Oct. 18: Upgrades, Downgrades and New Coverages

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And now, today’s Analyst Ratings

Upgrades

  • AK Steel Holding Co. (NYSE: AKS) was upgraded by analysts at Goldman Sachs to a “neutral” rating.
  • Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE: APC) was upgraded by analysts at Oppenheimer from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating. The analysts now have a $90.00 price target on the stock.
  • Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (NYSE: ASR) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating.
  • Cheesecake Factory (NASDAQ: CAKE) was upgraded by analysts at Piper Jaffray from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating. The analysts now have a $32.00 price target on the stock.
  • Crocs (NASDAQ: CROX) was upgraded by analysts at Standpoint Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. The analysts now have a $21.00 price target on the stock.
  • DSW Inc. (NYSE: DSW) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating.
  • DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA) was upgraded by analysts at Robert W. Baird from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating. The analysts now have a $78.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $90.00.
  • Emulex Co. (NYSE: ELX) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating.
  • Flagstar Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE: FBC) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating.
  • Force Protection, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRPT) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating.
  • Grupo Financiero Galicia S.A. (NASDAQ: GGAL) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating.
  • Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd (NASDAQ: GILT) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating.
  • Gleacher & Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: GLCH) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating.
  • Great Plains Engy (NYSE: GXP) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating.
  • Halozyme Therapeutic (NASDAQ: HALO) was upgraded by analysts at JMP Securities from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating. The analysts now have a $9.00 price target on the stock.
  • Hecla Mining (NYSE: HL) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating.
  • IAMGOLD Corp (NYSE: IAG) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating.
  • Iridium Communications (NASDAQ: IRDM) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating.
  • Jos A Bank Clothiers Inc (NASDAQ: JOSB) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating.
  • LKQ Co. (NASDAQ: LKQX) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating.
  • Louisiana-Pacific Co. (NYSE: LPX) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating.
  • Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCLR) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating.
  • Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Nort(ADR) (NASDAQ: OMAB) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating.
  • PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) was upgraded by analysts at Argus from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. The analysts now have a $72.00 price target on the stock.
  • Perry Ellis International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PERY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating.
  • Piedmont Natural Gas (NYSE: PNY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating.
  • Pharmaceutical Produ (NASDAQ: PPDI) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating.
  • Regions Financial Corp (NYSE: RF) was upgraded by analysts at Compass Point from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating. The analysts now have a $4.60 price target on the stock, down previously from $5.00.
  • Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROST) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating.
  • Sanderson Farms (NASDAQ: SAFM) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating.
  • Seabright Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SBX) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating.
  • Silver Wheaton Corp. (NYSE: SLW) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating.
  • Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNCR) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating.
  • Shanda Interactive Entertainment (NASDAQ: SNDA) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating.
  • Sport Chalet, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPCHB) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating.
  • StarTek, Inc. (NYSE: SRT) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating.
  • Tyco (NYSE: TEL) was upgraded by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from an “underweight” rating to an “overweight” rating. The analysts now have a $40.00 price target on the stock.
  • First Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: THFF) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating.

