Benzinga's Top Ratings Upgrades, Downgrades For April 14, 2023

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Upgrades

According to JP Morgan, the prior rating for Hello Group Inc MOMO was changed from Neutral to Overweight. For the fourth quarter, Hello Gr had an EPS of $0.36, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.22. The stock has a 52-week-high of $11.54 and a 52-week-low of $4.10. At the end of the last trading period, Hello Gr closed at $8.32.

According to Compass Point, the prior rating for SLM Corp SLM was changed from Neutral to Buy. In the fourth quarter, SLM showed an EPS of $0.33, compared to $1.05 from the year-ago quarter. 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 $13.75.

According to Goldman Sachs, the prior rating for VF Corp VFC was changed from Sell to Buy. For the third quarter, VF had an EPS of $1.12, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.35. The stock has a 52-week-high of $58.79 and a 52-week-low of $20.03. At the end of the last trading period, VF closed at $21.82.

According to Compass Point, the prior rating for Argo Blockchain PLC ARBK was changed from Neutral to Buy. For the second quarter, Argo Blockchain had an EPS of $0.82, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.03.

According to JP Morgan, the prior rating for HUYA Inc HUYA was changed from Underweight to Neutral. In the fourth quarter, HUYA showed an EPS of $0.26, compared to $0.16 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of HUYA shows a 52-week-high of $6.50 and a 52-week-low of $1.65. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $3.12.

For DouYu International Holdings Ltd DOYU, JP Morgan upgraded the previous rating of Underweight to Neutral. DouYu Intl Hldgs earned $0.00 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.05 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $2.15 and a 52-week-low of $0.90. At the end of the last trading period, DouYu Intl Hldgs closed at $1.14.

Barclays upgraded the previous rating for The Mosaic Co MOS from Underweight to Equal-Weight. In the fourth quarter, Mosaic showed an EPS of $1.74, compared to $1.95 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $79.28 and a 52-week-low of $40.29. At the end of the last trading period, Mosaic closed at $46.75.

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Downgrades

Oppenheimer downgraded the previous rating for ViewRay Inc VRAY from Outperform to Perform. In the fourth quarter, ViewRay showed an EPS of $0.15, compared to $0.16 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $4.96 and a 52-week-low of $1.71. ViewRay closed at $1.83 at the end of the last trading period.

For Biocept Inc BIOC, Maxim Group downgraded the previous rating of Buy to Hold. In the third quarter, Biocept showed an EPS of $0.33, compared to $0.04 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Biocept shows a 52-week-high of $1.94 and a 52-week-low of $0.24. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $0.34.

Scotiabank downgraded the previous rating for Cenovus Energy Inc CVE from Sector Outperform to Sector Perform. Cenovus Energy earned $0.29 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.45 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $24.91 and a 52-week-low of $14.45. Cenovus Energy closed at $17.85 at the end of the last trading period.

For Hecla Mining Co HL, Roth MKM downgraded the previous rating of Buy to Neutral. Hecla Mining earned $0.02 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.02 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $7.38 and a 52-week-low of $3.42. Hecla Mining closed at $6.93 at the end of the last trading period.

BTIG downgraded the previous rating for ViewRay Inc VRAY from Buy to Neutral. In the fourth quarter, ViewRay showed an EPS of $0.15, compared to $0.16 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $4.96 and a 52-week-low of $1.71. ViewRay closed at $1.83 at the end of the last trading period.

Jefferies downgraded the previous rating for National Instruments Corp NATI from Buy to Hold. 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 $58.20 and a 52-week-low of $29.81. National Instruments closed at $58.06 at the end of the last trading period.

JP Morgan downgraded the previous rating for Orion Engineered Carbons SA OEC from Overweight to Neutral. Orion Engineered Carbons earned $0.26 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.17 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Orion Engineered Carbons shows a 52-week-high of $26.91 and a 52-week-low of $12.90. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $26.54.

For Rivian Automotive Inc RIVN, Piper Sandler downgraded the previous rating of Overweight to Neutral. For the fourth quarter, Rivian Automotive had an EPS of $1.73, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $2.43. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $41.90 and a 52-week-low of $12.58. Rivian Automotive closed at $14.37 at the end of the last trading period.

