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Benzinga's Top Upgrades, Downgrades For June 22, 2020

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Upgrades

  • Jefferies upgraded the stock for Campbell Soup Co (NYSE: CPB) from Hold to Buy. In the third quarter, Campbell Soup showed an EPS of $0.83, compared to $0.56 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $57.54 and a 52-week-low of $39.24. Campbell Soup's stock last closed at $49.14 per share.
  • UBS upgraded the stock for Capital One Financial Corp (NYSE: COF) from Neutral to Buy. For the first quarter, Capital One Financial had an EPS of ($3.02), compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $2.90. The stock has a 52-week-high of $107.59 and a 52-week-low of $38.00. Capital One Financial's stock last closed at $68.07 per share.
  • Jefferies changed the rating for Conagra Brands Inc (NYSE: CAG) from Hold to Buy. Conagra Brands earned $0.47 in the third quarter, compared to $0.51 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $35.59 and a 52-week-low of $22.83. Conagra Brands's stock last closed at $33.67 per share.
  • UBS changed the rating for Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) from Neutral to Buy. In the first quarter, Discover Financial showed an EPS of ($0.25), compared to $2.15 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $92.98 and a 52-week-low of $23.25. Discover Financial's stock last closed at $53.69 per share.
  • Wedbush upgraded the stock for Five Prime Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: FPRX) from Neutral to Outperform. For the first quarter, Five Prime Therapeutics had an EPS of ($0.57), compared to year-ago quarter EPS of ($1.02). The stock has a 52-week-high of $6.76 and a 52-week-low of $1.75. Five Prime Therapeutics's stock last closed at $4.39 per share.
  • Wells Fargo upgraded the stock for Gap Inc (NYSE: GPS) from Equal-Weight to Overweight. In the first quarter, Gap showed an EPS of ($2.51), compared to $0.24 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $19.86 and a 52-week-low of $5.26. Gap's stock last closed at $10.65 per share.
  • UBS changed the rating for Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE: JCI) from Neutral to Buy. In the second quarter, Johnson Controls Intl showed an EPS of $0.42, compared to $0.32 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $44.82 and a 52-week-low of $22.77. Johnson Controls Intl's stock last closed at $34.31 per share.
  • For McCormick & Co Inc (NYSE: MKC), Jefferies upgraded the stock from Underperform to Hold. For the first quarter, McCormick & Co had an EPS of $1.08, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.12. The stock has a 52-week-high of $180.38 and a 52-week-low of $112.22. McCormick & Co's stock last closed at $172.18 per share.
  • UBS upgraded the stock for Walmart Inc (NYSE: WMT) from Neutral to Buy. Walmart earned $1.18 in the first quarter, compared to $1.13 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $133.38 and a 52-week-low of $102.00. Walmart's stock last closed at $119.78 per share.
  • HC Wainwright & Co. upgraded the stock for Evoke Pharma Inc (NASDAQ: EVOK) from Neutral to Buy. In the first quarter, Evoke Pharma showed an EPS of ($0.07), compared to ($0.11) from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $2.80 and a 52-week-low of $0.50. Evoke Pharma's stock last closed at $2.35 per share.
  • For Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (NYSE: FCAU), Redburn upgraded the stock from Neutral to Buy. For the first quarter, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles had an EPS of ($0.33), compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.41. The stock has a 52-week-high of $16.25 and a 52-week-low of $6.00. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles's stock last closed at $9.29 per share.
  • Barclays upgraded the stock for Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc (NYSE: HLT) from Equal-Weight to Overweight. In the first quarter, Hilton Worldwide Holdings showed an EPS of $0.74, compared to $0.80 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $115.48 and a 52-week-low of $44.30. Hilton Worldwide Holdings's stock last closed at $76.16 per share.
  • B. Riley FBR changed the rating for Ichor Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: ICHR) from Neutral to Buy. For the first quarter, Ichor Holdings had an EPS of $0.52, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.25. The stock has a 52-week-high of $39.83 and a 52-week-low of $13.68. Ichor Holdings's stock last closed at $23.70 per share.
  • Barclays changed the rating for Marriott International Inc (NASDAQ: MAR) from Equal-Weight to Overweight. Marriott Intl earned $0.26 in the first quarter, compared to $1.41 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $153.39 and a 52-week-low of $46.56. Marriott Intl's stock last closed at $89.68 per share.
  • Goldman Sachs changed the rating for Post Holdings Inc (NYSE: POST) from Neutral to Buy. In the second quarter, Post Holdings showed an EPS of $0.65, compared to $1.28 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $112.89 and a 52-week-low of $68.97. Post Holdings stock last closed at $89.68 per share.

