Benzinga's Top Ratings Upgrades, Downgrades For October 26, 2022

Benzinga's Top Ratings Upgrades, Downgrades For October 26, 2022

Upgrades

For Enterprise Financial Services Corp EFSC, DA Davidson upgraded the previous rating of Neutral to Buy. For the third quarter, Enterprise Finl Servs had an EPS of $1.32, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.27. The stock has a 52-week-high of $51.50 and a 52-week-low of $39.63. At the end of the last trading period, Enterprise Finl Servs closed at $50.84.

Goldman Sachs upgraded the previous rating for Biogen Inc BIIB from Neutral to Buy. For the third quarter, Biogen had an EPS of $4.77, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $4.77. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $283.44 and a 52-week-low of $187.16. Biogen closed at $273.56 at the end of the last trading period.

According to CJS Securities, the prior rating for Vicor Corp VICR was changed from Market Perform to Market Outperform. Vicor earned $0.18 in the third quarter, compared to $0.29 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $128.96 and a 52-week-low of $42.90. Vicor closed at $48.62 at the end of the last trading period.

For Agilysys Inc AGYS, Craig-Hallum upgraded the previous rating of Hold to Buy. For the second quarter, Agilysys had an EPS of $0.24, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.18. The current stock performance of Agilysys shows a 52-week-high of $57.45 and a 52-week-low of $31.49. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $54.86.

For Range Resources Corp RRC, Susquehanna upgraded the previous rating of Neutral to Positive. Range Resources earned $1.37 in the third quarter, compared to $0.52 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $37.44 and a 52-week-low of $16.71. At the end of the last trading period, Range Resources closed at $28.60.

For Liberty Energy Inc LBRT, Wells Fargo upgraded the previous rating of Equal-Weight to Overweight. In the third quarter, Liberty Energy showed an EPS of $0.78, compared to $0.22 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $20.05 and a 52-week-low of $9.74. At the end of the last trading period, Liberty Energy closed at $15.85.

For Humana Inc HUM, Deutsche Bank upgraded the previous rating of Hold to Buy. Humana earned $8.67 in the second quarter, compared to $6.89 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $540.20 and a 52-week-low of $351.20. At the end of the last trading period, Humana closed at $529.46.

BTIG upgraded the previous rating for Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc HLX from Neutral to Buy. In the third quarter, Helix Energy Solutions Gr showed an EPS of $0.12, compared to $0.13 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Helix Energy Solutions Gr shows a 52-week-high of $5.78 and a 52-week-low of $2.47. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $5.18.

According to Morgan Stanley, the prior rating for Discover Financial Services DFS was changed from Equal-Weight to Overweight. Discover Financial earned $3.54 in the third quarter, compared to $3.54 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Discover Financial shows a 52-week-high of $130.81 and a 52-week-low of $87.64. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $99.97.

According to Wells Fargo, the prior rating for Halliburton Co HAL was changed from Equal-Weight to Overweight. In the third quarter, Halliburton showed an EPS of $0.60, compared to $0.28 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $43.99 and a 52-week-low of $23.01. Halliburton closed at $34.98 at the end of the last trading period.

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Downgrades

According to Fox Advisors, the prior rating for Corning Inc GLW was changed from Overweight to Equal-Weight. For the third quarter, Corning had an EPS of $0.51, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.56. The stock has a 52-week-high of $43.47 and a 52-week-low of $28.98. At the end of the last trading period, Corning closed at $31.73.

For Independent Bank Group Inc IBTX, Hovde Group downgraded the previous rating of Outperform to Market Perform. In the third quarter, Independent Bank Gr showed an EPS of $1.33, compared to $1.22 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $79.66 and a 52-week-low of $61.16. At the end of the last trading period, Independent Bank Gr closed at $63.22.

According to Hovde Group, the prior rating for Peoples Bancorp Inc (Marietta OH) PEBO was changed from Outperform to Market Perform. For the third quarter, Peoples Bancorp had an EPS of $0.92, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.28. The current stock performance of Peoples Bancorp shows a 52-week-high of $34.63 and a 52-week-low of $25.63. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $28.55.

For First Foundation Inc FFWM, DA Davidson downgraded the previous rating of Buy to Neutral. First Foundation earned $0.51 in the third quarter, compared to $0.83 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of First Foundation shows a 52-week-high of $28.01 and a 52-week-low of $16.23. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $16.45.

For Myovant Sciences Ltd MYOV, Evercore ISI Group downgraded the previous rating of Outperform to In-Line. In the second quarter, Myovant Sciences showed an EPS of $0.47, compared to $0.75 from the year-ago quarter.

According to Goldman Sachs, the prior rating for Edgewell Personal Care Co EPC was changed from Buy to Neutral. Edgewell Personal Care earned $0.86 in the third quarter, compared to $0.89 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Edgewell Personal Care shows a 52-week-high of $51.86 and a 52-week-low of $32.00. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $40.20.

