Benzinga's Top Ratings Upgrades, Downgrades For March 21, 2022

Upgrades

According to B. Riley Securities, the prior rating for BRT Apartments Corp BRT was changed from Neutral to Buy. BRT Apartments earned $0.41 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.33 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $25.19 and a 52-week-low of $16.03. BRT Apartments closed at $23.89 at the end of the last trading period.

Argus Research upgraded the previous rating for The Interpublic Group of Companies Inc IPG from Hold to Buy. Interpublic Gr of Cos earned $0.82 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.86 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $39.98 and a 52-week-low of $27.56. At the end of the last trading period, Interpublic Gr of Cos closed at $36.04.

Deutsche Bank upgraded the previous rating for Manchester United PLC MANU from Hold to Buy. For the second quarter, Manchester United had an EPS of $0.06, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.29. The stock has a 52-week-high of $20.86 and a 52-week-low of $12.04. At the end of the last trading period, Manchester United closed at $13.14.

DA Davidson upgraded the previous rating for Old Second Bancorp Inc OSBC from Neutral to Buy. For the fourth quarter, Old Second Bancorp had an EPS of $0.37, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.27. The current stock performance of Old Second Bancorp shows a 52-week-high of $14.91 and a 52-week-low of $11.16. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $13.63.

B of A Securities upgraded the previous rating for Deutsche Bank AG DB from Underperform to Neutral. Deutsche Bank earned $0.14 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.08 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Deutsche Bank shows a 52-week-high of $16.70 and a 52-week-low of $9.46. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $12.28.

According to Wells Fargo, the prior rating for Associated Banc-Corp ASB was changed from Equal-Weight to Overweight. Associated Banc earned $0.49 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.40 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Associated Banc shows a 52-week-high of $25.78 and a 52-week-low of $18.39. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $23.46.

For Commerce Bancshares Inc CBSH, Wells Fargo upgraded the previous rating of Underweight to Equal-Weight. For the fourth quarter, Commerce Bancshares had an EPS of $0.94, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.11. The current stock performance of Commerce Bancshares shows a 52-week-high of $83.06 and a 52-week-low of $64.90. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $71.13.

According to RBC Capital, the prior rating for BlackBerry Ltd BB was changed from Underperform to Sector Perform. For the third quarter, BlackBerry had an EPS of $0.00, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.02. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $20.17 and a 52-week-low of $5.80. BlackBerry closed at $7.03 at the end of the last trading period.

According to Raymond James, the prior rating for Integral Ad Science Holding Corp IAS was changed from Outperform to Strong Buy. The stock has a 52-week-high of $29.68 and a 52-week-low of $12.16. At the end of the last trading period, Integral Ad Science closed at $14.56.

According to Jefferies, the prior rating for Banco Santander SA SAN was changed from Hold to Buy. In the fourth quarter, Banco Santander showed an EPS of $0.14, compared to $0.09 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $4.38 and a 52-week-low of $2.77. At the end of the last trading period, Banco Santander closed at $3.41.

JP Morgan upgraded the previous rating for Air Products & Chemicals Inc APD from Neutral to Overweight. For the first quarter, Air Products & Chemicals had an EPS of $2.52, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $2.12. The stock has a 52-week-high of $316.39 and a 52-week-low of $216.24. At the end of the last trading period, Air Products & Chemicals closed at $231.67.

According to HSBC, the prior rating for Eni SpA E was changed from Hold to Buy. In the fourth quarter, Eni showed an EPS of $1.33, compared to $0.02 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $32.56 and a 52-week-low of $21.91. Eni closed at $28.36 at the end of the last trading period.

According to Jefferies, the prior rating for Armstrong World Industries Inc AWI was changed from Hold to Buy. For the fourth quarter, Armstrong World Indus had an EPS of $1.09, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.77. The stock has a 52-week-high of $118.14 and a 52-week-low of $85.74. At the end of the last trading period, Armstrong World Indus closed at $92.56.

Keybanc upgraded the previous rating for Duolingo Inc DUOL from Sector Weight to Overweight. The current stock performance of Duolingo shows a 52-week-high of $205.00 and a 52-week-low of $64.81. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $88.68.

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Downgrades

According to William Blair, the prior rating for Anaplan Inc PLAN was changed from Outperform to Market Perform. Anaplan earned $0.11 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.07 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Anaplan shows a 52-week-high of $70.25 and a 52-week-low of $39.92. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $50.59.

For Anaplan Inc PLAN, Wolfe Research downgraded the previous rating of Outperform to Peer Perform. Anaplan earned $0.11 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.07 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $70.25 and a 52-week-low of $39.92. At the end of the last trading period, Anaplan closed at $50.59.

According to Guggenheim, the prior rating for JOANN Inc JOAN was changed from Buy to Neutral. In the fourth quarter, JOANN showed an EPS of $1.16, compared to $1.05 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of JOANN shows a 52-week-high of $17.50 and a 52-week-low of $8.51. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $12.18.

Citigroup downgraded the previous rating for eHealth Inc EHTH from Buy to Neutral. For the fourth quarter, eHealth had an EPS of $0.49, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $2.32. The stock has a 52-week-high of $78.00 and a 52-week-low of $9.59. At the end of the last trading period, eHealth closed at $13.24.

For Blend Labs Inc BLND, Truist Securities downgraded the previous rating of Buy to Hold. In the third quarter, Blend Labs showed an EPS of $0.13, compared to $0.38 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $21.04 and a 52-week-low of $5.81. At the end of the last trading period, Blend Labs closed at $7.06.

