Analysts Upgrade and Downgrade These Stocks Today

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information about companies for which stock analysts either upgraded or downgraded the shares on February 13th:

Upgrades

Watsco (NYSE:WSO):

UBS upgraded its rating on this company from Sell to Neutral and changed its price target from $49 to $72.

Nexen (NYSE:NXY):

BMO Capital Markets upgraded its rating on this company from Underperform to Market Perform and changed its price target from $18 to $21.

RealNetworks (NASDAQ:RNWK):

Brigantine upgraded its rating on this company from Hold to Buy and changed its price target from $8.5 to $12.5.

Youku.com (NYSE:YOKU):

Maxim Group upgraded its rating on this company from Sell to Hold and changed its price target to .

True Religion (NASDAQ:TRLG):

Standpoint Research upgraded its rating on this company from Hold to Buy and changed its price target to $33.

SandRidge Energy (NYSE:SD):

Stifel Nicolaus upgraded its rating on this company from Hold to Buy and changed its price target to $10.5.

Penn Virginia (NYSE:PVA):

Stifel Nicolaus upgraded its rating on this company from Hold to Buy and changed its price target to $7.

NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA):

FBR Capital upgraded its rating on this company from Mkt Perform to Outperform and changed its price target to $20.

Varian Medical (NYSE:VAR):

Robert W. Baird upgraded its rating on this company from Neutral to Outperform and changed its price target from $72 to $76.

Downgrades

AmerisourceBergen (NYSE:ABC): AmerisourceBergen announced that Michael D. DiCandilo, the Company’s Executive Vice President and CFO, has left the Company to pursue other interests, effective immediately. Also effective immediately, Tim G. Guttman, the Company’s VP and Corporate Controller since 2002, will serve as acting CFO and will assume responsibility for the Company’s core financial functions on an interim basis. AmerisourceBergen has engaged an executive search firm to manage the recruitment of a new CFO.

Robert W. Baird downgraded its rating on this company from Outperform to Neutral and changed its price target from $46 to $43.

Lions Gate Entertainment (NYSE:LGF):

Caris & Company downgraded its rating on this company from Below Average to Sell and changed its price target to .

Freightcar America (NASDAQ:RAIL):

Longbow downgraded its rating on this company from Neutral to Sell and changed its price target to $16.

Ryland Group (NYSE:RYL):

Stifel Nicolaus downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Hold and changed its price target to .

First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR):

Brigantine downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Hold and changed its price target to .

FMC Tech (NYSE:FTI):

Global Hunter Securities downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Neutral and changed its price target to $54.

Arch Coal (NYSE:ACI):

Brean Murray downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Hold and changed its price target to $22 >>.

Broadcom (NASDAQ:BRCM):

The Benchmark Company downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Hold and changed its price target to $40 >>.

Marvell (NASDAQ:MRVL):

The Benchmark Company downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Hold and changed its price target to .

NuVasive (NASDAQ:NUVA):

Robert W. Baird downgraded its rating on this company from Outperform to Neutral and changed its price target from $28 to $18.

Exide Tech (NASDAQ:XIDE):

Ardour Capital downgraded its rating on this company from Accumulate to Hold and changed its price target from $4.5 to $3.25.

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