Upgrades https://www.benzinga.com/views/taxonomy/term/69 en Why Westlake Chemical's Stock Is Trading Higher Today https://www.benzinga.com/news/20/06/16183816/why-westlake-chemicals-stock-is-trading-higher-today <p><strong>Westlake Chemical</strong> (NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/wlk#NYSE">WLK</a>) shares are trading higher on Thursday after CFRA upgraded the stock from Sell to Hold and raised the price target on the stock from $37 to $56 per share.</p> <p>Westlake Chemical manufacturers and markets&nbsp;basic chemicals, vinyls, polymers and building products. Its products are used for flexible ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/news/20/06/16183816/why-westlake-chemicals-stock-is-trading-higher-today alt=Why Westlake Chemical&#039;s Stock Is Trading Higher Today>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> why it's moving WLK Upgrades Price Target Analyst Ratings WLK US9604131022 Upgrades Price Target Analyst Ratings Benzinga Thu, 04 Jun 2020 19:47:00 +0000 Tanzeel Akhtar 16183816 at https://www.benzinga.com Morgan Stanley Upgrades American Eagle Outfitters On Margin Upside, Liquidity https://www.benzinga.com/analyst-ratings/analyst-color/20/06/16180400/morgan-stanley-upgrades-american-eagle-outfitters-on-margin-upside-liquidity <p>While <strong>American Eagle Outfitters Inc&rsquo;s </strong>(NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/aeo#NYSE">AEO</a>) operating expense discipline and store rationalization could lend upside to EBIT margins in the medium term, the company&rsquo;s liquidity position seems adequate for the risk of a second wave of virus outbreak, according to Morgan Stanley.</p> <h3>The American Eagle Analyst</h3> <p><a href="https://www.tipranks.com/analysts/kimberly-greenberger">Kimberly Greenberger</a> upgraded&nbsp;American Eagle Outfitters from Underweight to Equal-Weight,&nbsp;raising the price target from $9 to $11.</p> <h3>The American Eagle Thesis</h3> <p>American Eagle&rsquo;s volumes at both brick and mortar stores and online have exceeded expectations so far ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/analyst-ratings/analyst-color/20/06/16180400/morgan-stanley-upgrades-american-eagle-outfitters-on-margin-upside-liquidity alt=Morgan Stanley Upgrades American Eagle Outfitters On Margin Upside, Liquidity>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> AEO Analyst Color Kimberly Greenberger Morgan Stanley Upgrades Price Target Analyst Ratings AEO US02553E1064 Analyst Color Upgrades Price Target Analyst Ratings Benzinga Thu, 04 Jun 2020 16:05:08 +0000 Priya Nigam 16180400 at https://www.benzinga.com Benzinga's Top Upgrades, Downgrades For June 4, 2020 https://www.benzinga.com/markets/penny-stocks/20/06/16179973/benzingas-top-upgrades-downgrades-for-june-4-2020 <h3 id="upgrades">Upgrades</h3> <ul> <li>For&nbsp;<strong>American Eagle Outfitters Inc</strong>&nbsp;(NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/aeo#NYSE">AEO</a>), Morgan Stanley upgraded the stock from Underweight to Equal-Weight. For the first quarter, American Eagle Outfitters had an EPS of ($0.84), compared to year-ago quarter EPS of&nbsp;$0.24. The stock has a 52-week-high of&nbsp;$19.90 and a 52-week-low of&nbsp;$6.54. American Eagle Outfitters&#39;s stock last closed at&nbsp;$11.81 per share.</li> <li>For&nbsp;<strong>Comerica Inc</strong>&nbsp;(NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/cma#NYSE">CMA</a>), B. Riley FBR upgraded the stock from Neutral to Buy. In the first quarter, Comerica showed an EPS of ($0.46), compared to&nbsp;$2.08 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of&nbsp;$74.11 and a 52-week-low of&nbsp;$24.28. Comerica&#39;s stock last closed at&nbsp;$40.04 per share.