Benzinga's Top Ratings Upgrades, Downgrades For March 17, 2022

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Upgrades

Loop Capital upgraded the previous rating for Aspen Technology Inc AZPN from Hold to Buy. In the second quarter, Aspen Technology showed an EPS of $1.20, compared to $2.04 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $169.22 and a 52-week-low of $122.29. Aspen Technology closed at $139.47 at the end of the last trading period.

According to UBS, the prior rating for uniQure NV QURE was changed from Neutral to Buy. For the fourth quarter, uniQure had an EPS of $0.17, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.01. The current stock performance of uniQure shows a 52-week-high of $38.80 and a 52-week-low of $14.29. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $15.89.

Raymond James upgraded the previous rating for StepStone Group Inc STEP from Market Perform to Outperform. In the third quarter, StepStone Group showed an EPS of $0.42, compared to $0.28 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $55.19 and a 52-week-low of $28.52. StepStone Group closed at $32.99 at the end of the last trading period.

According to Argus Research, the prior rating for Fortive Corp FTV was changed from Hold to Buy. In the fourth quarter, Fortive showed an EPS of $0.79, compared to $0.70 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $79.87 and a 52-week-low of $56.06. At the end of the last trading period, Fortive closed at $59.58.

According to Cowen & Co., the prior rating for Oak Street Health Inc OSH was changed from Market Perform to Outperform. In the fourth quarter, Oak Street Health showed an EPS of $0.62, compared to $0.40 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Oak Street Health shows a 52-week-high of $65.22 and a 52-week-low of $13.72. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $21.14.

JP Morgan upgraded the previous rating for Diageo PLC DEO from Neutral to Overweight. The current stock performance of Diageo shows a 52-week-high of $223.14 and a 52-week-low of $163.41. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $190.85.

For United Natural Foods Inc UNFI, Wells Fargo upgraded the previous rating of Underweight to Equal-Weight. In the second quarter, United Natural Foods showed an EPS of $1.13, compared to $1.25 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $57.89 and a 52-week-low of $30.61. At the end of the last trading period, United Natural Foods closed at $38.83.

Morgan Stanley upgraded the previous rating for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd NCLH from Underweight to Equal-Weight. In the fourth quarter, Norwegian Cruise Line showed an EPS of $1.95, compared to $2.33 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $33.95 and a 52-week-low of $14.90. Norwegian Cruise Line closed at $19.32 at the end of the last trading period.

According to JP Morgan, the prior rating for Ralph Lauren Corp RL was changed from Neutral to Overweight. Ralph Lauren earned $2.94 in the third quarter, compared to $1.67 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $142.06 and a 52-week-low of $100.44. Ralph Lauren closed at $114.00 at the end of the last trading period.

For Health Catalyst Inc HCAT, Jefferies upgraded the previous rating of Hold to Buy. Health Catalyst earned $0.19 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.16 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $59.50 and a 52-week-low of $20.39. Health Catalyst closed at $22.56 at the end of the last trading period.

For Ecolab Inc ECL, Edward Jones upgraded the previous rating of Hold to Buy. Ecolab earned $1.28 in the fourth quarter, compared to $1.23 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Ecolab shows a 52-week-high of $238.93 and a 52-week-low of $154.85. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $170.76.

According to Cowen & Co., the prior rating for Limelight Networks Inc LLNW was changed from Market Perform to Outperform. In the fourth quarter, Limelight Networks showed an EPS of $0.02, compared to $0.03 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Limelight Networks shows a 52-week-high of $5.13 and a 52-week-low of $2.30. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $4.62.

According to RBC Capital, the prior rating for CSX Corp CSX was changed from Sector Perform to Outperform. In the fourth quarter, CSX showed an EPS of $0.42, compared to $0.35 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $104.87 and a 52-week-low of $29.48. CSX closed at $35.61 at the end of the last trading period.

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Downgrades

For Pinterest Inc PINS, Cleveland Research downgraded the previous rating of Buy to Neutral. Pinterest earned $0.49 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.43 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Pinterest shows a 52-week-high of $88.83 and a 52-week-low of $21.92. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $24.31.

For Lument Finance Trust Inc LFT, Ladenburg Thalmann downgraded the previous rating of Buy to Neutral. For the fourth quarter, Lument Finance Trust had an EPS of $0.11, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.10. The current stock performance of Lument Finance Trust shows a 52-week-high of $4.48 and a 52-week-low of $2.95. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $3.04.

Alliance Global Partners downgraded the previous rating for Rada Electronics Industries Ltd RADA from Buy to Neutral. For the fourth quarter, Rada Electronics Industri had an EPS of $0.10, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.06. The current stock performance of Rada Electronics Industri shows a 52-week-high of $14.64 and a 52-week-low of $8.20. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $13.50.

B. Riley Securities downgraded the previous rating for Zions Bancorp NA ZION from Buy to Neutral. Zions Bancorp earned $1.34 in the fourth quarter, compared to $1.66 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $75.44 and a 52-week-low of $47.06. At the end of the last trading period, Zions Bancorp closed at $68.86.

BMO Capital downgraded the previous rating for Gold Fields Ltd GFI from Outperform to Market Perform. NoneThe stock has a 52-week-high of $17.20 and a 52-week-low of $7.75. At the end of the last trading period, Gold Fields closed at $15.73.

