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Benzinga's Top Ratings Upgrades, Downgrades For April 13, 2021

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Upgrades

  • For Booking Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:BKNG), Jefferies upgraded the previous rating of Hold to Buy. In the fourth quarter, Booking Holdings showed an EPS of $0.57, compared to $23.20 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $2469.58 and a 52-week-low of $1303.25. At the end of the last trading period, Booking Holdings closed at $2409.05.
  • B of A Securities upgraded the previous rating for Ameren Corp (NYSE:AEE) from Neutral to Buy. Ameren earned $0.46 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.38 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $86.90 and a 52-week-low of $66.33. Ameren closed at $80.72 at the end of the last trading period.
  • According to Berenberg, the prior rating for The Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) was changed from Hold to Buy. Mosaic earned $0.57 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.29 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $35.20 and a 52-week-low of $9.57. Mosaic closed at $31.75 at the end of the last trading period.
  • Deutsche Bank upgraded the previous rating for CommScope Holding Co Inc (NASDAQ:COMM) from Hold to Buy. For the fourth quarter, CommScope Hldg Co had an EPS of $0.59, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.46. The stock has a 52-week-high of $17.97 and a 52-week-low of $7.56. At the end of the last trading period, CommScope Hldg Co closed at $17.29.
  • According to Jefferies, the prior rating for Supernus Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:SUPN) was changed from Hold to Buy. Supernus Pharmaceuticals earned $0.57 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.62 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $31.99 and a 52-week-low of $17.20. At the end of the last trading period, Supernus Pharmaceuticals closed at $27.97.
  • Susquehanna upgraded the previous rating for JetBlue Airways Corp (NASDAQ:JBLU) from Neutral to Positive. For the fourth quarter, JetBlue Airways had an EPS of $1.53, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.56. The stock has a 52-week-high of $21.96 and a 52-week-low of $7.34. At the end of the last trading period, JetBlue Airways closed at $20.50.
  • According to Susquehanna, the prior rating for Spirit Airlines Inc (NYSE:SAVE) was changed from Neutral to Positive. Spirit Airlines earned $1.61 in the fourth quarter, compared to $1.24 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Spirit Airlines shows a 52-week-high of $40.77 and a 52-week-low of $7.25. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $35.98.
  • For iHeartMedia Inc (NASDAQ:IHRT), B of A Securities upgraded the previous rating of Neutral to Buy. For the fourth quarter, iHeartMedia had an EPS of $0.05, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.42. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $19.10 and a 52-week-low of $5.61. iHeartMedia closed at $17.48 at the end of the last trading period.
  • For Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY), Truist Securities upgraded the previous rating of Hold to Buy. For the fourth quarter, Bristol-Myers Squibb had an EPS of $1.46, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.22. The stock has a 52-week-high of $67.16 and a 52-week-low of $54.07. At the end of the last trading period, Bristol-Myers Squibb closed at $62.73.
  • Keybanc upgraded the previous rating for FedEx Corp (NYSE:FDX) from Sector Weight to Overweight. For the third quarter, FedEx had an EPS of $3.47, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.41. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $305.66 and a 52-week-low of $103.40. FedEx closed at $290.77 at the end of the last trading period.

