Benzinga's Top Ratings Upgrades, Downgrades For March 9, 2022

Upgrades

Roth Capital upgraded the previous rating for Hudson Technologies Inc HDSN from Neutral to Buy. For the fourth quarter, Hudson Technologies had an EPS of $0.13, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.11. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $4.89 and a 52-week-low of $1.31. Hudson Technologies closed at $3.98 at the end of the last trading period.

Daiwa Capital upgraded the previous rating for TAL Education Group TAL from Neutral to Buy. TAL Education earned $0.09 in the third quarter, compared to $0.07 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $78.07 and a 52-week-low of $2.26. TAL Education closed at $2.50 at the end of the last trading period.

For Natura &Co Holding SA NTCO, JP Morgan upgraded the previous rating of Underweight to Neutral. The stock has a 52-week-high of $23.73 and a 52-week-low of $7.30. At the end of the last trading period, Natura &Co Holding closed at $8.15.

For IDEX Corp IEX, Cowen & Co. upgraded the previous rating of Market Perform to Outperform. For the fourth quarter, IDEX had an EPS of $1.55, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.37. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $240.33 and a 52-week-low of $181.66. IDEX closed at $183.29 at the end of the last trading period.

UBS upgraded the previous rating for Signify Health Inc SGFY from Neutral to Buy. In the fourth quarter, Signify Health showed an EPS of $0.13, compared to $0.09 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $31.91 and a 52-week-low of $11.11. Signify Health closed at $15.06 at the end of the last trading period.

According to B of A Securities, the prior rating for Paychex Inc PAYX was changed from Underperform to Neutral. For the second quarter, Paychex had an EPS of $0.91, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.73. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $138.97 and a 52-week-low of $90.17. Paychex closed at $118.43 at the end of the last trading period.

B of A Securities upgraded the previous rating for Automatic Data Processing Inc ADP from Underperform to Neutral. Automatic Data Processing earned $1.65 in the second quarter, compared to $1.52 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $248.96 and a 52-week-low of $177.74. Automatic Data Processing closed at $205.38 at the end of the last trading period.

Oppenheimer upgraded the previous rating for Nektar Therapeutics NKTR from Perform to Outperform. In the fourth quarter, Nektar Therapeutics showed an EPS of $0.79, compared to $0.65 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $23.50 and a 52-week-low of $9.31. At the end of the last trading period, Nektar Therapeutics closed at $10.34.

For Booking Holdings Inc BKNG, Oppenheimer upgraded the previous rating of Perform to Outperform. In the fourth quarter, Booking Holdings showed an EPS of $15.83, compared to $0.57 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $2715.66 and a 52-week-low of $1796.45. Booking Holdings closed at $1899.53 at the end of the last trading period.

Loop Capital upgraded the previous rating for Dollar Tree Inc DLTR from Hold to Buy. Dollar Tree earned $2.01 in the fourth quarter, compared to $2.13 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $151.28 and a 52-week-low of $84.26. Dollar Tree closed at $146.80 at the end of the last trading period.

For New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc EDU, Daiwa Capital upgraded the previous rating of Neutral to Buy. For the fourth quarter, New Oriental Education had an EPS of $0.03, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.30. The stock has a 52-week-high of $188.27 and a 52-week-low of $1.15. At the end of the last trading period, New Oriental Education closed at $1.17.

According to Wedbush, the prior rating for Netflix Inc NFLX was changed from Underperform to Neutral. Netflix earned $1.33 in the fourth quarter, compared to $1.19 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $700.99 and a 52-week-low of $340.67. Netflix closed at $341.76 at the end of the last trading period.

Barclays upgraded the previous rating for Olaplex Holdings Inc OLPX from Equal-Weight to Overweight. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $30.41 and a 52-week-low of $12.88. Olaplex Hldgs closed at $13.41 at the end of the last trading period.

For Teck Resources Ltd TECK, Goldman Sachs upgraded the previous rating of Neutral to Buy. Teck Resources earned $2.01 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.35 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $41.93 and a 52-week-low of $17.30. Teck Resources closed at $38.78 at the end of the last trading period.

According to BMO Capital, the prior rating for Match Group Inc MTCH was changed from Market Perform to Outperform. In the fourth quarter, Match Group showed an EPS of $0.60, compared to $0.48 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $182.00 and a 52-week-low of $84.20. Match Group closed at $87.70 at the end of the last trading period.

