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

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Upgrades

For Surgery Partners Inc SGRY, B of A Securities upgraded the previous rating of Neutral to Buy. In the first quarter, Surgery Partners showed an EPS of $0.08, compared to $0.09 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $41.80 and a 52-week-low of $20.46. Surgery Partners closed at $38.16 at the end of the last trading period.

Wells Fargo upgraded the previous rating for Elastic NV ESTC from Underweight to Equal-Weight. For the fourth quarter, Elastic had an EPS of $0.22, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.16. The current stock performance of Elastic shows a 52-week-high of $91.19 and a 52-week-low of $46.18. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $71.66.

For Kinsale Capital Group Inc KNSL, BMO Capital upgraded the previous rating of Underperform to Outperform. For the first quarter, Kinsale Cap Gr had an EPS of $2.44, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.63. The current stock performance of Kinsale Cap Gr shows a 52-week-high of $345.75 and a 52-week-low of $202.81. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $312.48.

Itau BBA upgraded the previous rating for Banco De Chile BCH from Market Perform to Outperform. Banco De Chile earned $0.66 in the first quarter, compared to $0.74 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Banco De Chile shows a 52-week-high of $22.97 and a 52-week-low of $15.69. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $20.80.

For EPR Properties EPR, Keybanc upgraded the previous rating of Sector Weight to Overweight. EPR Props earned $1.26 in the first quarter, compared to $1.10 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $55.90 and a 52-week-low of $33.92. EPR Props closed at $41.35 at the end of the last trading period.

For FibroGen Inc FGEN, Stifel upgraded the previous rating of Hold to Buy. FibroGen earned $0.81 in the first quarter, compared to $0.68 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $25.69 and a 52-week-low of $8.69. FibroGen closed at $17.32 at the end of the last trading period.

Morgan Stanley upgraded the previous rating for The Trade Desk Inc TTD from Equal-Weight to Overweight. For the first quarter, Trade Desk had an EPS of $0.23, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.21. The stock has a 52-week-high of $76.74 and a 52-week-low of $39.01. At the end of the last trading period, Trade Desk closed at $73.26.

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Downgrades

According to Atlantic Equities, the prior rating for Dollar General Corp DG was changed from Overweight to Neutral. For the first quarter, Dollar Gen had an EPS of $2.34, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $2.41. The stock has a 52-week-high of $261.57 and a 52-week-low of $159.12. At the end of the last trading period, Dollar Gen closed at $161.86.

For SentinelOne Inc S, BTIG downgraded the previous rating of Buy to Neutral. For the first quarter, SentinelOne had an EPS of $0.15, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.21. The current stock performance of SentinelOne shows a 52-week-high of $30.00 and a 52-week-low of $12.69. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $20.72.

DA Davidson downgraded the previous rating for Asana Inc ASAN from Buy to Neutral. In the first quarter, Asana showed an EPS of $0.09, compared to $0.30 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Asana shows a 52-week-high of $29.50 and a 52-week-low of $11.32. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $22.85.

WestPark Capital downgraded the previous rating for SentinelOne Inc S from Buy to Hold. SentinelOne earned $0.15 in the first quarter, compared to $0.21 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $30.00 and a 52-week-low of $12.69. SentinelOne closed at $20.72 at the end of the last trading period.

TD Cowen downgraded the previous rating for BRP Inc DOOO from Buy to Hold. BRP earned $1.76 in the first quarter, compared to $1.31 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of BRP shows a 52-week-high of $90.42 and a 52-week-low of $58.96. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $70.84.

Craig-Hallum downgraded the previous rating for PagerDuty Inc PD from Buy to Hold. For the first quarter, PagerDuty had an EPS of $0.20, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.04. The current stock performance of PagerDuty shows a 52-week-high of $35.33 and a 52-week-low of $19.53. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $27.75.

According to DA Davidson, the prior rating for SentinelOne Inc S was changed from Buy to Neutral. SentinelOne earned $0.15 in the first quarter, compared to $0.21 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of SentinelOne shows a 52-week-high of $30.00 and a 52-week-low of $12.69. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $20.72.