According to Raymond James, the prior rating for Cardiol Therapeutics Inc CRDL was changed from Outperform to Market Perform. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $4.96 and a 52-week-low of $1.23. Cardiol Therapeutics closed at $1.36 at the end of the last trading period.

For Capital One Financial Corp COF, Wolfe Research downgraded the previous rating of Outperform to Peer Perform. In the fourth quarter, Capital One Financial showed an EPS of $5.41, compared to $5.29 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $177.95 and a 52-week-low of $121.21. At the end of the last trading period, Capital One Financial closed at $137.84.

DA Davidson downgraded the previous rating for 1-800-Flowers.com Inc FLWS from Buy to Neutral. 1-800-Flowers.com earned $1.34 in the second quarter, compared to $1.72 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of 1-800-Flowers.com shows a 52-week-high of $38.66 and a 52-week-low of $12.54. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $14.25.

According to Wolfe Research, the prior rating for Synchrony Financial SYF was changed from Outperform to Peer Perform. In the fourth quarter, Synchrony Finl showed an EPS of $1.48, compared to $1.24 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $52.49 and a 52-week-low of $33.76. Synchrony Finl closed at $37.67 at the end of the last trading period.

For Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS, Wolfe Research downgraded the previous rating of Outperform to Peer Perform. For the fourth quarter, Alliance Data Systems had an EPS of $1.21, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $3.31. The current stock performance of Alliance Data Systems shows a 52-week-high of $128.16 and a 52-week-low of $53.30. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $62.24.

For LifeStance Health Group Inc LFST, UBS downgraded the previous rating of Buy to Neutral. The stock has a 52-week-high of $29.81 and a 52-week-low of $6.42. At the end of the last trading period, LifeStance Health Group closed at $10.12.

According to SVB Leerink, the prior rating for BeiGene Ltd BGNE was changed from Outperform to Market Perform. In the fourth quarter, BeiGene showed an EPS of $6.16, compared to $5.20 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $426.56 and a 52-week-low of $136.09. BeiGene closed at $183.33 at the end of the last trading period.

According to RBC Capital, the prior rating for Union Pacific Corp UNP was changed from Outperform to Sector Perform. Union Pacific earned $2.66 in the fourth quarter, compared to $2.36 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $270.14 and a 52-week-low of $195.68. Union Pacific closed at $264.15 at the end of the last trading period.

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Initiations

Maxim Group initiated coverage on EzFill Holdings Inc EZFL with a Buy rating. The price target for EzFill Holdings is set to $3.00. The stock has a 52-week-high of $5.49 and a 52-week-low of $0.80. At the end of the last trading period, EzFill Holdings closed at $0.99.

Berenberg initiated coverage on Udemy Inc UDMY with a Buy rating. The price target for Udemy is set to $30.00. The stock has a 52-week-high of $32.62 and a 52-week-low of $10.01. At the end of the last trading period, Udemy closed at $12.06.

HC Wainwright & Co. initiated coverage on F-star Therapeutics Inc FSTX with a Buy rating. The price target for F-star Therapeutics is set to $35.00. The stock has a 52-week-high of $15.50 and a 52-week-low of $2.63. At the end of the last trading period, F-star Therapeutics closed at $2.98.

HC Wainwright & Co. initiated coverage on NexTech AR Solutions Corp NEXCF with a Buy rating. The price target for NexTech AR Solns is set to $2.50. The current stock performance of NexTech AR Solns shows a 52-week-high of $4.07 and a 52-week-low of $0.79. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $0.85.

For Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson ERIC, Jefferies initiated coverage, by setting the current rating at Hold. Telefonaktiebolaget L M earned $0.36 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.27 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Telefonaktiebolaget L M shows a 52-week-high of $14.39 and a 52-week-low of $7.57. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $8.89.

With a Hold rating, Stifel initiated coverage on Inspirato Incorporated ISPO. The price target seems to have been set at $10.00 for Inspirato. The current stock performance of Inspirato shows a 52-week-high of $108.00 and a 52-week-low of $9.14. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $9.40.

With a Buy rating, B. Riley Securities initiated coverage on Adams Resources & Energy Inc AE. The price target seems to have been set at $45.00 for Adams Resources & Energy. For the fourth quarter, Adams Resources & Energy had an EPS of $0.64, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.65. The stock has a 52-week-high of $37.70 and a 52-week-low of $25.36. At the end of the last trading period, Adams Resources & Energy closed at $33.91.

For Nokia Oyj NOK, Jefferies initiated coverage, by setting the current rating at Buy. For the fourth quarter, Nokia had an EPS of $0.15, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.17. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $6.40 and a 52-week-low of $3.90. Nokia closed at $5.26 at the end of the last trading period.

Piper Sandler initiated coverage on Inspirato Incorporated ISPO with an Overweight rating. The price target for Inspirato is set to $12.00. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $108.00 and a 52-week-low of $9.14. Inspirato closed at $9.40 at the end of the last trading period.

Needham initiated coverage on Revolve Group Inc RVLV with a Buy rating. The price target for Revolve Gr is set to $60.00. Revolve Gr earned $0.39 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.26 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $89.60 and a 52-week-low of $38.82. Revolve Gr closed at $47.03 at the end of the last trading period.

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