Raymond James downgraded the previous rating for Check Point Software Technologies Ltd CHKP from Outperform to Market Perform. For the fourth quarter, Check Point Software had an EPS of $2.45, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $2.25. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $145.12 and a 52-week-low of $107.54. Check Point Software closed at $134.46 at the end of the last trading period.

Stifel downgraded the previous rating for ViewRay Inc VRAY from Buy to Hold. ViewRay earned $0.15 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.16 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $4.96 and a 52-week-low of $1.71. At the end of the last trading period, ViewRay closed at $1.83.

According to Piper Sandler, the prior rating for Steris PLC STE was changed from Overweight to Neutral. Steris earned $2.02 in the third quarter, compared to $2.12 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $255.82 and a 52-week-low of $159.88. Steris closed at $195.12 at the end of the last trading period.

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Initiations

With a Buy rating, Roth MKM initiated coverage on LiveOne Inc LVO. The price target seems to have been set at $2.80 for LiveOne. LiveOne earned $0.04 in the third quarter, compared to $0.15 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $1.56 and a 52-week-low of $0.50. At the end of the last trading period, LiveOne closed at $1.41.

With a Buy rating, Mizuho initiated coverage on Axonics Inc AXNX. The price target seems to have been set at $75.00 for Axonics. In the fourth quarter, Axonics showed an EPS of $0.01, compared to $0.34 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Axonics shows a 52-week-high of $79.88 and a 52-week-low of $38.42. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $56.79.

With a Buy rating, Mizuho initiated coverage on Inspire Medical Systems Inc INSP. The price target seems to have been set at $300.00 for Inspire Medical Systems. In the fourth quarter, Inspire Medical Systems showed an EPS of $0.10, compared to $0.09 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Inspire Medical Systems shows a 52-week-high of $282.31 and a 52-week-low of $142.75. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $246.97.

Mizuho initiated coverage on ResMed Inc RMD with a Buy rating. The price target for ResMed is set to $255.00. ResMed earned $1.66 in the second quarter, compared to $1.47 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of ResMed shows a 52-week-high of $247.51 and a 52-week-low of $189.52. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $226.55.

B. Riley Securities initiated coverage on Vishay Precision Group Inc VPG with a Buy rating. The price target for Vishay Precision Group is set to $54.00. For the fourth quarter, Vishay Precision Group had an EPS of $0.76, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.56. The stock has a 52-week-high of $45.69 and a 52-week-low of $27.44. At the end of the last trading period, Vishay Precision Group closed at $41.23.

With a Neutral rating, Mizuho initiated coverage on LivaNova PLC LIVN. The price target seems to have been set at $48.00 for LivaNova. For the fourth quarter, LivaNova had an EPS of $0.81, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.57. The stock has a 52-week-high of $87.98 and a 52-week-low of $40.26. At the end of the last trading period, LivaNova closed at $43.31.

With a Neutral rating, Mizuho initiated coverage on Nevro Corp NVRO. The price target seems to have been set at $40.00 for Nevro. Nevro earned $0.54 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.86 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $77.80 and a 52-week-low of $28.75. At the end of the last trading period, Nevro closed at $36.48.

With a Equal-Weight rating, Stephens & Co. initiated coverage on Toast Inc TOST. The price target seems to have been set at $18.00 for Toast. For the fourth quarter, Toast had an EPS of $0.19, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.23. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $26.04 and a 52-week-low of $11.92. Toast closed at $17.97 at the end of the last trading period.

With an Outperform rating, Baird initiated coverage on Arcellx Inc ACLX. The price target seems to have been set at $39.00 for Arcellx. For the fourth quarter, Arcellx had an EPS of $0.76, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $39.85. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $35.26 and a 52-week-low of $6.14. Arcellx closed at $29.30 at the end of the last trading period.

Baird initiated coverage on CARISMA Therapeutics Inc CARM with an Outperform rating. The price target for CARISMA Therapeutics is set to $10.00. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $5.88 and a 52-week-low of $2.75. CARISMA Therapeutics closed at $3.10 at the end of the last trading period.

Stephens & Co. initiated coverage on Shift4 Payments Inc FOUR with a Equal-Weight rating. The price target for Shift4 Payments is set to $80.00. In the fourth quarter, Shift4 Payments showed an EPS of $0.47, compared to $0.08 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $76.40 and a 52-week-low of $29.41. Shift4 Payments closed at $73.03 at the end of the last trading period.

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