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Benzinga's Top Upgrades, Downgrades For July 30, 2020

Benzinga Insights

Upgrades

  • For Waddell & Reed Financial Inc (NYSE: WDR), Citigroup upgraded the previous rating of Sell to the current rating Neutral. For the second quarter, Waddell & Reed Financial had an EPS of $0.38, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.45. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $18.33 and a 52-week-low of $9.87. Waddell & Reed Financial closed at $14.84 at the end of the last trading period.

  • Citigroup upgraded the previous rating for American Eagle Outfitters Inc (NYSE: AEO) from Neutral to Buy. In the first quarter, American Eagle Outfitters showed an EPS of ($0.84), compared to $0.24 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $18.07 and a 52-week-low of $6.54. At the end of the last trading period, American Eagle Outfitters closed at $10.65.

  • For Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ: CTSH), Needham upgraded the previous rating of Underperform to the current rating Hold. Cognizant Tech Solns earned $0.82 in the second quarter, compared to $0.94 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $71.48 and a 52-week-low of $40.01. Cognizant Tech Solns closed at $64.79 at the end of the last trading period.

  • According to Raymond James, the prior rating for Equinix Inc (NASDAQ: EQIX) was changed from Market Perform to Outperform. Equinix earned $6.35 in the second quarter, compared to $5.87 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Equinix shows a 52-week-high of $770.88 and a 52-week-low of $477.87. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $770.00.

 

Downgrades

  • For L Brands Inc (NYSE: LB), Citigroup downgraded the previous rating of Neutral to the current rating Sell. For the first quarter, L Brands had an EPS of ($0.99), compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.14. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of $26.66 and a 52-week-low of $8.00. L Brands closed at $25.88 at the end of the last trading period.

 

Initiations

  • Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp (NYSE: MSGE) with a Equal-Weight rating. The price target for Madison Square Garden is set to $80.00. The stock has a 52-week-high of $87.20 and a 52-week-low of $62.50. At the end of the last trading period, Madison Square Garden closed at $73.08.

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