 

Downgrades

  • For American Express Co (NYSE: AXP), UBS downgraded the stock from Neutral to Sell. For the first quarter, American Express had an EPS of $1.98, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $2.01. The stock has a 52-week-high of $138.13 and a 52-week-low of $67.00. American Express's stock last closed at $100.89 per share.
  • Stifel downgraded the stock for ACM Research Inc (NASDAQ: ACMR) from Buy to Hold. For the first quarter, ACM Research had an EPS of $0.11, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.14. The stock has a 52-week-high of $69.25 and a 52-week-low of $12.51. ACM Research's stock last closed at $60.43 per share.
  • Barclays changed the rating for Biogen Inc (NASDAQ: BIIB) from Overweight to Equal-Weight. Biogen earned $9.14 in the first quarter, compared to $6.98 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $374.99 and a 52-week-low of $215.78. Biogen's stock last closed at $271.00 per share.
  • Redburn changed the rating for Carnival Corp (NYSE: CCL) from Buy to Neutral. For the second quarter, Carnival had an EPS of ($3.30), compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.66. The stock has a 52-week-high of $53.29 and a 52-week-low of $7.80. Carnival's stock last closed at $17.84 per share.
  • Barclays downgraded the stock for Cirrus Logic Inc (NASDAQ: CRUS) from Equal-Weight to Underweight. In the fourth quarter, Cirrus Logic showed an EPS of $0.68, compared to $0.37 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $91.63 and a 52-week-low of $40.65. Cirrus Logic's stock last closed at $62.54 per share.
  • For Foot Locker Inc (NYSE: FL), B. Riley FBR downgraded the stock from Buy to Neutral. Foot Locker earned ($0.67) in the first quarter, compared to $1.53 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $47.86 and a 52-week-low of $17.46. Foot Locker's stock last closed at $28.06 per share.
  • Exane BNP Paribas downgraded the stock for International Flavors & Fragrances Inc (NYSE: IFF) from Neutral to Underperform. In the first quarter, Intl Flavors & Fragrances showed an EPS of $1.62, compared to $1.57 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $151.02 and a 52-week-low of $92.14. Intl Flavors & Fragrances's stock last closed at $126.00 per share.
  • Goldman Sachs changed the rating for The Kraft Heinz Co (NASDAQ: KHC) from Neutral to Sell. Kraft Heinz earned $0.58 in the first quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $34.00 and a 52-week-low of $19.99. Kraft Heinz's stock last closed at $33.48 per share.
  • For KLA Corp (NASDAQ: KLAC), Stifel downgraded the stock from Buy to Hold. For the third quarter, KLA had an EPS of $2.47, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.80. The stock has a 52-week-high of $197.50 and a 52-week-low of $110.19. KLA's stock last closed at $193.10 per share.
  • Stifel downgraded the stock for Lam Research Corp (NASDAQ: LRCX) from Buy to Hold. In the third quarter, Lam Research showed an EPS of $3.98, compared to $3.70 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $344.32 and a 52-week-low of $175.58. Lam Research's stock last closed at $315.25 per share.
  • Goldman Sachs downgraded the stock for Murphy Oil Corp (NYSE: MUR) from Buy to Neutral. For the first quarter, Murphy Oil had an EPS of ($0.30), compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.15. The stock has a 52-week-high of $28.12 and a 52-week-low of $4.50. Murphy Oil's stock last closed at $15.14 per share.
  • Redburn downgraded the stock for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd (NYSE: NCLH) from Buy to Neutral. Interestingly, in the first quarter, Norwegian Cruise Line's EPS was ($0.99). The stock has a 52-week-high of $59.78 and a 52-week-low of $7.03. Norwegian Cruise Line's stock last closed at $18.22 per share.
  • Stifel changed the rating for Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd (NASDAQ: NVMI) from Buy to Hold. In the first quarter, Nova Measuring showed an EPS of $0.47, compared to $0.37 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $51.23 and a 52-week-low of $24.79. Nova Measuring's stock last closed at $48.09 per share.
  • For Photronics Inc (NASDAQ: PLAB), Stifel downgraded the stock from Buy to Hold. In the second quarter, Photronics showed an EPS of $0.10, compared to $0.13 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $16.75 and a 52-week-low of $7.95. Photronics's stock last closed at $11.30 per share.
  • Redburn downgraded the stock for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (NYSE: RCL) from Buy to Neutral. For the first quarter, Royal Caribbean Cruises had an EPS of ($1.48), compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.31. The stock has a 52-week-high of $135.31 and a 52-week-low of $19.25. Royal Caribbean Cruises's stock last closed at $55.34 per share.
  • JP Morgan downgraded the stock for Southern Copper Corp (NYSE: SCCO) from Neutral to Underweight. In the first quarter, Southern Copper showed an EPS of $0.28, compared to $0.50 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $44.82 and a 52-week-low of $23.43. Southern Copper's stock last closed at $37.80 per share.
  • JP Morgan changed the rating for Ternium SA (NYSE: TX) from Overweight to Neutral. Ternium earned ($0.06) in the first quarter, compared to $1.11 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $23.65 and a 52-week-low of $9.59. Ternium's stock last closed at $15.89 per share.
  • Goldman Sachs downgraded the stock for Marathon Oil Corp (NYSE: MRO) from Neutral to Sell. In the first quarter, Marathon Oil showed an EPS of ($0.16), compared to $0.31 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $14.70 and a 52-week-low of $3.02. Marathon Oil's stock last closed at $6.35 per share.
  • For Albemarle Corp (NYSE: ALB), KeyBanc downgraded the stock from Sector Weight to Underweight. For the first quarter, Albemarle had an EPS of $1.00, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.23. The stock has a 52-week-high of $99.40 and a 52-week-low of $48.89. Albemarle's stock last closed at $78.34 per share.