Downgrades

  • Anadys Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANDS) was downgraded by analysts at Wedbush from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating.
  • A123 Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: AONE) was downgraded by analysts at Goldman Sachs from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating. The analysts now have a $2.50 price target on the stock.
  • Brigham Exploration (NASDAQ: BEXP) was downgraded by analysts at BMO Capital Markets from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating. The analysts now have a $37.00 price target on the stock.
  • Brigham Exploration (NASDAQ: BEXP) was downgraded by analysts at RBC Capital from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating.
  • Brigham Exploration (NASDAQ: BEXP) was downgraded by analysts at Northland Securities from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating. The analysts now have a $36.50 price target on the stock, down previously from $42.00.
  • Brigham Exploration (NASDAQ: BEXP) was downgraded by analysts at Credit Suisse to a “neutral” rating.
  • Badger Meter, Inc. (NYSE: BMI) was downgraded by analysts at Janney Montgomery Scott from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating.
  • Church & Dwight Co Inc (NYSE: CHD) was downgraded by analysts at SunTrust from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating.
  • Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK) was downgraded by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating. The analysts now have a $49.50 price target on the stock.
  • Crocs (NASDAQ: CROX) was downgraded by analysts at DA Davidson from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating. The analysts now have a $25.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $40.00.
  • Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (NASDAQ: CTRP) was downgraded by analysts at Piper Jaffray from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating.
  • VAALCO Energy Inc (NYSE: EGY) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating.
  • El Paso Corporation (NYSE: EP) was downgraded by analysts at Argus from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • El Paso Corporation (NYSE: EP) was downgraded by analysts at Howard Weil from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating.
  • El Paso Corporation (NYSE: EP) was downgraded by analysts at Susquehanna from a “positive” rating to a “neutral” rating.
  • El Paso Pipeline Partners (NYSE: EPB) was downgraded by analysts at Morgan Keegan from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating. The analysts now have a $36.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $40.50.
  • El Paso Pipeline Partners (NYSE: EPB) was downgraded by analysts at Wunderlich from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. The analysts now have a $37.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $42.00.
  • Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS) was downgraded by analysts at Goldman Sachs to a “neutral” rating. The analysts now have a $39.00 price target on the stock.
  • ZHONGPIN INC. (NASDAQ: HOGS) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating.
  • IBM (NYSE: IBM) was downgraded by analysts at FBN Securities from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating. The analysts now have a $200.00 price target on the stock.
  • IBM (NYSE: IBM) was downgraded by analysts at BMO Capital Markets from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating. The analysts now have a $190.00 price target on the stock.
  • Mobile Telesystems (NYSE: MBT) was downgraded by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating.
  • Mercer International Inc. (NASDAQ: MERC) was downgraded by analysts at BMO Capital Markets from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating. The analysts now have a $8.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $10.50.
  • Molex Inc (NASDAQ: MOLX) was downgraded by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating. The analysts now have a $23.00 price target on the stock.
  • Potlatch Co. (NYSE: PCH) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating.
  • Plum Creek Timber Co. (NYSE: PCL) was downgraded by analysts at BMO Capital Markets from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating. The analysts now have a $38.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $42.00.
  • P.F. Chang’s China Bistro (NASDAQ: PFCB) was downgraded by analysts at Piper Jaffray from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating. The analysts now have a $24.00 price target on the stock.
  • Progressive (NYSE: PGR) was downgraded by analysts at Argus from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • ProAssurance Co. (NYSE: PRA) was downgraded by analysts at SunTrust from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating.
  • Partner Communications Company Ltd (NASDAQ: PTNR) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating.
  • Platinum Underwriter (NYSE: PTP) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating.
  • Penn West Energy Trust (NYSE: PWE) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating.
  • Qiagen (NASDAQ: QGEN) was downgraded by analysts at Piper Jaffray to a “neutral” rating. The analysts now have a $12.00 price target on the stock.
  • Rock-Tenn Company (NYSE: RKT) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating.
  • Shenandoah Telecommunications Co (NASDAQ: SHEN) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating.
  • Sequenom (NASDAQ: SQNM) was downgraded by analysts at Piper Jaffray from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating. The analysts now have a $6.25 price target on the stock.
  • STR Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: STRI) was downgraded by analysts at Feltl & Co. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. The analysts now have a $8.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $12.00.
  • Temple-Inland (NYSE: TIN) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating.
  • TPC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TPCG) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating.
  • TranS1 Inc. (NASDAQ: TSON) was downgraded by analysts at Canaccord Genuity from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) was downgraded by analysts at Jefferies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. The analysts now have a $90.00 price target on the stock.
  • Walgreen (NYSE: WAG) was downgraded by analysts at Jefferies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. The analysts now have a $36.00 price target on the stock.
  • Whirlpool Corporatio (NYSE: WHR) was downgraded by analysts at Goldman Sachs from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating. The analysts now have a $42.00 price target on the stock.
  • U.S. Steel (NYSE: X) was downgraded by analysts at Goldman Sachs from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating. The analysts now have a $20.00 price target on the stock.

