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

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

Upgrades

According to Compass Point, the prior rating for TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC Corp TPVG was changed from Neutral to Buy. For the second quarter, TriplePoint Venture Gwth had an EPS of $0.30, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.38. The stock has a 52-week-high of $16.80 and a 52-week-low of $10.35. At the end of the last trading period, TriplePoint Venture Gwth closed at $15.18.

For Bath & Body Works Inc BBWI, Argus Research upgraded the previous rating of Hold to Buy. Interestingly, in the second quarter, Bath & Body Works's EPS was $1.34. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of Missing 52-Week High and a 52-week-low of Missing 52-Week Low . Bath & Body Works closed at $64.43 at the end of the last trading period.

According to DA Davidson, the prior rating for SouthState Corp SSB was changed from Neutral to Buy. For the second quarter, SouthState had an EPS of $1.87, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.89. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $93.26 and a 52-week-low of $45.00. SouthState closed at $63.73 at the end of the last trading period.

For PacWest Bancorp PACW, Truist Securities upgraded the previous rating of Hold to Buy. In the second quarter, PacWest Banc showed an EPS of $1.52, compared to $0.28 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of PacWest Banc shows a 52-week-high of $46.75 and a 52-week-low of $15.62. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $41.15.

For Warner Music Group Corp WMG, Credit Suisse upgraded the previous rating of Neutral to Outperform. In the third quarter, Warner Music Group showed an EPS of $0.16, compared to $0.04 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $41.59 and a 52-week-low of $25.61. At the end of the last trading period, Warner Music Group closed at $40.26.

Goldman Sachs upgraded the previous rating for Atento S.A ATTO from Sell to Neutral. For the second quarter, Atento had an EPS of $0.11, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.14. The current stock performance of Atento shows a 52-week-high of $30.48 and a 52-week-low of $8.10. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $28.83.

For Globant SA GLOB, Goldman Sachs upgraded the previous rating of Neutral to Buy. In the second quarter, Globant showed an EPS of $0.88, compared to $0.51 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $332.79 and a 52-week-low of $165.50. Globant closed at $313.12 at the end of the last trading period.

For Steven Madden Ltd SHOO, Jefferies upgraded the previous rating of Hold to Buy. Steven Madden earned $0.48 in the second quarter, compared to $0.19 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $45.87 and a 52-week-low of $18.47. Steven Madden closed at $39.15 at the end of the last trading period.

For Vail Resorts Inc MTN, Keybanc upgraded the previous rating of Sector Weight to Overweight. For the third quarter, Vail Resorts had an EPS of $6.72, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $4.29. The current stock performance of Vail Resorts shows a 52-week-high of $338.50 and a 52-week-low of $208.72. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $309.88.

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Downgrades

Jefferies downgraded the previous rating for Zumiez Inc ZUMZ from Buy to Hold. In the second quarter, Zumiez showed an EPS of $1.02, compared to $1.01 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $52.00 and a 52-week-low of $26.73. Zumiez closed at $40.90 at the end of the last trading period.

BTIG downgraded the previous rating for Diana Shipping Inc DSX from Buy to Neutral. In the second quarter, Diana Shipping showed an EPS of $0.02, compared to $0.14 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $6.36 and a 52-week-low of $1.30. At the end of the last trading period, Diana Shipping closed at $5.03.

For Oshkosh Corp OSK, Jefferies downgraded the previous rating of Buy to Hold. In the third quarter, Oshkosh showed an EPS of $2.09, compared to $1.29 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $137.47 and a 52-week-low of $66.74. Oshkosh closed at $106.86 at the end of the last trading period.

According to Piper Sandler, the prior rating for Big Lots Inc BIG was changed from Overweight to Neutral. For the second quarter, Big Lots had an EPS of $1.09, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $2.75. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $73.23 and a 52-week-low of $42.05. Big Lots closed at $47.52 at the end of the last trading period.

According to Stifel, the prior rating for SmileDirectClub Inc SDC was changed from Buy to Hold. For the second quarter, SmileDirectClub had an EPS of $0.14, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.13. The current stock performance of SmileDirectClub shows a 52-week-high of $16.08 and a 52-week-low of $4.63. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $6.49.

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Initiations

With a Buy rating, BWS Financial initiated coverage on PLx Pharma Inc PLXP. The price target seems to have been set at $29.00 for PLx Pharma. For the second quarter, PLx Pharma had an EPS of $0.79, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.45. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $21.50 and a 52-week-low of $3.00. PLx Pharma closed at $17.03 at the end of the last trading period.

Northland Capital Markets initiated coverage on Trident Acquisitions Corp TDAC with an Outperform rating. The price target for Trident Acquisitions is set to $16.00. The current stock performance of Trident Acquisitions shows a 52-week-high of $16.87 and a 52-week-low of $10.58. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $11.50.

