Benzinga's Top Ratings Upgrades, Downgrades For February 2, 2023

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Upgrades

Sidoti & Co. upgraded the previous rating for McGrath RentCorp MGRC from Neutral to Buy. In the third quarter, McGrath RentCorp showed an EPS of $1.25, compared to $0.95 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $101.78 and a 52-week-low of $71.17. McGrath RentCorp closed at $98.42 at the end of the last trading period.

According to Goldman Sachs, the prior rating for Align Technology Inc ALGN was changed from Sell to Neutral. Align Tech earned $1.73 in the fourth quarter, compared to $2.83 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $552.00 and a 52-week-low of $172.05. Align Tech closed at $282.53 at the end of the last trading period.

For Graco Inc GGG, Seaport Global upgraded the previous rating of Neutral to Buy. Graco earned $0.73 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.66 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Graco shows a 52-week-high of $75.45 and a 52-week-low of $56.48. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $70.55.

Rosenblatt upgraded the previous rating for Meta Platforms Inc META from Neutral to Buy. Meta Platforms earned $1.76 in the fourth quarter, compared to $3.67 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $199.45 and a 52-week-low of $88.09. At the end of the last trading period, Meta Platforms closed at $153.12.

For FedEx Corp FDX, B of A Securities upgraded the previous rating of Neutral to Buy. For the second quarter, FedEx had an EPS of $3.18, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $4.83. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $256.49 and a 52-week-low of $141.92. FedEx closed at $202.11 at the end of the last trading period.

According to B of A Securities, the prior rating for Meta Platforms Inc META was changed from Neutral to Buy. For the fourth quarter, Meta Platforms had an EPS of $1.76, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $3.67. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $199.45 and a 52-week-low of $88.09. Meta Platforms closed at $153.12 at the end of the last trading period.

Needham upgraded the previous rating for Okta Inc OKTA from Hold to Buy. For the third quarter, Okta had an EPS of $0.00, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.07. The stock has a 52-week-high of $203.79 and a 52-week-low of $44.12. At the end of the last trading period, Okta closed at $76.15.

According to Loop Capital, the prior rating for Ingevity Corp NGVT was changed from Hold to Buy. For the third quarter, Ingevity had an EPS of $2.09, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.62. The current stock performance of Ingevity shows a 52-week-high of $83.98 and a 52-week-low of $56.31. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $82.87.

According to CIBC, the prior rating for TC Energy Corp TRP was changed from Neutral to Outperformer. In the third quarter, TC Energy showed an EPS of $0.82, compared to $0.79 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $59.38 and a 52-week-low of $38.35. At the end of the last trading period, TC Energy closed at $40.73.

Summit Insights Group upgraded the previous rating for Silicon Laboratories Inc SLAB from Hold to Buy. For the fourth quarter, Silicon Laboratories had an EPS of $1.31, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.77. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $183.00 and a 52-week-low of $109.44. Silicon Laboratories closed at $179.00 at the end of the last trading period.

RBC Capital upgraded the previous rating for O-I Glass Inc OI from Sector Perform to Outperform. For the fourth quarter, O-I Glass had an EPS of $0.38, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.36. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $22.34 and a 52-week-low of $11.51. O-I Glass closed at $21.63 at the end of the last trading period.

For FedEx Corp FDX, Citigroup upgraded the previous rating of Neutral to Buy. In the second quarter, FedEx showed an EPS of $3.18, compared to $4.83 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $256.49 and a 52-week-low of $141.92. At the end of the last trading period, FedEx closed at $202.11.

For Meta Platforms Inc META, Piper Sandler upgraded the previous rating of Neutral to Overweight. For the fourth quarter, Meta Platforms had an EPS of $1.76, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $3.67. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $199.45 and a 52-week-low of $88.09. Meta Platforms closed at $153.12 at the end of the last trading period.

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Downgrades

For Sysco Corp SYY, Argus Research downgraded the previous rating of Buy to Hold. For the second quarter, Sysco had an EPS of $0.80, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.57. The stock has a 52-week-high of $91.53 and a 52-week-low of $70.61. At the end of the last trading period, Sysco closed at $77.92.

B of A Securities downgraded the previous rating for First Solar Inc FSLR from Buy to Neutral. First Solar earned $0.46 in the third quarter, compared to $0.42 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of First Solar shows a 52-week-high of $185.28 and a 52-week-low of $59.60. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $180.15.

According to Deutsche Bank, the prior rating for Astra Space Inc ASTR was changed from Buy to Hold. In the third quarter, Astra Space showed an EPS of $0.21, compared to $0.06 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Astra Space shows a 52-week-high of $6.00 and a 52-week-low of $0.41. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $0.62.

BMO Capital downgraded the previous rating for Fortinet Inc FTNT from Outperform to Market Perform. In the third quarter, Fortinet showed an EPS of $0.33, compared to $0.20 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $357.58 and a 52-week-low of $42.61. At the end of the last trading period, Fortinet closed at $53.09.