</li> <li>Oppenheimer upgraded the stock for&nbsp;<strong>Sally Beauty Holdings Inc</strong>&nbsp;(NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/sbh#NYSE">SBH</a>) from Perform to Outperform. Sally Beauty Holdings earned&nbsp;$0.23 in the second quarter, compared to&nbsp;$0.51 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of&nbsp;$21.98 and a 52-week-low of&nbsp;$6.28. Sally Beauty Holdings&#39;s stock last closed at&nbsp;$15.21 per share.</li> <li>Citigroup changed the rating for&nbsp;<strong>SeaWorld Entertainment Inc</strong>&nbsp;(NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/seas#NYSE">SEAS</a>) from Neutral to Buy. In the first quarter, SeaWorld Entertainment showed an EPS of ($0.72), compared to ($0.41) from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of&nbsp;$36.96 and a 52-week-low of&nbsp;$6.75. SeaWorld Entertainment&#39;s stock last closed at&nbsp;$18.57 per share.</li> <li>Baird changed the rating for&nbsp;<strong>Sykes Enterprises Inc</strong>&nbsp;(NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/syke#NASDAQ">SYKE</a>) from Neutral to Outperform. Sykes Enterprises earned&nbsp;$0.44 in the first quarter, compared to&nbsp;$0.45 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of&nbsp;$38.24 and a 52-week-low of&nbsp;$22.12. Sykes Enterprises&#39;s stock last closed at&nbsp;$28.58 per share.</li> <li>For&nbsp;<strong>Targa Resources Corp</strong>&nbsp;(NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/trgp#NYSE">TRGP</a>), Barclays upgraded the stock from Equal-Weight to Overweight. In the first quarter, Targa Resources showed an EPS of&nbsp;$0.00, compared to ($0.30) from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of&nbsp;$43.47 and a 52-week-low of&nbsp;$3.66. Targa Resources&#39;s stock last closed at&nbsp;$20.47 per share.</li> <li>Bernstein upgraded the stock for&nbsp;<strong>Tyson Foods Inc</strong>&nbsp;(NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/tsn#NYSE">TSN</a>) from Market Perform to Outperform. In the second quarter, Tyson Foods showed an EPS of&nbsp;$0.77, compared to&nbsp;$1.20 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of&nbsp;$94.24 and a 52-week-low of&nbsp;$42.57. Tyson Foods&#39;s stock last closed at&nbsp;$60.09 per share.</li> <li>Deutsche Bank upgraded the stock for&nbsp;<strong>Wells Fargo &amp; Co</strong>&nbsp;(NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/wfc#NYSE">WFC</a>) from Hold to Buy. Wells Fargo earned&nbsp;$0.80 in the first quarter, compared to&nbsp;$1.20 in the year-ago ...</li></ul><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/markets/penny-stocks/20/06/16179973/benzingas-top-upgrades-downgrades-for-june-4-2020 alt=Benzinga&#039;s Top Upgrades, Downgrades For June 4, 2020>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> AEO BTAI CMA DCTH EVRG Financials GS Initiations INSW MAC MEOH Penny Stocks PLNT PLUG PPD PRVB QD Retail REIT's SBH SEAS SKT STNG SYKE TCO top upgrades TRGP TSN WFC Upgrades Downgrades Initiation Intraday Update Analyst Ratings DCTH US24661P1049 INSW MEOH CA59151K1084 PLUG US72919P2020 SYKE US8712371033 AEO US02553E1064 CMA US2003401070 GS US38141G1040 MAC US5543821012 PPD SBH US79546E1047 SKT US8754651060 TCO US8766641034 TSN US9024941034 WFC US9497461015 TRGP US87612G1013 STNG MHY7542C1066 SEAS PLNT QD BTAI PRVB EVRG Penny Stocks Upgrades Downgrades Initiation Intraday Update Analyst Ratings Benzinga Thu, 04 Jun 2020 13:42:01 +0000 Benzinga Insights 16179973 at https://www.benzinga.com UBS Upgrades Vale On Oil Prices, Cost Dilution https://www.benzinga.com/analyst-ratings/analyst-color/20/06/16169473/ubs-upgrades-vale-on-oil-prices-cost-dilution <p>Weakness in iron ore prices is not a major concern for <strong>Vale SA</strong> (NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/vale#NYSE">VALE</a>), while rising oil prices could act as the main catalyst for the stock, according to UBS.</p> <h3><strong>The Vale Analyst</strong></h3> <p><a href="https://www.tipranks.com/analysts/andreas-bokkenheuser">Andreas Bokkenheuser</a> upgraded Vale from Neutral to Buy, while reducing the price target from $13 to $12.