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Benzinga's Top Upgrades, Downgrades For December 21, 2020

Benzinga Insights
·13 min read

 

Upgrades

  • According to Truist Securities, the prior rating for Fox Factory Holding Corp (NASDAQ:FOXF) was changed from Hold to Buy. In the third quarter, Fox Factory Hldg showed an EPS of $1.07, compared to $0.83 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Fox Factory Hldg shows a 52-week-high of $113.41 and a 52-week-low of $34.58. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $102.14.

  • Northcoast Research upgraded the previous rating for ManpowerGroup Inc (NYSE:MAN) from Neutral to Buy. For the third quarter, ManpowerGroup had an EPS of $1.20, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.92. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $100.99 and a 52-week-low of $49.57. ManpowerGroup closed at $90.35 at the end of the last trading period.

  • According to RBC Capital, the prior rating for Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT) was changed from Sector Perform to Outperform. In the third quarter, Walmart showed an EPS of $1.34, compared to $1.16 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Walmart shows a 52-week-high of $153.66 and a 52-week-low of $102.00. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $145.59.

  • JP Morgan upgraded the previous rating for Westlake Chemical Corp (NYSE:WLK) from Neutral to Overweight. For the third quarter, Westlake Chemical had an EPS of $0.64, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.25. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $84.90 and a 52-week-low of $28.99. Westlake Chemical closed at $81.69 at the end of the last trading period.

  • For Terex Corp (NYSE:TEX), Barclays upgraded the previous rating of Underweight to Equal-Weight. For the third quarter, Terex had an EPS of $0.31, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.82. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $36.92 and a 52-week-low of $11.54. Terex closed at $35.37 at the end of the last trading period.

  • For RE/MAX Holdings Inc (NYSE:RMAX), JP Morgan upgraded the previous rating of Underweight to Neutral. For the third quarter, RE/MAX Hldgs had an EPS of $0.64, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.61. The stock has a 52-week-high of $40.78 and a 52-week-low of $14.40. At the end of the last trading period, RE/MAX Hldgs closed at $37.76.

  • For Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT), Citigroup upgraded the previous rating of Neutral to Buy. In the first quarter, Microsoft showed an EPS of $1.82, compared to $1.38 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $232.86 and a 52-week-low of $132.52. At the end of the last trading period, Microsoft closed at $218.59.

  • According to JP Morgan, the prior rating for Extra Space Storage Inc (NYSE:EXR) was changed from Neutral to Overweight. Extra Space Storage earned $1.31 in the third quarter, compared to $1.24 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $121.07 and a 52-week-low of $72.70. Extra Space Storage closed at $112.56 at the end of the last trading period.

 

Downgrades

  • For SolarWinds Corp (NYSE:SWI), Truist Securities downgraded the previous rating of Buy to Hold. For the third quarter, SolarWinds had an EPS of $0.28, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.21. The stock has a 52-week-high of $24.34 and a 52-week-low of $11.50. At the end of the last trading period, SolarWinds closed at $14.16.

  • For FireEye Inc (NASDAQ:FEYE), Truist Securities downgraded the previous rating of Buy to Hold. In the third quarter, FireEye showed an EPS of $0.11, compared to $0.02 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $19.89 and a 52-week-low of $7.54. FireEye closed at $19.23 at the end of the last trading period.

  • For Callaway Golf Co (NYSE:ELY), Compass Point downgraded the previous rating of Buy to Neutral. In the third quarter, Callaway Golf showed an EPS of $0.60, compared to $0.36 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $24.84 and a 52-week-low of $4.75. Callaway Golf closed at $24.75 at the end of the last trading period.

  • According to Baird, the prior rating for SolarWinds Corp (NYSE:SWI) was changed from Outperform to Neutral. SolarWinds earned $0.28 in the third quarter, compared to $0.21 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of SolarWinds shows a 52-week-high of $24.34 and a 52-week-low of $11.50. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $14.16.

  • For Stag Industrial Inc (NYSE:STAG), JP Morgan downgraded the previous rating of Overweight to Neutral. For the third quarter, Stag Industrial had an EPS of $0.15, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.46. The current stock performance of Stag Industrial shows a 52-week-high of $34.50 and a 52-week-low of $17.54. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $30.39.

  • According to JP Morgan, the prior rating for Macerich Co (NYSE:MAC) was changed from Neutral to Underweight. For the third quarter, Macerich had an EPS of $0.52, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.88. The stock has a 52-week-high of $27.65 and a 52-week-low of $4.81. At the end of the last trading period, Macerich closed at $10.56.

  • According to Jefferies, the prior rating for Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ICPT) was changed from Buy to Hold. Intercept Pharmaceuticals earned $1.61 in the third quarter, compared to $2.59 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $125.00 and a 52-week-low of $27.02. Intercept Pharmaceuticals closed at $28.33 at the end of the last trading period.

  • Jefferies downgraded the previous rating for Epizyme Inc (NASDAQ:EPZM) from Buy to Hold. In the third quarter, Epizyme showed an EPS of $0.55, compared to $0.40 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $27.82 and a 52-week-low of $9.90. Epizyme closed at $12.39 at the end of the last trading period.

  • According to JP Morgan, the prior rating for Boston Properties Inc (NYSE:BXP) was changed from Neutral to Underweight. Boston Properties earned $1.57 in the third quarter, compared to $1.64 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $147.83 and a 52-week-low of $69.69. At the end of the last trading period, Boston Properties closed at $96.10.

  • Baird downgraded the previous rating for Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ARWR) from Outperform to Neutral. Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals earned $0.48 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.11 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals shows a 52-week-high of $82.06 and a 52-week-low of $19.51. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $80.16.

