Benzinga's Top Ratings Upgrades, Downgrades For April 5, 2023

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Upgrades

Morgan Stanley upgraded the previous rating for SLM Corp SLM from Underweight to Overweight. For the fourth quarter, SLM had an EPS of $0.33, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.05. The stock has a 52-week-high of $20.16 and a 52-week-low of $10.81. At the end of the last trading period, SLM closed at $12.40.

UBS upgraded the previous rating for Sealed Air Corp SEE from Neutral to Buy. In the fourth quarter, Sealed Air showed an EPS of $0.99, compared to $1.12 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Sealed Air shows a 52-week-high of $69.95 and a 52-week-low of $41.31. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $45.78.

According to LifeSci Capital, the prior rating for InflaRx NV IFRX was changed from Market Perform to Outperform. For the fourth quarter, InflaRx had an EPS of $0.18, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.33. The stock has a 52-week-high of $3.93 and a 52-week-low of $0.78. At the end of the last trading period, InflaRx closed at $3.77.

Guggenheim upgraded the previous rating for Fluence Energy Inc FLNC from to Buy. For the first quarter, Fluence Energy had an EPS of $0.11, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.82. The stock has a 52-week-high of $26.78 and a 52-week-low of $4.96. At the end of the last trading period, Fluence Energy closed at $19.87.

B of A Securities upgraded the previous rating for Livent Corp LTHM from Neutral to Buy. In the fourth quarter, Livent showed an EPS of $0.40, compared to $0.08 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $36.37 and a 52-week-low of $18.26. Livent closed at $20.61 at the end of the last trading period.

According to B of A Securities, the prior rating for Commercial Metals Co CMC was changed from Neutral to Buy. In the second quarter, Commercial Metals showed an EPS of $1.44, compared to $1.53 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $58.09 and a 52-week-low of $31.48. At the end of the last trading period, Commercial Metals closed at $46.11.

According to UBS, the prior rating for First Citizens BancShares Inc FCNCA was changed from Sell to Buy. In the fourth quarter, First Citizens BancShares showed an EPS of $20.94, compared to $12.09 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of First Citizens BancShares shows a 52-week-high of $988.00 and a 52-week-low of $505.84. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $956.40.

For The Cigna Group CI, Raymond James upgraded the previous rating of Outperform to Strong Buy. In the fourth quarter, Cigna Group showed an EPS of $4.96, compared to $4.77 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $339.99 and a 52-week-low of $240.26. At the end of the last trading period, Cigna Group closed at $256.54.

For Dutch Bros Inc BROS, Wedbush upgraded the previous rating of Neutral to Outperform. Dutch Bros earned $0.03 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.02 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $58.59 and a 52-week-low of $20.07. Dutch Bros closed at $32.20 at the end of the last trading period.

According to Baird, the prior rating for Zions Bancorp NA ZION was changed from Neutral to Outperform. For the fourth quarter, Zions Bancorp had an EPS of $1.84, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.34. The stock has a 52-week-high of $66.89 and a 52-week-low of $22.55. At the end of the last trading period, Zions Bancorp closed at $27.71.

Societe Generale upgraded the previous rating for ConocoPhillips COP from Sell to Hold. ConocoPhillips earned $2.71 in the fourth quarter, compared to $2.27 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of ConocoPhillips shows a 52-week-high of $138.46 and a 52-week-low of $78.30. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $106.30.

For Accenture PLC ACN, Edward Jones upgraded the previous rating of Hold to Buy. For the second quarter, Accenture had an EPS of $2.69, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $2.54. The current stock performance of Accenture shows a 52-week-high of $345.24 and a 52-week-low of $242.80. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $285.84.

For Trimble Inc TRMB, Edward Jones upgraded the previous rating of Hold to Buy. In the fourth quarter, Trimble showed an EPS of $0.60, compared to $0.62 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Trimble shows a 52-week-high of $74.70 and a 52-week-low of $47.09. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $50.34.