According to JP Morgan, the prior rating for Valvoline Inc VVV was changed from Overweight to Neutral. For the second quarter, Valvoline had an EPS of $0.23, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.48. The current stock performance of Valvoline shows a 52-week-high of $39.67 and a 52-week-low of $24.41. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $38.83.

According to JP Morgan, the prior rating for Xcel Energy Inc XEL was changed from Overweight to Neutral. For the first quarter, Xcel Energy had an EPS of $0.76, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.70. The stock has a 52-week-high of $77.63 and a 52-week-low of $56.92. At the end of the last trading period, Xcel Energy closed at $63.55.

Canaccord Genuity downgraded the previous rating for SentinelOne Inc S from Buy to Hold. In the first quarter, SentinelOne showed an EPS of $0.15, compared to $0.21 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $30.00 and a 52-week-low of $12.69. SentinelOne closed at $20.72 at the end of the last trading period.

Wolfe Research downgraded the previous rating for Xcel Energy Inc XEL from Outperform to Peer Perform. Xcel Energy earned $0.76 in the first quarter, compared to $0.70 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $77.63 and a 52-week-low of $56.92. Xcel Energy closed at $63.55 at the end of the last trading period.

For Warner Music Group Corp WMG, Atlantic Equities downgraded the previous rating of Overweight to Neutral. Warner Music Gr earned $0.20 in the second quarter, compared to $0.22 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $38.76 and a 52-week-low of $21.57. At the end of the last trading period, Warner Music Gr closed at $24.39.

Goldman Sachs downgraded the previous rating for Ginkgo Bioworks Holdings Inc DNA from Neutral to Sell. Ginkgo Bioworks Holdings earned $0.11 in the first quarter, compared to $0.38 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $4.91 and a 52-week-low of $1.12. At the end of the last trading period, Ginkgo Bioworks Holdings closed at $1.68.

For Cue Health Inc HLTH, Goldman Sachs downgraded the previous rating of Buy to Neutral. In the first quarter, Cue Health showed an EPS of $0.48, compared to $0.02 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $5.46 and a 52-week-low of $0.60. Cue Health closed at $0.71 at the end of the last trading period.

According to Piper Sandler, the prior rating for Dollar General Corp DG was changed from Overweight to Neutral. Dollar Gen earned $2.34 in the first quarter, compared to $2.41 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $261.57 and a 52-week-low of $159.12. Dollar Gen closed at $161.86 at the end of the last trading period.

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Initiations

With a Buy rating, Jefferies initiated coverage on Praxis Precision Medicines Inc PRAX. The price target seems to have been set at $4.00 for Praxis Precision Medicine. Praxis Precision Medicine earned $0.71 in the first quarter, compared to $1.51 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Praxis Precision Medicine shows a 52-week-high of $8.75 and a 52-week-low of $0.79. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $0.88.

Truist Securities initiated coverage on Peakstone Realty Trust PKST with a Hold rating. The price target for Peakstone Realty Trust is set to $24.00. In the first quarter, Peakstone Realty Trust showed an EPS of $0.68, compared to $1.41 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $47.00 and a 52-week-low of $8.00. At the end of the last trading period, Peakstone Realty Trust closed at $24.54.

Janney Montgomery Scott initiated coverage on Fluence Energy Inc FLNC with a Buy rating. The price target for Fluence Energy is set to $30.00. For the second quarter, Fluence Energy had an EPS of $0.21, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.00. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $26.78 and a 52-week-low of $8.11. Fluence Energy closed at $24.20 at the end of the last trading period.

With a Market Perform rating, TD Cowen initiated coverage on Eos Energy Enterprises Inc EOSE. The price target seems to have been set at $2.50 for Eos Energy Enterprises. For the first quarter, Eos Energy Enterprises had an EPS of $0.82, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.85. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $3.39 and a 52-week-low of $0.96. Eos Energy Enterprises closed at $2.31 at the end of the last trading period.

With an Outperform rating, Northland Capital Markets initiated coverage on Amprius Technologies Inc AMPX. The price target seems to have been set at $16.00 for Amprius Technologies. The stock has a 52-week-high of $23.12 and a 52-week-low of $4.15. At the end of the last trading period, Amprius Technologies closed at $7.65.

