Benzinga's Top Ratings Upgrades, Downgrades For September 24, 2021

Benzinga's Top Ratings Upgrades, Downgrades For September 24, 2021

Upgrades

Berenberg upgraded the previous rating for Tenable Holdings Inc TENB from Hold to Buy. In the second quarter, Tenable Holdings showed an EPS of $0.09, compared to $0.04 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Tenable Holdings shows a 52-week-high of $58.45 and a 52-week-low of $33.25. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $46.46.

B of A Securities upgraded the previous rating for Vornado Realty Trust VNO from Underperform to Neutral. Vornado Realty earned $0.69 in the second quarter, compared to $0.56 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $50.91 and a 52-week-low of $29.79. Vornado Realty closed at $43.30 at the end of the last trading period.

According to Morgan Stanley, the prior rating for Autoliv Inc ALV was changed from Underweight to Equal-Weight. In the second quarter, Autoliv showed an EPS of $1.20, compared to $1.40 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $108.76 and a 52-week-low of $68.49. Autoliv closed at $86.58 at the end of the last trading period.

According to Mizuho, the prior rating for Spire Inc SR was changed from Neutral to Buy. In the third quarter, Spire showed an EPS of $0.06, compared to $0.07 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $77.95 and a 52-week-low of $50.99. At the end of the last trading period, Spire closed at $60.95.

According to Citigroup, the prior rating for Valley National Bancorp VLY was changed from Sell to Neutral. For the second quarter, Valley National had an EPS of $0.30, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.23. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $14.74 and a 52-week-low of $6.50. Valley National closed at $12.90 at the end of the last trading period.

B of A Securities upgraded the previous rating for SL Green Realty Corp SLG from Underperform to Neutral. SL Green Realty earned $1.60 in the second quarter, compared to $1.70 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of SL Green Realty shows a 52-week-high of $85.65 and a 52-week-low of $40.47. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $72.22.

Piper Sandler upgraded the previous rating for Salesforce.com Inc CRM from Neutral to Overweight. For the second quarter, Salesforce.com had an EPS of $1.48, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.44. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $279.39 and a 52-week-low of $201.51. Salesforce.com closed at $277.86 at the end of the last trading period.

For BJ's Restaurants Inc BJRI, Jefferies upgraded the previous rating of Hold to Buy. In the second quarter, BJ's Restaurants showed an EPS of $0.26, compared to $0.99 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $63.42 and a 52-week-low of $27.46. At the end of the last trading period, BJ's Restaurants closed at $41.93.

According to Jefferies, the prior rating for Chuy's Holdings Inc CHUY was changed from Hold to Buy. Chuy's Holdings earned $0.62 in the second quarter, compared to $0.23 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $49.99 and a 52-week-low of $18.86. At the end of the last trading period, Chuy's Holdings closed at $31.34.

Jefferies upgraded the previous rating for Dave & Buster's Entertainment Inc PLAY from Hold to Buy. For the second quarter, Dave & Buster's Enter had an EPS of $1.07, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.24. The stock has a 52-week-high of $51.73 and a 52-week-low of $14.55. At the end of the last trading period, Dave & Buster's Enter closed at $39.85.

Jefferies upgraded the previous rating for Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc RRGB from Hold to Buy. In the second quarter, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers showed an EPS of $0.22, compared to $3.31 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $41.34 and a 52-week-low of $11.51. Red Robin Gourmet Burgers closed at $23.83 at the end of the last trading period.

According to Jefferies, the prior rating for Cheesecake Factory Inc CAKE was changed from Hold to Buy. Cheesecake Factory earned $0.80 in the second quarter, compared to $0.87 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Cheesecake Factory shows a 52-week-high of $65.81 and a 52-week-low of $26.47. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $47.09.

According to Raymond James, the prior rating for Allogene Therapeutics Inc ALLO was changed from Market Perform to Outperform. In the second quarter, Allogene Therapeutics showed an EPS of $0.53, compared to $0.53 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $44.92 and a 52-week-low of $20.58. Allogene Therapeutics closed at $27.64 at the end of the last trading period.

Keybanc upgraded the previous rating for CenterPoint Energy Inc CNP from Sector Weight to Overweight. CenterPoint Energy earned $0.36 in the second quarter, compared to $0.21 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $27.20 and a 52-week-low of $18.60. At the end of the last trading period, CenterPoint Energy closed at $24.80.

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Downgrades

MKM Partners downgraded the previous rating for Infinera Corp INFN from Buy to Neutral. For the second quarter, Infinera had an EPS of $0.03, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.09. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $11.51 and a 52-week-low of $5.78. Infinera closed at $8.52 at the end of the last trading period.

According to Wells Fargo, the prior rating for Roku Inc ROKU was changed from Overweight to Equal-Weight. Roku earned $0.52 in the second quarter, compared to $0.35 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Roku shows a 52-week-high of $490.76 and a 52-week-low of $176.63. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $334.52.