According to Compass Point, the prior rating for Ally Financial Inc ALLY was changed from Buy to Neutral. For the third quarter, Ally Financial had an EPS of $1.12, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $2.16. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $53.83 and a 52-week-low of $25.33. Ally Financial closed at $27.12 at the end of the last trading period.

For Whirlpool Corp WHR, B of A Securities downgraded the previous rating of Neutral to Underperform. For the third quarter, Whirlpool had an EPS of $4.49, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $6.68. The stock has a 52-week-high of $245.44 and a 52-week-low of $124.43. At the end of the last trading period, Whirlpool closed at $137.00.

Credit Suisse downgraded the previous rating for Invesco Ltd IVZ from Neutral to Underperform. For the third quarter, Invesco had an EPS of $0.34, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.77. The stock has a 52-week-high of $25.33 and a 52-week-low of $13.20. At the end of the last trading period, Invesco closed at $15.05.

According to Raymond James, the prior rating for Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc REGN was changed from Market Perform to Underperform. In the second quarter, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals showed an EPS of $9.77, compared to $25.80 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $761.04 and a 52-week-low of $538.01. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals closed at $747.33 at the end of the last trading period.

According to Wells Fargo, the prior rating for Baker Hughes Co BKR was changed from Overweight to Equal-Weight. In the third quarter, Baker Hughes showed an EPS of $0.26, compared to $0.16 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $39.78 and a 52-week-low of $20.41. Baker Hughes closed at $26.10 at the end of the last trading period.

According to Compass Point, the prior rating for Washington Trust Bancorp Inc WASH was changed from Buy to Neutral. For the third quarter, Washington Trust Bancorp had an EPS of $1.08, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.07. The current stock performance of Washington Trust Bancorp shows a 52-week-high of $60.96 and a 52-week-low of $45.60. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $48.76.

According to Goldman Sachs, the prior rating for Silvergate Capital Corp SI was changed from Buy to Neutral. Silvergate Capital earned $1.28 in the third quarter, compared to $0.88 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Silvergate Capital shows a 52-week-high of $162.65 and a 52-week-low of $50.65. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $60.67.

JP Morgan downgraded the previous rating for Crown Holdings Inc CCK from Overweight to Neutral. Crown Holdings earned $1.46 in the third quarter, compared to $2.03 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Crown Holdings shows a 52-week-high of $130.42 and a 52-week-low of $66.00. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $70.69.

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Initiations

With a Buy rating, Ladenburg Thalmann initiated coverage on Capricor Therapeutics Inc CAPR. The price target seems to have been set at $15.00 for Capricor Therapeutics. Capricor Therapeutics earned $0.29 in the second quarter, compared to $0.22 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Capricor Therapeutics shows a 52-week-high of $6.58 and a 52-week-low of $2.56. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $5.73.

EF Hutton initiated coverage on SHF Holdings Inc SHFS with a Buy rating. The price target for SHF Hldgs is set to $10.50. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $13.60 and a 52-week-low of $2.30. SHF Hldgs closed at $2.92 at the end of the last trading period.

With a Neutral rating, Mizuho initiated coverage on Abbott Laboratories ABT. The price target seems to have been set at $105.00 for Abbott Laboratories. For the third quarter, Abbott Laboratories had an EPS of $1.15, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.40. The current stock performance of Abbott Laboratories shows a 52-week-high of $139.83 and a 52-week-low of $93.25. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $97.95.

With a Buy rating, HC Wainwright & Co. initiated coverage on Geovax Labs Inc GOVX. The price target seems to have been set at $8.00 for Geovax Labs. In the second quarter, Geovax Labs showed an EPS of $0.18, compared to $0.21 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Geovax Labs shows a 52-week-high of $4.30 and a 52-week-low of $0.55. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $0.87.

Piper Sandler initiated coverage on Roblox Corp RBLX with an Overweight rating. The price target for Roblox is set to $54.00. For the second quarter, Roblox had an EPS of $0.30, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.25. The current stock performance of Roblox shows a 52-week-high of $103.79 and a 52-week-low of $21.65. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $45.71.

With a Neutral rating, Mizuho initiated coverage on Teleflex Inc TFX. The price target seems to have been set at $220.00 for Teleflex. Teleflex earned $3.39 in the second quarter, compared to $3.35 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $356.72 and a 52-week-low of $182.65. Teleflex closed at $204.39 at the end of the last trading period.

With a Buy rating, Mizuho initiated coverage on Edwards Lifesciences Corp EW. The price target seems to have been set at $100.00 for Edwards Lifesciences. In the second quarter, Edwards Lifesciences showed an EPS of $0.63, compared to $0.64 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $131.10 and a 52-week-low of $80.69. At the end of the last trading period, Edwards Lifesciences closed at $85.70.

With a Buy rating, DA Davidson initiated coverage on Roblox Corp RBLX. The price target seems to have been set at $55.00 for Roblox. Roblox earned $0.30 in the second quarter, compared to $0.25 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $103.79 and a 52-week-low of $21.65. At the end of the last trading period, Roblox closed at $45.71.

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