For UnitedHealth Group Inc UNH, Raymond James upgraded the previous rating of Outperform to Strong Buy. For the fourth quarter, UnitedHealth Group had an EPS of $5.34, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $4.48. The current stock performance of UnitedHealth Group shows a 52-week-high of $557.99 and a 52-week-low of $449.95. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $493.25.

For Clean Energy Fuels Corp CLNE, Raymond James upgraded the previous rating of Market Perform to Outperform. Clean Energy Fuels earned $0.01 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.03 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Clean Energy Fuels shows a 52-week-high of $8.65 and a 52-week-low of $3.83. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $4.20.

According to Piper Sandler, the prior rating for Douglas Emmett Inc DEI was changed from Neutral to Overweight. In the fourth quarter, Douglas Emmett showed an EPS of $0.51, compared to $0.48 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $33.88 and a 52-week-low of $10.62. At the end of the last trading period, Douglas Emmett closed at $12.26.

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Downgrades

For Diversey Holdings Ltd DSEY, UBS downgraded the previous rating of Buy to Neutral. In the fourth quarter, Diversey Hldgs showed an EPS of $0.09, compared to $0.16 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $10.64 and a 52-week-low of $3.95. Diversey Hldgs closed at $8.13 at the end of the last trading period.

According to B of A Securities, the prior rating for Kinross Gold Corp KGC was changed from Buy to Underperform. Kinross Gold earned $0.09 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.08 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Kinross Gold shows a 52-week-high of $6.34 and a 52-week-low of $3.00. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $5.07.

According to Argus Research, the prior rating for AbbVie Inc ABBV was changed from Buy to Hold. In the fourth quarter, AbbVie showed an EPS of $3.60, compared to $3.08 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $175.90 and a 52-week-low of $134.10. AbbVie closed at $159.78 at the end of the last trading period.

For Albemarle Corp ALB, B of A Securities downgraded the previous rating of Neutral to Underperform. For the fourth quarter, Albemarle had an EPS of $8.62, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.01. The current stock performance of Albemarle shows a 52-week-high of $334.20 and a 52-week-low of $185.35. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $209.57.

According to B of A Securities, the prior rating for Steel Dynamics Inc STLD was changed from Buy to Neutral. In the fourth quarter, Steel Dynamics showed an EPS of $4.37, compared to $5.78 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $136.46 and a 52-week-low of $62.44. At the end of the last trading period, Steel Dynamics closed at $103.29.

According to Baird, the prior rating for Xponential Fitness Inc XPOF was changed from Outperform to Hold Neutral. For the fourth quarter, Xponential Fitness had an EPS of $0.11, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.21. The stock has a 52-week-high of $31.85 and a 52-week-low of $11.21. At the end of the last trading period, Xponential Fitness closed at $31.13.

According to Baird, the prior rating for On Holding AG ONON was changed from Outperform to Neutral. On Holding earned $0.02 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.65 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $33.20 and a 52-week-low of $15.44. On Holding closed at $32.51 at the end of the last trading period.

According to Baird, the prior rating for European Wax Center Inc EWCZ was changed from Outperform to Neutral. For the fourth quarter, European Wax Center had an EPS of $1.08, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.13. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $32.18 and a 52-week-low of $12.02. European Wax Center closed at $19.24 at the end of the last trading period.

For Ascendis Pharma A/S ASND, Oppenheimer downgraded the previous rating of Outperform to Perform. Ascendis Pharma earned $3.78 in the fourth quarter, compared to $2.14 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Ascendis Pharma shows a 52-week-high of $134.48 and a 52-week-low of $61.95. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $71.43.

For Bloom Energy Corp BE, Raymond James downgraded the previous rating of Strong Buy to Outperform. Bloom Energy earned $0.27 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.05 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Bloom Energy shows a 52-week-high of $31.47 and a 52-week-low of $11.48. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $19.05.

