compared to $0.43 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $29.14 and a 52-week-low of $12.15. Santander Consumer USA closed at $29.01 at the end of the last trading period.
  • Truist Securities initiated coverage on Olo Inc OLO with a Buy rating. The price target for Olo is set to $34.00. The stock has a 52-week-high of $35.00 and a 52-week-low of $23.93. At the end of the last trading period, Olo closed at $28.23.
  • Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on Tuya Inc TUYA with an Overweight rating. The price target for Tuya is set to $26.00. The current stock performance of Tuya shows a 52-week-high of $27.65 and a 52-week-low of $17.59. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $22.24.
  • With an Overweight rating, JP Morgan initiated coverage on Olo Inc OLO. The price target seems to have been set at $36.00 for Olo. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $35.00 and a 52-week-low of $23.93. Olo closed at $28.23 at the end of the last trading period.
  • With a Buy rating, Jefferies initiated coverage on The Duckhorn Portfolio Inc NAPA. The price target seems to have been set at $22.00 for Duckhorn Portfolio. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $20.73 and a 52-week-low of $16.40. Duckhorn Portfolio closed at $18.89 at the end of the last trading period.
  • Jefferies initiated coverage on Radius Global Infrastructure Inc RADI with a Buy rating. The price target for Radius Global Infr is set to $18.00. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $15.63 and a 52-week-low of $7.31. Radius Global Infr closed at $15.51 at the end of the last trading period.
  • With a Buy rating, Jefferies initiated coverage on American Tower Corp AMT. The price target seems to have been set at $278.00 for American Tower. For the fourth quarter, American Tower had an EPS of $2.10, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.93. The stock has a 52-week-high of $272.20 and a 52-week-low of $197.50. At the end of the last trading period, American Tower closed at $240.13.
  • With a Buy rating, Jefferies initiated coverage on Crown Castle International Corp CCI. The price target seems to have been set at $205.00 for Crown Castle Intl. Crown Castle Intl earned $2.33 in the fourth quarter, compared to $1.38 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $180.00 and a 52-week-low of $146.15. Crown Castle Intl closed at $175.24 at the end of the last trading period.
  • Jefferies initiated coverage on SBA Communications Corp SBAC with a Buy rating. The price target for SBA Communications is set to $335.00. In the fourth quarter, SBA Communications showed an EPS of $0.94, compared to $0.59 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of SBA Communications shows a 52-week-high of $328.37 and a 52-week-low of $232.88. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $275.69.
  • With a Equal-Weight rating, Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on Open Lending Corp LPRO. The price target seems to have been set at $40.00 for Open Lending. Open Lending earned $0.12 in the fourth quarter. The current stock performance of Open Lending shows a 52-week-high of $43.00 and a 52-week-low of $12.70. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $38.56.
  • Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on Motorola Solutions Inc MSI with a Equal-Weight rating. The price target for Motorola Solutions is set to $210.00. In the fourth quarter, Motorola Solutions showed an EPS of $2.86, compared to $2.94 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Motorola Solutions shows a 52-week-high of $192.84 and a 52-week-low of $124.36. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $191.10.
  • With an Overweight rating, Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on Vine Energy Inc VEI. The price target seems to have been set at $18.00 for Vine Energy. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $14.53 and a 52-week-low of $11.78. Vine Energy closed at $12.16 at the end of the last trading period.
  • Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on Sun Country Airlines Holdings Inc SNCY with a Equal-Weight rating. The price target for Sun Country Airlines is set to $36.00. The current stock performance of Sun Country Airlines shows a 52-week-high of $39.55 and a 52-week-low of $31.02. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $38.21.
  • For Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd TSM, Atlantic Equities initiated coverage, by setting the current rating at Neutral. For the fourth quarter, Taiwan Semiconductor had an EPS of $0.97, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.73. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $142.19 and a 52-week-low of $47.72. Taiwan Semiconductor closed at $122.77 at the end of the last trading period.
  • For Chewy Inc CHWY, CFRA initiated coverage, by setting the current rating at Hold. In the fourth quarter, Chewy showed an EPS of $0.05, compared to $0.15 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $120.00 and a 52-week-low of $36.65. Chewy closed at $84.18 at the end of the last trading period.
  • Goldman Sachs initiated coverage on Cleveland-Cliffs Inc CLF with a Neutral rating. For the fourth quarter, Cleveland-Cliffs had an EPS of $0.14, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.25. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $20.87 and a 52-week-low of $3.30. Cleveland-Cliffs closed at $17.82 at the end of the last trading period.
  • For Nucor Corp NUE, Goldman Sachs initiated coverage, by setting the current rating at Buy. For the fourth quarter, Nucor had an EPS of $1.30, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.52. The stock has a 52-week-high of $82.76 and a 52-week-low of $34.72. At the end of the last trading period, Nucor closed at $80.31.