With a Neutral rating, UBS initiated coverage on Sensata Technologies Holding PLC ST. The price target seems to have been set at $63.00 for Sensata Technologies. For the second quarter, Sensata Technologies had an EPS of $0.95, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.18. The current stock performance of Sensata Technologies shows a 52-week-high of $64.80 and a 52-week-low of $40.45. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $55.30.

JMP Securities initiated coverage on Inhibrx Inc INBX with a Market Outperform rating. The price target for Inhibrx is set to $46.00. For the second quarter, Inhibrx had an EPS of $0.55, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.99. The current stock performance of Inhibrx shows a 52-week-high of $50.97 and a 52-week-low of $14.27. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $35.62.

With a Buy rating, UBS initiated coverage on Univar Solutions Inc UNVR. The price target seems to have been set at $32.00 for Univar Solns. Univar Solns earned $0.57 in the second quarter, compared to $0.33 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $28.00 and a 52-week-low of $15.70. Univar Solns closed at $22.05 at the end of the last trading period.

Berenberg initiated coverage on Recursion Pharmaceuticals Inc RXRX with a Buy rating. The price target for Recursion Pharmaceuticals is set to $37.00. Recursion Pharmaceuticals earned $0.31 in the second quarter, compared to $0.88 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $42.81 and a 52-week-low of $17.80. At the end of the last trading period, Recursion Pharmaceuticals closed at $26.09.

Credit Suisse initiated coverage on EVgo Inc EVGO with an Outperform rating. The price target for EVgo is set to $11.00. In the second quarter, EVgo earned $4.49. The current stock performance of EVgo shows a 52-week-high of $16.24 and a 52-week-low of $7.17. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $7.28.

With a Buy rating, Benchmark initiated coverage on Citi Trends Inc CTRN. The price target seems to have been set at $115.00 for Citi Trends. In the second quarter, Citi Trends showed an EPS of $1.36, compared to $1.90 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $111.44 and a 52-week-low of $22.49. Citi Trends closed at $70.59 at the end of the last trading period.

JMP Securities initiated coverage on eFFECTOR Therapeutics Inc EFTR with a Market Outperform rating. The price target for eFFECTOR Therapeutics is set to $33.00. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of Missing 52-Week High and a 52-week-low of Missing 52-Week Low . eFFECTOR Therapeutics closed at $17.86 at the end of the last trading period.

JMP Securities initiated coverage on Atlanticus Holdings Corp ATLC with a Market Outperform rating. The price target for Atlanticus Holdings is set to $82.00. Interestingly, in the second quarter, Atlanticus Holdings's EPS was $1.56. The stock has a 52-week-high of $65.61 and a 52-week-low of $11.20. At the end of the last trading period, Atlanticus Holdings closed at $48.41.

Keybanc initiated coverage on NextEra Energy Partners LP NEP with an Overweight rating. NextEra Energy Partners earned $0.96 in the second quarter, compared to $0.69 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of NextEra Energy Partners shows a 52-week-high of $88.30 and a 52-week-low of $55.13. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $78.14.

For Atlantica Sustainable Infrastructure PLC AY, Keybanc initiated coverage, by setting the current rating at Sector Weight. Atlantica Sustainable earned $0.11 in the second quarter, compared to $0.12 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $48.49 and a 52-week-low of $26.31. At the end of the last trading period, Atlantica Sustainable closed at $35.98.

For Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital Inc HASI, Keybanc initiated coverage, by setting the current rating at Sector Weight. Hannon Armstrong earned $0.57 in the second quarter, compared to $0.36 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $72.42 and a 52-week-low of $37.07. Hannon Armstrong closed at $54.79 at the end of the last trading period.

Goldman Sachs initiated coverage on Jefferies Financial Group Inc JEF with a Buy rating. The price target for Jefferies Financial Group is set to $45.00. Jefferies Financial Group earned $1.30 in the second quarter, compared to $0.16 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $37.85 and a 52-week-low of $17.03. Jefferies Financial Group closed at $35.90 at the end of the last trading period.

With a Hold rating, Loop Capital initiated coverage on Altice USA Inc ATUS. The price target seems to have been set at $28.00 for Altice USA. Altice USA earned $0.51 in the second quarter, compared to $0.19 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Altice USA shows a 52-week-high of $38.30 and a 52-week-low of $24.91. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $25.16.

With a Buy rating, China Renaissance initiated coverage on FinVolution Group FINV. The price target seems to have been set at $9.20 for FinVolution Gr. In the second quarter, FinVolution Gr showed an EPS of $0.34, compared to $0.21 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of FinVolution Gr shows a 52-week-high of $10.61 and a 52-week-low of $1.61. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $5.54.

With a Buy rating, Citigroup initiated coverage on Cano Health Inc CANO. The price target seems to have been set at $20.00 for Cano Health. Cano Health earned $0.07 in the second quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $16.17 and a 52-week-low of $9.20. At the end of the last trading period, Cano Health closed at $14.40.

Daiwa Capital initiated coverage on The Walt Disney Co DIS with a Buy rating. The price target for Walt Disney is set to $225.00. Walt Disney earned $0.80 in the third quarter, compared to $0.08 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $203.02 and a 52-week-low of $117.23. Walt Disney closed at $178.61 at the end of the last trading period.