For Allena Pharmaceuticals Inc ALNA, Ladenburg Thalmann downgraded the previous rating of Buy to Neutral. In the third quarter, Allena Pharmaceuticals showed an EPS of $0.17, compared to $0.22 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Allena Pharmaceuticals shows a 52-week-high of $1.73 and a 52-week-low of $0.32. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $0.48.

According to Needham, the prior rating for Anaplan Inc PLAN was changed from Buy to Hold. In the fourth quarter, Anaplan showed an EPS of $0.11, compared to $0.07 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Anaplan shows a 52-week-high of $70.25 and a 52-week-low of $39.92. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $50.59.

Piper Sandler downgraded the previous rating for Check Point Software Technologies Ltd CHKP from Neutral to Underweight. For the fourth quarter, Check Point Software had an EPS of $2.25, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $2.17. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $149.62 and a 52-week-low of $107.85. Check Point Software closed at $139.87 at the end of the last trading period.

HSBC downgraded the previous rating for TotalEnergies SE TTE from Buy to Hold. For the fourth quarter, TotalEnergies had an EPS of $2.55, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.46. The stock has a 52-week-high of $60.03 and a 52-week-low of $40.33. At the end of the last trading period, TotalEnergies closed at $49.82.

For AvePoint Inc AVPT, Goldman Sachs downgraded the previous rating of Buy to Neutral. For the fourth quarter, AvePoint had an EPS of $0.04, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.26. The current stock performance of AvePoint shows a 52-week-high of $12.17 and a 52-week-low of $4.91. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $5.94.

For Installed Building Products Inc IBP, Jefferies downgraded the previous rating of Buy to Hold. For the fourth quarter, Installed Building Prods had an EPS of $1.42, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.23. The current stock performance of Installed Building Prods shows a 52-week-high of $141.43 and a 52-week-low of $90.00. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $105.26.

For Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc FBHS, Jefferies downgraded the previous rating of Buy to Hold. Fortune Brands Home earned $1.32 in the fourth quarter, compared to $1.25 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Fortune Brands Home shows a 52-week-high of $114.00 and a 52-week-low of $80.34. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $86.93.

RBC Capital downgraded the previous rating for Immunogen Inc IMGN from Outperform to Sector Perform. For the fourth quarter, Immunogen had an EPS of $0.17, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.16. The current stock performance of Immunogen shows a 52-week-high of $8.81 and a 52-week-low of $4.58. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $5.26.

Keybanc downgraded the previous rating for Huntsman Corp HUN from Overweight to Sector Weight. For the fourth quarter, Huntsman had an EPS of $0.95, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.51. The current stock performance of Huntsman shows a 52-week-high of $41.65 and a 52-week-low of $24.09. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $39.43.

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Initiations

With an Outperform rating, Northland Capital Markets initiated coverage on Oaktree Acquisition Corp II OACB. The price target seems to have been set at $15.00 for Oaktree Acquisition. The current stock performance of Oaktree Acquisition shows a 52-week-high of $10.30 and a 52-week-low of $9.55. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $9.92.

CL King initiated coverage on SpartanNash Co SPTN with a Neutral rating. For the fourth quarter, SpartanNash had an EPS of $0.18, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.43. The current stock performance of SpartanNash shows a 52-week-high of $35.11 and a 52-week-low of $18.08. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $34.75.

For Enterprise Financial Services Corp EFSC, Boenning & Scattergood initiated coverage, by setting the current rating at Outperform. For the fourth quarter, Enterprise Finl Servs had an EPS of $1.33, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.00. The stock has a 52-week-high of $51.50 and a 52-week-low of $42.23. At the end of the last trading period, Enterprise Finl Servs closed at $49.42.

Keefe, Bruyette & Woods initiated coverage on Alleghany Corp Y with an Outperform rating. The price target for Alleghany is set to $815.00. For the fourth quarter, Alleghany had an EPS of $18.46, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $8.23. The stock has a 52-week-high of $737.89 and a 52-week-low of $585.10. At the end of the last trading period, Alleghany closed at $676.75.

With a Buy rating, Maxim Group initiated coverage on Urban-gro Inc UGRO. The price target seems to have been set at $20.00 for Urban-gro. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $17.30 and a 52-week-low of $6.75. Urban-gro closed at $12.20 at the end of the last trading period.

For United Natural Foods Inc UNFI, CL King initiated coverage, by setting the current rating at Buy. In the second quarter, United Natural Foods showed an EPS of $1.13, compared to $1.25 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $57.89 and a 52-week-low of $30.61. At the end of the last trading period, United Natural Foods closed at $41.55.

With an Outperform rating, Evercore ISI Group initiated coverage on Azenta Inc AZTA. The price target seems to have been set at $100.00 for Azenta. In the first quarter, Azenta showed an EPS of $0.12, compared to $0.47 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $124.79 and a 52-week-low of $70.17. Azenta closed at $87.30 at the end of the last trading period.

With a Buy rating, B of A Securities initiated coverage on Silvergate Capital Corp SI. The price target seems to have been set at $200.00 for Silvergate Capital. For the fourth quarter, Silvergate Capital had an EPS of $0.66, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.47. The stock has a 52-week-high of $239.26 and a 52-week-low of $80.78. At the end of the last trading period, Silvergate Capital closed at $137.30.

With a Buy rating, HC Wainwright & Co. initiated coverage on BioAtla Inc BCAB. The price target seems to have been set at $25.00 for BioAtla. BioAtla earned $0.63 in the fourth quarter, compared to $1.50 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $76.63 and a 52-week-low of $4.77. At the end of the last trading period, BioAtla closed at $5.77.

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