</p> <h3><strong>The Vale Thesis</strong></h3> <p>Despite the decline in iron ore prices to $60 per ton, missing expectations of $65-$87 per ton by a wide margin, Vale will not be significantly impacted, Bokkenheuser said in the note.</p> <p>He explained that the company&rsquo;s correlation with iron ore had declined to around ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/analyst-ratings/analyst-color/20/06/16169473/ubs-upgrades-vale-on-oil-prices-cost-dilution alt=UBS Upgrades Vale On Oil Prices, Cost Dilution>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Analyst Color Andreas Bokkenheuser Iron ore UBS VALE Upgrades Price Target Analyst Ratings VALE US91912E1055 Analyst Color Upgrades Price Target Analyst Ratings Benzinga Wed, 03 Jun 2020 17:26:35 +0000 Priya Nigam 16169473 at https://www.benzinga.com Here's Why Nio Shares Are Rallying To A Multi-Month High https://www.benzinga.com/analyst-ratings/analyst-color/20/06/16170836/heres-why-nio-shares-are-rallying-to-a-multi-month-high <p><strong>Nio Inc &ndash; ADR </strong>(NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/nio#NYSE">NIO</a>) shares have been heading higher since Wednesday&#39;s open and are perched at their highest level since late January.</p> <h3>Goldman Sachs Turns Bullish On Nio&nbsp;</h3> <p>Goldman Sachs analyst Fei Fang upgraded Nio from Neutral to Buy with a $6.40 price target on Wednesday.&nbsp;</p> <p>The liquidity challenges that threatened Nio&#39;s finances last year are shrinking, the analyst said, with narrowing cash burn.&nbsp;</p> <p>Nio&#39;s year-to-date delivery volume is up 37% on a year-over-year basis in the first four months of 2020, according to Goldman Sachs.&nbsp;</p> <p>&quot;We believe ES6 and ES8 volume strength has transitioned from being promotion-driven to reputation-driven,&quot; Fang said.</p> <p>It&#39;s the first time a domestic premium Chinese auto brand has had a waiting list, the analyst said.&nbsp;</p> <p>In addition to the Goldman Sachs upgrade, a&nbsp;few catalysts&nbsp;have panned out for Nio in&nbsp;the near term.</p> <h3>Nio&#39;s Driverless Project Picks Up Pace</h3> <p>A report in Israeli newspaper Globes&nbsp;said Nio sent its recently launched ES8 model car ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/analyst-ratings/analyst-color/20/06/16170836/heres-why-nio-shares-are-rallying-to-a-multi-month-high alt=Here&#039;s Why Nio Shares Are Rallying To A Multi-Month High>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Analyst Color China electric vehicles EVs Fei Fang Goldman Sachs INTC News NIO TSLA Upgrades Price Target Analyst Ratings Movers Media Trading Ideas INTC US4581401001 TSLA US88160R1014 NIO News Analyst Color Upgrades Price Target Analyst Ratings Movers Media Trading Ideas Benzinga Wed, 03 Jun 2020 16:14:33 +0000 Shanthi Rexaline 16170836 at https://www.benzinga.com Why Cracker Barrel's Stock Is Trading Higher Today https://www.benzinga.com/news/20/06/16170423/why-cracker-barrels-stock-is-trading-higher-today <ul> <li><strong>Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. </strong>(NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/cbrl#NASDAQ">CBRL</a>) shares are trading higher on Wednesday.</li> <li>SunTrust Robinson Humphrey upgraded the stock from Hold to Buy and raised the price target from $117 to $133 per share. The company&nbsp;reported earnings Tuesday morning.</li> <li>Cracker Barrel Old Country Store operates hundreds of full-service restaurants throughout the United States. ...