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Downgrades

  • Craig-Hallum downgraded the previous rating for Nuance Communications Inc (NASDAQ:NUAN) from Buy to Hold. For the first quarter, Nuance Communications had an EPS of $0.20, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.27. The current stock performance of Nuance Communications shows a 52-week-high of $53.93 and a 52-week-low of $16.45. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $52.85.
  • According to Citigroup, the prior rating for StoneCo Ltd (NASDAQ:STNE) was changed from Buy to Neutral. StoneCo earned $0.21 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.25 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $95.12 and a 52-week-low of $20.39. StoneCo closed at $67.74 at the end of the last trading period.
  • According to B of A Securities, the prior rating for Idacorp Inc (NYSE:IDA) was changed from Buy to Neutral. In the fourth quarter, Idacorp showed an EPS of $0.74, compared to $0.93 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Idacorp shows a 52-week-high of $102.96 and a 52-week-low of $78.91. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $100.01.
  • For EHang Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ:EH), Morgan Stanley downgraded the previous rating of Overweight to Equal-Weight. EHang Holdings earned $0.02 in the third quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $129.80 and a 52-week-low of $7.59. At the end of the last trading period, EHang Holdings closed at $29.20.
  • According to Truist Securities, the prior rating for Cadence Bancorp (NYSE:CADE) was changed from Buy to Hold. For the fourth quarter, Cadence Bancorp had an EPS of $1.57, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.40. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $23.88 and a 52-week-low of $4.79. Cadence Bancorp closed at $22.40 at the end of the last trading period.
  • For NorthWestern Corp (NASDAQ:NWE), Credit Suisse downgraded the previous rating of Outperform to Neutral. For the fourth quarter, NorthWestern had an EPS of $1.29, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.18. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $67.96 and a 52-week-low of $47.43. NorthWestern closed at $67.69 at the end of the last trading period.
  • BTIG downgraded the previous rating for iRhythm Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:IRTC) from Buy to Neutral. In the fourth quarter, iRhythm Technologies showed an EPS of $0.33, compared to $0.65 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $286.19 and a 52-week-low of $78.00. iRhythm Technologies closed at $80.36 at the end of the last trading period.
  • According to BTIG, the prior rating for Luminex Corp (NASDAQ:LMNX) was changed from Buy to Neutral. Luminex earned $0.01 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.07 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $41.69 and a 52-week-low of $20.61. Luminex closed at $37.03 at the end of the last trading period.
  • For Lucira Health Inc (NASDAQ:LHDX), B of A Securities downgraded the previous rating of Buy to Underperform. The current stock performance of Lucira Health shows a 52-week-high of $37.98 and a 52-week-low of $7.98. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $10.91.
  • According to Wedbush, the prior rating for Nuance Communications Inc (NASDAQ:NUAN) was changed from Outperform to Neutral. For the first quarter, Nuance Communications had an EPS of $0.20, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.27. The current stock performance of Nuance Communications shows a 52-week-high of $53.93 and a 52-week-low of $16.45. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $52.85.
  • For Aphria Inc (NASDAQ:APHA), Canaccord Genuity downgraded the previous rating of Speculative Buy to Hold. Aphria earned $0.12 in the third quarter, compared to $0.02 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Aphria shows a 52-week-high of $32.29 and a 52-week-low of $2.78. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $13.95.
  • According to Raymond James, the prior rating for Cadence Bancorp (NYSE:CADE) was changed from Strong Buy to Market Perform. For the fourth quarter, Cadence Bancorp had an EPS of $1.57, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.40. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $23.88 and a 52-week-low of $4.79. Cadence Bancorp closed at $22.40 at the end of the last trading period.

