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Benzinga's Top Upgrades, Downgrades For June 25, 2020

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Upgrades

  • Credit Suisse changed the rating for Allstate Corp (NYSE: ALL) from Underperform to Neutral. Allstate earned $3.54 in the first quarter, compared to $2.30 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $125.92 and a 52-week-low of $64.13. Allstate's stock last closed at $92.96 per share.
  • SunTrust Robinson Humphrey upgraded the stock for Diamondback Energy Inc (NASDAQ: FANG) from Hold to Buy. For the first quarter, Diamondback Energy had an EPS of $1.45, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.39. The stock has a 52-week-high of $111.84 and a 52-week-low of $14.55. Diamondback Energy's stock last closed at $41.90 per share.
  • Goldman Sachs changed the rating for Ameriprise Financial Inc (NYSE: AMP) from Neutral to Buy. For the first quarter, Ameriprise Financial had an EPS of $5.41, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $3.75. The stock has a 52-week-high of $180.85 and a 52-week-low of $80.01. Ameriprise Financial's stock last closed at $142.90 per share.
  • Stifel upgraded the stock for AeroVironment Inc (NASDAQ: AVAV) from Hold to Buy. AeroVironment earned $0.75 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.26 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $79.54 and a 52-week-low of $45.00. AeroVironment's stock last closed at $71.80 per share.
  • Baird changed the rating for Fortive Corp (NYSE: FTV) from Neutral to Outperform. For the first quarter, Fortive had an EPS of $0.74, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.69. The stock has a 52-week-high of $83.18 and a 52-week-low of $37.31. Fortive's stock last closed at $66.02 per share.
  • Goldman Sachs upgraded the stock for Patterson Companies Inc (NASDAQ: PDCO) from Sell to Neutral. Patterson Companies earned $0.43 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.37 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $25.70 and a 52-week-low of $12.93. Patterson Companies's stock last closed at $20.03 per share.

 

Downgrades

  • Oppenheimer changed the rating for iQIYI Inc (NASDAQ: IQ) from Outperform to Perform. In the first quarter, iQIYI showed an EPS of ($0.56), compared to ($0.35) from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $27.50 and a 52-week-low of $14.51. iQIYI's stock last closed at $22.92 per share.
  • Berenberg changed the rating for Boeing Co (NYSE: BA) from Hold to Sell. For the first quarter, Boeing had an EPS of ($1.70), compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $3.16. The stock has a 52-week-high of $391.00 and a 52-week-low of $89.00. Boeing's stock last closed at $176.79 per share.
  • BMO Capital downgraded the stock for Century Aluminum Co (NASDAQ: CENX) from Outperform to Market Perform. Century Aluminum earned $0.01 in the first quarter, compared to ($0.70) in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $8.42 and a 52-week-low of $2.91. Century Aluminum's stock last closed at $6.91 per share.
  • For GrubHub Inc (NYSE: GRUB), Canaccord Genuity downgraded the stock from Buy to Hold. In the first quarter, GrubHub showed an EPS of $0.00, compared to $0.30 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $80.25 and a 52-week-low of $29.35. GrubHub's stock last closed at $68.36 per share.
  • Wells Fargo changed the rating for Marathon Oil Corp (NYSE: MRO) from Overweight to Equal-Weight. Marathon Oil earned ($0.16) in the first quarter, compared to $0.31 in 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 $5.78 per share.
  • Wells Fargo changed the rating for uniQure NV (NASDAQ: QURE) from Overweight to Equal-Weight. For the first quarter, uniQure had an EPS of ($0.63), compared to year-ago quarter EPS of ($0.74). The stock has a 52-week-high of $79.97 and a 52-week-low of $36.20. uniQure's stock last closed at $62.91 per share.
  • Goldman Sachs downgraded the stock for SolarEdge Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: SEDG) from Neutral to Sell. In the first quarter, SolarEdge Technologies showed an EPS of $0.95, compared to $0.64 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $156.92 and a 52-week-low of $58.84. SolarEdge Technologies's stock last closed at $148.48 per share.
  • For Vivint Solar Inc (NYSE: VSLR), Goldman Sachs downgraded the stock from Buy to Neutral. For the first quarter, Vivint Solar had an EPS of ($0.32), compared to year-ago quarter EPS of ($0.22). The stock has a 52-week-high of $12.99 and a 52-week-low of $3.17. Vivint Solar's stock last closed at $10.04 per share.