</li></ul><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/news/20/06/16170423/why-cracker-barrels-stock-is-trading-higher-today alt=Why Cracker Barrel&#039;s Stock Is Trading Higher Today>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> CBRL why it's moving Upgrades Price Target Analyst Ratings CBRL US22410J1060 Upgrades Price Target Analyst Ratings Benzinga Wed, 03 Jun 2020 15:25:32 +0000 Tanzeel Akhtar 16170423 at https://www.benzinga.com Gilead Analyst: Coronavirus Drug, Arcus Collaboration Make Biopharma A Buy https://www.benzinga.com/analyst-ratings/analyst-color/20/06/16169232/gilead-analyst-coronavirus-drug-arcus-collaboration-make-biopharma-a-buy <p>The consensus estimates for <strong>Gilead Sciences, Inc.</strong> (NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/gild#NASDAQ">GILD</a>) appear overly conservative, especially given the prospects of remdesivir and products from the company&rsquo;s recent collaboration with <strong>Arcus Biosciences Inc</strong> (NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/rcus#NYSE">RCUS</a>), according to Leerink.</p> <h3>The Gilead Sciences Analyst</h3> <p><a href="https://www.tipranks.com/analysts/geoff-porges">Geoffrey Porges</a> upgraded&nbsp;Gilead Sciences from Market Perform to Outperform and raised the price target from $85 to $94.</p> <h3>The Gilead Sciences Thesis</h3> <p>Remdesivir is likely to be sold for both commercial use and government stockpiles, reaching a revenue peak of $7.7 billion in 2022, Porges said in the Wednesday upgrade note.</p> <p>Stockpile&nbsp;sales could begin by late 2021, the analyst said, adding that ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/analyst-ratings/analyst-color/20/06/16169232/gilead-analyst-coronavirus-drug-arcus-collaboration-make-biopharma-a-buy alt=Gilead Analyst: Coronavirus Drug, Arcus Collaboration Make Biopharma A Buy>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Analyst Color Biotech Coronavirus Covid-19 Geoffrey Porges GILD Leerink RCUS remdesivir Upgrades Price Target Analyst Ratings General GILD US3755581036 RCUS Analyst Color Biotech Upgrades Price Target Analyst Ratings General Benzinga Wed, 03 Jun 2020 15:20:39 +0000 Priya Nigam 16169232 at https://www.benzinga.com Benzinga's Top Upgrades, Downgrades For June 3, 2020 https://www.benzinga.com/markets/penny-stocks/20/06/16169147/benzingas-top-upgrades-downgrades-for-june-3-2020 <h3 id="upgrades">Upgrades</h3> <ul> <li>Morgan Stanley upgraded the stock for&nbsp;<strong>Cloudera Inc</strong>&nbsp;(NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/cldr#NYSE">CLDR</a>) from Equal-Weight to Overweight. The stock has a 52-week-high of&nbsp;$12.22 and a 52-week-low of&nbsp;$4.76. Cloudera&#39;s stock last closed at&nbsp;$11.24 per share.</li> <li>For&nbsp;<strong>Hologic Inc</strong>&nbsp;(NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/holx#NASDAQ">HOLX</a>), Raymond James upgraded the stock from Market Perform to Outperform. For the second quarter, Hologic had an EPS of&nbsp;$0.57, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of&nbsp;$0.58. The stock has a 52-week-high of&nbsp;$55.25 and a 52-week-low of&nbsp;$26.49. Hologic&#39;s stock last closed at&nbsp;$52.71 per share.</li> <li>Piper Sandler upgraded the stock for&nbsp;<strong>Kontoor Brands Inc</strong>&nbsp;(NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/ktb#NYSE">KTB</a>) from Neutral to Overweight. In the first quarter, Kontoor Brands earned&nbsp;$0.27. The stock has a 52-week-high of&nbsp;$43.23 and a 52-week-low of&nbsp;$12.90. Kontoor Brands&#39;s stock last closed at&nbsp;$17.03 per ...</li></ul><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/markets/penny-stocks/20/06/16169147/benzingas-top-upgrades-downgrades-for-june-3-2020 alt=Benzinga&#039;s Top Upgrades, Downgrades For June 3, 2020>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> ALLE ASRT CLDR DECK HOLX Initiations KTB Penny Stocks top upgrades ZM Upgrades Downgrades Initiation Intraday Update Analyst Ratings DECK US2435371073 HOLX US4364401012 CLDR US1890971088 ALLE ASRT ZM KTB Penny Stocks Upgrades Downgrades Initiation Intraday Update Analyst Ratings Benzinga Wed, 03 Jun 2020 13:33:06 +0000 Benzinga Insights 16169147 at https://www.benzinga.com Why Lowe's Stock Is Trading Higher Today https://www.benzinga.com/news/20/06/16160896/why-lowes-stock-is-trading-higher-today <p><strong>Lowe&#39;s Companies</strong> (NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/low#NYSE">LOW</a>) shares are trading higher on Tuesday. Gordon Haskett upgraded the stock&nbsp;from Hold to Buy and announced a price target of $151 per share.