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Initiations

  • Jefferies initiated coverage on Instil Bio Inc (NASDAQ:TIL) with a Buy rating. The price target for Instil Bio is set to $31.00. The current stock performance of Instil Bio shows a 52-week-high of $29.49 and a 52-week-low of $19.73. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $21.94.
  • Evercore ISI Group initiated coverage on Finch Therapeutics Group Inc (NASDAQ:FNCH) with an Outperform rating. The price target for Finch Therapeutics Group is set to $34.00. The current stock performance of Finch Therapeutics Group shows a 52-week-high of $22.50 and a 52-week-low of $15.27. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $17.10.
  • With a Neutral rating, DA Davidson initiated coverage on Regions Financial Corp (NYSE:RF). The price target seems to have been set at $20.00 for Regions Financial. For the fourth quarter, Regions Financial had an EPS of $0.61, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.40. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $22.61 and a 52-week-low of $8.41. Regions Financial closed at $21.43 at the end of the last trading period.
  • With a Buy rating, Canaccord Genuity initiated coverage on SunOpta Inc (NASDAQ:STKL). The price target seems to have been set at $20.00 for SunOpta. In the fourth quarter, SunOpta showed an EPS of $0.03, compared to $0.06 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $17.07 and a 52-week-low of $1.83. SunOpta closed at $15.03 at the end of the last trading period.
  • Northland Capital Markets initiated coverage on GigCapital3 Inc (NYSE:GIK) with an Outperform rating. The price target for GigCapital3 is set to $15.00. In the fourth quarter, GigCapital3 earned $0.36. The current stock performance of GigCapital3 shows a 52-week-high of $17.36 and a 52-week-low of $9.82. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $10.05.
  • Jefferies initiated coverage on Veru Inc (NASDAQ:VERU) with a Buy rating. The price target for Veru is set to $19.00. In the first quarter, Veru showed an EPS of $0.02, compared to $0.05 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $24.57 and a 52-week-low of $2.30. Veru closed at $9.76 at the end of the last trading period.
  • With a Buy rating, Jefferies initiated coverage on Finch Therapeutics Group Inc (NASDAQ:FNCH). The price target seems to have been set at $29.00 for Finch Therapeutics Group. The stock has a 52-week-high of $22.50 and a 52-week-low of $15.27. At the end of the last trading period, Finch Therapeutics Group closed at $17.10.
  • With a Buy rating, Jefferies initiated coverage on Connect Biopharma Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ:CNTB). The price target seems to have been set at $27.00 for Connect Biopharma Hldgs. The current stock performance of Connect Biopharma Hldgs shows a 52-week-high of $23.29 and a 52-week-low of $15.29. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $17.11.
  • With a Neutral rating, Mizuho initiated coverage on MongoDB Inc (NASDAQ:MDB). The price target seems to have been set at $320.00 for MongoDB. For the fourth quarter, MongoDB had an EPS of $0.33, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.25. The stock has a 52-week-high of $428.96 and a 52-week-low of $137.00. At the end of the last trading period, MongoDB closed at $304.21.
  • Wedbush initiated coverage on The AZEK Co Inc (NYSE:AZEK) with an Outperform rating. The price target for AZEK Co is set to $52.00. In the first quarter, AZEK Co earned $0.15. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $48.79 and a 52-week-low of $30.88. AZEK Co closed at $47.23 at the end of the last trading period.
  • Mizuho initiated coverage on Cloudflare Inc (NYSE:NET) with a Neutral rating. The price target for Cloudflare is set to $77.00. Cloudflare earned $0.02 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.06 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $95.77 and a 52-week-low of $21.18. Cloudflare closed at $69.73 at the end of the last trading period.
  • With a Buy rating, Mizuho initiated coverage on Zscaler Inc (NASDAQ:ZS). The price target seems to have been set at $217.00 for Zscaler. Zscaler earned $0.10 in the second quarter, compared to $0.09 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Zscaler shows a 52-week-high of $230.88 and a 52-week-low of $61.88. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $188.38.
  • With a Market Perform rating, Bernstein initiated coverage on Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc (NYSE:SPCE). The price target seems to have been set at $27.00 for Virgin Galactic Hldgs. Virgin Galactic Hldgs earned $0.31 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.37 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $62.80 and a 52-week-low of $14.21. At the end of the last trading period, Virgin Galactic Hldgs closed at $26.73.
  • With an Outperform rating, RBC Capital initiated coverage on OptimizeRx Corp (NASDAQ:OPRX). The price target seems to have been set at $65.00 for OptimizeRx. In the fourth quarter, OptimizeRx showed an EPS of $0.16, compared to $0.03 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of OptimizeRx shows a 52-week-high of $63.98 and a 52-week-low of $8.20. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $50.85.
  • Wolfe Research initiated coverage on Molson Coors Beverage Co (NYSE:TAP) with a Peer Perform rating. For the fourth quarter, Molson Coors Beverage had an EPS of $0.40, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.02. The current stock performance of Molson Coors Beverage shows a 52-week-high of $56.10 and a 52-week-low of $32.11. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $50.58.
  • With an Outperform rating, Wolfe Research initiated coverage on Constellation Brands Inc (NYSE:STZ). The price target seems to have been set at $265.00 for Constellation Brands. Constellation Brands earned $1.82 in the fourth quarter, compared to $2.06 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $242.62 and a 52-week-low of $151.25. At the end of the last trading period, Constellation Brands closed at $226.61.