Needham downgraded the previous rating for Varonis Systems Inc VRNS from Buy to Hold. In the third quarter, Varonis Systems showed an EPS of $0.05, compared to $0.05 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $51.60 and a 52-week-low of $15.61. At the end of the last trading period, Varonis Systems closed at $27.14.

According to Truist Securities, the prior rating for R1 RCM Inc RCM was changed from Buy to Hold. In the third quarter, R1 RCM showed an EPS of $0.07, compared to $0.05 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $27.86 and a 52-week-low of $6.71. At the end of the last trading period, R1 RCM closed at $14.65.

According to Exane BNP Paribas, the prior rating for Peloton Interactive Inc PTON was changed from Neutral to Underperform. In the second quarter, Peloton Interactive showed an EPS of $0.98, compared to $1.39 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $40.35 and a 52-week-low of $6.66. At the end of the last trading period, Peloton Interactive closed at $16.36.

Exane BNP Paribas downgraded the previous rating for GXO Logistics Inc GXO from Neutral to Underperform. GXO Logistics earned $0.75 in the third quarter, compared to $0.56 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $88.05 and a 52-week-low of $32.10. At the end of the last trading period, GXO Logistics closed at $54.73.

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For Fortune Brands Innovations Inc FBIN, Loop Capital downgraded the previous rating of Buy to Hold. The current stock performance of Fortune Brands shows a 52-week-high of $66.69 and a 52-week-low of $49.51. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $66.10.

JP Morgan downgraded the previous rating for Ashland Inc ASH from Neutral to Underweight. In the first quarter, Ashland showed an EPS of $0.97, compared to $0.88 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Ashland shows a 52-week-high of $114.36 and a 52-week-low of $83.29. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $108.40.

For Taysha Gene Therapies Inc TSHA, BTIG downgraded the previous rating of Buy to Neutral. For the third quarter, Taysha Gene Therapies had an EPS of $0.64, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.35. The stock has a 52-week-high of $8.93 and a 52-week-low of $1.06. At the end of the last trading period, Taysha Gene Therapies closed at $1.21.

According to Deutsche Bank, the prior rating for Qualtrics International Inc XM was changed from Buy to Hold. For the fourth quarter, Qualtrics International had an EPS of $0.03, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.07. The current stock performance of Qualtrics International shows a 52-week-high of $32.81 and a 52-week-low of $9.32. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $16.95.

For Peloton Interactive Inc PTON, JMP Securities downgraded the previous rating of Market Outperform to Market Perform. Peloton Interactive earned $0.98 in the second quarter, compared to $1.39 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Peloton Interactive shows a 52-week-high of $40.35 and a 52-week-low of $6.66. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $16.36.

For Match Group Inc MTCH, Oppenheimer downgraded the previous rating of Outperform to Perform. In the fourth quarter, Match Group showed an EPS of $0.30, compared to $0.60 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $121.49 and a 52-week-low of $38.64. At the end of the last trading period, Match Group closed at $51.41.

For Grab Holdings Inc GRAB, JP Morgan downgraded the previous rating of Neutral to Underweight. The stock has a 52-week-high of $6.61 and a 52-week-low of $2.19. At the end of the last trading period, Grab Hldgs closed at $3.72.

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Initiations

UBS initiated coverage on 10x Genomics Inc TXG with a Neutral rating. The price target for 10x Genomics is set to $50.00. For the third quarter, 10x Genomics had an EPS of $0.37, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.15. The current stock performance of 10x Genomics shows a 52-week-high of $100.00 and a 52-week-low of $23.81. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $47.59.

With a Buy rating, UBS initiated coverage on NanoString Technologies Inc NSTG. The price target seems to have been set at $15.00 for NanoString Technologies. In the third quarter, NanoString Technologies showed an EPS of $0.79, compared to $0.69 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of NanoString Technologies shows a 52-week-high of $41.00 and a 52-week-low of $4.37. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $11.35.

With a Buy rating, Guggenheim initiated coverage on Darden Restaurants Inc DRI. The price target seems to have been set at $170.00 for Darden Restaurants. In the second quarter, Darden Restaurants showed an EPS of $1.52, compared to $1.48 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $152.08 and a 52-week-low of $110.96. Darden Restaurants closed at $147.06 at the end of the last trading period.

With a Buy rating, HSBC initiated coverage on Globant SA GLOB. The price target seems to have been set at $240.00 for Globant. Globant earned $1.27 in the third quarter, compared to $0.98 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $286.63 and a 52-week-low of $151.63. At the end of the last trading period, Globant closed at $166.77.

With an Outperform rating, Raymond James initiated coverage on Accolade Inc ACCD. The price target seems to have been set at $15.00 for Accolade. For the third quarter, Accolade had an EPS of $0.56, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.52. The current stock performance of Accolade shows a 52-week-high of $22.92 and a 52-week-low of $4.61. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $11.84.

With an Outperform rating, Raymond James initiated coverage on Everest Re Group Ltd RE. The price target seems to have been set at $385.00 for Everest Re Group. In the third quarter, Everest Re Group showed an EPS of $5.28, compared to $1.34 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $361.67 and a 52-week-low of $244.57. At the end of the last trading period, Everest Re Group closed at $356.33.

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