October 19: Upgrades, Downgrades and New Coverages

Are You Ready for a Longer, and Better, Retirement?

Financial advisers of the future will look nothing like financial advisers of today. The great depression is going to be a walk in the park. Forget retirement because Social Security and Medicare is bankrupt. Section 8 housing, Fema camps, and genetically modified foodstamps will become the norm in 20 years when American population explodes like a third world Asian country due to extreme right wing religious ideologies. Out of the four hundred million Americans, it is reasonable to expect 200 million on foodstamps and rest hovering around the poverty line when the Billion plus asians and the 7 billion plus people in the world fight for jobs.

ANDSis up again and we are expecting heavy volume trading friday on Sebring Software since they are scheduled for a shareholder conference call Thursday afternoon.

And now, the Analyst Ratings for October 19:

Upgrades

  • Alliance Data Systems Co. (NYSE: ADS) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating.
  • Ares Capital (NASDAQ: ARCC) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating.
  • AuRico Gold (NYSE: AUQ) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating.
  • Auxilium Pharma (NASDAQ: AUXL) was upgraded by analysts at Collins Stewart from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating. The analysts now have a $23.00 price target on the stock.
  • Broadwind Energy Inc (NASDAQ: BWEN) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating.
  • Cracker Barrel (NASDAQ: CBRL) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating.
  • Casual Male Retail (NASDAQ: CMRG) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating.
  • Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW) was upgraded by analysts at BB&T from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. The analysts now have a $32.00 price target on the stock.
  • Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (NYSE: CP) was upgraded by analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating.
  • Capstone Turbine Co. (NASDAQ: CPST) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating.
  • Cree, Inc. (NASDAQ: CREE) was upgraded by analysts at Gabelli from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating.
  • Carrizo Oil & Gas (NASDAQ: CRZO) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating.
  • Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (NASDAQ: CTRP) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating.
  • Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXS) was upgraded by analysts at Needham & Company from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. The analysts now have a $85.00 price target on the stock.
  • Calavo Growers, Inc. (NASDAQ: CVGW) was upgraded by analysts at BB&T from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating.
  • Coldwater Creek Inc. (NASDAQ: CWTR) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating.
  • Corrections Co. of America (NYSE: CXW) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating.
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating.
  • Dollar Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: DLLR) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating.
  • New Oriental Education & Tech. Group Inc (NYSE: EDU) was upgraded by analysts at Wunderlich from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. The analysts now have a $42.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $32.00.
  • Excel Trust Inc. (NYSE: EXL) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating.
  • Genesco Inc (NYSE: GCO) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating.
  • Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. (NASDAQ: GLDD) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating.
  • Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating.
  • Homeowners Choice, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCII) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating.
  • Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) was upgraded by analysts at Charter Equity from a “market perform” rating to a “buy” rating.
  • The Coca Cola Co (NYSE: KO) was upgraded by analysts at HSBC from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating.
  • Kennedy-Wilson Holdi (NYSE: KW) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating.
  • Ltc Properties Inc. (NYSE: LTC) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating.
  • M/I Homes (NYSE: MHO) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating.
  • China Ming Yang Wind Power Group Limited (NYSE: MY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating.
  • NewMarket Co. (NYSE: NEU) was upgraded by analysts at Longbow Research from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating. The analysts now have a $200.00 price target on the stock.
  • National Bankshares Inc. (NASDAQ: NKSH) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating.
  • Pinnacle Financial Partners (NASDAQ: PNFP) was upgraded by analysts at Raymond James from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating.
  • Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROST) was upgraded by analysts at ISI Group from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating.
  • TJX Companies Inc (NYSE: TJX) was upgraded by analysts at ISI Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating.
  • Unifirst Corp (NYSE: UNF) was upgraded by analysts at Robert W. Baird from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating. The analysts now have a $60.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $57.00.
  • Vivo Participacoes SA (NYSE: VIV) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating.
  • Whole Foods Market (NYSE: WFM) was upgraded by analysts at Jefferies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. The analysts now have a $90.00 price target on the stock.
  • Zale Corp (NYSE: ZLC) was upgraded by analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating.

