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

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

 

Upgrades

  • For Bank of America Corp BAC, Odeon Capital upgraded the previous rating of Hold to Buy. For the second quarter, Bank of America had an EPS of $1.03, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.37. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $43.49 and a 52-week-low of $22.95. Bank of America closed at $40.27 at the end of the last trading period.
  • According to Tudor Pickering, the prior rating for EOG Resources Inc EOG was changed from Hold to Buy. EOG Resources earned $1.73 in the second quarter, compared to $0.23 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of EOG Resources shows a 52-week-high of $87.99 and a 52-week-low of $31.22. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $67.14.
  • According to BTIG, the prior rating for UDR Inc UDR was changed from Neutral to Buy. UDR earned $0.49 in the second quarter, compared to $0.51 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $56.30 and a 52-week-low of $29.34. At the end of the last trading period, UDR closed at $52.75.
  • For Baxter International Inc BAX, Cowen & Co. upgraded the previous rating of Market Perform to Outperform. In the second quarter, Baxter Intl showed an EPS of $0.80, compared to $0.64 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $88.32 and a 52-week-low of $73.12. At the end of the last trading period, Baxter Intl closed at $80.92.
  • According to Bernstein, the prior rating for MGM Resorts International MGM was changed from Market Perform to Outperform. In the second quarter, MGM Resorts Intl showed an EPS of $0.13, compared to $1.52 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $45.34 and a 52-week-low of $19.55. At the end of the last trading period, MGM Resorts Intl closed at $42.29.
  • BMO Capital upgraded the previous rating for The Carlyle Group Inc CG from Market Perform to Outperform. In the second quarter, Carlyle Group showed an EPS of $0.88, compared to $0.41 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $51.55 and a 52-week-low of $23.48. At the end of the last trading period, Carlyle Group closed at $48.81.
  • Piper Sandler upgraded the previous rating for CareMax Inc CMAX from Neutral to Overweight. CareMax earned $0.26 in the second quarter, compared to $0.31 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of CareMax shows a 52-week-high of $15.91 and a 52-week-low of $6.53. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $9.41.
  • According to Jefferies, the prior rating for Revolve Group Inc RVLV was changed from Hold to Buy. In the second quarter, Revolve Gr showed an EPS of $0.42, compared to $0.20 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Revolve Gr shows a 52-week-high of $74.82 and a 52-week-low of $16.24. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $62.54.
  • For NGM Biopharmaceuticals Inc NGM, Raymond James upgraded the previous rating of Outperform to Strong Buy. In the second quarter, NGM Biopharmaceuticals showed an EPS of $0.48, compared to $0.38 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $32.12 and a 52-week-low of $14.90. At the end of the last trading period, NGM Biopharmaceuticals closed at $23.36.

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Downgrades

  • DA Davidson downgraded the previous rating for AutoZone Inc AZO from Buy to Neutral. For the third quarter, AutoZone had an EPS of $26.48, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $14.39. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $1666.63 and a 52-week-low of $1085.85. AutoZone closed at $1550.56 at the end of the last trading period.
  • B of A Securities downgraded the previous rating for Gol Intelligent Airlines Inc GOL from Neutral to Underperform. Gol Intelligent Airlines earned $0.00 in the second quarter, compared to $2.08 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $11.43 and a 52-week-low of $5.36. At the end of the last trading period, Gol Intelligent Airlines closed at $7.32.
  • According to Loop Capital, the prior rating for Tencent Music Entertainment Group TME was changed from Buy to Hold. For the second quarter, Tencent Music Enter Gr had an EPS of $0.10, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.10. The current stock performance of Tencent Music Enter Gr shows a 52-week-high of $32.25 and a 52-week-low of $7.03. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $8.65.
  • For Check Point Software Technologies Ltd CHKP, Goldman Sachs downgraded the previous rating of Neutral to Sell. For the second quarter, Check Point Software had an EPS of $1.61, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.58. The stock has a 52-week-high of $139.26 and a 52-week-low of $109.07. At the end of the last trading period, Check Point Software closed at $121.12.
  • For Nike Inc NKE, BTIG downgraded the previous rating of Buy to Neutral. Nike earned $0.93 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.51 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $174.38 and a 52-week-low of $111.74. At the end of the last trading period, Nike closed at $163.59.
  • For General Mills Inc GIS, Credit Suisse downgraded the previous rating of Outperform to Neutral. In the fourth quarter, General Mills showed an EPS of $0.91, compared to $1.10 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of General Mills shows a 52-week-high of $64.65 and a 52-week-low of $53.96. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $58.43.
  • According to JMP Securities, the prior rating for Omega Healthcare Investors Inc OHI was changed from Market Outperform to Market Perform. For the second quarter, Omega Healthcare had an EPS of $0.74, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.80. The stock has a 52-week-high of $39.31 and a 52-week-low of $28.08. At the end of the last trading period, Omega Healthcare closed at $33.10.
  • According to JP Morgan, the prior rating for Vertiv Holdings Co VRT was changed from Overweight to Neutral. In the second quarter, Vertiv Holdings earned $0.31. The current stock performance of Vertiv Holdings shows a 52-week-high of $28.80 and a 52-week-low of $16.29. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $24.53.
  • Goldman Sachs downgraded the previous rating for Veeco Instruments Inc VECO from Buy to Neutral. Veeco Instruments earned $0.35 in the second quarter, compared to $0.11 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $25.70 and a 52-week-low of $10.58. At the end of the last trading period, Veeco Instruments closed at $22.80.