With a Buy rating, Needham initiated coverage on Movella Holdings Inc MVLA. The price target seems to have been set at $4.00 for Movella Holdings. The stock has a 52-week-high of $9.35 and a 52-week-low of $1.25. At the end of the last trading period, Movella Holdings closed at $2.47.

With a Buy rating, B. Riley Securities initiated coverage on Bowlero Corp BOWL. The price target seems to have been set at $18.00 for Bowlero. In the third quarter, Bowlero showed an EPS of $0.26, compared to $0.13 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $17.45 and a 52-week-low of $8.71. Bowlero closed at $11.33 at the end of the last trading period.

UBS initiated coverage on Automatic Data Processing Inc ADP with a Neutral rating. The price target for Automatic Data Processing is set to $230.00. Automatic Data Processing earned $2.52 in the third quarter, compared to $2.21 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $273.89 and a 52-week-low of $196.68. Automatic Data Processing closed at $211.81 at the end of the last trading period.

UBS initiated coverage on Paychex Inc PAYX with a Neutral rating. The price target for Paychex is set to $115.00. For the third quarter, Paychex had an EPS of $1.29, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.15. The current stock performance of Paychex shows a 52-week-high of $139.45 and a 52-week-low of $104.09. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $107.20.

With a Buy rating, Stifel initiated coverage on Kopin Corp KOPN. The price target seems to have been set at $3.00 for Kopin. In the first quarter, Kopin showed an EPS of $0.03, compared to $0.02 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Kopin shows a 52-week-high of $2.50 and a 52-week-low of $0.94. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $2.27.

With a Neutral rating, Citigroup initiated coverage on Kura Sushi USA Inc KRUS. The price target seems to have been set at $88.00 for Kura Sushi USA. In the second quarter, Kura Sushi USA showed an EPS of $0.10, compared to $0.19 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $96.06 and a 52-week-low of $35.69. At the end of the last trading period, Kura Sushi USA closed at $84.47.

Stifel initiated coverage on Orla Mining Ltd ORLA with a Buy rating. The price target for Orla Mining is set to $7.25. For the first quarter, Orla Mining had an EPS of $0.04, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.08. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $5.02 and a 52-week-low of $2.31. Orla Mining closed at $4.47 at the end of the last trading period.

Baird initiated coverage on Regenxbio Inc RGNX with an Outperform rating. The price target for Regenxbio is set to $42.00. In the first quarter, Regenxbio showed an EPS of $1.53, compared to $1.79 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Regenxbio shows a 52-week-high of $35.55 and a 52-week-low of $17.02. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $18.56.

With a Buy rating, Stifel initiated coverage on Ascent Industries Co ACNT. The price target seems to have been set at $20.00 for Ascent Industries. Ascent Industries earned $0.51 in the first quarter, compared to $0.99 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $17.99 and a 52-week-low of $8.19. Ascent Industries closed at $9.62 at the end of the last trading period.

With an Outperform rating, Oppenheimer initiated coverage on Ambrx Biopharma Inc AMAM. The price target seems to have been set at $30.00 for Ambrx Biopharma. NoneThe stock has a 52-week-high of $15.29 and a 52-week-low of $0.38. At the end of the last trading period, Ambrx Biopharma closed at $14.53.

With a Buy rating, Stifel initiated coverage on Quaker Houghton KWR. The price target seems to have been set at $250.00 for Quaker Houghton. Quaker Houghton earned $1.89 in the first quarter, compared to $1.42 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $216.44 and a 52-week-low of $130.00. Quaker Houghton closed at $193.24 at the end of the last trading period.

Wedbush initiated coverage on Arbor Realty Trust Inc ABR with an Outperform rating. The price target for Arbor Realty Trust is set to $15.00. In the first quarter, Arbor Realty Trust showed an EPS of $0.62, compared to $0.55 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Arbor Realty Trust shows a 52-week-high of $16.76 and a 52-week-low of $10.10. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $12.85.

Oppenheimer initiated coverage on Acrivon Therapeutics Inc ACRV with an Outperform rating. The price target for Acrivon Therapeutics is set to $25.00. In the first quarter, Acrivon Therapeutics showed an EPS of $0.58, compared to $4.08 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $25.47 and a 52-week-low of $8.06. At the end of the last trading period, Acrivon Therapeutics closed at $12.42.

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