Analysts Increased Stock Ratings on These Companies Today

Following is information on companies for which stock analysts upgraded the shares today:

  • Big 5 Sports (NASDAQ:BGFV): Feltl & Co. upgraded their rating on this stock from Hold to Buy and changed their price target from $12 to $10.  About the company: Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation owns and operates sporting goods stores in the Western United States. The Company’s products include athletic shoes, apparel, tennis, golf, ski, snowboard, in-line skating, fitness, outdoor and team sports equipment for the competitive and recreational sporting goods customer.
  • Pinnacle West (NYSE:PNW): RBC Capital Mkts upgraded their rating on this stock from Sector Perform to Outperform and changed their price target to $46.  About the company: Pinnacle West Capital Corporation is a utility holding company. The Company, through its subsidiary, provides either retail or wholesale electric service to most of the State of Arizona. The Company, through a subsidiary, also is involved in real estate development activities in the western United States.
  • Trimble Navigation (NASDAQ:TRMB): Canaccord Genuity upgraded their rating on this company from Hold to Buy and changed their price target from $52 to $53.  About the company: Trimble Navigation Limited designs, manufactures, and markets electronic products, enabled by Global Positioning System technology, that determine precise geographic location. The Company’s products are integrated systems for collecting, analyzing, and displaying position data in forms optimized for specific end-user applications.
  • Haemonetics (NYSE:HAE): Barrington Research upgraded their rating on this company from Mkt Perform to Outperform and changed their price target to $70.  About the company: Haemonetics Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets automated blood processing systems. The Company’s products are for use in surgical blood salvage, blood component collections, and plasma collections. Haemonetics markets its products worldwide, primarily outside the United States.
  • DineEquity (NYSE:DIN): Morgan Keegan upgraded their rating on this company from Mkt Perform to Outperform and changed their price target to $55.  About the company:  DineEquity, Inc. and its subsidiaries develop, operate, and franchise family restaurants. The Company’s restaurants feature pancakes, omelets, and other breakfast specialties, as well as lunch and dinner items. The restaurants are primarily operated by franchisees in the United States, Canada, and Japan.
  • Met-Pro Corp (NYSE:MPR): Brean Murray upgraded their rating on this stock from Hold to Buy and changed their price target to $15.  About the company:  Met-Pro Corporation manufactures and sells product recovery and pollution control equipment for purification of air and liquids. The Company also manufactures fluid handling equipment for corrosive, abrasive, and high temperature liquids. Met-Pro sells its products around the world.
  • Allscripts-Misys Healthcare (NASDAQ:MDRX): Auriga upgraded their rating on this stock from Hold to Buy and changed their price target to $22.  About the company: Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. develops and markets clinical software. The Company’s products include electronic health records, electronic prescribing, revenue cycle management, practice management, document management, medication services, hospital care management, emergency department information systems and homecare automation.
  • AeroVironment (NASDAQ:AVAV): FBR Capital upgraded their rating on this stock from Mkt Perform to Outperform and changed their price target to $35.  About the company:  Aerovironment Inc. designs, develops, produces and supports small unmanned aircraft systems, and fast charge systems for electric industrial vehicle batteries.
  • Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV): Robert W. Baird upgraded their rating on this stock from Neutral to Outperform and changed their price target from $68 to $70.  About the company: Fiserv, Inc. provides integrated information management and electronic commerce systems and services. The Company’s solutions include transaction processing, electronic bill payment and presentment, business process outsourcing, document distribution services, and software and systems solutions.

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