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Benzinga's Top Upgrades, Downgrades For October 15, 2020

Benzinga Insights
·7 min read

Upgrades

  • For Replimune Group Inc (NASDAQ: REPL), HC Wainwright & Co. upgraded the previous rating of Neutral to the current rating Buy. Replimune Group earned $0.44 in the first quarter, compared to $0.30 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of 46.3 and a 52-week-low of 8.58. Replimune Group closed at $36.25 at the end of the last trading period.

  • BMO Capital upgraded the previous rating for Brinker International Inc (NYSE: EAT) from Market Perform to Outperform. In the fourth quarter, Brinker International showed an EPS of $0.88, compared to $1.36 from the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Brinker International shows a 52-week-high of 49.61 and a 52-week-low of 7.0. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $46.65.

  • For Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE: KMI), Goldman Sachs upgraded the previous rating of Sell to the current rating Neutral. Kinder Morgan earned $0.17 in the second quarter, compared to $0.22 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of 22.58 and a 52-week-low of 9.42. At the end of the last trading period, Kinder Morgan closed at $12.97.

  • Stifel upgraded the previous rating for Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc (NYSE: KNX) from Hold to Buy. Knight-Swift earned $0.57 in the second quarter, compared to $0.58 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Knight-Swift shows a 52-week-high of 47.44 and a 52-week-low of 27.54. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $41.44.

  • Baird upgraded the previous rating for Simpson Manufacturing Co Inc (NYSE: SSD) from Neutral to Outperform. For the second quarter, Simpson Manufacturing Co had an EPS of $1.22, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.88. The current stock performance of Simpson Manufacturing Co shows a 52-week-high of 104.335 and a 52-week-low of 47.02. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $93.17.

  • According to Stifel, the prior rating for U.S. Xpress Enterprises Inc (NYSE: USX) was changed from Hold to Buy. U.S. Xpress Enterprises earned $0.18 in the second quarter, compared to $0.06 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of U.S. Xpress Enterprises shows a 52-week-high of 11.34 and a 52-week-low of 2.65. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $9.99.

  • For Werner Enterprises Inc (NASDAQ: WERN), Stifel upgraded the previous rating of Hold to the current rating Buy. Werner Enterprises earned $0.62 in the second quarter, compared to $0.63 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of 47.43 and a 52-week-low of 28.99. Werner Enterprises closed at $43.19 at the end of the last trading period.

 

Downgrades

  • DZ Bank downgraded the previous rating for Citigroup Inc (NYSE: C) from Buy to Hold. Citigroup earned $1.40 in the third quarter, compared to $1.97 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of 83.11 and a 52-week-low of 32.0. At the end of the last trading period, Citigroup closed at $43.05.

  • For Nucor Corp (NYSE: NUE), Exane BNP Paribas downgraded the previous rating of Outperform to the current rating Neutral. In the second quarter, Nucor showed an EPS of $0.36, compared to $1.31 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of 58.7 and a 52-week-low of 27.525. At the end of the last trading period, Nucor closed at $49.36.

  • Goldman Sachs downgraded the previous rating for ONEOK Inc (NYSE: OKE) from Neutral to Sell. For the second quarter, ONEOK had an EPS of $0.32, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.75. The stock has a 52-week-high of 78.48 and a 52-week-low of 12.16. At the end of the last trading period, ONEOK closed at $29.95.

  • For Progressive Corp (NYSE: PGR), Morgan Stanley downgraded the previous rating of Overweight to the current rating Equal-Weight. Progressive earned $1.88 in the third quarter, compared to $1.42 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Progressive shows a 52-week-high of 102.05 and a 52-week-low of 62.18. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $99.61.

  • KeyBanc downgraded the previous rating for Roku Inc (NASDAQ: ROKU) from Overweight to Sector Weight. Roku earned $0.35 in the second quarter, compared to $0.08 in the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of 239.1399 and a 52-week-low of 58.22. Roku closed at $233.05 at the end of the last trading period.

  • KeyBanc downgraded the previous rating for The Trade Desk Inc (NASDAQ: TTD) from Overweight to Sector Weight. Trade Desk earned $0.92 in the second quarter, compared to $0.95 in the year-ago quarter. The current stock performance of Trade Desk shows a 52-week-high of 675.0 and a 52-week-low of 136.0. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $653.96.

  • Goldman Sachs downgraded the previous rating for Williams Companies Inc (NYSE: WMB) from Buy to Neutral. Williams Companies earned $0.25 in the second quarter, compared to $0.26 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of 24.17 and a 52-week-low of 8.41. At the end of the last trading period, Williams Companies closed at $19.67.

  • According to Credit Suisse, the prior rating for Duke Energy Corp (NYSE: DUK) was changed from Outperform to Neutral. Duke Energy earned $1.08 in the second quarter, compared to $1.12 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of 103.79 and a 52-week-low of 62.13. At the end of the last trading period, Duke Energy closed at $92.61.

 

Initiations

  • With a current rating of Buy, Loop Capital initiated coverage on Gray Television Inc (NYSE: GTN). The price target seems to have been set at $21.00 for Gray Television. In the second quarter, Gray Television showed an EPS of $0.02, compared to $0.34 from the year-ago quarter. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of 23.07 and a 52-week-low of 8.53. Gray Television closed at $13.08 at the end of the last trading period.

  • With a current rating of Neutral, Goldman Sachs initiated coverage on Hyliion Holdings Corp (NYSE: HYLN). The price target seems to have been set at $22.00 for Hyliion Holdings. The stock has a 52-week-high of 44.9 and a 52-week-low of 26.26. At the end of the last trading period, Hyliion Holdings closed at $29.22.

  • B. Riley FBR initiated coverage on Intrusion Inc (NASDAQ: INTZ) with a Buy rating. The price target for Intrusion is set to $15.00. The current stock performance of Intrusion shows a 52-week-high of 18.54 and a 52-week-low of 2.26. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $11.20.

  • With a current rating of Equal-Weight, Stephens & Co. initiated coverage on Northwest Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ: NWBI). The price target seems to have been set at $11.00 for Northwest Bancshares. For the second quarter, Northwest Bancshares had an EPS of $0.25, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.25. The current stock performance of Northwest Bancshares shows a 52-week-high of 17.74 and a 52-week-low of 8.52. Moreover, at the end of the last trading period, the closing price was at $9.98.

  • With a current rating of Buy, Loop Capital initiated coverage on Nexstar Media Group Inc (NASDAQ: NXST). The price target seems to have been set at $130.00 for Nexstar Media Group. For the second quarter, Nexstar Media Group had an EPS of $2.02, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.42. At the moment, the stock has a 52-week-high of 133.25 and a 52-week-low of 43.37. Nexstar Media Group closed at $87.95 at the end of the last trading period.

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