- Stifel upgraded eBay to buy from hold.
- Bernstein downgraded Tyson Foods to market perform from market outperform.
- JMP upgraded Expedia to market outperform from market perform.
- Piper Sandler downgraded Hershey to neutral from overweight.
- Wedbush downgraded Dunkin' Brands to neutral from outperform.
- Raymond James downgraded The Travelers Companies to underperform from market perform.
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Stifel upgraded eBay to 'buy' from 'hold'
Stifel upgraded the online e-commerce website and said it would be a "direct beneficiary" of store closings.
"We are upgrading shares of eBay to Buy from Hold. Stay-at-home directives and widespread retail store closures have shifted a substantial portion of consumer spending online. Third party data indicates eCommerce sales have accelerated dramatically beginning in March with strong momentum continuing through April. eBay is a direct beneficiary of the current landscape and we see upside to near-term topline results as competing platforms temporarily prioritize food and household necessities and consumer demand for items desired for work and education in the home inflect higher."
Bernstein downgraded Tyson Foods to 'market perform' from 'market outperform'
Bernstein downgraded the stock as the company deals with plant closures due to the coronavirus crisis.
"We are downgrading Tyson from Outperform to Market-Perform given increased near-term uncertainty around the company's ability to maintain production levels amidst plant closures and worker absenteeism. While we continue to expect African Swine Fever-led upside over the medium term, we believe that it is prudent to downgrade the stock in the interim."