Benzinga's Top Ratings Upgrades, Downgrades For March 23, 2023

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Upgrades

For PulteGroup Inc PHM, Wolfe Research upgraded the previous rating of Peer Perform to Outperform. In the fourth quarter, PulteGroup showed an EPS of $3.63, compared to $2.51 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $60.89 and a 52-week-low of $35.05. PulteGroup closed at $55.93 at the end of the last trading period.

According to Truist Securities, the prior rating for BellRing Brands Inc BRBR was changed from Hold to Buy. BellRing Brands earned $0.33 in the first quarter, compared to $0.25 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $31.93 and a 52-week-low of $20.20. BellRing Brands closed at $29.99 at the end of the last trading period.

For Accolade Inc ACCD, Guggenheim upgraded the previous rating of Neutral to Buy. Accolade earned $0.56 in the third quarter, compared to $0.52 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Accolade shows a 52-week-high of $19.37 and a 52-week-low of $4.62. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $11.96.

For Inozyme Pharma Inc INZY, Jefferies upgraded the previous rating of Hold to Buy. For the fourth quarter, Inozyme Pharma had an EPS of $0.42, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.79. The stock has a 52-week-high of $6.22 and a 52-week-low of $0.99. At the end of the last trading period, Inozyme Pharma closed at $2.97.

Barclays upgraded the previous rating for Americold Realty Trust Inc COLD from Underweight to Equal-Weight. In the fourth quarter, Americold Realty Trust showed an EPS of $0.26, compared to $0.26 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $32.99 and a 52-week-low of $21.50. Americold Realty Trust closed at $26.76 at the end of the last trading period.

Barclays upgraded the previous rating for Regency Centers Corp REG from Equal-Weight to Overweight. In the fourth quarter, Regency Centers showed an EPS of $1.05, compared to $1.01 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Regency Centers shows a 52-week-high of $73.39 and a 52-week-low of $52.00. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $56.31.

National Bank Of Canada upgraded the previous rating for Boyd Gaming Corp BYD from Sector Perform to Outperform. In the fourth quarter, Boyd Gaming showed an EPS of $1.72, compared to $1.35 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $70.31 and a 52-week-low of $46.10. At the end of the last trading period, Boyd Gaming closed at $60.31.

For Pioneer Natural Resources Co PXD, Citigroup upgraded the previous rating of Neutral to Buy. For the fourth quarter, Pioneer Natural Resources had an EPS of $5.91, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $4.58. The current stock performance of Pioneer Natural Resources shows a 52-week-high of $288.44 and a 52-week-low of $177.26. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $189.81.

Citigroup upgraded the previous rating for Marathon Oil Corp MRO from Neutral to Buy. Marathon Oil earned $0.88 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.77 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $33.42 and a 52-week-low of $19.42. At the end of the last trading period, Marathon Oil closed at $22.28.

For ORIC Pharmaceuticals Inc ORIC, HC Wainwright & Co. upgraded the previous rating of Neutral to Buy. In the fourth quarter, ORIC Pharmaceuticals showed an EPS of $0.52, compared to $0.58 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $7.45 and a 52-week-low of $2.37. At the end of the last trading period, ORIC Pharmaceuticals closed at $4.62.

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Downgrades

For Boyd Gaming Corp BYD, Scotiabank downgraded the previous rating of Sector Outperform to Sector Perform. In the fourth quarter, Boyd Gaming showed an EPS of $1.72, compared to $1.35 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $70.31 and a 52-week-low of $46.10. Boyd Gaming closed at $60.31 at the end of the last trading period.

Barclays downgraded the previous rating for Boston Properties Inc BXP from Overweight to Equal-Weight. In the fourth quarter, Boston Props showed an EPS of $1.86, compared to $1.55 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Boston Props shows a 52-week-high of $133.06 and a 52-week-low of $49.91. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $49.95.

TD Cowen downgraded the previous rating for American Well Corp AMWL from Outperform to Market Perform. In the fourth quarter, American Well showed an EPS of $0.22, compared to $0.18 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of American Well shows a 52-week-high of $5.42 and a 52-week-low of $2.27. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $2.33.