According to Stifel, the prior rating for Freeline Therapeutics Holdings PLC FRLN was changed from Buy to Hold. For the fourth quarter, Freeline Therapeutics had an EPS of $0.35, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.97. The current stock performance of Freeline Therapeutics shows a 52-week-high of $1.18 and a 52-week-low of $0.39. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $0.44.

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Initiations

With a Neutral rating, UBS initiated coverage on Edgewell Personal Care Co EPC. The price target seems to have been set at $47.00 for Edgewell Personal Care. For the first quarter, Edgewell Personal Care had an EPS of $0.31, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.42. The stock has a 52-week-high of $45.31 and a 52-week-low of $32.00. At the end of the last trading period, Edgewell Personal Care closed at $42.40.

With an Overweight rating, Stephens & Co. initiated coverage on Old Second Bancorp Inc OSBC. The price target seems to have been set at $18.00 for Old Second Bancorp. In the fourth quarter, Old Second Bancorp showed an EPS of $0.53, compared to $0.37 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $17.75 and a 52-week-low of $13.01. At the end of the last trading period, Old Second Bancorp closed at $13.59.

With a Buy rating, Craig-Hallum initiated coverage on The Vita Coco Co Inc COCO. The price target seems to have been set at $25.00 for Vita Coco. In the fourth quarter, Vita Coco showed an EPS of $0.07, compared to $0.06 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $20.52 and a 52-week-low of $7.43. At the end of the last trading period, Vita Coco closed at $19.60.

With a Buy rating, Deutsche Bank initiated coverage on Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Inc WH. The price target seems to have been set at $79.00 for Wyndham Hotels & Resorts. In the fourth quarter, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts showed an EPS of $0.72, compared to $0.69 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $93.08 and a 52-week-low of $58.87. Wyndham Hotels & Resorts closed at $66.96 at the end of the last trading period.

Janney Montgomery Scott initiated coverage on SolarEdge Technologies Inc SEDG with a Buy rating. The price target for SolarEdge Technologies is set to $351.00. SolarEdge Technologies earned $2.86 in the fourth quarter, compared to $1.10 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $375.14 and a 52-week-low of $190.15. SolarEdge Technologies closed at $292.77 at the end of the last trading period.

Mizuho initiated coverage on VICI Properties Inc VICI with a Buy rating. The price target for VICI Props is set to $35.00. VICI Props earned $0.51 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.44 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of VICI Props shows a 52-week-high of $35.69 and a 52-week-low of $26.42. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $32.35.

William Blair initiated coverage on CymaBay Therapeutics Inc CBAY with an Outperform rating. For the fourth quarter, CymaBay Therapeutics had an EPS of $0.30, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.34. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $10.05 and a 52-week-low of $1.68. CymaBay Therapeutics closed at $8.61 at the end of the last trading period.

EF Hutton initiated coverage on Innovative Solutions and Support Inc ISSC with a Buy rating. The price target for Innovative Solns is set to $11.00. In the first quarter, Innovative Solns showed an EPS of $0.04, compared to $0.07 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $9.88 and a 52-week-low of $5.77. Innovative Solns closed at $7.33 at the end of the last trading period.

With an Overweight rating, Piper Sandler initiated coverage on GCM Grosvenor Inc GCMG. The price target seems to have been set at $10.00 for GCM Grosvenor. GCM Grosvenor earned $0.12 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.30 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $9.80 and a 52-week-low of $6.27. At the end of the last trading period, GCM Grosvenor closed at $7.52.

Roth MKM initiated coverage on Fox Factory Holding Corp FOXF with a Neutral rating. The price target for Fox Factory Hldg is set to $126.00. In the fourth quarter, Fox Factory Hldg showed an EPS of $1.43, compared to $1.06 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $127.54 and a 52-week-low of $69.36. At the end of the last trading period, Fox Factory Hldg closed at $122.69.

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