Wolfe Research upgraded the previous rating for PPL Corp PPL from Peer Perform to Outperform. For the fourth quarter, PPL had an EPS of $0.22, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.59. The current stock performance of PPL shows a 52-week-high of $30.71 and a 52-week-low of $25.27. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $26.29.

For Bumble Inc BMBL, BMO Capital upgraded the previous rating of Market Perform to Outperform. For the fourth quarter, Bumble had an EPS of $0.13, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.01. The current stock performance of Bumble shows a 52-week-high of $76.49 and a 52-week-low of $15.41. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $16.66.

According to Goldman Sachs, the prior rating for JB Hunt Transport Services Inc JBHT was changed from Neutral to Buy. JB Hunt Transport Servs earned $2.28 in the fourth quarter, compared to $1.44 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of JB Hunt Transport Servs shows a 52-week-high of $208.87 and a 52-week-low of $154.27. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $193.88.

According to Piper Sandler, the prior rating for Dollar Tree Inc DLTR was changed from Neutral to Overweight. For the fourth quarter, Dollar Tree had an EPS of $2.01, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $2.13. The stock has a 52-week-high of $151.28 and a 52-week-low of $84.26. At the end of the last trading period, Dollar Tree closed at $146.80.

According to Oppenheimer, the prior rating for Emerson Electric Co EMR was changed from Perform to Outperform. For the first quarter, Emerson Electric had an EPS of $1.05, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.83. The current stock performance of Emerson Electric shows a 52-week-high of $105.99 and a 52-week-low of $86.72. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $93.70.

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Downgrades

Scotiabank downgraded the previous rating for IT Tech Packaging Inc ITP from Sector Outperform to Sector Perform. In the third quarter, IT Tech Packaging showed an EPS of $0.03, compared to $0.02 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of IT Tech Packaging shows a 52-week-high of $0.78 and a 52-week-low of $0.16. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $0.21.

According to Craig-Hallum, the prior rating for Accelerate Diagnostics Inc AXDX was changed from Buy to Hold. In the fourth quarter, Accelerate Diagnostics showed an EPS of $0.23, compared to $0.33 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Accelerate Diagnostics shows a 52-week-high of $10.09 and a 52-week-low of $2.22. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $2.27.

Raymond James downgraded the previous rating for Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd CP from Outperform to Market Perform. Canadian Pacific Railway earned $0.75 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.78 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $404.43 and a 52-week-low of $64.37. Canadian Pacific Railway closed at $76.00 at the end of the last trading period.

Argus Research downgraded the previous rating for Foot Locker Inc FL from Buy to Hold. For the fourth quarter, Foot Locker had an EPS of $1.67, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.55. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $66.71 and a 52-week-low of $26.36. Foot Locker closed at $29.95 at the end of the last trading period.

According to DA Davidson, the prior rating for Yext Inc YEXT was changed from Buy to Neutral. For the fourth quarter, Yext had an EPS of $0.03, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.00. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $16.64 and a 52-week-low of $5.72. Yext closed at $5.92 at the end of the last trading period.

According to Needham, the prior rating for Yext Inc YEXT was changed from Buy to Hold. In the fourth quarter, Yext showed an EPS of $0.03, compared to $0.00 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Yext shows a 52-week-high of $16.64 and a 52-week-low of $5.72. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $5.92.

Loop Capital downgraded the previous rating for Domino's Pizza Inc DPZ from Buy to Hold. In the fourth quarter, Domino's Pizza showed an EPS of $4.25, compared to $3.46 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Domino's Pizza shows a 52-week-high of $567.57 and a 52-week-low of $325.63. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $393.15.

B of A Securities downgraded the previous rating for PayPal Holdings Inc PYPL from Buy to Neutral. For the fourth quarter, PayPal Holdings had an EPS of $1.11, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.08. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $310.16 and a 52-week-low of $92.25. PayPal Holdings closed at $94.90 at the end of the last trading period.

According to B of A Securities, the prior rating for DXC Technology Co DXC was changed from Buy to Underperform. For the third quarter, DXC Technology had an EPS of $0.92, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.84. The stock has a 52-week-high of $44.18 and a 52-week-low of $25.80. At the end of the last trading period, DXC Technology closed at $30.86.

According to Truist Securities, the prior rating for Stitch Fix Inc SFIX was changed from Buy to Hold. In the second quarter, Stitch Fix showed an EPS of $0.28, compared to $0.20 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $75.78 and a 52-week-low of $10.29. Stitch Fix closed at $11.01 at the end of the last trading period.