New Coverage

  • Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) is now covered by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus. The analysts set a “buy” rating and a $13.00 price target on the stock.
  • Alliance Data Systems Co. (NYSE: ADS) is now covered by analysts at William Blair. The analysts set a “market perform” rating on the stock.
  • American Eagle (NYSE: AEO) is now covered by analysts at FBR Capital. The analysts set a “market perform” rating on the stock.
  • Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE: ANF) is now covered by analysts at FBR Capital. The analysts set an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE: ANF) is now covered by analysts at Macquarie. The analysts set an “outperform” rating and a $85.00 price target on the stock.
  • AnnTaylor Stores Corp. (NYSE: ANN) is now covered by analysts at FBR Capital. The analysts set an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • Aeropostale, Inc. (NYSE: ARO) is now covered by analysts at FBR Capital. The analysts set a “market perform” rating on the stock.
  • Armour Residential (NYSE: ARR) is now covered by analysts at JMP Securities. The analysts set a “market perform” rating on the stock.
  • Ascena Retail Group Inc (NASDAQ: ASNA) is now covered by analysts at FBR Capital. The analysts set a “market perform” rating on the stock.
  • American Express (NYSE: AXP) is now covered by analysts at William Blair. The analysts set an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • C.R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE: BCR) is now covered by analysts at Cowen. The analysts set a “neutral” rating on the stock.
  • Baker Hughes (NYSE: BHI) is now covered by analysts at Sterne Agee. The analysts set a “buy” rating and a $71.00 price target on the stock.
  • Broadcom Corp (NASDAQ: BRCM) is now covered by analysts at Societe Generale. The analysts set a “buy” rating and a $41.00 price target on the stock.
  • Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) is now covered by analysts at Cowen. The analysts set a “neutral” rating on the stock.
  • Cameron (NYSE: CAM) is now covered by analysts at Sterne Agee. The analysts set a “buy” rating and a $57.00 price target on the stock.
  • Cardtronics (NASDAQ: CATM) is now covered by analysts at William Blair. The analysts set an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • Celanese Co. (NYSE: CE) is now covered by analysts at Ticonderoga. The analysts set a “buy” rating and a $52.00 price target on the stock.
  • CareFusion Co. (NYSE: CFN) is now covered by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. The analysts set a “market perform” rating and a $26.00 price target on the stock.
  • Chico’s (NYSE: CHS) is now covered by analysts at FBR Capital. The analysts set an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) is now covered by analysts at Credit Suisse. The analysts set an “outperform” rating and a $60.00 price target on the stock.
  • Capital One (NYSE: COF) is now covered by analysts at William Blair. The analysts set a “market perform” rating on the stock.
  • Coach (NYSE: COH) is now covered by analysts at Deutsche Bank. The analysts set a “hold” rating and a $66.00 price target on the stock.
  • Coach (NYSE: COH) is now covered by analysts at Macquarie. The analysts set an “outperform” rating and a $72.00 price target on the stock.
  • Columbia Sportswear (NASDAQ: COLM) is now covered by analysts at Macquarie. The analysts set a “neutral” rating and a $50.00 price target on the stock.
  • Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) is now covered by analysts at William Blair. The analysts set a “market perform” rating on the stock.
  • Dollar Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: DLLR) is now covered by analysts at William Blair. The analysts set an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • Financial Engines Inc (NASDAQ: FNGN) is now covered by analysts at William Blair. The analysts set an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • Fossil (NASDAQ: FOSL) is now covered by analysts at FBR Capital. The analysts set a “market perform” rating on the stock.
  • Green Dot Co. (NASDAQ: GDOT) is now covered by analysts at William Blair. The analysts set an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • General Moly Inc (NYSE: GMO) is now covered by analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. The analysts set a “neutral” rating on the stock.
  • J.C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP) is now covered by analysts at Macquarie. The analysts set a “neutral” rating and a $28.00 price target on the stock.
  • Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) is now covered by analysts at Macquarie. The analysts set an “outperform” rating and a $60.00 price target on the stock.
  • Kohls Corp (NYSE: KSS) is now covered by analysts at Macquarie. The analysts set a “neutral” rating and a $52.00 price target on the stock.
  • Kansas City Southern (NYSE: KSU) is now covered by analysts at RBC Capital. The analysts set an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • Lululemon (NASDAQ: LULU) is now covered by analysts at Macquarie. The analysts set a “neutral” rating and a $51.00 price target on the stock.
  • Macy’s (NYSE: M) is now covered by analysts at Macquarie. The analysts set an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • MasterCard (NYSE: MA) is now covered by analysts at William Blair. The analysts set an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) is now covered by analysts at Cowen. The analysts set an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • Medivation Inc (NASDAQ: MDVN) is now covered by analysts at Summer Street Research. The analysts set a “buy” rating and a $27.00 price target on the stock.
  • MoneyGram International, Inc. (NYSE: MGI) is now covered by analysts at William Blair. The analysts set an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • National-Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE: NOV) is now covered by analysts at Sterne Agee. The analysts set a “buy” rating and a $81.00 price target on the stock.
  • NVR, Inc. (NYSE: NVR) is now covered by analysts at MKM Partners. The analysts set a “buy” rating and a $891.00 price target on the stock.
  • Petsmart Inc (NASDAQ: PETM) is now covered by analysts at ThinkEquity. The analysts set a “buy” rating and a $53.00 price target on the stock.
  • Children’s Place Retail Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCE) is now covered by analysts at FBR Capital. The analysts set an “underperform” rating on the stock.
  • QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) is now covered by analysts at Societe Generale. The analysts set a “hold” rating and a $55.50 price target on the stock.
  • RailAmerica, Inc. (NYSE: RA) is now covered by analysts at RBC Capital. The analysts set a “sector perform” rating on the stock.
  • Polo Ralph Lauren Corp (NYSE: RL) is now covered by analysts at Macquarie. The analysts set a “neutral” rating and a $148.00 price target on the stock.
  • Societe Generale SA (NASDAQ: SCGLY) is now covered by analysts at ING Group. The analysts set a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • Silicon Motion Technology Corp. (NASDAQ: SIMO) is now covered by analysts at Northland Securities. The analysts set an “outperform” rating and a $25.00 price target on the stock.
  • Saks Inc (NYSE: SKS) is now covered by analysts at Macquarie. The analysts set a “neutral” rating and a $10.00 price target on the stock.
  • Thompson Creek Metals Co Inc (NYSE: TC) is now covered by analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. The analysts set an “underperform” rating on the stock.
  • Talisman Energy Inc (NYSE: TLM) is now covered by analysts at Tudor Pickering. The analysts set a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • Urban Outfitters, Inc. (NASDAQ: URBN) is now covered by analysts at FBR Capital. The analysts set an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • Urban Outfitters, Inc. (NASDAQ: URBN) is now covered by analysts at Macquarie. The analysts set an “underperform” rating and a $19.00 price target on the stock.
  • Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is now covered by analysts at William Blair. The analysts set an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) is now covered by analysts at William Blair. The analysts set an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • Wright Express Co. (NYSE: WXS) is now covered by analysts at William Blair. The analysts set an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) is now covered by analysts at Nomura. The analysts set a “neutral” rating on the stock.

 

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