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Equity Briefing: Upgrades and Downgrades for August 9th: FSTR, FSYS, HSP, HUBG, IFF, IHG, IL, IPAR, IPG, KAR

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 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:

DA Davidson  upgraded shares of L.B. Foster Company (NASDAQ: FSTR) from a neutral rating to a buy rating. DA Davidson now has a $42.00 price target on the stock.

ThinkEquity  upgraded shares of Fuel Systems Solutions (NASDAQ: FSYS) from a hold rating to a buy rating. ThinkEquity now has a $19.00 price target on the stock.

Northland Securities  downgraded shares of Fuel Systems Solutions (NASDAQ: FSYS) from an outperform rating to a market perform rating. Their analysts now have a $22.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $28.00.

JPMorgan Chase  downgraded shares of Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP) from an overweight rating to a neutral rating. Their analysts now have a $38.00 price target on the stock.

Longbow Research  initiated coverage on shares of Hub Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HUBG). They issued a neutral rating on the stock.

JPMorgan Chase  downgraded shares of International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) from an overweight rating to a neutral rating. Their analysts now have a $65.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $60.00. They noted that the move was a valuation call.

Avondale Partners  downgraded shares of Intercontinental Hotels Group (NYSE: IHG) from an outperform rating to a market perform rating.

Craig Hallum  upgraded shares of IntraLinks Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: IL) from a hold rating to a buy rating. Craig Hallum now has a $8.00 price target on the stock.

Caris & Co.  upgraded shares of Inter Parfums Inc (NASDAQ: IPAR) from an above average rating to an average rating. Caris & Co. now has a $20.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $18.00.

Nomura  upgraded shares of Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (NYSE: IPG) from a neutral rating to a buy rating. Nomura now has a $13.00 price target on the stock. They noted that the move was a valuation call.

BB&T  downgraded shares of KAR Auction Services Inc (NYSE: KAR) from a buy rating to a hold rating.

JPMorgan Chase  upgraded shares of KB Home (NYSE: KBH) from a neutral rating to an overweight rating. JPMorgan Chase now has a $13.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $9.50.

Canaccord Genuity  downgraded shares of Kinross Gold Corp (NYSE: KGC) from a buy rating to a hold rating. Their analysts now have a $8.75 price target on the stock.

Janney Montgomery Scott  downgraded shares of Liberty Capital (NASDAQ: LMCA) from a buy rating to a neutral rating.

Maxim Group  reiterated its buy rating on shares of Liberty Capital (NASDAQ: LMCA).

Longbow Research  initiated coverage on shares of Landstar System, Inc. (NASDAQ: LSTR). They issued a neutral rating on the stock.

Stifel Nicolaus  downgraded shares of Lexington Realty Trust (NYSE: LXP) from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Craig Hallum  downgraded shares of Eloyalty Corp. (NASDAQ: MATR) from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Robert W. Baird  downgraded shares of Mid-Con Energy Partners (NASDAQ: MCEP) from an outperform rating to a neutral rating. Their analysts now have a $23.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $24.00.

Raymond James  downgraded shares of Mid-Con Energy Partners (NASDAQ: MCEP) from an outperform rating to a market perform rating.

JPMorgan Chase  raised its price target on shares of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (NASDAQ: MDRX) from $12.00 to $15.00. They have an overweight rating on the stock.

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