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Initiations

  • Roth Capital initiated coverage on High Tide Inc HITI with a Buy rating. The price target for High Tide is set to $12.00. For the second quarter, High Tide had an EPS of $0.02, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.02. The current stock performance of High Tide shows a 52-week-high of $9.90 and a 52-week-low of $5.81. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $7.59.
  • With an Outperform rating, BMO Capital initiated coverage on Village Farms International Inc VFF. The price target seems to have been set at $16.00 for Village Farms Intl. In the second quarter, Village Farms Intl showed an EPS of $0.04, compared to $0.00 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $20.32 and a 52-week-low of $4.27. Village Farms Intl closed at $8.55 at the end of the last trading period.
  • With a Buy rating, HC Wainwright & Co. initiated coverage on Diana Shipping Inc DSX. The price target seems to have been set at $9.50 for Diana Shipping. For the second quarter, Diana Shipping had an EPS of $0.02, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.14. The current stock performance of Diana Shipping shows a 52-week-high of $5.72 and a 52-week-low of $1.30. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $5.52.
  • With a Buy rating, HC Wainwright & Co. initiated coverage on Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc EGLE. The price target seems to have been set at $80.00 for Eagle Bulk Shipping. In the second quarter, Eagle Bulk Shipping showed an EPS of $2.63, compared to $0.28 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Eagle Bulk Shipping shows a 52-week-high of $56.47 and a 52-week-low of $2.53. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $50.92.
  • With a Buy rating, HC Wainwright & Co. initiated coverage on Star Bulk Carriers Corp. SBLK. The price target seems to have been set at $35.00 for Star Bulk Carriers. For the second quarter, Star Bulk Carriers had an EPS of $1.26, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.19. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $25.24 and a 52-week-low of $6.12. Star Bulk Carriers closed at $23.60 at the end of the last trading period.
  • HC Wainwright & Co. initiated coverage on Safe Bulkers Inc SB with a Buy rating. The price target for Safe Bulkers is set to $6.50. In the second quarter, Safe Bulkers showed an EPS of $0.31, compared to $0.16 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $4.46 and a 52-week-low of $0.82. At the end of the last trading period, Safe Bulkers closed at $4.13.
  • With an In-Line rating, Evercore ISI Group initiated coverage on C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc CHRW. The price target seems to have been set at $95.00 for C.H. Robinson Worldwide. C.H. Robinson Worldwide earned $1.44 in the second quarter, compared to $1.06 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $106.75 and a 52-week-low of $84.67. At the end of the last trading period, C.H. Robinson Worldwide closed at $88.40.
  • Evercore ISI Group initiated coverage on Landstar System Inc LSTR with an In-Line rating. The price target for Landstar System is set to $171.00. In the second quarter, Landstar System showed an EPS of $2.40, compared to $0.68 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $182.63 and a 52-week-low of $120.92. Landstar System closed at $161.60 at the end of the last trading period.
  • HC Wainwright & Co. initiated coverage on Verona Pharma PLC VRNA with a Buy rating. The price target for Verona Pharma is set to $25.00. For the second quarter, Verona Pharma had an EPS of $0.05, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.09. The stock has a 52-week-high of $9.72 and a 52-week-low of $5.31. At the end of the last trading period, Verona Pharma closed at $5.64.
  • With an Overweight rating, Wells Fargo initiated coverage on DT Midstream Inc DTM. The price target seems to have been set at $56.00 for DT Midstream. Interestingly, in the second quarter, DT Midstream's EPS was $0.91. The stock has a 52-week-high of $47.72 and a 52-week-low of $38.46. At the end of the last trading period, DT Midstream closed at $46.67.
  • HC Wainwright & Co. initiated coverage on Assembly Biosciences Inc ASMB with a Neutral rating. The price target for Assembly Biosciences is set to $3.50. For the second quarter, Assembly Biosciences had an EPS of $0.55, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.19. The current stock performance of Assembly Biosciences shows a 52-week-high of $18.60 and a 52-week-low of $3.09. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $3.23.