Stifel initiated coverage on Fortinet Inc FTNT with a Buy rating. The price target for Fortinet is set to $355.00. Fortinet earned $0.95 in the second quarter, compared to $0.82 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Fortinet shows a 52-week-high of $322.00 and a 52-week-low of $106.75. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $297.07.

Keybanc initiated coverage on Enphase Energy Inc ENPH with an Overweight rating. The price target for Enphase Energy is set to $179.00. Enphase Energy earned $0.53 in the second quarter, compared to $0.17 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $229.04 and a 52-week-low of $65.41. At the end of the last trading period, Enphase Energy closed at $152.44.

With an Overweight rating, Piper Sandler initiated coverage on aTyr Pharma Inc LIFE. The price target seems to have been set at $19.00 for aTyr Pharma. aTyr Pharma earned $0.64 in the second quarter, compared to $0.69 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $12.97 and a 52-week-low of $2.93. aTyr Pharma closed at $10.22 at the end of the last trading period.

Credit Suisse initiated coverage on Berkshire Grey Inc BGRY with a Neutral rating. The price target for Berkshire Grey is set to $8.00. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of Missing 52-Week High and a 52-week-low of Missing 52-Week Low . Berkshire Grey closed at $7.00 at the end of the last trading period.

With an Outperform rating, Oppenheimer initiated coverage on Denali Therapeutics Inc DNLI. The price target seems to have been set at $85.00 for Denali Therapeutics. Denali Therapeutics earned $0.50 in the second quarter, compared to $0.56 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $93.94 and a 52-week-low of $33.68. Denali Therapeutics closed at $49.86 at the end of the last trading period.

With a Buy rating, Stifel initiated coverage on Pennant Group Inc PNTG. The price target seems to have been set at $37.00 for Pennant Group. For the second quarter, Pennant Group had an EPS of $0.17, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.24. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $69.56 and a 52-week-low of $25.34. Pennant Group closed at $29.88 at the end of the last trading period.

With a Buy rating, Goldman Sachs initiated coverage on Piper Sandler Cos PIPR. The price target seems to have been set at $168.00 for Piper Sandler. Piper Sandler earned $5.37 in the second quarter, compared to $1.93 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $146.50 and a 52-week-low of $67.22. Piper Sandler closed at $131.49 at the end of the last trading period.

For First Solar Inc FSLR, Keybanc initiated coverage, by setting the current rating at Sector Weight. In the second quarter, First Solar showed an EPS of $0.77, compared to $0.39 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $112.50 and a 52-week-low of $59.52. First Solar closed at $95.69 at the end of the last trading period.

With a Sell rating, Goldman Sachs initiated coverage on Cowen Inc COWN. The price target seems to have been set at $35.00 for Cowen. For the second quarter, Cowen had an EPS of $1.50, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $5.69. The current stock performance of Cowen shows a 52-week-high of $44.07 and a 52-week-low of $14.91. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $33.08.

Loop Capital initiated coverage on Verizon Communications Inc VZ with a Hold rating. The price target for Verizon Communications is set to $57.00. In the second quarter, Verizon Communications showed an EPS of $1.37, compared to $1.18 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Verizon Communications shows a 52-week-high of $61.95 and a 52-week-low of $53.83. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $54.26.

With a Buy rating, Loop Capital initiated coverage on T-Mobile US Inc TMUS. The price target seems to have been set at $160.00 for T-Mobile US. T-Mobile US earned $0.78 in the second quarter, compared to $0.09 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $150.20 and a 52-week-low of $107.56. T-Mobile US closed at $125.63 at the end of the last trading period.

With a Buy rating, Loop Capital initiated coverage on Comcast Corp CMCSA. The price target seems to have been set at $71.00 for Comcast. Comcast earned $0.84 in the second quarter, compared to $0.69 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $61.80 and a 52-week-low of $40.97. At the end of the last trading period, Comcast closed at $56.49.

Loop Capital initiated coverage on Charter Communications Inc CHTR with a Hold rating. The price target for Charter Communications is set to $815.00. Charter Communications earned $5.29 in the second quarter, compared to $3.63 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $825.62 and a 52-week-low of $572.46. Charter Communications closed at $755.90 at the end of the last trading period.

With a Hold rating, Loop Capital initiated coverage on AT&T Inc T. The price target seems to have been set at $30.00 for AT&T. For the second quarter, AT&T had an EPS of $0.89, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.83. The stock has a 52-week-high of $33.88 and a 52-week-low of $26.35. At the end of the last trading period, AT&T closed at $27.21.

With an Outperform rating, Oppenheimer initiated coverage on Portage Biotech Inc PRTG. The price target seems to have been set at $30.00 for Portage Biotech. In the first quarter, Portage Biotech earned $0.25. The current stock performance of Portage Biotech shows a 52-week-high of $44.98 and a 52-week-low of $13.40. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $18.58.

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