</p> <p>Lowe&#39;s is the second-largest home improvement retailer in the world, operating just under 2,000 stores throughout the U.S. and Canada. The firm&#39;s stores offer products and services for ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/news/20/06/16160896/why-lowes-stock-is-trading-higher-today alt=Why Lowe&#039;s Stock Is Trading Higher Today>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> LOW why it's moving Upgrades Price Target Analyst Ratings LOW US5486611073 Upgrades Price Target Analyst Ratings Benzinga Tue, 02 Jun 2020 15:44:49 +0000 Tanzeel Akhtar 16160896 at https://www.benzinga.com Benzinga's Top Upgrades, Downgrades For June 2, 2020 https://www.benzinga.com/markets/penny-stocks/20/06/16159805/benzingas-top-upgrades-downgrades-for-june-2-2020 <h3 id="upgrades">Upgrades</h3> <ul> <li>For&nbsp;<strong>Eaton Vance Corp</strong>&nbsp;(NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/ev#NYSE">EV</a>), B of A Securities upgraded the stock from Neutral to Buy. In the second quarter, Eaton Vance showed an EPS of&nbsp;$0.80, compared to&nbsp;$0.89 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of&nbsp;$51.79 and a 52-week-low of&nbsp;$23.59. Eaton Vance&#39;s stock last closed at&nbsp;$37.21 per share.</li> <li>For&nbsp;<strong>W.W. Grainger Inc</strong>&nbsp;(NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/gww#NYSE">GWW</a>), Longbow Research upgraded the stock from Neutral to Buy. W.W. Grainger earned&nbsp;$4.24 in the first quarter, compared to&nbsp;$4.51 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of&nbsp;$346.60 and a 52-week-low of&nbsp;$200.61. W.W. Grainger&#39;s stock last closed at&nbsp;$306.14 per share.</li> <li>Citigroup upgraded the stock for&nbsp;<strong>Hess Corp</strong>&nbsp;(NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/hes#NYSE">HES</a>) from Neutral to Buy. In the first quarter, Hess showed an EPS of ($0.60), compared to&nbsp;$0.09 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of&nbsp;$74.11 and a 52-week-low of&nbsp;$26.06. Hess&#39;s stock last closed at&nbsp;$48.70 per share.</li> <li>Gordon Haskett upgraded the stock for&nbsp;<strong>Lowe&#39;s Companies Inc</strong>&nbsp;(NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/low#NYSE">LOW</a>) from Hold to Buy. In the first quarter, Lowe&#39;s Companies showed an EPS of&nbsp;$1.77, compared to&nbsp;$1.22 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of&nbsp;$131.40 and a 52-week-low of&nbsp;$60.00. Lowe&#39;s Companies&#39;s stock last closed at&nbsp;$129.35 per share.</li> <li>For&nbsp;<strong>RH</strong>&nbsp;(NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/rh#NYSE">RH</a>), Gordon Haskett upgraded the stock from Reduce to Hold. For the fourth quarter, RH had an EPS of&nbsp;$3.72, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of&nbsp;$3.00. The stock has a 52-week-high of&nbsp;$256.27 and a 52-week-low of&nbsp;$73.14. RH&#39;s stock last closed at&nbsp;$212.51 per share.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3 id="downgrades">Downgrades</h3> <ul> <li>Baird changed the rating for&nbsp;<strong>Cognex Corp</strong>&nbsp;(NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/cgnx#NASDAQ">CGNX</a>) from Neutral to Underperform. Cognex earned&nbsp;$0.11 in the first quarter, compared to&nbsp;$0.17 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of&nbsp;$64.28 and a 52-week-low of&nbsp;$35.20. Cognex&#39;s stock last closed at&nbsp;$56.86 per share.</li> <li>Goldman Sachs ...