For Hexcel Corp HXL, Seaport Global downgraded the previous rating of Buy to Neutral. In the second quarter, Hexcel showed an EPS of $0.08, compared to $0.08 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Hexcel shows a 52-week-high of $64.99 and a 52-week-low of $31.04. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $60.70.

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Initiations

UBS initiated coverage on Huazhu Group Ltd HTHT with a Buy rating. The price target for Huazhu Group is set to $63.00. Huazhu Group earned $0.22 in the second quarter, compared to $0.24 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $64.53 and a 52-week-low of $38.49. Huazhu Group closed at $47.19 at the end of the last trading period.

WestPark Capital initiated coverage on Cisco Systems Inc CSCO with a Hold rating. The price target for Cisco Systems is set to $62.00. In the fourth quarter, Cisco Systems showed an EPS of $0.84, compared to $0.80 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Cisco Systems shows a 52-week-high of $60.27 and a 52-week-low of $35.28. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $56.69.

DZ Bank initiated coverage on Spotify Technology SA SPOT with a Sell rating. The price target for Spotify Technology is set to $200.00. For the second quarter, Spotify Technology had an EPS of $0.23, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $2.10. The stock has a 52-week-high of $387.44 and a 52-week-low of $201.68. At the end of the last trading period, Spotify Technology closed at $234.86.

Barclays initiated coverage on The Lion Electric Co LEV with an Overweight rating. The price target for Lion Electric is set to $17.00. For the second quarter, Lion Electric had an EPS of $0.07, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.01. The stock has a 52-week-high of $23.45 and a 52-week-low of $10.90. At the end of the last trading period, Lion Electric closed at $13.34.

With an Overweight rating, Wells Fargo initiated coverage on Ardagh Metal Packaging SA AMBP. The price target seems to have been set at $13.60 for Ardagh Metal Packaging. The current stock performance of Ardagh Metal Packaging shows a 52-week-high of Missing 52-Week High and a 52-week-low of Missing 52-Week Low . Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $10.09.

For IronNet Inc IRNT, BTIG initiated coverage, by setting the current rating at Neutral. In the second quarter, IronNet earned $0.17. 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 . IronNet closed at $23.79 at the end of the last trading period.

With an Outperform rating, RBC Capital initiated coverage on Avalo Therapeutics Inc AVTX. The price target seems to have been set at $6.00 for Avalo Therapeutics. The stock has a 52-week-high of Missing 52-Week High and a 52-week-low of Missing 52-Week Low . At the end of the last trading period, Avalo Therapeutics closed at $2.46.

Cantor Fitzgerald initiated coverage on Cyclerion Therapeutics Inc CYCN with an Overweight rating. The price target for Cyclerion Therapeutics is set to $7.00. For the second quarter, Cyclerion Therapeutics had an EPS of $0.43, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.70. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $8.27 and a 52-week-low of $2.08. Cyclerion Therapeutics closed at $3.49 at the end of the last trading period.

With an Overweight rating, Cantor Fitzgerald initiated coverage on Osmotica Pharmaceuticals PLC OSMT. The price target seems to have been set at $6.00 for Osmotica Pharmaceuticals. Osmotica Pharmaceuticals earned $0.20 in the second quarter, compared to $0.22 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $6.49 and a 52-week-low of $2.70. At the end of the last trading period, Osmotica Pharmaceuticals closed at $2.93.

With a Buy rating, Jefferies initiated coverage on Sema4 Holdings Corp SMFR. The price target seems to have been set at $13.00 for Sema4 Holdings. Interestingly, in the second quarter, Sema4 Holdings's EPS was $0.00. The current stock performance of Sema4 Holdings shows a 52-week-high of Missing 52-Week High and a 52-week-low of Missing 52-Week Low . Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $8.06.

William Blair initiated coverage on Cellebrite DI Ltd CLBT with an Outperform rating. 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 . Cellebrite DI closed at $10.51 at the end of the last trading period.

With an Overweight rating, Keybanc initiated coverage on Wheaton Precious Metals Corp WPM. The price target seems to have been set at $47.00 for Wheaton Precious Metals. For the second quarter, Wheaton Precious Metals had an EPS of $0.36, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.22. The current stock performance of Wheaton Precious Metals shows a 52-week-high of $51.43 and a 52-week-low of $34.85. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $39.47.

For Royal Gold Inc RGLD, Keybanc initiated coverage, by setting the current rating at Sector Weight. For the fourth quarter, Royal Gold had an EPS of $1.04, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.53. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $129.69 and a 52-week-low of $99.32. Royal Gold closed at $100.55 at the end of the last trading period.

For Newmont Corp NEM, Keybanc initiated coverage, by setting the current rating at Sector Weight. For the second quarter, Newmont had an EPS of $0.83, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.32. The current stock performance of Newmont shows a 52-week-high of $75.31 and a 52-week-low of $53.52. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $54.05.

