Benzinga's Top Ratings Upgrades, Downgrades For May 21, 2021

 

Upgrades

  • According to JP Morgan, the prior rating for ResMed Inc RMD was changed from Neutral to Overweight. For the third quarter, ResMed had an EPS of $1.30, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.29. The stock has a 52-week-high of $224.43 and a 52-week-low of $149.16. At the end of the last trading period, ResMed closed at $198.75.
  • Truist Securities upgraded the previous rating for Wintrust Financial Corp WTFC from Hold to Buy. Wintrust Financial earned $2.54 in the first quarter, compared to $1.04 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $87.84 and a 52-week-low of $36.37. Wintrust Financial closed at $76.58 at the end of the last trading period.
  • Citigroup upgraded the previous rating for Children's Place Inc PLCE from Sell to Neutral. Children's Place earned $3.25 in the first quarter, compared to $3.33 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $103.33 and a 52-week-low of $17.78. At the end of the last trading period, Children's Place closed at $92.94.
  • For Diamondback Energy Inc FANG, Scotiabank upgraded the previous rating of Sector Perform to Sector Outperform. For the first quarter, Diamondback Energy had an EPS of $2.30, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.45. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $88.75 and a 52-week-low of $23.63. Diamondback Energy closed at $76.53 at the end of the last trading period.
  • For Pioneer Natural Resources Co PXD, Scotiabank upgraded the previous rating of Sector Perform to Sector Outperform. For the first quarter, Pioneer Natural Resources had an EPS of $1.77, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.15. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $175.37 and a 52-week-low of $76.58. Pioneer Natural Resources closed at $150.65 at the end of the last trading period.
  • Evercore ISI Group upgraded the previous rating for CommScope Holding Co Inc COMM from In-Line to Outperform. For the first quarter, CommScope Hldg Co had an EPS of $0.36, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.12. The stock has a 52-week-high of $18.71 and a 52-week-low of $7.56. At the end of the last trading period, CommScope Hldg Co closed at $18.41.
  • According to Gordon Haskett, the prior rating for Bloomin Brands Inc BLMN was changed from Hold to Buy. For the first quarter, Bloomin Brands had an EPS of $0.72, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.14. The stock has a 52-week-high of $32.81 and a 52-week-low of $9.36. At the end of the last trading period, Bloomin Brands closed at $28.18.
  • According to B of A Securities, the prior rating for KAR Auction Services Inc KAR was changed from Neutral to Buy. In the first quarter, KAR Auction Services showed an EPS of $0.45, compared to $0.09 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $20.85 and a 52-week-low of $12.21. At the end of the last trading period, KAR Auction Services closed at $17.76.
  • According to Stifel, the prior rating for Pure Storage Inc PSTG was changed from Hold to Buy. In the fourth quarter, Pure Storage showed an EPS of $0.13, compared to $0.23 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $29.53 and a 52-week-low of $13.91. Pure Storage closed at $18.35 at the end of the last trading period.
  • For Datadog Inc DDOG, Morgan Stanley upgraded the previous rating of Equal-Weight to Overweight. For the first quarter, Datadog had an EPS of $0.06, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.06. The stock has a 52-week-high of $119.43 and a 52-week-low of $62.50. At the end of the last trading period, Datadog closed at $88.12.
  • UBS upgraded the previous rating for Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc SPCE from Neutral to Buy. In the first quarter, Virgin Galactic Hldgs showed an EPS of $0.55, compared to $0.30 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $62.80 and a 52-week-low of $14.21. Virgin Galactic Hldgs closed at $19.81 at the end of the last trading period.
  • New Street Research upgraded the previous rating for AT&T Inc T from Neutral to Buy. AT&T earned $0.27 in the first quarter, compared to $0.32 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of AT&T shows a 52-week-high of $33.88 and a 52-week-low of $26.35. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $29.64.
  • For Lamb Weston Holdings Inc LW, Stifel upgraded the previous rating of Hold to Buy. Lamb Weston Hldgs earned $0.45 in the third quarter, compared to $0.77 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Lamb Weston Hldgs shows a 52-week-high of $86.41 and a 52-week-low of $54.03. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $77.56.
  • UBS upgraded the previous rating for Splunk Inc SPLK from Sell to Neutral. In the fourth quarter, Splunk showed an EPS of $0.38, compared to $0.96 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $225.89 and a 52-week-low of $110.28. Splunk closed at $116.26 at the end of the last trading period.
  • For Asana Inc ASAN, Keybanc upgraded the previous rating of Sector Weight to Overweight. In the fourth quarter, Asana earned $0.22. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $43.72 and a 52-week-low of $20.57. Asana closed at $33.05 at the end of the last trading period.