</li></ul><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/markets/penny-stocks/20/06/16159805/benzingas-top-upgrades-downgrades-for-june-2-2020 alt=Benzinga&#039;s Top Upgrades, Downgrades For June 2, 2020>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Apparel, Accessories & Luxury Goods CGNX Consumer Discretionary CRTX EV EVH FLWS GWW HES Home Improvement Retail Initiations ITRM LOW LULU MTBC Penny Stocks PGNY PRO RH SPT TBK TELL top upgrades TSCO WORK Upgrades Downgrades Initiation Intraday Update Analyst Ratings CGNX US1924221039 CRTX US21924P1030 FLWS US68243Q1067 LULU US5500211090 TSCO US8923561067 EV US2782651036 GWW US3848021040 HES US42809H1077 LOW US5486611073 PRO US74346Y1038 RH EVH MTBC TBK SPT TELL ITRM WORK PGNY Penny Stocks Upgrades Downgrades Initiation Intraday Update Analyst Ratings Benzinga Tue, 02 Jun 2020 13:44:09 +0000 Benzinga Insights 16159805 at https://www.benzinga.com Why Viavi's Stock Is Trading Higher Today https://www.benzinga.com/news/20/06/16151200/why-viavis-stock-is-trading-higher-today <p><strong>Viavi Solutions </strong>(NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/viav#NASDAQ">VIAV</a>) shares are trading higher on Monday.</p> <p>JPMorgan upgraded the company&#39;s stock from Neutral to Overweight and raised its price target from $14 to $16.</p> <p>Viavi Solutions is a provider of network test, monitoring and assurance solutions to communications service providers, enterprises, network equipment manufacturers, civil government, military and avionics customers.</p> <p>The company also offers high-performance thin-film optical coatings, providing light ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/news/20/06/16151200/why-viavis-stock-is-trading-higher-today alt=Why Viavi&#039;s Stock Is Trading Higher Today>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> VIAV why it's moving Upgrades Price Target Analyst Ratings VIAV US9255501051 Upgrades Price Target Analyst Ratings Benzinga Mon, 01 Jun 2020 15:49:36 +0000 Tanzeel Akhtar 16151200 at https://www.benzinga.com Benzinga's Top Upgrades, Downgrades For June 1, 2020 https://www.benzinga.com/markets/penny-stocks/20/06/16150233/benzingas-top-upgrades-downgrades-for-june-1-2020 <h3 id="upgrades">Upgrades</h3> <ul> <li>Guggenheim changed the rating for&nbsp;<strong>Macrogenics Inc</strong>&nbsp;(NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/mgnx#NASDAQ">MGNX</a>) from Neutral to Buy. For the first quarter, Macrogenics had an EPS of ($0.91), compared to year-ago quarter EPS of ($0.99). The stock has a 52-week-high of&nbsp;$29.50 and a 52-week-low of&nbsp;$4.04. Macrogenics&#39;s stock last closed at&nbsp;$19.24 per share.</li> <li>DA Davidson changed the rating for&nbsp;<strong>FormFactor Inc</strong>&nbsp;(NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/form#NASDAQ">FORM</a>) from Neutral to Buy. In the first quarter, FormFactor showed an EPS of&nbsp;$0.33, compared to&nbsp;$0.20 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of&nbsp;$28.58 and a 52-week-low of&nbsp;$14.20. FormFactor&#39;s stock last closed at&nbsp;$25.17 per share.</li> <li>JP Morgan upgraded the stock for&nbsp;<strong>Keysight Technologies Inc</strong>&nbsp;(NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/keys#NYSE">KEYS</a>) from Neutral to Overweight. Keysight Technologies earned&nbsp;$0.78 in the second quarter, compared to&nbsp;$1.22 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of&nbsp;$110.00 and a 52-week-low of&nbsp;$71.03. Keysight Technologies&#39;s stock last closed at&nbsp;$108.15 per share.</li> <li>Citigroup changed the rating for&nbsp;<strong>Apergy Corp</strong>&nbsp;(NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/apy#NYSE">APY</a>) from Neutral to Buy. In the first quarter, Apergy showed an EPS of&nbsp;$0.04, compared to&nbsp;$0.32 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of&nbsp;$34.80 and a 52-week-low of&nbsp;$2.89. Apergy&#39;s stock last closed at&nbsp;$9.05 per share.