With an Overweight rating, Keybanc initiated coverage on Franco-Nevada Corp FNV. The price target seems to have been set at $156.00 for Franco-Nevada. Franco-Nevada earned $0.96 in the second quarter, compared to $0.48 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Franco-Nevada shows a 52-week-high of $163.79 and a 52-week-low of $105.62. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $132.85.

For Barrick Gold Corp GOLD, Keybanc initiated coverage, by setting the current rating at Sector Weight. For the second quarter, Barrick Gold had an EPS of $0.29, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.23. The stock has a 52-week-high of $29.60 and a 52-week-low of $18.09. At the end of the last trading period, Barrick Gold closed at $18.23.

For Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd AEM, Keybanc initiated coverage, by setting the current rating at Sector Weight. In the second quarter, Agnico Eagle Mines showed an EPS of $0.69, compared to $0.18 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Agnico Eagle Mines shows a 52-week-high of $85.46 and a 52-week-low of $51.07. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $51.16.

With an Outperform rating, Oppenheimer initiated coverage on Humacyte Inc HUMA. The price target seems to have been set at $16.00 for Humacyte. The current stock performance of Humacyte shows a 52-week-high of Missing 52-Week High and a 52-week-low of Missing 52-Week Low . Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $12.55.

Stifel initiated coverage on Verve Therapeutics Inc VERV with a Hold rating. The price target for Verve Therapeutics is set to $58.00. For the second quarter, Verve Therapeutics had an EPS of $2.13, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $3.41. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $78.00 and a 52-week-low of $29.50. Verve Therapeutics closed at $51.99 at the end of the last trading period.

Stifel initiated coverage on Intellia Therapeutics Inc NTLA with a Buy rating. The price target for Intellia Therapeutics is set to $173.00. For the second quarter, Intellia Therapeutics had an EPS of $1.01, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.61. The current stock performance of Intellia Therapeutics shows a 52-week-high of $202.73 and a 52-week-low of $18.81. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $155.26.

Stifel initiated coverage on Editas Medicine Inc EDIT with a Hold rating. The price target for Editas Medicine is set to $65.00. For the second quarter, Editas Medicine had an EPS of $0.81, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.43. The current stock performance of Editas Medicine shows a 52-week-high of $99.95 and a 52-week-low of $27.01. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $62.07.

With an Outperform rating, Raymond James initiated coverage on Frontier Communications Parent Inc FYBR. The price target seems to have been set at $34.00 for Frontier Communications. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $33.34 and a 52-week-low of $23.24. Frontier Communications closed at $29.74 at the end of the last trading period.

UBS initiated coverage on Acadia Healthcare Co Inc ACHC with a Buy rating. The price target for Acadia Healthcare Co is set to $81.00. In the second quarter, Acadia Healthcare Co showed an EPS of $0.71, compared to $0.54 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $68.65 and a 52-week-low of $27.07. Acadia Healthcare Co closed at $65.15 at the end of the last trading period.

With a Neutral rating, UBS initiated coverage on LHC Group Inc LHCG. The price target seems to have been set at $170.00 for LHC Group. In the second quarter, LHC Group showed an EPS of $1.62, compared to $1.23 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $236.81 and a 52-week-low of $160.38. LHC Group closed at $160.88 at the end of the last trading period.

UBS initiated coverage on Encompass Health Corp EHC with a Buy rating. The price target for Encompass Health is set to $98.00. For the second quarter, Encompass Health had an EPS of $1.17, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.31. The stock has a 52-week-high of $89.68 and a 52-week-low of $60.44. At the end of the last trading period, Encompass Health closed at $76.35.

With a Sell rating, UBS initiated coverage on Universal Health Services Inc UHS. The price target seems to have been set at $136.00 for Universal Health Services. In the second quarter, Universal Health Services showed an EPS of $3.76, compared to $2.93 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Universal Health Services shows a 52-week-high of $165.00 and a 52-week-low of $99.47. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $144.42.

With a Sell rating, UBS initiated coverage on Amedisys Inc AMED. The price target seems to have been set at $150.00 for Amedisys. Amedisys earned $1.69 in the second quarter, compared to $1.34 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $325.12 and a 52-week-low of $161.10. Amedisys closed at $161.53 at the end of the last trading period.

With a Neutral rating, UBS initiated coverage on Community Health Systems Inc CYH. The price target seems to have been set at $12.50 for Community Health Systems. Community Health Systems earned $0.23 in the second quarter, compared to $0.85 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $17.04 and a 52-week-low of $3.74. At the end of the last trading period, Community Health Systems closed at $11.27.

With a Neutral rating, UBS initiated coverage on Tenet Healthcare Corp THC. The price target seems to have been set at $83.00 for Tenet Healthcare. Tenet Healthcare earned $1.59 in the second quarter, compared to $1.26 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $76.16 and a 52-week-low of $21.34. At the end of the last trading period, Tenet Healthcare closed at $72.67.

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