According to Macquarie, the prior rating for Lufax Holding Ltd LU was changed from Outperform to Neutral. The current stock performance of Lufax Holding shows a 52-week-high of $15.94 and a 52-week-low of $4.19. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $5.30.

Wolfe Research downgraded the previous rating for Eversource Energy ES from Outperform to Peer Perform. In the fourth quarter, Eversource Energy showed an EPS of $0.91, compared to $0.85 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Eversource Energy shows a 52-week-high of $92.66 and a 52-week-low of $78.44. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $85.09.

Morgan Stanley downgraded the previous rating for Phillips Edison & Co Inc PECO from Overweight to Equal-Weight. The current stock performance of Phillips Edison shows a 52-week-high of $36.35 and a 52-week-low of $7.16. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $35.22.

Telsey Advisory Group downgraded the previous rating for Stitch Fix Inc SFIX from Outperform to Market Perform. Stitch Fix earned $0.28 in the second quarter, compared to $0.20 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Stitch Fix shows a 52-week-high of $75.78 and a 52-week-low of $10.29. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $11.01.

According to JP Morgan, the prior rating for Valvoline Inc VVV was changed from Overweight to Neutral. For the first quarter, Valvoline had an EPS of $0.48, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.41. The current stock performance of Valvoline shows a 52-week-high of $37.97 and a 52-week-low of $25.23. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $29.52.

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Initiations

With a Buy rating, BWS Financial initiated coverage on Global Clean Energy Holdings Inc GCEH. The price target seems to have been set at $7.55 for Global Clean Energy Hldgs. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $8.00 and a 52-week-low of $0.38. Global Clean Energy Hldgs closed at $4.70 at the end of the last trading period.

For Independent Bank Group Inc IBTX, Janney Montgomery Scott initiated coverage, by setting the current rating at Neutral. Independent Bank Gr earned $1.28 in the fourth quarter, compared to $1.34 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $80.71 and a 52-week-low of $62.82. At the end of the last trading period, Independent Bank Gr closed at $73.79.

With a Buy rating, Spartan Securities Group initiated coverage on Winc Inc WBEV. The price target seems to have been set at $10.00 for Winc. Winc earned $2.55 in the third quarter, compared to $1.49 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Winc shows a 52-week-high of $8.66 and a 52-week-low of $3.34. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $4.06.

With a Buy rating, Truist Securities initiated coverage on Verastem Inc VSTM. The price target seems to have been set at $6.00 for Verastem. For the third quarter, Verastem had an EPS of $0.07, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.11. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $4.93 and a 52-week-low of $1.04. Verastem closed at $1.12 at the end of the last trading period.

Stifel initiated coverage on Energy Vault Holdings Inc NRGV with a Buy rating. The price target for Energy Vault Holdings is set to $19.00. The stock has a 52-week-high of $18.57 and a 52-week-low of $8.96. At the end of the last trading period, Energy Vault Holdings closed at $11.69.

With an Outperform rating, Baird initiated coverage on Taysha Gene Therapies Inc TSHA. The price target seems to have been set at $26.00 for Taysha Gene Therapies. For the third quarter, Taysha Gene Therapies had an EPS of $1.35, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.28. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $29.90 and a 52-week-low of $5.51. Taysha Gene Therapies closed at $5.85 at the end of the last trading period.

With a Buy rating, Benchmark initiated coverage on Direct Digital Holdings Inc DRCT. The price target seems to have been set at $8.00 for Direct Digital Holdings. The stock has a 52-week-high of $4.35 and a 52-week-low of $1.18. At the end of the last trading period, Direct Digital Holdings closed at $1.20.

With a Buy rating, DA Davidson initiated coverage on Shift4 Payments Inc FOUR. The price target seems to have been set at $70.00 for Shift4 Payments. For the fourth quarter, Shift4 Payments had an EPS of $0.08, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.05. The stock has a 52-week-high of $104.11 and a 52-week-low of $38.88. At the end of the last trading period, Shift4 Payments closed at $41.95.

Piper Sandler initiated coverage on Palantir Technologies Inc PLTR with an Overweight rating. The price target for Palantir Technologies is set to $15.00. For the fourth quarter, Palantir Technologies had an EPS of $0.02, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.06. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $29.29 and a 52-week-low of $9.74. Palantir Technologies closed at $11.04 at the end of the last trading period.

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