</li> <li>For&nbsp;<strong>Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd</strong>&nbsp;(NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/teva#NYSE">TEVA</a>), SunTrust Robinson Humphrey upgraded the stock from Hold to Buy. For the first quarter, Teva Pharmaceutical Indus had an EPS of&nbsp;$0.76, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of&nbsp;$0.60. The stock has a 52-week-high of&nbsp;$13.76 and a 52-week-low of&nbsp;$6.07. Teva Pharmaceutical Indus&#39;s stock last closed at&nbsp;$12.53 per share.</li> <li>JP Morgan upgraded the stock for&nbsp;<strong>Viavi Solutions Inc</strong>&nbsp;(NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/viav#NASDAQ">VIAV</a>) from Neutral to Overweight. In the third quarter, Viavi Solutions showed an EPS of&nbsp;$0.14, compared to&nbsp;$0.13 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of&nbsp;$16.35 and a 52-week-low of&nbsp;$8.08. Viavi ...</li></ul><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/markets/penny-stocks/20/06/16150233/benzingas-top-upgrades-downgrades-for-june-1-2020 alt=Benzinga&#039;s Top Upgrades, Downgrades For June 1, 2020>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> ALNA APY BDX CTMX DS FORM HES HLIT Initiations KEYS KMX MGNX MTN NXTC OXY Penny Stocks RAPT STBA TEVA top upgrades VIAV Upgrades Downgrades Initiation Intraday Update Analyst Ratings APY FORM US3463751087 HLIT US4131601027 STBA US7838591011 TEVA US8816242098 BDX US0758871091 HES US42809H1077 KMX US1431301027 MTN US91879Q1094 OXY US6745991058 RAPT MGNX DS KEYS VIAV US9255501051 CTMX ALNA NXTC Penny Stocks Upgrades Downgrades Initiation Intraday Update Analyst Ratings Benzinga Mon, 01 Jun 2020 13:42:45 +0000 Lisa Levin 16150233 at https://www.benzinga.com Why Culp's Stock Is Trading Higher Today https://www.benzinga.com/news/20/05/16138810/why-culps-stock-is-trading-higher-today <p><strong>Culp </strong>(NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/culp#NYSE">CULP</a>) shares are trading higher on Friday.</p> <p>Stifel upgraded the stock from Hold to Buy and raised its price target from $8 to $13 per share.</p> <p>Culp manufacturers, sources, and markets mattress fabrics and sewn covers used for covering mattresses and box springs and upholstery fabrics including cut and sewn kits used in the production ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/news/20/05/16138810/why-culps-stock-is-trading-higher-today alt=Why Culp&#039;s Stock Is Trading Higher Today>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> CULP why it's moving Upgrades Price Target Analyst Ratings CULP Upgrades Price Target Analyst Ratings Benzinga Fri, 29 May 2020 15:00:09 +0000 Tanzeel Akhtar 16138810 at https://www.benzinga.com Benzinga's Top Upgrades, Downgrades For May 29, 2020 https://www.benzinga.com/markets/penny-stocks/20/05/16138315/benzingas-top-upgrades-downgrades-for-may-29-2020 <h3 id="upgrades">Upgrades</h3> <ul> <li>For&nbsp;<strong>Ares Management Corp</strong>&nbsp;(NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/ares#NYSE">ARES</a>), BMO Capital upgraded the stock from Market Perform to Outperform. In the first quarter, Ares Management showed an EPS of&nbsp;$0.45, compared to&nbsp;$0.35 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of&nbsp;$41.88 and a 52-week-low of&nbsp;$20.20. Ares Management&#39;s stock last closed at&nbsp;$36.36 per share.</li> <li>For&nbsp;<strong>Culp Inc</strong>&nbsp;(NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/culp#NYSE">CULP</a>), Stifel upgraded the stock from Hold to Buy. Culp earned&nbsp;$0.49 in the third quarter, compared to&nbsp;$0.27 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of&nbsp;$19.63 and a 52-week-low of&nbsp;$5.28. Culp&#39;s stock last closed at&nbsp;$6.77 per share.