Benzinga's Top Ratings Upgrades, Downgrades For February 7, 2022

Upgrades

For Enova International Inc ENVA, Maxim Group upgraded the previous rating of Hold to Buy. For the fourth quarter, Enova International had an EPS of $1.61, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $2.39. The current stock performance of Enova International shows a 52-week-high of $44.43 and a 52-week-low of $23.88. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $41.22.

Argus Research upgraded the previous rating for Nasdaq Inc NDAQ from Hold to Buy. For the fourth quarter, Nasdaq had an EPS of $1.93, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.60. The current stock performance of Nasdaq shows a 52-week-high of $214.96 and a 52-week-low of $135.57. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $178.62.

Argus Research upgraded the previous rating for The Hershey Co HSY from Hold to Buy. Hershey earned $1.69 in the fourth quarter, compared to $1.49 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $206.16 and a 52-week-low of $143.58. At the end of the last trading period, Hershey closed at $202.78.

For Power Integrations Inc POWI, Susquehanna upgraded the previous rating of Neutral to Positive. For the fourth quarter, Power Integrations had an EPS of $0.83, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.60. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $110.66 and a 52-week-low of $72.50. Power Integrations closed at $83.11 at the end of the last trading period.

Citigroup upgraded the previous rating for Apollo Investment Corp AINV from Sell to Neutral. Apollo Investment earned $0.35 in the third quarter, compared to $0.43 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $15.27 and a 52-week-low of $11.75. At the end of the last trading period, Apollo Investment closed at $13.46.

RBC Capital upgraded the previous rating for Continental Resources Inc CLR from Sector Perform to Outperform. In the third quarter, Continental Resources showed an EPS of $1.20, compared to $0.16 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $59.82 and a 52-week-low of $20.04. Continental Resources closed at $57.25 at the end of the last trading period.

For Black Hills Corp BKH, Mizuho upgraded the previous rating of Neutral to Buy. In the third quarter, Black Hills showed an EPS of $0.70, compared to $0.58 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $72.78 and a 52-week-low of $58.42. At the end of the last trading period, Black Hills closed at $64.96.

According to UBS, the prior rating for American Water Works Co Inc AWK was changed from Sell to Neutral. In the third quarter, American Water Works Co showed an EPS of $1.53, compared to $1.46 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of American Water Works Co shows a 52-week-high of $189.65 and a 52-week-low of $131.01. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $155.50.

For Snowflake Inc SNOW, Morgan Stanley upgraded the previous rating of Equal-Weight to Overweight. In the third quarter, Snowflake showed an EPS of $0.04, compared to $0.28 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $405.00 and a 52-week-low of $184.71. Snowflake closed at $275.72 at the end of the last trading period.

According to JP Morgan, the prior rating for Minerals Technologies Inc MTX was changed from Neutral to Overweight. Minerals Technologies earned $1.25 in the fourth quarter, compared to $1.08 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $88.62 and a 52-week-low of $64.05. At the end of the last trading period, Minerals Technologies closed at $66.00.

Oppenheimer upgraded the previous rating for Intellia Therapeutics Inc NTLA from Perform to Outperform. Intellia Therapeutics earned $0.97 in the third quarter, compared to $0.47 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $202.73 and a 52-week-low of $43.86. Intellia Therapeutics closed at $95.96 at the end of the last trading period.

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Downgrades

Scotiabank downgraded the previous rating for Exelon Corp EXC from Sector Outperform to Sector Perform. For the third quarter, Exelon had an EPS of $1.09, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.04. The current stock performance of Exelon shows a 52-week-high of $58.21 and a 52-week-low of $38.35. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $43.52.

Cowen & Co. downgraded the previous rating for FIGS Inc FIGS from Outperform to Market Perform. The current stock performance of FIGS shows a 52-week-high of $50.40 and a 52-week-low of $19.50. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $21.49.

According to B of A Securities, the prior rating for Air Products & Chemicals Inc APD was changed from Buy to Neutral. Air Products & Chemicals earned $2.52 in the first quarter, compared to $2.12 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $316.39 and a 52-week-low of $245.75. Air Products & Chemicals closed at $263.08 at the end of the last trading period.

According to Wells Fargo, the prior rating for NuStar Energy LP NS was changed from Overweight to Equal-Weight. In the fourth quarter, NuStar Energy showed an EPS of $0.14, compared to $0.13 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $20.73 and a 52-week-low of $13.53. NuStar Energy closed at $17.85 at the end of the last trading period.

JP Morgan downgraded the previous rating for NOV Inc NOV from Overweight to Neutral. In the fourth quarter, NOV showed an EPS of $0.10, compared to $0.29 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $18.02 and a 52-week-low of $11.46. At the end of the last trading period, NOV closed at $16.21.

BMO Capital downgraded the previous rating for Ballard Power Systems Inc BLDP from Outperform to Market Perform. In the third quarter, Ballard Power Systems showed an EPS of $0.10, compared to $0.05 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Ballard Power Systems shows a 52-week-high of $42.28 and a 52-week-low of $8.57. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $9.73.

According to RBC Capital, the prior rating for Cigna Corp CI was changed from Outperform to Sector Perform. For the fourth quarter, Cigna had an EPS of $4.77, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $3.51. The stock has a 52-week-high of $272.81 and a 52-week-low of $191.74. At the end of the last trading period, Cigna closed at $221.37.

Goldman Sachs downgraded the previous rating for Diversey Holdings Ltd DSEY from Buy to Neutral. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $18.61 and a 52-week-low of $9.87. Diversey Holdings closed at $10.68 at the end of the last trading period.

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Initiations

Keefe, Bruyette & Woods initiated coverage on TPG Inc TPG with a Market Perform rating. The price target for TPG is set to $37.00. The current stock performance of TPG shows a 52-week-high of $35.40 and a 52-week-low of $30.12. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $33.08.

