Equity Briefing: Upgrades and Downgrades for July 25th: AAN, AGNC, AVP, CTRP, DEO, EMN, FINL, GNTX, HTS, IRBT
A number of stocks were upgraded and downgraded by equities research analysts today, as reported by Analyst Ratings Network (http://bit.ly/arndailyr) and Equity Briefing:
Hilliard Lyons downgraded shares of Aaron's Inc. (NYSE: AAN) from a long rating to a term buy rating.
B. Riley downgraded shares of American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ: AGNC) from a buy rating to a neutral rating.
Wells Fargo & Co. initiated coverage on shares of Avon Products, Inc. (NYSE: AVP). They issued a market perform rating on the stock.
Morgan Stanley downgraded shares of Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (NASDAQ: CTRP) from an overweight rating to an equalweight rating.
Zacks reiterated its neutral rating on shares of Diageo PLC (NYSE: DEO). They have a $108.00 price target on the stock.
Lazard Capital initiated coverage on shares of Eastman Chemical Co (NYSE: EMN). They issued a buy rating on the stock.
Canaccord Genuity reiterated its buy rating on shares of Finish Line (NASDAQ: FINL).
Wellington Shields downgraded shares of Gentex Co. (NASDAQ: GNTX) from a gradually accumulate rating to a hold rating.
Wells Fargo & Co. downgraded shares of Hatteras Financial Corp. (NYSE: HTS) from an outperform rating to a market perform rating.
CRT Capital upgraded shares of IRobot (NASDAQ: IRBT) from a sell rating to a fair value rating. CRT Capital now has a $22.00 price target on the stock.
Credit Suisse cut their EPS estimates on shares of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW). They now have a $57.00 price target on the stock.
Cantor Fitzgerald downgraded shares of Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MSPD) from a buy rating to a hold rating. Their analysts now have a $3.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $9.00.
UBS AG reiterated its buy rating on shares of Polycom (NASDAQ: PLCM).
Wunderlich lowered its price target on shares of Radware Ltd. (NASDAQ: RDWR) from $42.00 to $38.00. They have an outperform rating on the stock.
BMO Capital Markets upgraded shares of Regeneron Pharms (NASDAQ: REGN) from a market perform rating to an outperform rating.
Griffin Securities lowered its price target on shares of RadioShack (NYSE: RSH) from $8.00 to $4.00. They have a hold rating on the stock.
JPMorgan Chase raised its price target on shares of Riverbed Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: RVBD) from $16.50 to $18.00. They have a neutral rating on the stock.
Needham & Company reiterated its hold rating on shares of Supertex, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUPX).
RBC Capital upgraded shares of Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC) from a sector perform rating to an outperform rating.
MKM Partners upgraded shares of Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC) from a neutral rating to a buy rating. MKM Partners now has a $20.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $17.00.
Stephens downgraded shares of USG Co. (NYSE: USG) from an overweight rating to an equal weight rating.
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