Benzinga's Top Ratings Upgrades, Downgrades For March 7, 2022

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Upgrades

According to Brookline Capital, the prior rating for Intellia Therapeutics Inc NTLA was changed from Hold to Buy. In the fourth quarter, Intellia Therapeutics showed an EPS of $1.09, compared to $0.69 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $202.73 and a 52-week-low of $43.86. At the end of the last trading period, Intellia Therapeutics closed at $65.04.

Morgan Stanley upgraded the previous rating for TAL Education Group TAL from Underweight to Overweight. For the third quarter, TAL Education had an EPS of $0.09, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.07. The stock has a 52-week-high of $78.07 and a 52-week-low of $2.26. At the end of the last trading period, TAL Education closed at $2.37.

For United States Steel Corp X, Morgan Stanley upgraded the previous rating of Underweight to Equal-Weight. United States Steel earned $3.64 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.27 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $31.55 and a 52-week-low of $16.82. United States Steel closed at $31.42 at the end of the last trading period.

Credit Suisse upgraded the previous rating for Chindata Group Holdings Ltd CD from Neutral to Outperform. In the third quarter, Chindata Group Holdings showed an EPS of $0.06, compared to $0.08 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Chindata Group Holdings shows a 52-week-high of $20.20 and a 52-week-low of $4.05. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $5.42.

According to UBS, the prior rating for Five Below Inc FIVE was changed from Neutral to Buy. In the third quarter, Five Below showed an EPS of $0.43, compared to $0.36 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $237.86 and a 52-week-low of $147.14. At the end of the last trading period, Five Below closed at $149.66.

Wedbush upgraded the previous rating for Carter's Inc CRI from Neutral to Outperform. In the fourth quarter, Carter's showed an EPS of $2.31, compared to $2.46 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $116.92 and a 52-week-low of $80.50. Carter's closed at $95.00 at the end of the last trading period.

For Ball Corp BLL, B of A Securities upgraded the previous rating of Neutral to Buy. For the fourth quarter, Ball had an EPS of $0.97, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.81. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $98.09 and a 52-week-low of $77.95. Ball closed at $90.20 at the end of the last trading period.

For Oil States International Inc OIS, Piper Sandler upgraded the previous rating of Neutral to Overweight. Oil States International earned $0.14 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.21 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Oil States International shows a 52-week-high of $9.49 and a 52-week-low of $4.42. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $5.88.

B of A Securities upgraded the previous rating for Lloyds Banking Group PLC LYG from Underperform to Neutral. In the fourth quarter, Lloyds Banking Group showed an EPS of $0.02, compared to $0.01 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $3.00 and a 52-week-low of $2.16. At the end of the last trading period, Lloyds Banking Group closed at $2.25.

According to Morgan Stanley, the prior rating for Youdao Inc DAO was changed from Equal-Weight to Overweight. Youdao earned $0.21 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.60 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Youdao shows a 52-week-high of $35.45 and a 52-week-low of $7.02. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $8.42.

For Palantir Technologies Inc PLTR, Morgan Stanley upgraded the previous rating of Underweight to Equal-Weight. For the fourth quarter, Palantir Technologies had an EPS of $0.02, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.06. The current stock performance of Palantir Technologies shows a 52-week-high of $29.29 and a 52-week-low of $9.74. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $10.96.

For Anglogold Ashanti Ltd AU, JP Morgan upgraded the previous rating of Neutral to Overweight. The stock has a 52-week-high of $26.77 and a 52-week-low of $14.57. At the end of the last trading period, Anglogold Ashanti closed at $25.07.

According to Piper Sandler, the prior rating for Nutrien Ltd NTR was changed from Neutral to Overweight. Nutrien earned $2.47 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.24 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Nutrien shows a 52-week-high of $95.07 and a 52-week-low of $52.28. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $94.99.

According to Keybanc, the prior rating for NextEra Energy Inc NEE was changed from Sector Weight to Overweight. NextEra Energy earned $0.41 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.40 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $93.73 and a 52-week-low of $68.33. NextEra Energy closed at $80.21 at the end of the last trading period.

