Benzinga's Top Ratings Upgrades, Downgrades For February 1, 2023

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Upgrades

According to Alembic Global, the prior rating for Woodward Inc WWD was changed from Neutral to Overweight. Woodward earned $0.49 in the first quarter, compared to $0.56 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $129.12 and a 52-week-low of $79.26. At the end of the last trading period, Woodward closed at $102.26.

For TransUnion TRU, B of A Securities upgraded the previous rating of Neutral to Buy. For the third quarter, TransUnion had an EPS of $0.93, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.01. The current stock performance of TransUnion shows a 52-week-high of $105.23 and a 52-week-low of $50.32. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $71.75.

Hovde Group upgraded the previous rating for Wintrust Financial Corp WTFC from Market Perform to Outperform. Wintrust Finl earned $2.23 in the fourth quarter, compared to $1.58 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Wintrust Finl shows a 52-week-high of $105.56 and a 52-week-low of $76.13. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $91.47.

Alliance Global Partners upgraded the previous rating for KNOT Offshore Partners LP KNOP from Sell to Neutral. KNOT Offshore Partners earned $0.47 in the third quarter, compared to $0.41 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $18.85 and a 52-week-low of $5.37. At the end of the last trading period, KNOT Offshore Partners closed at $5.62.

According to Credit Suisse, the prior rating for Foot Locker Inc FL was changed from Neutral to Outperform. Foot Locker earned $1.27 in the third quarter, compared to $1.93 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Foot Locker shows a 52-week-high of $45.59 and a 52-week-low of $23.85. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $43.51.

According to Stephens & Co., the prior rating for First Interstate BancSystem Inc FIBK was changed from Equal-Weight to Overweight. For the fourth quarter, First Interstate BancSys had an EPS of $0.82, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.83. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $46.34 and a 52-week-low of $32.40. First Interstate BancSys closed at $35.88 at the end of the last trading period.

JP Morgan upgraded the previous rating for Hubbell Inc HUBB from Underweight to Neutral. In the fourth quarter, Hubbell showed an EPS of $2.60, compared to $2.07 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Hubbell shows a 52-week-high of $263.30 and a 52-week-low of $170.21. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $228.91.

For Primis Financial Corp FRST, Piper Sandler upgraded the previous rating of Neutral to Overweight. In the fourth quarter, Primis Finl showed an EPS of $0.12, compared to $0.31 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $15.26 and a 52-week-low of $11.61. At the end of the last trading period, Primis Finl closed at $11.84.

For NeoGenomics Inc NEO, Needham upgraded the previous rating of Hold to Buy. NeoGenomics earned $0.14 in the third quarter, compared to $0.08 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $23.78 and a 52-week-low of $6.00. At the end of the last trading period, NeoGenomics closed at $11.88.

According to BMO Capital, the prior rating for Magna International Inc MGA was changed from Market Perform to Outperform. Magna International earned $1.07 in the third quarter, compared to $0.56 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $83.68 and a 52-week-low of $45.58. Magna International closed at $64.94 at the end of the last trading period.

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Downgrades

Lake Street downgraded the previous rating for Atlas Technical Consultants Inc ATCX from Buy to Hold. For the third quarter, Atlas Technical had an EPS of $0.23, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.14. The current stock performance of Atlas Technical shows a 52-week-high of $13.57 and a 52-week-low of $4.71. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $12.13.

Craig-Hallum downgraded the previous rating for Advanced Micro Devices Inc AMD from Buy to Hold. For the fourth quarter, Advanced Micro Devices had an EPS of $0.69, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.92. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $132.96 and a 52-week-low of $54.57. Advanced Micro Devices closed at $75.15 at the end of the last trading period.

For Digital Turbine Inc APPS, B. Riley Securities downgraded the previous rating of Buy to Neutral. For the second quarter, Digital Turbine had an EPS of $0.34, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.44. The stock has a 52-week-high of $55.68 and a 52-week-low of $10.65. At the end of the last trading period, Digital Turbine closed at $17.36.

According to BTIG, the prior rating for Getty Realty Corp GTY was changed from Buy to Neutral. Getty Realty earned $0.54 in the third quarter, compared to $0.50 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $36.48 and a 52-week-low of $24.66. At the end of the last trading period, Getty Realty closed at $36.43.