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Downgrades

  • According to Northland Capital Markets, the prior rating for Seagate Technology Holdings PLC STX was changed from Outperform to Market Perform. In the third quarter, Seagate Technology showed an EPS of $1.48, compared to $1.38 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $106.22 and a 52-week-low of $43.53. Seagate Technology closed at $96.82 at the end of the last trading period.
  • According to Macquarie, the prior rating for Autohome Inc ATHM was changed from Neutral to Underperform. Autohome earned $1.52 in the fourth quarter, compared to $1.38 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Autohome shows a 52-week-high of $147.67 and a 52-week-low of $72.38. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $82.25.
  • According to DZ Bank, the prior rating for Cisco Systems Inc CSCO was changed from Buy to Hold. For the third quarter, Cisco Systems had an EPS of $0.83, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.79. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $54.14 and a 52-week-low of $35.28. Cisco Systems closed at $52.85 at the end of the last trading period.
  • According to Credit Suisse, the prior rating for LPL Financial Holdings Inc LPLA was changed from Outperform to Neutral. For the first quarter, LPL Finl Hldgs had an EPS of $1.77, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $2.06. The stock has a 52-week-high of $159.74 and a 52-week-low of $66.49. At the end of the last trading period, LPL Finl Hldgs closed at $148.76.
  • Citigroup downgraded the previous rating for Nielsen Holdings PLC NLSN from Buy to Neutral. In the first quarter, Nielsen Holdings showed an EPS of $0.47, compared to $0.29 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $28.42 and a 52-week-low of $13.12. Nielsen Holdings closed at $27.22 at the end of the last trading period.

