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Equity Briefing: Upgrades and Downgrades for August 27th: MPC, MSI, MTU, NYX, PDCO, PNRA, PSX, PTR, SCHS

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 7:13am
The Associated Press

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:

Simmons  upgraded shares of Marathon Petroleum (NYSE: MPC) from a neutral rating to an overweight rating.

Zacks  reiterated its neutral rating on shares of Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI). They have a $50.00 price target on the stock. To view Zacks' full report, visit http://bit.ly/zacksreport.

Zacks  downgraded shares of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial (NYSE: MTU) from an outperform rating to a neutral rating. Their analysts now have a $5.00 price target on the stock.

Zacks  upgraded shares of NYSE Euronext (NYSE: NYX) from an underperform rating to a neutral rating. Zacks now has a $27.00 price target on the stock.

Zacks  reiterated its neutral rating on shares of Patterson Companies Inc (NASDAQ: PDCO). They have a $36.00 price target on the stock.

Zacks  upgraded shares of Panera Bread Company (NASDAQ: PNRA) from a neutral rating to an outperform rating. Zacks now has a $185.00 price target on the stock.

Simmons  upgraded shares of Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX) from a neutral rating to an overweight rating.

Zacks  reiterated its neutral rating on shares of Petrochina (NYSE: PTR). They have a $130.00 price target on the stock.

Zacks  reiterated its neutral rating on shares of School Specialty, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCHS). They have a $2.75 price target on the stock.

B. Riley  initiated coverage on shares of Supertex, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUPX). They issued a neutral rating on the stock.

Zacks  downgraded shares of Teradyne, Inc. (NYSE: TER) from an outperform rating to a neutral rating. Their analysts now have a $17.00 price target on the stock.

RBC Capital  upgraded shares of Talisman Energy Inc (NYSE: TLM) from a sector perform rating to an outperform rating.

Sidoti  downgraded shares of TPC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TPCG) from a buy rating to a neutral rating.

Zacks  reiterated its neutral rating on shares of Unilever (NYSE: UL). They have a $38.00 price target on the stock.

Zacks  reiterated its neutral rating on shares of Unilever NLG 1.12 ADR (NYSE: UN). They have a $36.00 price target on the stock.

Simmons  upgraded shares of Valero Energy Co. (NYSE: VLO) from a neutral rating to an overweight rating.

Zacks  reiterated its neutral rating on shares of Wright Medical (NASDAQ: WMGI). They have a $21.00 price target on the stock.

Zacks  reiterated its neutral rating on shares of The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU). They have a $18.00 price target on the stock.

Credit Suisse  downgraded shares of Yanzhou Coal Mining (NYSE: YZC) from a neutral rating to an underperform rating.

Citigroup  upgraded shares of China Southern Airli (NYSE: ZNH) from a sell rating to a neutral rating.

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