For Taysha Gene Therapies Inc TSHA, Jefferies downgraded the previous rating of Buy to Hold. For the third quarter, Taysha Gene Therapies had an EPS of $0.64, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.35. The current stock performance of Taysha Gene Therapies shows a 52-week-high of $8.93 and a 52-week-low of $1.35. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $1.64.

According to Benchmark, the prior rating for VolitionRX Ltd VNRX was changed from Buy to Hold. In the third quarter, VolitionRX showed an EPS of $0.14, compared to $0.13 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $3.30 and a 52-week-low of $1.31. VolitionRX closed at $2.47 at the end of the last trading period.

For Snap Inc SNAP, Benchmark downgraded the previous rating of Buy to Hold. In the fourth quarter, Snap showed an EPS of $0.14, compared to $0.22 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $41.97 and a 52-week-low of $7.33. At the end of the last trading period, Snap closed at $11.56.

Northcoast Research downgraded the previous rating for Cognex Corp CGNX from Buy to Neutral. For the third quarter, Cognex had an EPS of $0.21, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.40. The current stock performance of Cognex shows a 52-week-high of $80.30 and a 52-week-low of $40.20. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $54.74.

For National Instruments Corp NATI, Baird downgraded the previous rating of Outperform to Neutral. National Instruments earned $0.63 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.60 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $55.04 and a 52-week-low of $29.81. National Instruments closed at $54.00 at the end of the last trading period.

Raymond James downgraded the previous rating for Moody's Corporation MCO from Outperform to Market Perform. For the fourth quarter, Moody's had an EPS of $1.60, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $2.33. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $354.81 and a 52-week-low of $230.16. Moody's closed at $322.75 at the end of the last trading period.

According to RBC Capital, the prior rating for Evoqua Water Technologies Corp AQUA was changed from Outperform to Sector Perform. In the first quarter, Evoqua Water Techs showed an EPS of $0.17, compared to $0.12 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Evoqua Water Techs shows a 52-week-high of $48.92 and a 52-week-low of $30.44. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $48.51.

According to UBS, the prior rating for Snap Inc SNAP was changed from Buy to Neutral. Snap earned $0.14 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.22 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $41.97 and a 52-week-low of $7.33. At the end of the last trading period, Snap closed at $11.56.

According to Baird, the prior rating for Evoqua Water Technologies Corp AQUA was changed from Outperform to Neutral. In the first quarter, Evoqua Water Techs showed an EPS of $0.17, compared to $0.12 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Evoqua Water Techs shows a 52-week-high of $48.92 and a 52-week-low of $30.44. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $48.51.

Stifel downgraded the previous rating for Atlas Technical Consultants Inc ATCX from Buy to Hold. In the third quarter, Atlas Technical showed an EPS of $0.23, compared to $0.14 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $13.57 and a 52-week-low of $4.71. Atlas Technical closed at $12.13 at the end of the last trading period.

According to Piper Sandler, the prior rating for Veradigm Inc MDRX was changed from Overweight to Neutral. For the third quarter, Veradigm had an EPS of $0.23, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.27. The current stock performance of Veradigm shows a 52-week-high of $23.25 and a 52-week-low of $13.59. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $17.91.

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According to Wells Fargo, the prior rating for Edison International EIX was changed from Overweight to Equal-Weight. In the third quarter, Edison showed an EPS of $1.48, compared to $1.69 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Edison shows a 52-week-high of $73.32 and a 52-week-low of $54.45. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $68.90.

According to Wells Fargo, the prior rating for American Electric Power Co Inc AEP was changed from Overweight to Equal-Weight. For the third quarter, American Electric Power had an EPS of $1.62, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.43. The stock has a 52-week-high of $105.60 and a 52-week-low of $80.30. At the end of the last trading period, American Electric Power closed at $93.96.

According to Piper Sandler, the prior rating for WSFS Financial Corp WSFS was changed from Overweight to Neutral. For the fourth quarter, WSFS Financial had an EPS of $1.38, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.04. The current stock performance of WSFS Financial shows a 52-week-high of $54.04 and a 52-week-low of $37.03. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $48.31.

Goldman Sachs downgraded the previous rating for Hasbro Inc HAS from Buy to Neutral. In the third quarter, Hasbro showed an EPS of $1.42, compared to $1.96 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $105.13 and a 52-week-low of $54.65. At the end of the last trading period, Hasbro closed at $59.17.