 

Initiations

  • With a rating of Buy, UBS initiated coverage on Carrier Global Corp (NYSE: CARR). The price target is set at $26.00 for Carrier Global. The stock has a 52-week-high of $24.40 and a 52-week-low of $12.26. Carrier Global's stock last closed at $21.44 per share.
  • B of A Securities initiated coverage on ChampionX Corp (NYSE: CHX) with a Buy rating. The price target for ChampionX is set at $12.00. The stock has a 52-week-high of $13.95 and a 52-week-low of $9.57. ChampionX's stock last closed at $9.76 per share.
  • With a rating of Buy, ThinkEquity initiated coverage on DarioHealth Corp (NASDAQ: DRIO). The price target is set at $10.00 for DarioHealth. For the first quarter, DarioHealth had an EPS of ($1.57), compared to year-ago quarter EPS of ($0.15). The stock has a 52-week-high of $11.25 and a 52-week-low of $0.20. DarioHealth's stock last closed at $6.53 per share.
  • HC Wainwright & Co. initiated coverage on Aprea Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: APRE) with a Neutral rating. The price target for Aprea Therapeutics is set at $30.00. Aprea Therapeutics earned ($0.45) in the first quarter, compared to ($2.97) in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $53.11 and a 52-week-low of $18.55. Aprea Therapeutics's stock last closed at $37.90 per share.
  • With a rating of Buy, Jefferies initiated coverage on DraftKings Inc (NASDAQ: DKNG). The price target is set at $55.00 for DraftKings. DraftKings earned ($0.16) in the first quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $44.79 and a 52-week-low of $18.00. DraftKings's stock last closed at $42.00 per share.
  • JP Morgan initiated coverage on Nikola Corp (NASDAQ: NKLA) with a Neutral rating. The price target for Nikola is set at $45.00. The stock has a 52-week-high of $93.99 and a 52-week-low of $31.25. Nikola's stock last closed at $65.90 per share.
 

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