  • Goldman Sachs initiated coverage on Steel Dynamics Inc STLD with a Buy rating. Steel Dynamics earned $0.97 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.62 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $52.59 and a 52-week-low of $20.58. At the end of the last trading period, Steel Dynamics closed at $51.19.
  • With an Outperform rating, Oppenheimer initiated coverage on Gain Therapeutics Inc GANX. The price target seems to have been set at $30.00 for Gain Therapeutics. The current stock performance of Gain Therapeutics shows a 52-week-high of $16.19 and a 52-week-low of $11.00. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $13.98.
  • With a Buy rating, B of A Securities initiated coverage on Vine Energy Inc VEI. The price target seems to have been set at $21.00 for Vine Energy. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $14.53 and a 52-week-low of $11.78. Vine Energy closed at $12.16 at the end of the last trading period.
  • With a Buy rating, B of A Securities initiated coverage on Ansys Inc ANSS. The price target seems to have been set at $100.00 for Ansys. In the fourth quarter, Ansys showed an EPS of $2.96, compared to $2.24 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $413.19 and a 52-week-low of $234.21. At the end of the last trading period, Ansys closed at $366.70.
  • BTIG initiated coverage on Bumble Inc BMBL with a Buy rating. The price target for Bumble is set to $77.00. Bumble earned $0.01 in the fourth quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $84.80 and a 52-week-low of $57.40. Bumble closed at $60.21 at the end of the last trading period.
  • With an Outperform rating, Evercore ISI Group initiated coverage on The Duckhorn Portfolio Inc NAPA. The price target seems to have been set at $22.00 for Duckhorn Portfolio. The stock has a 52-week-high of $20.73 and a 52-week-low of $16.40. At the end of the last trading period, Duckhorn Portfolio closed at $18.89.
  • Citigroup initiated coverage on The Duckhorn Portfolio Inc NAPA with a Buy rating. The price target for Duckhorn Portfolio is set to $22.00. The current stock performance of Duckhorn Portfolio shows a 52-week-high of $20.73 and a 52-week-low of $16.40. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $18.89.
  • Ladenburg Thalmann initiated coverage on AFC Gamma Inc AFCG with a Neutral rating. The stock has a 52-week-high of $24.95 and a 52-week-low of $19.75. At the end of the last trading period, AFC Gamma closed at $22.39.
  • With a Buy rating, Citigroup initiated coverage on Vine Energy Inc VEI. The price target seems to have been set at $16.50 for Vine Energy. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $14.53 and a 52-week-low of $11.78. Vine Energy closed at $12.16 at the end of the last trading period.
  • Credit Suisse initiated coverage on Vine Energy Inc VEI with an Outperform rating. The price target for Vine Energy is set to $15.00. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $14.53 and a 52-week-low of $11.78. Vine Energy closed at $12.16 at the end of the last trading period.
  • With an Outperform rating, RBC Capital initiated coverage on Olo Inc OLO. The price target seems to have been set at $32.00 for Olo. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $35.00 and a 52-week-low of $23.93. Olo closed at $28.23 at the end of the last trading period.
  • BTIG initiated coverage on Gain Therapeutics Inc GANX with a Buy rating. The price target for Gain Therapeutics is set to $30.00. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $16.19 and a 52-week-low of $11.00. Gain Therapeutics closed at $13.98 at the end of the last trading period.
  • HC Wainwright & Co. initiated coverage on Anixa Biosciences Inc ANIX with a Buy rating. The price target for Anixa Biosciences is set to $11.00. In the first quarter, Anixa Biosciences earned $0.09. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $8.09 and a 52-week-low of $1.69. Anixa Biosciences closed at $4.50 at the end of the last trading period.
  • Piper Sandler initiated coverage on Twist Bioscience Corp TWST with an Overweight rating. The price target for Twist Bioscience is set to $150.00. In the first quarter, Twist Bioscience showed an EPS of $0.72, compared to $1.00 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $214.07 and a 52-week-low of $25.72. At the end of the last trading period, Twist Bioscience closed at $132.23.
  • With an Overweight rating, Piper Sandler initiated coverage on Codexis Inc CDXS. The price target seems to have been set at $32.00 for Codexis. In the fourth quarter, Codexis showed an EPS of $0.06, compared to $0.01 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $29.56 and a 52-week-low of $10.01. At the end of the last trading period, Codexis closed at $24.00.
  • With a Neutral rating, Goldman Sachs initiated coverage on Olo Inc OLO. The price target seems to have been set at $28.00 for Olo. The stock has a 52-week-high of $35.00 and a 52-week-low of $23.93. At the end of the last trading period, Olo closed at $28.23.

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