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Benzinga's Top Upgrades, Downgrades For August 27, 2020

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Upgrades

  • For Dick's Sporting Goods Inc (NYSE: DKS), Morgan Stanley upgraded the previous rating of Equal-Weight to the current rating Overweight. In the second quarter, Dick's Sporting Goods showed an EPS of $3.21, compared to $1.26 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $54.50 and a 52-week-low of $13.46. At the end of the last trading period, Dick's Sporting Goods closed at $53.85.
  • Raymond James upgraded the previous rating for VBI Vaccines Inc (NASDAQ: VBIV) from Outperform to Strong Buy. VBI Vaccines earned $0.04 in the second quarter, compared to $0.13 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of VBI Vaccines shows a 52-week-high of $6.93 and a 52-week-low of $0.47. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $3.21.
  • For UDR Inc (NYSE: UDR), Morgan Stanley upgraded the previous rating of Underweight to the current rating Equal-Weight. In the second quarter, UDR showed an EPS of $0.51, compared to $0.52 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $51.25 and a 52-week-low of $29.20. UDR closed at $33.78 at the end of the last trading period.
  • According to Wells Fargo, the prior rating for ViacomCBS Inc (NASDAQ: VIAC) was changed from Underweight to Equal-Weight. In the second quarter, ViacomCBS showed an EPS of $1.25, compared to $1.48 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $43.04 and a 52-week-low of $10.10. At the end of the last trading period, ViacomCBS closed at $27.89.
  • For Eaton Vance Corp (NYSE: EV), JP Morgan upgraded the previous rating of Neutral to the current rating Overweight. For the third quarter, Eaton Vance had an EPS of $0.82, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.90. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $51.79 and a 52-week-low of $23.59. Eaton Vance closed at $39.53 at the end of the last trading period.
  • According to Evercore ISI Group, the prior rating for Apache Corp (NASDAQ: APA) was changed from In-Line to Outperform. For the second quarter, Apache had an EPS of $0.74, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.11. The current stock performance of Apache shows a 52-week-high of $33.77 and a 52-week-low of $3.80. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $14.08.

 

Downgrades

  • For Dick's Sporting Goods Inc (NYSE: DKS), Oppenheimer downgraded the previous rating of Outperform to the current rating Perform. In the second quarter, Dick's Sporting Goods showed an EPS of $3.21, compared to $1.26 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Dick's Sporting Goods shows a 52-week-high of $54.50 and a 52-week-low of $13.46. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $53.85.
  • Exane BNP Paribas downgraded the previous rating for Lululemon Athletica Inc (NASDAQ: LULU) from Outperform to Neutral. For the first quarter, Lululemon Athletica had an EPS of $0.22, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.74. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $383.20 and a 52-week-low of $128.84. Lululemon Athletica closed at $381.50 at the end of the last trading period.
  • For Texas Roadhouse Inc (NASDAQ: TXRH), Stephens & Co. downgraded the previous rating of Overweight to the current rating Equal-Weight. In the second quarter, Texas Roadhouse showed an EPS of $0.48, compared to $0.63 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Texas Roadhouse shows a 52-week-high of $72.49 and a 52-week-low of $25.15. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $61.46.
  • According to KeyBanc, the prior rating for Greenbrier Companies Inc (NYSE: GBX) was changed from Overweight to Sector Weight. Greenbrier Companies earned $1.05 in the third quarter, compared to $0.89 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $34.30 and a 52-week-low of $12.89. Greenbrier Companies closed at $27.65 at the end of the last trading period.

 