Downgrades

  • Akzo Nobel (NASDAQ: AKZOY) was downgraded by analysts at RBS from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • Alcatel Lucent ADR Reptg 1 Ord Shs (NYSE: ALU) was downgraded by analysts at Jefferies to an “underperform” rating. The analysts now have a $2.35 price target on the stock.
  • American Public Education (NASDAQ: APEI) was downgraded by analysts at Sterne Agee from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating.
  • Amerigas Partners Lp (NYSE: APU) was downgraded by analysts at Citigroup from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating.
  • Atwood Oceanics, Inc. (NYSE: ATW) was downgraded by analysts at Morgan Stanley from an “overweight” rating to an “underweight” rating. The analysts now have a $50.00 price target on the stock.
  • CGG Veritas (NYSE: CGV) was downgraded by analysts at Morgan Stanley from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating.
  • Church & Dwight Co Inc (NYSE: CHD) was downgraded by analysts at Credit Agricole from an “outperform” rating to an “underperform” rating.
  • Mack-Cali Realty Corp. (NYSE: CLI) was downgraded by analysts at ISI Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. The analysts now have a $29.00 price target on the stock.
  • Dril-Quip (NYSE: DRQ) was downgraded by analysts at Pritchard from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating.
  • New Oriental Education & Tech. Group Inc (NYSE: EDU) was downgraded by analysts at Goldman Sachs from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating.
  • Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP) was downgraded by analysts at Capstone from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: JBHT) was downgraded by analysts at SunTrust from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating.
  • Juniper Networks (NASDAQ: JNPR) was downgraded by analysts at Wells Fargo & Co. from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating.
  • KEYW Holding (NASDAQ: KEYW) was downgraded by analysts at SunTrust from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating.
  • Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp. (NYSE: KOG) was downgraded by analysts at Global Hunter Securities from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating.
  • Lance, Inc. (NASDAQ: LNCE) was downgraded by analysts at BB&T from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • Main Street Capital Co. (NASDAQ: MAIN) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating.
  • Powerwave Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: PWAV) was downgraded by analysts at WJB Capital from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • Rowan Companies, Inc. (NYSE: RDC) was downgraded by analysts at Morgan Stanley from an “equal weight” rating to an “underweight” rating. The analysts now have a $40.00 price target on the stock.
  • RightNow Technologies (NASDAQ: RNOW) was downgraded by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • Range Resources (NYSE: RRC) was downgraded by analysts at Canaccord Genuity from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating.

New Coverage

  • Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE: ACI) is now covered by analysts at Sterne Agee. The analysts set a “neutral” rating and a $23.00 price target on the stock.
  • Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE: ANR) is now covered by analysts at Sterne Agee. The analysts set a “buy” rating and a $35.00 price target on the stock.
  • Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE: APC) is now covered by analysts at Morgan Stanley. The analysts set an “overweight” rating and a $100.00 price target on the stock.
  • On Assignment, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASGN) is now covered by analysts at William Blair. The analysts set an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • BAE Systems PLC (NASDAQ: BAESY) is now covered by analysts at Collins Stewart. The analysts set a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • Sotheby’s (NYSE: BID) is now covered by analysts at Citigroup. The analysts set a “neutral” rating and a $35.00 price target on the stock.
  • Bristol Myers Squibb Co. (NYSE: BMY) is now covered by analysts at MKM Partners. The analysts set a “sell” rating and a $26.00 price target on the stock.
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) is now covered by analysts at UBS AG. The analysts set a “neutral” rating and a $345.00 price target on the stock.
  • CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) is now covered by analysts at Mizuho. The analysts set a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • Fossil (NASDAQ: FOSL) is now covered by analysts at Citigroup. The analysts set a “buy” rating and a $114.00 price target on the stock.
  • Linkedin Co. (NASDAQ: LNKD) is now covered by analysts at Lazard Capital. The analysts set a “neutral” rating on the stock.
  • Steven Madden, Ltd. (NASDAQ: SHOO) is now covered by analysts at Citigroup. The analysts set a “buy” rating and a $41.00 price target on the stock.
  • Steel Dynamics, Inc. (NASDAQ: STLD) is now covered by analysts at Wells Fargo & Co.. The analysts set an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • Vera Bradley, Inc. (NYSE: VRA) is now covered by analysts at Citigroup. The analysts set a “buy” rating and a $51.00 price target on the stock.
  • Verizon (NYSE: VZ) is now covered by analysts at Scotia Capital. The analysts set an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • Walgreen (NYSE: WAG) is now covered by analysts at Mizuho. The analysts set a “neutral” rating on the stock.
  • U.S. Steel (NYSE: X) is now covered by analysts at Wells Fargo & Co.. The analysts set a “market perform” rating on the stock.

 

0
  Recent Penny Stock News