Northland Capital Markets initiated coverage on Cyteir Therapeutics Inc CYT with an Outperform rating. The price target for Cyteir Therapeutics is set to $16.00. For the third quarter, Cyteir Therapeutics had an EPS of $0.33, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $3.44. The current stock performance of Cyteir Therapeutics shows a 52-week-high of $23.10 and a 52-week-low of $5.13. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $5.91.

With a Buy rating, Aegis Capital initiated coverage on American Finance Trust Inc AFIN. The price target seems to have been set at $12.00 for American Finance Trust. For the third quarter, American Finance Trust had an EPS of $0.30, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.23. The stock has a 52-week-high of $10.69 and a 52-week-low of $7.50. At the end of the last trading period, American Finance Trust closed at $8.08.

With a Hold rating, Jefferies initiated coverage on Ozon Holdings PLC OZON. The price target seems to have been set at $23.00 for Ozon Holdings. The current stock performance of Ozon Holdings shows a 52-week-high of $68.77 and a 52-week-low of $15.37. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $20.26.

For New Mountain Finance Corp NMFC, Janney Montgomery Scott initiated coverage, by setting the current rating at Buy. The current stock performance of New Mountain Finance shows a 52-week-high of $14.11 and a 52-week-low of $11.80. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $13.40.

With a Buy rating, Craig-Hallum initiated coverage on Zeta Global Holdings Corp ZETA. The price target seems to have been set at $14.00 for Zeta Global Holdings. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $11.14 and a 52-week-low of $5.27. Zeta Global Holdings closed at $9.88 at the end of the last trading period.

Evercore ISI Group initiated coverage on TPG Inc TPG with an In-Line rating. The price target for TPG is set to $37.00. The current stock performance of TPG shows a 52-week-high of $35.40 and a 52-week-low of $30.12. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $33.08.

B of A Securities initiated coverage on TPG Inc TPG with a Buy rating. The price target for TPG is set to $47.00. The stock has a 52-week-high of $35.40 and a 52-week-low of $30.12. At the end of the last trading period, TPG closed at $33.08.

BMO Capital initiated coverage on Plymouth Industrial REIT Inc PLYM with a Market Perform rating. The price target for Plymouth Industrial REIT is set to $30.00. Plymouth Industrial REIT earned $0.31 in the third quarter, compared to $0.38 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Plymouth Industrial REIT shows a 52-week-high of $32.37 and a 52-week-low of $14.52. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $28.40.

With a Buy rating, Needham initiated coverage on Esports Technologies Inc EBET. The price target seems to have been set at $18.00 for Esports Technologies. The stock has a 52-week-high of $54.00 and a 52-week-low of $9.33. At the end of the last trading period, Esports Technologies closed at $11.05.

Wells Fargo initiated coverage on TPG Inc TPG with a Equal-Weight rating. The price target for TPG is set to $34.00. The stock has a 52-week-high of $35.40 and a 52-week-low of $30.12. At the end of the last trading period, TPG closed at $33.08.

EF Hutton initiated coverage on SPX FLOW Inc FLOW with a Buy rating. The price target for SPX FLOW is set to $4.50. For the third quarter, SPX FLOW had an EPS of $0.79, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.48. The stock has a 52-week-high of $88.55 and a 52-week-low of $55.25. At the end of the last trading period, SPX FLOW closed at $85.58.

Truist Securities initiated coverage on Postal Realty Trust Inc PSTL with a Hold rating. The price target for Postal Realty Trust is set to $19.00. In the third quarter, Postal Realty Trust showed an EPS of $0.27, compared to $0.24 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Postal Realty Trust shows a 52-week-high of $21.27 and a 52-week-low of $15.65. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $17.80.

With a Buy rating, HC Wainwright & Co. initiated coverage on Inozyme Pharma Inc INZY. The price target seems to have been set at $33.00 for Inozyme Pharma. In the third quarter, Inozyme Pharma showed an EPS of $0.60, compared to $1.55 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $23.00 and a 52-week-low of $5.33. At the end of the last trading period, Inozyme Pharma closed at $6.10.

With an Overweight rating, Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on IVERIC bio Inc ISEE. The price target seems to have been set at $25.00 for IVERIC bio. IVERIC bio earned $0.23 in the third quarter, compared to $0.27 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $19.32 and a 52-week-low of $5.48. At the end of the last trading period, IVERIC bio closed at $13.90.

With a Equal-Weight rating, Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on TPG Inc TPG. The price target seems to have been set at $38.00 for TPG. The current stock performance of TPG shows a 52-week-high of $35.40 and a 52-week-low of $30.12. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $33.08.

UBS initiated coverage on TPG Inc TPG with a Buy rating. The price target for TPG is set to $41.00. The stock has a 52-week-high of $35.40 and a 52-week-low of $30.12. At the end of the last trading period, TPG closed at $33.08.

Goldman Sachs initiated coverage on Ermenegildo Zegna NV ZGN with a Neutral rating. The price target for Ermenegildo Zegna is set to $12.00. The current stock performance of Ermenegildo Zegna shows a 52-week-high of $12.65 and a 52-week-low of $9.22. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $10.65.

With a Neutral rating, Goldman Sachs initiated coverage on TPG Inc TPG. The price target seems to have been set at $34.50 for TPG. The current stock performance of TPG shows a 52-week-high of $35.40 and a 52-week-low of $30.12. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $33.08.

JP Morgan initiated coverage on Frontier Communications Parent Inc FYBR with an Overweight rating. The price target for Frontier Communications is set to $40.00. The current stock performance of Frontier Communications shows a 52-week-high of $35.15 and a 52-week-low of $23.24. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $26.04.

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