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Initiations

  • With a Buy rating, Seaport Global initiated coverage on Pinnacle Financial Partners Inc PNFP. The price target seems to have been set at $103.00 for Pinnacle Finl Partners. For the first quarter, Pinnacle Finl Partners had an EPS of $1.61, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.39. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $96.52 and a 52-week-low of $32.80. Pinnacle Finl Partners closed at $89.72 at the end of the last trading period.
  • Seaport Global initiated coverage on F N B Corp FNB with a Buy rating. The price target for F N B is set to $15.00. For the first quarter, F N B had an EPS of $0.28, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.16. The current stock performance of F N B shows a 52-week-high of $13.82 and a 52-week-low of $6.37. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $13.22.
  • B of A Securities initiated coverage on Arthur J. Gallagher & Co AJG with an Underperform rating. The price target for Arthur J. Gallagher is set to $133.00. In the first quarter, Arthur J. Gallagher showed an EPS of $2.02, compared to $1.83 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $154.03 and a 52-week-low of $89.67. At the end of the last trading period, Arthur J. Gallagher closed at $146.64.
  • UBS initiated coverage on Kadmon Holdings Inc KDMN with a Buy rating. The price target for Kadmon Holdings is set to $9.00. For the first quarter, Kadmon Holdings had an EPS of $0.17, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.19. The stock has a 52-week-high of $5.73 and a 52-week-low of $3.15. At the end of the last trading period, Kadmon Holdings closed at $3.84.
  • With a Buy rating, UBS initiated coverage on Amicus Therapeutics Inc FOLD. The price target seems to have been set at $16.00 for Amicus Therapeutics. In the first quarter, Amicus Therapeutics showed an EPS of $0.25, compared to $0.35 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Amicus Therapeutics shows a 52-week-high of $25.39 and a 52-week-low of $8.83. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $9.15.
  • UBS initiated coverage on Kymera Therapeutics Inc KYMR with a Buy rating. The price target for Kymera Therapeutics is set to $80.00. For the first quarter, Kymera Therapeutics had an EPS of $0.29, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $10.23. The stock has a 52-week-high of $91.92 and a 52-week-low of $25.43. At the end of the last trading period, Kymera Therapeutics closed at $43.20.
  • With a Buy rating, UBS initiated coverage on Zentalis Pharmaceuticals Inc ZNTL. The price target seems to have been set at $91.00 for Zentalis Pharmaceuticals. In the first quarter, Zentalis Pharmaceuticals showed an EPS of $1.24, compared to $2.88 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Zentalis Pharmaceuticals shows a 52-week-high of $62.79 and a 52-week-low of $25.41. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $57.22.
  • UBS initiated coverage on Apellis Pharmaceuticals Inc APLS with a Buy rating. The price target for Apellis Pharmaceuticals is set to $82.00. In the first quarter, Apellis Pharmaceuticals showed an EPS of $2.32, compared to $2.29 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $58.47 and a 52-week-low of $25.49. Apellis Pharmaceuticals closed at $48.95 at the end of the last trading period.
  • With a Neutral rating, UBS initiated coverage on uniQure NV QURE. The price target seems to have been set at $40.00 for uniQure. In the first quarter, uniQure showed an EPS of $0.91, compared to $0.63 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of uniQure shows a 52-week-high of $71.45 and a 52-week-low of $28.58. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $34.70.
  • With a Neutral rating, UBS initiated coverage on AnaptysBio Inc ANAB. The price target seems to have been set at $29.00 for AnaptysBio. In the first quarter, AnaptysBio showed an EPS of $0.66, compared to $0.30 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of AnaptysBio shows a 52-week-high of $35.85 and a 52-week-low of $13.92. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $25.20.
  • UBS initiated coverage on Arvinas Inc ARVN with a Buy rating. The price target for Arvinas is set to $123.00. Arvinas earned $0.84 in the first quarter, compared to $0.56 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $92.77 and a 52-week-low of $19.68. At the end of the last trading period, Arvinas closed at $63.95.
  • With a Buy rating, B of A Securities initiated coverage on The Hanover Insurance Group Inc THG. The price target seems to have been set at $166.00 for Hanover Insurance Gr. For the first quarter, Hanover Insurance Gr had an EPS of $1.66, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $2.23. The current stock performance of Hanover Insurance Gr shows a 52-week-high of $143.20 and a 52-week-low of $87.71. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $139.51.
  • B of A Securities initiated coverage on Assurant Inc AIZ with a Buy rating. The price target for Assurant is set to $207.00. Assurant earned $2.47 in the first quarter, compared to $2.64 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $163.24 and a 52-week-low of $96.72. Assurant closed at $156.95 at the end of the last trading period.
  • With a Buy rating, Benchmark initiated coverage on DISH Network Corp DISH. The price target seems to have been set at $62.00 for DISH Network. For the first quarter, DISH Network had an EPS of $0.99, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.55. The current stock performance of DISH Network shows a 52-week-high of $47.05 and a 52-week-low of $24.51. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $44.05.
  • Keybanc initiated coverage on 1Life Healthcare Inc ONEM with an Overweight rating. The price target for 1Life Healthcare is set to $41.00. In the first quarter, 1Life Healthcare showed an EPS of $0.29, compared to $0.40 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of 1Life Healthcare shows a 52-week-high of $59.82 and a 52-week-low of $25.40. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $33.69.

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