Analysts Downgraded Ratings On These 6 Stocks Today

Following is information on stocks downgraded by stock analysts today:

  • Advanced Micro (NYSE:AMD): JMP Securities downgraded this stock from Market Perform to Market Underperform.  No price target was given.  The shares are trading at $6.78 and have traded in a 52-week range of $5.53 to $9.58 per share.  Its market capitalization is $4.66 billion.  About the company: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. manufactures semiconductor products. The Company manufactures products that include microprocessors, embedded microprocessors, chipsets, graphics, video and multimedia products. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. offers its products on a global basis. Competitors to Watch: Intel (NASDAQ:INTC), Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA), Oracle Corp (NASDAQ:ORCL), Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Broadcom (NASDAQ:BRCM), Intel (NASDAQ:INTC), Micron Tech (NASDAQ:MU), ARM Holdings (NASDAQ:ARMH) and Texas Instruments Inc. (NYSE:TXN).
  • Teradata (NYSE:TDC): KeyBanc Capital Markets downgraded this stock from Buy to Hold.  The analyst has a price target of $58 on this stock.  The shares traded recently at $59.23 and have traded in a 52-week range of $29.12 to $62.71.  Its market capitalization is $10 billion.  About the company: Teradata Corporation provides data warehousing solutions, including enterprise analytic technologies and services. The Company’s data warehousing solutions are comprised of software, hardware, and related business consulting and support services. Competitors to Watch: EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC), International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM), CA Inc. (NASDAQ:CA), Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT), Progress Software (NASDAQ:PRGS), MicroStrategy (NASDAQ:MSTR), SAP (NYSE:SAP), Informatica (NASDAQ:INFA), and Oracle Corp. (NASDAQ:ORCL).
  • Diageo plc (NYSE:DEO): Bernstein downgraded this stock from Outperform to Market Perform.  No price target was given.  The shares are trading at $81.86 and have traded in a 52-week range of $64.79 to $85.53.  Its market capitalization is $51.23 billion.  About the company: Diageo plc produces, distills and markets alcoholic beverages. The Company’s premium drinks brands include Smirnoff, J&B, Johnnie Walker, Jose Cuervo, Seagrams, Captain Morgan, Tanqueray, Baileys, Harp, and Guinness Stout.
  • Huron Consulting (NASDAQ:HURN): Robert W. Baird downgraded this stock from Outperform to Neutral.  The analyst has a price target of $32 on this stock.  The shares are trading at $29.90 and have traded in a 52-week range of $18.31 to $31.63.  Its market capitalization is $663.75 million.  About the company: Huron Consulting Group Inc. is an independent provider of financial and operational consulting services. The company provides services to a wide variety of both financially sound and distressed organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, medium-sized and large businesses, leading academic institutions, healthcare organizations and the law firms.
  • Sunpower (NASDAQ:SPWRA): Robert W. Baird downgraded this stock from Outperform to Neutral.  The analyst has a price target of $19 on this stock.  The shares are trading at $19.89 and have traded in a 52-week range of $9.61 to $22.60.  Its market capitalization is $2 billion.  About the company: SunPower Corporation is an integrated solar products and services company that designs, manufactures and markets high-performance solar electric power technologies. Competitors to Watch: First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR), Suntech Power Hldgs. Co., Ltd. (NYSE:STP), Yingli Green Energy Hold. Co. Ltd. (NYSE:YGE), Evergreen Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESLR), JA Solar Hldgs. Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ:JASO), Trina Solar Limited (NYSE:TSL), Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENER), Hoku Corporation (NASDAQ:HOKU), Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ:CSIQ), and MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. (NYSE:WFR).
  • Shaw Group (NYSE:SHAW): Robert W. Baird downgraded this stock from Outperform to Neutral.  The analyst has a price target of $34 on this stock.  The shares are trading at $27 and have traded in a 52-week range of $26.88 to $41.62.  Its market capitalization is $1.95 billion.  About the company: The Shaw Group Inc. provides engineering, procurement, construction, maintenance, fabrication, manufacturing, consulting, remediation, and facilities management services for government and private sector clients in the power, process, environmental, infrastructure, and emergency response markets.

(Note: Selected financial data are sourced from Google Finance.  All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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