Analysts Upgrade Consumer Goods Shares in Mid-December

Stock analysts upgraded shares in the Consumer Goods sector for the week ending December 16th, 2011 for the following companies:

Tempur-Pedic (NYSE:TPX): Oppenheimer upgraded its rating on this company from Perform to Outperform and changed its price target to $70 on Dec 12th. The shares recently traded at $50.28, down $2.25, or 4.28% since the analyst’s rating. About the company: Tempur-Pedic International Inc., through its primary subsidiary Tempur World, manufactures and markets foam mattresses, pillows, and miscellaneous products under the Tempur-Pedic and other brand names. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Avon Products (NYSE:AVP): Caris & Company upgraded its rating on this company from Average to Above Average and changed its price target from $21 to $19 on Dec 14th. The shares recently traded at $16.47, down $0.49, or 2.89% since the analyst’s rating. About the company: Avon Products, Inc. manufactures and direct sells beauty and related products. The Company markets its products to consumers worldwide through independent sales representatives. Avon’s product line includes beauty, fashion and home. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Lennox Intl (NYSE:LII): MKM Partners upgraded its rating on this company from Neutral to Buy and changed its price target to $39 on Dec 16th. The shares recently traded at $32.14, down $0.58, or 1.77% since the analyst’s rating. About the company: Lennox International Inc. provides climate control solutions in countries located around the world. The Company designs, manufactures, and markets heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration equipment. Lennox markets its products under brand names such as Lennox, Armstrong Air, Ducane, Bohn, Larkin, Advanced Distributor Products, Service Experts and others. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

(Note: Selected financial data are sourced from Briefing.com via the Wall St. Journal. All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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