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Downgrades

According to TD Securities, the prior rating for AT&T Inc T was changed from Buy to Hold. In the fourth quarter, AT&T showed an EPS of $0.78, compared to $0.75 from 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 $22.02. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $23.87.

Seaport Global downgraded the previous rating for Azul SA AZUL from Buy to Neutral. In the fourth quarter, Azul showed an EPS of $0.58, compared to $0.28 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Azul shows a 52-week-high of $29.45 and a 52-week-low of $11.31. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $12.98.

According to Seaport Global, the prior rating for Gol Intelligent Airlines Inc GOL was changed from Buy to Neutral. Gol Intelligent Airlines earned $0.00 in the third quarter, compared to $1.80 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $11.43 and a 52-week-low of $5.14. Gol Intelligent Airlines closed at $5.89 at the end of the last trading period.

For American Airlines Group Inc AAL, Seaport Global downgraded the previous rating of Buy to Neutral. In the fourth quarter, American Airlines Group showed an EPS of $1.42, compared to $3.86 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $26.09 and a 52-week-low of $14.42. At the end of the last trading period, American Airlines Group closed at $14.59.

Wedbush downgraded the previous rating for PVH Corp PVH from Outperform to Neutral. PVH earned $2.67 in the third quarter, compared to $1.32 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of PVH shows a 52-week-high of $125.42 and a 52-week-low of $78.33. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $79.16.

According to Wedbush, the prior rating for Ralph Lauren Corp RL was changed from Outperform to Neutral. In the third quarter, Ralph Lauren showed an EPS of $2.94, compared to $1.67 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $142.06 and a 52-week-low of $102.95. Ralph Lauren closed at $116.05 at the end of the last trading period.

For DraftKings Inc DKNG, Argus Research downgraded the previous rating of Buy to Hold. For the fourth quarter, DraftKings had an EPS of $0.80, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.68. The current stock performance of DraftKings shows a 52-week-high of $74.38 and a 52-week-low of $16.56. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $20.69.

According to B of A Securities, the prior rating for UGI Corp UGI was changed from Buy to Neutral. In the first quarter, UGI showed an EPS of $0.93, compared to $1.18 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $48.55 and a 52-week-low of $36.05. UGI closed at $36.34 at the end of the last trading period.

For Bank of Montreal BMO, National Bank Of Canada downgraded the previous rating of Outperform to Sector Perform. In the first quarter, Bank of Montreal showed an EPS of $3.07, compared to $2.35 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $120.86 and a 52-week-low of $83.68. At the end of the last trading period, Bank of Montreal closed at $114.91.

BMO Capital downgraded the previous rating for STORE Capital Corp STOR from Market Perform to Underperform. STORE Capital earned $0.56 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.44 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of STORE Capital shows a 52-week-high of $37.13 and a 52-week-low of $29.09. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $30.80.

National Bank Of Canada downgraded the previous rating for The Toronto-Dominion Bank TD from Outperform to Sector Perform. For the first quarter, Toronto-Dominion Bank had an EPS of $1.64, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.40. The stock has a 52-week-high of $86.02 and a 52-week-low of $61.48. At the end of the last trading period, Toronto-Dominion Bank closed at $77.45.

According to BMO Capital, the prior rating for Empire State Realty Trust Inc ESRT was changed from Market Perform to Underperform. Empire State Realty Trust earned $0.18 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.17 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $13.11 and a 52-week-low of $8.36. Empire State Realty Trust closed at $9.43 at the end of the last trading period.

Jefferies downgraded the previous rating for First Horizon Corp FHN from Buy to Hold. First Horizon earned $0.48 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.46 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of First Horizon shows a 52-week-high of $24.24 and a 52-week-low of $14.67. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $23.70.