According to Deutsche Bank, the prior rating for Chewy Inc CHWY was changed from Buy to Hold. For the fourth quarter, Chewy had an EPS of $0.01, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.16. The current stock performance of Chewy shows a 52-week-high of $52.88 and a 52-week-low of $22.23. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $37.76.

For Samsara Inc IOT, Morgan Stanley downgraded the previous rating of Overweight to Equal-Weight. Samsara earned $0.02 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.05 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $21.49 and a 52-week-low of $8.43. At the end of the last trading period, Samsara closed at $18.26.

Oppenheimer downgraded the previous rating for Coinbase Global Inc COIN from Outperform to Perform. In the fourth quarter, Coinbase Glb showed an EPS of $2.46, compared to $3.32 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $206.78 and a 52-week-low of $31.55. At the end of the last trading period, Coinbase Glb closed at $77.14.

According to Citigroup, the prior rating for Ovintiv Inc OVV was changed from Buy to Neutral. Ovintiv earned $0.91 in the fourth quarter, compared to $1.25 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $63.29 and a 52-week-low of $32.26. At the end of the last trading period, Ovintiv closed at $34.43.

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Wolfe Research downgraded the previous rating for M&T Bank Corp MTB from Outperform to Peer Perform. For the fourth quarter, M&T Bank had an EPS of $4.57, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $3.50. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $193.35 and a 52-week-low of $117.58. M&T Bank closed at $117.66 at the end of the last trading period.

For Context Therapeutics Inc CNTX, HC Wainwright & Co. downgraded the previous rating of Buy to Neutral. Context Therapeutics earned $0.22 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.30 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $2.78 and a 52-week-low of $0.60. At the end of the last trading period, Context Therapeutics closed at $0.66.

For Ncino Inc NCNO, Keybanc downgraded the previous rating of Overweight to Sector Weight. Ncino earned $0.01 in the third quarter, compared to $0.04 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Ncino shows a 52-week-high of $47.82 and a 52-week-low of $19.58. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $22.35.

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Initiations

For Intuitive Surgical Inc ISRG, William Blair initiated coverage, by setting the current rating at Outperform. For the fourth quarter, Intuitive Surgical had an EPS of $1.23, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.30. The current stock performance of Intuitive Surgical shows a 52-week-high of $308.21 and a 52-week-low of $180.34. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $240.81.

Berenberg initiated coverage on IDEAYA Biosciences Inc IDYA with a Buy rating. The price target for IDEAYA Biosciences is set to $26.00. For the fourth quarter, IDEAYA Biosciences had an EPS of $0.50, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.47. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $19.13 and a 52-week-low of $8.14. IDEAYA Biosciences closed at $13.86 at the end of the last trading period.

With an Outperform rating, BMO Capital initiated coverage on Boyd Gaming Corp BYD. The price target seems to have been set at $240.00 for Boyd Gaming. In the fourth quarter, Boyd Gaming showed an EPS of $1.72, compared to $1.35 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $70.31 and a 52-week-low of $46.10. At the end of the last trading period, Boyd Gaming closed at $60.31.

With an Outperform rating, BMO Capital initiated coverage on Disc Medicine Inc IRON. The price target seems to have been set at $40.00 for Disc Medicine. The stock has a 52-week-high of $211.50 and a 52-week-low of $13.50. At the end of the last trading period, Disc Medicine closed at $21.63.

With a Buy rating, Stifel initiated coverage on Dynatrace Inc DT. The price target seems to have been set at $45.00 for Dynatrace. In the third quarter, Dynatrace showed an EPS of $0.25, compared to $0.18 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $49.49 and a 52-week-low of $29.41. At the end of the last trading period, Dynatrace closed at $38.16.

With a Buy rating, BTIG initiated coverage on HashiCorp Inc HCP. The price target seems to have been set at $37.00 for HashiCorp. In the fourth quarter, HashiCorp showed an EPS of $0.07, compared to $0.24 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $60.03 and a 52-week-low of $21.59. At the end of the last trading period, HashiCorp closed at $28.15.

Raymond James initiated coverage on Select Energy Services Inc WTTR with a Strong Buy rating. The price target for Select Energy Services is set to $12.00. Select Energy Services earned $0.07 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.07 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $9.83 and a 52-week-low of $5.51. At the end of the last trading period, Select Energy Services closed at $6.00.

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