 

Initiations

  • B of A Securities initiated coverage on BridgeBio Pharma Inc (NASDAQ: BBIO) with a Neutral rating. The price target for BridgeBio Pharma is set at $38.00. In the first quarter, BridgeBio Pharma showed an EPS of ($0.78), compared to ($0.66) from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $48.36 and a 52-week-low of $14.23. BridgeBio Pharma's stock last closed at $32.96 per share.
  • With a rating of Buy, B of A Securities initiated coverage on NeoGenomics Inc (NASDAQ: NEO). The price target is set at $34.00 for NeoGenomics. In the first quarter, NeoGenomics showed an EPS of ($0.02), compared to $0.07 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $34.97 and a 52-week-low of $18.52. NeoGenomics's stock last closed at $27.78 per share.
  • B of A Securities initiated coverage on Athersys Inc (NASDAQ: ATHX) with a Buy rating. The price target for Athersys is set at $5.00. In the first quarter, Athersys showed an EPS of ($0.10), 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 $1.13. Athersys's stock last closed at $2.22 per share.
  • Berenberg initiated coverage on Splunk Inc (NASDAQ: SPLK) with a Buy rating. The price target for Splunk is set at $222.00. For the first quarter, Splunk had an EPS of ($0.56), compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.02. The stock has a 52-week-high of $197.22 and a 52-week-low of $93.92. Splunk's stock last closed at $190.61 per share.
  • HC Wainwright & Co. initiated coverage on Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: ICPT) with a Neutral rating. The price target for Intercept Pharmaceuticals is set at $92.00. For the first quarter, Intercept Pharmaceuticals had an EPS of ($2.86), compared to year-ago quarter EPS of ($3.03). The stock has a 52-week-high of $125.00 and a 52-week-low of $47.57. Intercept Pharmaceuticals's stock last closed at $78.16 per share.
  • With a rating of Buy, HC Wainwright & Co. initiated coverage on Flexion Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: FLXN). The price target is set at $25.00 for Flexion Therapeutics. In the first quarter, Flexion Therapeutics showed an EPS of ($0.95), compared to ($1.09) from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $22.98 and a 52-week-low of $5.01. Flexion Therapeutics's stock last closed at $12.09 per share.
  • With a rating of Outperform, Oppenheimer initiated coverage on DocuSign Inc (NASDAQ: DOCU). The price target is set at $200.00 for DocuSign. For the first quarter, DocuSign had an EPS of $0.12, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.07. The stock has a 52-week-high of $172.21 and a 52-week-low of $43.13. DocuSign's stock last closed at $163.91 per share.
  • With a rating of Outperform, SMBC Nikko initiated coverage on Inphi Corp (NYSE: IPHI). The price target is set at $140.00 for Inphi. Inphi earned $0.62 in the first quarter, compared to $0.33 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $127.78 and a 52-week-low of $48.30. Inphi's stock last closed at $109.23 per share.
  • With a rating of Buy, B. Riley FBR initiated coverage on Medifast Inc (NYSE: MED). The price target is set at $164.00 for Medifast. In the first quarter, Medifast showed an EPS of $1.93, compared to $1.70 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $130.99 and a 52-week-low of $49.03. Medifast's stock last closed at $122.94 per share.
  • Wells Fargo initiated coverage on MKS Instruments Inc (NASDAQ: MKSI) with a Equal-Weight rating. The price target for MKS Instruments is set at $120.00. For the first quarter, MKS Instruments had an EPS of $1.54, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.12. The stock has a 52-week-high of $122.30 and a 52-week-low of $66.87. MKS Instruments's stock last closed at $112.83 per share.
  • Wells Fargo initiated coverage on Range Resources Corp (NYSE: RRC) with a Equal-Weight rating. The price target for Range Resources is set at $11.00. For the first quarter, Range Resources had an EPS of $0.04, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.36. The stock has a 52-week-high of $8.25 and a 52-week-low of $1.61. Range Resources's stock last closed at $5.59 per share.
  • Stephens & Co. initiated coverage on SmileDirectClub Inc (NASDAQ: SDC) with an Overweight rating. The price target for SmileDirectClub is set at $11.00. Interestingly, in the first quarter, SmileDirectClub's EPS was ($0.28). The stock has a 52-week-high of $21.10 and a 52-week-low of $3.64. SmileDirectClub's stock last closed at $7.14 per share.
  • Baird initiated coverage on Albireo Pharma Inc (NASDAQ: ALBO) with an Outperform rating. The price target for Albireo Pharma is set at $52.00. In the first quarter, Albireo Pharma showed an EPS of ($2.23), compared to ($1.39) from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $32.49 and a 52-week-low of $11.26. Albireo Pharma's stock last closed at $26.61 per share.
  • With a rating of Buy, MKM Partners initiated coverage on Talos Energy Inc (NYSE: TALO). The price target is set at $17.00 for Talos Energy. Talos Energy earned $0.27 in the first quarter, compared to $0.19 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $31.34 and a 52-week-low of $5.00. Talos Energy's stock last closed at $9.15 per share.
 

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