</li> <li>Morgan Stanley upgraded the stock for&nbsp;<strong>Helios Technologies Inc</strong>&nbsp;(NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/hlio#NASDAQ">HLIO</a>) from Underweight to Equal-Weight. In the first quarter, Helios Technologies showed an EPS of&nbsp;$0.56, compared to&nbsp;$0.63 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of&nbsp;$49.49 and a 52-week-low of&nbsp;$29.03. Helios Technologies&#39;s stock last closed at&nbsp;$34.94 per share.</li> <li>B. Riley FBR changed the rating for&nbsp;<strong>CNO Financial Group Inc</strong>&nbsp;(NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/cno#NYSE">CNO</a>) from Neutral to Buy. In the first quarter, CNO Finl Gr showed an EPS of&nbsp;$0.58, compared to&nbsp;$0.41 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of&nbsp;$20.93 and a 52-week-low of&nbsp;$8.79. CNO Finl Gr&#39;s stock last closed at&nbsp;$14.59 per share.</li> <li>Mizuho upgraded the stock for&nbsp;<strong>PPL Corp</strong>&nbsp;(NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/ppl#NYSE">PPL</a>) from Neutral to Buy. In the first quarter, PPL showed an EPS of&nbsp;$0.67, compared to&nbsp;$0.70 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of&nbsp;$36.83 and a 52-week-low of&nbsp;$18.12. PPL&#39;s stock last closed at&nbsp;$27.44 per share.</li> <li>For&nbsp;<strong>Bloomin Brands Inc</strong>&nbsp;(NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/blmn#NASDAQ">BLMN</a>), Jefferies upgraded the stock from Hold to Buy. Bloomin Brands earned&nbsp;$0.14 in the first quarter, compared to&nbsp;$0.75 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has ...</li></ul><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/markets/penny-stocks/20/05/16138315/benzingas-top-upgrades-downgrades-for-may-29-2020 alt=Benzinga&#039;s Top Upgrades, Downgrades For May 29, 2020>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> ACIW ARES BLMN Building Products CNO CULP DXC FLGT HLIO Industrials Initiations MAS MEIP NEXA Penny Stocks PPL RGA RSG top upgrades TSLA WFC WM Upgrades Downgrades Initiation Intraday Update Analyst Ratings ACIW US0044981019 CNO US12621E1038 MAS US5745991068 PPL US69351T1060 RGA US7593516047 RSG US7607591002 WFC US9497461015 WM US94106L1098 TSLA US88160R1014 BLMN MEIP ARES NEXA FLGT DXC CULP HLIO Penny Stocks Upgrades Downgrades Initiation Intraday Update Analyst Ratings Benzinga Fri, 29 May 2020 14:01:20 +0000 Lisa Levin 16138315 at https://www.benzinga.com Ally Should Recover With Broader Economy, Morgan Stanley Says In Upgrade Note https://www.benzinga.com/analyst-ratings/analyst-color/20/05/16128505/ally-should-recover-with-broader-economy-morgan-stanley-says-in-upgrade-note <p><strong>Ally Financial Inc </strong>(NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/ally#NYSE">ALLY</a>) will benefit from an economic recovery, as it will create more jobs and therefore spur more driving and higher auto sales, according to Morgan Stanley.&nbsp;</p> <h3>The Ally Analyst</h3> <p><a href="https://www.tipranks.com/analysts/betsy-graseck">Betsy Graseck</a> upgraded Ally Financial from Equal-weight to Overweight and raised the price target from $23 to $26.</p> <h3>The Ally Thesis</h3> <p>With the economy reopening, the unemployment rate is likely to peak at 17% in May and then decline to 10.7% in September and to 9% in December, which improves the outlook for a bottom in consumer credit, Graseck said in the Thursday upgrade note. (See her track record ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/analyst-ratings/analyst-color/20/05/16128505/ally-should-recover-with-broader-economy-morgan-stanley-says-in-upgrade-note alt=Ally Should Recover With Broader Economy, Morgan Stanley Says In Upgrade Note>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> ALLY Analyst Color Betsy Graseck Morgan Stanley Upgrades Price Target Analyst Ratings ALLY Analyst Color Upgrades Price Target Analyst Ratings Benzinga Thu, 28 May 2020 19:48:28 +0000 Priya Nigam 16128505 at https://www.benzinga.com