  • Raymond James initiated coverage on Black Knight Inc (NYSE:BKI) with a Market Perform rating. Black Knight earned $0.60 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.54 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $97.19 and a 52-week-low of $61.52. At the end of the last trading period, Black Knight closed at $74.27.
  • For PepsiCo Inc (NASDAQ:PEP), Wolfe Research initiated coverage, by setting the current rating at Peer Perform. In the fourth quarter, PepsiCo showed an EPS of $1.47, compared to $1.45 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $148.77 and a 52-week-low of $126.53. At the end of the last trading period, PepsiCo closed at $143.02.
  • DA Davidson initiated coverage on Vesper Healthcare Acquisition Corp (NASDAQ:VSPR) with a Buy rating. The price target for Vesper Healthcare is set to $15.50. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $12.84 and a 52-week-low of $10.01. Vesper Healthcare closed at $10.56 at the end of the last trading period.
  • With an Outperform rating, Wolfe Research initiated coverage on Deere & Co (NYSE:DE). The price target seems to have been set at $425.00 for Deere. In the first quarter, Deere showed an EPS of $3.87, compared to $1.63 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Deere shows a 52-week-high of $392.42 and a 52-week-low of $117.85. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $378.25.
  • With an Outperform rating, Wolfe Research initiated coverage on Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:CAT). The price target seems to have been set at $265.00 for Caterpillar. For the fourth quarter, Caterpillar had an EPS of $2.12, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $2.63. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $237.78 and a 52-week-low of $100.22. Caterpillar closed at $230.98 at the end of the last trading period.
  • With a Hold rating, Vertical Research initiated coverage on Tetra Tech Inc (NASDAQ:TTEK). The price target seems to have been set at $145.00 for Tetra Tech. For the first quarter, Tetra Tech had an EPS of $0.96, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.84. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $144.77 and a 52-week-low of $64.83. Tetra Tech closed at $143.73 at the end of the last trading period.
  • B. Riley FBR initiated coverage on Identiv Inc (NASDAQ:INVE) with a Buy rating. The price target for Identiv is set to $21.00. Identiv earned $0.05 in the fourth quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $13.80 and a 52-week-low of $2.51. Identiv closed at $11.72 at the end of the last trading period.
  • With a Buy rating, B. Riley FBR initiated coverage on GT Biopharma Inc (NASDAQ:GTBP). The price target seems to have been set at $21.00 for GT Biopharma. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $10.87 and a 52-week-low of $0.12. GT Biopharma closed at $10.40 at the end of the last trading period.
  • With a Equal-Weight rating, Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on Instil Bio Inc (NASDAQ:TIL). The price target seems to have been set at $24.00 for Instil Bio. The current stock performance of Instil Bio shows a 52-week-high of $29.49 and a 52-week-low of $19.73. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $21.94.
  • For Instil Bio Inc (NASDAQ:TIL), Cowen & Co. initiated coverage, by setting the current rating at Outperform. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $29.49 and a 52-week-low of $19.73. Instil Bio closed at $21.94 at the end of the last trading period.
  • With a Buy rating, B of A Securities initiated coverage on Playa Hotels & Resorts NV (NASDAQ:PLYA). The price target seems to have been set at $10.00 for Playa Hotels & Resorts. Playa Hotels & Resorts earned $0.44 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.08 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $8.35 and a 52-week-low of $1.75. Playa Hotels & Resorts closed at $7.16 at the end of the last trading period.
  • B of A Securities initiated coverage on Finch Therapeutics Group Inc (NASDAQ:FNCH) with a Buy rating. The price target for Finch Therapeutics Group is set to $25.00. The stock has a 52-week-high of $22.50 and a 52-week-low of $15.27. At the end of the last trading period, Finch Therapeutics Group closed at $17.10.
  • B of A Securities initiated coverage on NortonLifeLock Inc (NASDAQ:NLOK) with an Underperform rating. The price target for NortonLifeLock is set to $19.00. For the third quarter, NortonLifeLock had an EPS of $0.38, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.25. The current stock performance of NortonLifeLock shows a 52-week-high of $24.40 and a 52-week-low of $17.98. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $22.20.
  • With a Market Outperform rating, JMP Securities initiated coverage on AFC Gamma Inc (NASDAQ:AFCG). The price target seems to have been set at $28.00 for AFC Gamma. The current stock performance of AFC Gamma shows a 52-week-high of $24.95 and a 52-week-low of $19.75. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $22.74.
  • With a Buy rating, Truist Securities initiated coverage on Instil Bio Inc (NASDAQ:TIL). The price target seems to have been set at $32.00 for Instil Bio. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $29.49 and a 52-week-low of $19.73. Instil Bio closed at $21.94 at the end of the last trading period.
  • With a Buy rating, BTIG initiated coverage on Blackstone Mortgage Trust Inc (NYSE:BXMT). The price target seems to have been set at $35.00 for Blackstone Mortgage Trust. Blackstone Mortgage Trust earned $0.60 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.68 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $32.70 and a 52-week-low of $19.57. Blackstone Mortgage Trust closed at $32.17 at the end of the last trading period.
  • With a Buy rating, Seaport Global initiated coverage on AFC Gamma Inc (NASDAQ:AFCG). The price target seems to have been set at $25.70 for AFC Gamma. 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 $22.74.

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