According to Goldman Sachs, the prior rating for Funko Inc FNKO was changed from Neutral to Sell. For the third quarter, Funko had an EPS of $0.28, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.39. The stock has a 52-week-high of $27.79 and a 52-week-low of $7.60. At the end of the last trading period, Funko closed at $12.10.

According to Wolfe Research, the prior rating for Walker & Dunlop Inc WD was changed from Outperform to Peer Perform. In the third quarter, Walker & Dunlop showed an EPS of $1.40, compared to $2.21 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Walker & Dunlop shows a 52-week-high of $145.00 and a 52-week-low of $75.33. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $95.38.

For Jones Lang LaSalle Inc JLL, Wolfe Research downgraded the previous rating of Outperform to Peer Perform. For the third quarter, Jones Lang LaSalle had an EPS of $3.40, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $4.56. The current stock performance of Jones Lang LaSalle shows a 52-week-high of $264.40 and a 52-week-low of $135.35. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $184.87.

According to Wolfe Research, the prior rating for Cushman & Wakefield PLC CWK was changed from Outperform to Peer Perform. For the third quarter, Cushman & Wakefield had an EPS of $0.43, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.48. The current stock performance of Cushman & Wakefield shows a 52-week-high of $23.54 and a 52-week-low of $10.04. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $14.43.

According to Goldman Sachs, the prior rating for Equitrans Midstream Corp ETRN was changed from Buy to Sell. For the third quarter, Equitrans Midstream had an EPS of $0.09, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.13. The stock has a 52-week-high of $9.89 and a 52-week-low of $5.87. At the end of the last trading period, Equitrans Midstream closed at $7.25.

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Initiations

With a Neutral rating, Cantor Fitzgerald initiated coverage on Verve Therapeutics Inc VERV. The price target seems to have been set at $21.00 for Verve Therapeutics. Verve Therapeutics earned $0.79 in the third quarter, compared to $0.47 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Verve Therapeutics shows a 52-week-high of $43.00 and a 52-week-low of $10.70. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $22.75.

With a Buy rating, B of A Securities initiated coverage on New Fortress Energy Inc NFE. The price target seems to have been set at $67.00 for New Fortress Energy. In the third quarter, New Fortress Energy showed an EPS of $0.41, compared to $0.05 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of New Fortress Energy shows a 52-week-high of $63.06 and a 52-week-low of $20.16. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $38.79.

Mizuho initiated coverage on General Mills Inc GIS with a Neutral rating. The price target for General Mills is set to $75.00. General Mills earned $1.10 in the second quarter, compared to $0.99 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of General Mills shows a 52-week-high of $88.34 and a 52-week-low of $61.67. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $78.36.

With an Overweight rating, Cantor Fitzgerald initiated coverage on Editas Medicine Inc EDIT. The price target seems to have been set at $15.00 for Editas Medicine. For the third quarter, Editas Medicine had an EPS of $0.81, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.57. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $21.59 and a 52-week-low of $7.71. Editas Medicine closed at $9.89 at the end of the last trading period.

Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on Rocket Pharmaceuticals Inc RCKT with an Overweight rating. The price target for Rocket Pharmaceuticals is set to $45.00. For the third quarter, Rocket Pharmaceuticals had an EPS of $0.87, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.79. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $23.48 and a 52-week-low of $7.57. Rocket Pharmaceuticals closed at $21.73 at the end of the last trading period.

With an Overweight rating, Cantor Fitzgerald initiated coverage on Intellia Therapeutics Inc NTLA. The price target seems to have been set at $67.00 for Intellia Therapeutics. Intellia Therapeutics earned $1.49 in the third quarter, compared to $0.97 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Intellia Therapeutics shows a 52-week-high of $104.87 and a 52-week-low of $32.44. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $42.44.

Scotiabank initiated coverage on Shopify Inc SHOP with a Sector Perform rating. The price target for Shopify is set to $43.00. For the third quarter, Shopify had an EPS of $0.02, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.08. The current stock performance of Shopify shows a 52-week-high of $988.50 and a 52-week-low of $23.63. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $49.27.

Cantor Fitzgerald initiated coverage on Beam Therapeutics Inc BEAM with an Overweight rating. The price target for Beam Therapeutics is set to $62.00. For the third quarter, Beam Therapeutics had an EPS of $1.56, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.42. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $80.00 and a 52-week-low of $27.77. Beam Therapeutics closed at $43.45 at the end of the last trading period.

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