  • Canaccord Genuity downgraded the previous rating for Digital Turbine Inc (NASDAQ:APPS) from Buy to Hold. Digital Turbine earned $0.15 in the second quarter, compared to $0.05 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $58.78 and a 52-week-low of $3.48. Digital Turbine closed at $57.44 at the end of the last trading period.

 

Initiations

  • Roth Capital initiated coverage on Alico Inc (NASDAQ:ALCO) with a Buy rating. The price target for Alico is set to $40.00. For the fourth quarter, Alico had an EPS of $0.42, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.41. The current stock performance of Alico shows a 52-week-high of $38.25 and a 52-week-low of $22.55. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $31.22.

  • Alliance Global Partners initiated coverage on The Peck Co Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:PECK) with a Buy rating. In the third quarter, Peck Holdings showed an EPS of $0.10, compared to $0.01 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $14.42 and a 52-week-low of $1.49. At the end of the last trading period, Peck Holdings closed at $6.25.

  • With a Neutral rating, Goldman Sachs initiated coverage on Lithia Motors Inc (NYSE:LAD). The price target seems to have been set at $312.00 for Lithia Motors. For the third quarter, Lithia Motors had an EPS of $6.89, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $3.39. The current stock performance of Lithia Motors shows a 52-week-high of $310.57 and a 52-week-low of $55.74. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $284.40.

  • Credit Suisse initiated coverage on Forterra Inc (NASDAQ:FRTA) with a Neutral rating. The price target for Forterra is set to $22.00. Forterra earned $0.42 in the third quarter, compared to $0.34 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Forterra shows a 52-week-high of $19.65 and a 52-week-low of $3.45. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $17.94.

  • With a Buy rating, HC Wainwright & Co. initiated coverage on Alpine Immune Sciences Inc (NASDAQ:ALPN). The price target seems to have been set at $21.00 for Alpine Immune Sciences. In the third quarter, Alpine Immune Sciences showed an EPS of $0.28, compared to $0.62 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Alpine Immune Sciences shows a 52-week-high of $15.00 and a 52-week-low of $2.05. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $14.57.

  • SVB Leerink initiated coverage on Allakos Inc (NASDAQ:ALLK) with an Outperform rating. The price target for Allakos is set to $150.00. Allakos earned $0.86 in the third quarter, compared to $0.47 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $132.57 and a 52-week-low of $41.60. At the end of the last trading period, Allakos closed at $130.57.

  • Goldman Sachs initiated coverage on Ozon Holdings PLC (NASDAQ:OZON) with a Buy rating. The price target for Ozon Holdings is set to $53.00. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $51.04 and a 52-week-low of $0.00. Ozon Holdings closed at $45.00 at the end of the last trading period.

  • Stifel initiated coverage on Veritone Inc (NASDAQ:VERI) with a Hold rating. The price target for Veritone is set to $25.00. Veritone earned $0.15 in the third quarter, compared to $0.43 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $35.79 and a 52-week-low of $1.22. Veritone closed at $25.50 at the end of the last trading period.

  • With a Sector Perform rating, RBC Capital initiated coverage on SLM Corp (NASDAQ:SLM). The price target seems to have been set at $14.00 for SLM. For the third quarter, SLM had an EPS of $0.47, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.29. The stock has a 52-week-high of $12.54 and a 52-week-low of $5.60. At the end of the last trading period, SLM closed at $12.40.

  • With a Equal-Weight rating, Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on MarketAxess Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:MKTX). The price target seems to have been set at $608.00 for MarketAxess Holdings. In the third quarter, MarketAxess Holdings showed an EPS of $1.78, compared to $1.42 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $606.45 and a 52-week-low of $275.50. At the end of the last trading period, MarketAxess Holdings closed at $578.88.

  • With an Overweight rating, Piper Sandler initiated coverage on Liminal Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:LMNL). The price target seems to have been set at $22.00 for Liminal Biosciences. Interestingly, in the third quarter, Liminal Biosciences's EPS was $0.74. The current stock performance of Liminal Biosciences shows a 52-week-high of $31.45 and a 52-week-low of $3.51. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $4.09.

  • Piper Sandler initiated coverage on i3 Verticals Inc (NASDAQ:IIIV) with an Overweight rating. The price target for i3 Verticals is set to $37.00. In the fourth quarter, i3 Verticals showed an EPS of $0.20, compared to $0.24 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $37.85 and a 52-week-low of $13.01. i3 Verticals closed at $32.53 at the end of the last trading period.

  • Goldman Sachs initiated coverage on Fiverr International Ltd (NYSE:FVRR) with a Buy rating. The price target for Fiverr International is set to $253.00. For the third quarter, Fiverr International had an EPS of $0.12, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.12. The current stock performance of Fiverr International shows a 52-week-high of $213.50 and a 52-week-low of $20.42. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $209.59.

  • With an Overweight rating, Piper Sandler initiated coverage on Shift4 Payments Inc (NYSE:FOUR). The price target seems to have been set at $81.00 for Shift4 Payments. Interestingly, in the third quarter, Shift4 Payments's EPS was $0.09. The current stock performance of Shift4 Payments shows a 52-week-high of $70.88 and a 52-week-low of $30.00. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $70.71.

  • With an Outperform rating, RBC Capital initiated coverage on Ally Financial Inc (NYSE:ALLY). The price target seems to have been set at $41.00 for Ally Financial. Ally Financial earned $1.25 in the third quarter, compared to $1.01 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $34.80 and a 52-week-low of $10.22. Ally Financial closed at $33.56 at the end of the last trading period.

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