Initiations

  • MKM Partners initiated coverage on Fiverr International Ltd (NYSE: FVRR) with a Neutral rating. The price target for Fiverr International is set to $118.00. Fiverr International earned $0.10 in the second quarter, compared to $0.19 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $126.33 and a 52-week-low of $17.11. At the end of the last trading period, Fiverr International closed at $117.69.
  • Mizuho initiated coverage on Visa Inc (NYSE: V) with a Buy rating. The price target for Visa is set to $250.00. Visa earned $1.06 in the third quarter, compared to $1.37 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $214.17 and a 52-week-low of $133.93. Visa closed at $210.19 at the end of the last trading period.
  • With a current rating of Buy, Mizuho initiated coverage on PayPal Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: PYPL). The price target seems to have been set at $285.00 for PayPal Holdings. PayPal Holdings earned $1.07 in the second quarter, compared to $0.86 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of PayPal Holdings shows a 52-week-high of $205.35 and a 52-week-low of $82.07. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $203.48.
  • Mizuho initiated coverage on WEX Inc (NYSE: WEX) with a Buy rating. The price target for WEX is set to $225.00. In the second quarter, WEX showed an EPS of $1.21, compared to $2.28 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $236.51 and a 52-week-low of $71.12. WEX closed at $157.92 at the end of the last trading period.
  • With a current rating of Buy, Mizuho initiated coverage on Mastercard Inc (NYSE: MA). The price target seems to have been set at $400.00 for Mastercard. Mastercard earned $1.36 in the second quarter, compared to $1.89 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Mastercard shows a 52-week-high of $352.29 and a 52-week-low of $199.99. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $351.02.
  • With a current rating of Buy, Mizuho initiated coverage on Square Inc (NYSE: SQ). The price target seems to have been set at $225.00 for Square. For the second quarter, Square had an EPS of $0.18, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.21. The stock has a 52-week-high of $159.47 and a 52-week-low of $32.33. At the end of the last trading period, Square closed at $153.84.
  • With a current rating of Neutral, Mizuho initiated coverage on Fleetcor Technologies Inc (NYSE: FLT). The price target seems to have been set at $250.00 for Fleetcor Technologies. In the second quarter, Fleetcor Technologies showed an EPS of $2.28, compared to $2.85 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $329.85 and a 52-week-low of $168.51. At the end of the last trading period, Fleetcor Technologies closed at $244.81.
  • With a current rating of Neutral, Mizuho initiated coverage on Global Payments Inc (NYSE: GPN). The price target seems to have been set at $165.00 for Global Payments. In the second quarter, Global Payments showed an EPS of $1.31, compared to $1.51 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $209.62 and a 52-week-low of $105.54. Global Payments closed at $175.09 at the end of the last trading period.
  • With a current rating of Buy, Mizuho initiated coverage on Fiserv Inc (NASDAQ: FISV). The price target seems to have been set at $145.00 for Fiserv. Fiserv earned $0.93 in the second quarter, compared to $0.82 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $125.05 and a 52-week-low of $73.50. Fiserv closed at $97.94 at the end of the last trading period.
  • With a current rating of Buy, Mizuho initiated coverage on Fidelity National Information Services Inc (NYSE: FIS). The price target seems to have been set at $165.00 for Fidelity National Info. For the second quarter, Fidelity National Info had an EPS of $1.15, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.78. The stock has a 52-week-high of $158.21 and a 52-week-low of $91.68. At the end of the last trading period, Fidelity National Info closed at $147.95.
  • With a current rating of Buy, Goldman Sachs initiated coverage on ArcBest Corp (NASDAQ: ARCB). The price target seems to have been set at $43.00 for ArcBest. In the second quarter, ArcBest showed an EPS of $0.67, compared to $0.92 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $33.86 and a 52-week-low of $13.54. At the end of the last trading period, ArcBest closed at $33.29.
  • With a current rating of Neutral, Goldman Sachs initiated coverage on Saia Inc (NASDAQ: SAIA). The price target seems to have been set at $131.00 for Saia. In the second quarter, Saia showed an EPS of $1.07, compared to $1.40 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $136.11 and a 52-week-low of $61.46. Saia closed at $134.50 at the end of the last trading period.
  • With a current rating of Buy, Citigroup initiated coverage on Horizon Therapeutics PLC (NASDAQ: HZNP). The price target seems to have been set at $112.00 for Horizon Therapeutics. In the second quarter, Horizon Therapeutics showed an EPS of $0.40, compared to $0.49 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $78.93 and a 52-week-low of $23.81. At the end of the last trading period, Horizon Therapeutics closed at $73.07.
  • With a current rating of Buy, Stifel initiated coverage on GrowGeneration Corp (NASDAQ: GRWG). The price target seems to have been set at $22.00 for GrowGeneration. GrowGeneration earned $0.06 in the second quarter, compared to $0.03 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $22.88 and a 52-week-low of $2.62. GrowGeneration closed at $14.05 at the end of the last trading period.
 

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