JP Morgan downgraded the previous rating for Philip Morris International Inc PM from Overweight to Neutral. Philip Morris Intl earned $1.35 in the fourth quarter, compared to $1.26 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $112.48 and a 52-week-low of $84.30. At the end of the last trading period, Philip Morris Intl closed at $99.80.

According to JP Morgan, the prior rating for Coherus BioSciences Inc CHRS was changed from Overweight to Neutral. For the fourth quarter, Coherus BioSciences had an EPS of $0.46, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.23. The current stock performance of Coherus BioSciences shows a 52-week-high of $19.32 and a 52-week-low of $10.53. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $11.85.

For bluebird bio Inc BLUE, Barclays downgraded the previous rating of Equal-Weight to Underweight. In the fourth quarter, bluebird bio showed an EPS of $2.14, compared to $3.01 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of bluebird bio shows a 52-week-high of $35.59 and a 52-week-low of $4.97. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $5.00.

For Citigroup Inc C, Jefferies downgraded the previous rating of Buy to Hold. In the fourth quarter, Citigroup showed an EPS of $1.46, compared to $2.08 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $80.29 and a 52-week-low of $55.19. Citigroup closed at $56.59 at the end of the last trading period.

HSBC downgraded the previous rating for The Mosaic Co MOS from Buy to Hold. Mosaic earned $1.95 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.57 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $59.95 and a 52-week-low of $28.05. Mosaic closed at $59.83 at the end of the last trading period.

For Sempra Energy SRE, Keybanc downgraded the previous rating of Overweight to Sector Weight. Sempra Energy earned $2.16 in the fourth quarter, compared to $1.90 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Sempra Energy shows a 52-week-high of $151.99 and a 52-week-low of $116.57. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $151.92.

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Initiations

With a Buy rating, Lake Street initiated coverage on Biotricity Inc BTCY. The price target seems to have been set at $5.00 for Biotricity. The stock has a 52-week-high of $5.30 and a 52-week-low of $1.92. At the end of the last trading period, Biotricity closed at $2.72.

With a Buy rating, Lake Street initiated coverage on Augmedix Inc AUGX. The price target seems to have been set at $6.00 for Augmedix. The stock has a 52-week-high of $10.00 and a 52-week-low of $2.00. At the end of the last trading period, Augmedix closed at $2.40.

With a Neutral rating, Cantor Fitzgerald initiated coverage on Microvision Inc MVIS. The price target seems to have been set at $5.00 for Microvision. For the fourth quarter, Microvision had an EPS of $0.08, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.02. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $28.00 and a 52-week-low of $2.61. Microvision closed at $4.37 at the end of the last trading period.

With a Hold rating, Truist Securities initiated coverage on BRC Inc BRCC. The price target seems to have been set at $20.00 for BRC. The current stock performance of BRC shows a 52-week-high of $22.80 and a 52-week-low of $13.55. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $18.60.

Oppenheimer initiated coverage on Super Group (SGHC) Ltd SGHC with an Outperform rating. The price target for Super Group (SGHC) is set to $11.00. The stock has a 52-week-high of $8.90 and a 52-week-low of $7.08. At the end of the last trading period, Super Group (SGHC) closed at $8.10.

With an Outperform rating, Raymond James initiated coverage on BRC Inc BRCC. The price target seems to have been set at $21.00 for BRC. The current stock performance of BRC shows a 52-week-high of $22.80 and a 52-week-low of $13.55. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $18.60.

With a Buy rating, HC Wainwright & Co. initiated coverage on Portage Biotech Inc PRTG. The price target seems to have been set at $32.00 for Portage Biotech. For the third quarter, Portage Biotech had an EPS of $0.26, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.10. The current stock performance of Portage Biotech shows a 52-week-high of $44.98 and a 52-week-low of $6.79. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $7.87.

With a Neutral rating, Piper Sandler initiated coverage on SoFi Technologies Inc SOFI. The price target seems to have been set at $12.00 for SoFi Technologies. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $24.95 and a 52-week-low of $8.82. SoFi Technologies closed at $10.00 at the end of the last trading period.

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