  • HC Wainwright & Co. initiated coverage on Repare Therapeutics Inc RPTX with a Buy rating. The price target for Repare Therapeutics is set to $54.00. In the second quarter, Repare Therapeutics showed an EPS of $0.71, compared to $2.45 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Repare Therapeutics shows a 52-week-high of $46.44 and a 52-week-low of $21.76. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $32.09.
  • Goldman Sachs initiated coverage on Facebook Inc FB with a Buy rating. The price target for Facebook is set to $455.00. Facebook earned $3.61 in the second quarter, compared to $1.80 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $384.33 and a 52-week-low of $244.13. Facebook closed at $378.69 at the end of the last trading period.
  • Goldman Sachs initiated coverage on Snap Inc SNAP with a Buy rating. The price target for Snap is set to $90.00. For the second quarter, Snap had an EPS of $0.10, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.09. The current stock performance of Snap shows a 52-week-high of $80.85 and a 52-week-low of $23.04. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $74.50.
  • With a Sell rating, Goldman Sachs initiated coverage on Twitter Inc TWTR. The price target seems to have been set at $60.00 for Twitter. Twitter earned $0.20 in the second quarter, compared to $1.39 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Twitter shows a 52-week-high of $80.75 and a 52-week-low of $38.23. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $61.56.
  • Goldman Sachs initiated coverage on Amazon.com Inc AMZN with a Buy rating. The price target for Amazon.com is set to $4250.00. In the second quarter, Amazon.com showed an EPS of $15.12, compared to $10.30 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $3773.08 and a 52-week-low of $2871.00. Amazon.com closed at $3469.15 at the end of the last trading period.
  • With a Buy rating, Goldman Sachs initiated coverage on Alphabet Inc GOOGL. The price target seems to have been set at $3350.00 for Alphabet. In the second quarter, Alphabet showed an EPS of $27.26, compared to $10.13 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $2925.07 and a 52-week-low of $1402.15. Alphabet closed at $2817.52 at the end of the last trading period.
  • Goldman Sachs initiated coverage on Netflix Inc NFLX with a Neutral rating. The price target for Netflix is set to $590.00. For the second quarter, Netflix had an EPS of $2.97, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.59. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $615.60 and a 52-week-low of $458.60. Netflix closed at $598.72 at the end of the last trading period.
  • With a Neutral rating, Goldman Sachs initiated coverage on Booking Holdings Inc BKNG. The price target seems to have been set at $2230.00 for Booking Holdings. For the second quarter, Booking Holdings had an EPS of $2.55, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $10.81. The current stock performance of Booking Holdings shows a 52-week-high of $2516.00 and a 52-week-low of $1589.00. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $2304.80.
  • Goldman Sachs initiated coverage on Expedia Group Inc EXPE with a Buy rating. The price target for Expedia Group is set to $185.00. Expedia Group earned $1.13 in the second quarter, compared to $4.09 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Expedia Group shows a 52-week-high of $187.93 and a 52-week-low of $87.90. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $145.39.
  • Goldman Sachs initiated coverage on DoorDash Inc DASH with a Neutral rating. The price target for DoorDash is set to $187.00. In the second quarter, DoorDash earned $0.30. The stock has a 52-week-high of $256.09 and a 52-week-low of $110.13. At the end of the last trading period, DoorDash closed at $210.37.
  • With a Buy rating, Goldman Sachs initiated coverage on Lyft Inc LYFT. The price target seems to have been set at $64.00 for Lyft. In the second quarter, Lyft showed an EPS of $0.05, compared to $0.86 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $68.28 and a 52-week-low of $21.34. Lyft closed at $50.01 at the end of the last trading period.
  • Goldman Sachs initiated coverage on Airbnb Inc ABNB with a Sell rating. The price target for Airbnb is set to $132.00. For the second quarter, Airbnb had an EPS of $0.11, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.30. The current stock performance of Airbnb shows a 52-week-high of $219.94 and a 52-week-low of $121.50. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $165.20.
  • Wolfe Research initiated coverage on Tyler Technologies Inc TYL with an Outperform rating. The price target for Tyler Technologies is set to $550.00. Tyler Technologies earned $1.83 in the second quarter, compared to $1.38 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $498.98 and a 52-week-low of $319.58. At the end of the last trading period, Tyler Technologies closed at $471.68.

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