Analysts Upgraded or Downgraded These Stocks This Week

As the Dow Jones sits at 12,103, the S&P 500 Index trades at 1,241 and the Nasdaq is above 2,600, stock analysts either upgraded or downgraded the shares on December 20th:

Upgrades

Perry Ellis (NASDAQ:PERY): Standpoint Research upgraded its rating on this company from Hold to Buy and changed its price target to $21. About the company: Perry Ellis International, Inc. designs, imports, and markets men’s fashion sportswear. The Company’s products are marketed under a variety of names such as Perry Ellis, Perry Ellis Portfolio, Perry Ellis America, Crossings, and John Henry. Perry Ellis’ products are sold to department stores, chain stores, and mass merchants throughout North America and other countries. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

ResMed (NYSE:RMD): Feltl & Co. upgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Strong Buy and changed its price target from $39.1 to $35. About the company: ResMed Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets medical equipment for the treatment of sleep disordered breathing. The Company sells diagnostic and treatment devices in various countries through its subsidiaries and independent distributors. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

F5 Networks (NASDAQ:FFIV): Oppenheimer upgraded its rating on this company from Perform to Outperform and changed its price target to $125. About the company: F5 Networks, Inc. provides integrated Internet traffic management solutions designed to improve the availability and performance of mission-critical Internet-based servers and applications. The Company’s software-based solutions manage, control and optimize Internet traffic and content. F5′s solutions automatically deliver Internet content for service providers and e-businesses. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Downgrades

Eli Lilly (NYSE:LLY): MKM Partners downgraded its rating on this company to Sell and changed its price target to $33. About the company: Eli Lilly and Company discovers, develops, manufactures, and sells pharmaceutical products for humans and animals. The Company’s products are sold in countries around the world. Eli Lilly’s products include neuroscience products, endocrine products, anti-infectives, cardiovascular agents, oncology products, and animal health products. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

ZELTIQ Aesthetics (NASDAQ:ZLTQ): William Blair downgraded its rating on this company to Outperform. About the company: Zeltiq Aesthetics Inc. provides medical services. The Company offers design, development, and commercialization of non-invasive procedures for the reduction of unwanted fat tissue. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Trustmark (NASDAQ:TRMK): BB&T Capital Mkts downgraded its rating on this company to Buy and changed its price target to $25. About the company: Trustmark Corporation is the holding company for Trustmark National Bank. The Bank offers a variety of banking, investment, and insurance solutions to corporate, institutional, and individual customers in Mississippi and Tennessee. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Dexcom (NASDAQ:DXCM): MLV & Co downgraded its rating on this company to Buy and changed its price target to $11. About the company: DexCom Inc. is a medical device company focused on the design and development of continuous glucose monitoring systems for people with diabetes. The Company has developed a small implantable device that continuously measures glucose levels in subcutaneous tissue just under the skin, and a small external receiver to which the sensor transmits glucose levels at specified intervals. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

SBA Comm (NASDAQ:SBAC): Stifel Nicolaus downgraded its rating on this company to Hold. About the company: SBA Communications Corporation owns and operates wireless communications infrastructure in the United States. The Company offers both site leasing and site development services. SBA leases antenna space on its multi-tenant towers to a variety of wireless service providers under long-term lease contracts. The Company also offers site development consulting and construction. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

American Tower (NYSE:AMT): Stifel Nicolaus downgraded its rating on this company to Buy and changed its price target to $72. About the company: American Tower Corporation owns, operates, and develops wireless communications and broadcast towers in the United States. The Company leases antennae sites on multi-tenant towers for a diverse range of wireless communications industries, including personal communications services, paging, and cellular. American Tower also offers a variety of network development services. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Phoenix Cos (NYSE:PNX): FBR Capital downgraded its rating on this company to Outperform and changed its price target to $3. About the company: The Phoenix Companies, Inc. is the holding company of Phoenix Life Insurance Company. The Company provides life insurance and annuities products for the a ccumulation, preservation, and transfer of wealth. The Phoenix Companies offer a broad portfolio of products and services to high-net-worth individuals, and institutions. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Kilroy Realty (NYSE:KRC): KeyBanc Capital Mkts downgraded its rating on this company to Hold. About the company: Kilroy Realty Corporation is a real estate investment trust engaged in the ownership, acquisition, development and operation of office and industrial properties located in California and Washington. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Douglas Emmett (NYSE:DEI): KeyBanc Capital Mkts downgraded its rating on this company to Buy and changed its price target to $22. About the company: Douglas Emmett, Inc. is a real estate investment trust that invests in office and multifamily properties in Los Angeles County, California and Honolulu, Hawaii. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Home Depot (NYSE:HD): Collins Stewart downgraded its rating on this company to Neutral and changed its price target to $44. About the company: The Home Depot, Inc. is a home improvement retailer that sells building materials and home improvement products. The Company’s sell a wide assortment of building materials, home improvement and lawn and garden products and provide a number of services. Home Depot operates throughout the U.S. (including Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Guam), Canada, China, and Mexico. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Gap (NYSE:GPS): Collins Stewart downgraded its rating on this company to Sell and changed its price target to $17. About the company: The Gap, Inc., is an international specialty retailer operating retail and outlet stores. The Company sells casual apparel, accessories and personal care products for men, women, and children. The Gap operates stores in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Ireland, and Japan. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Urban Outfitters (NASDAQ:URBN): Collins Stewart downgraded its rating on this company to Neutral and changed its price target to $28. About the company: Urban Outfitters, Inc. operates retail stores and direct response, including a catalog and Web sites. The Company’s Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie retail concepts sell fashion apparel, accessories, and household and gift merchandise. Urban also designs and markets young women’s casual wear which it provides to the Company’s retail operations and sells to retailers worldwide. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Aaron’s (NYSE:AAN): Collins Stewart downgraded its rating on this company to Buy and changed its price target to $29. About the company: Aaron’s, Inc. rents and sells office and residential furniture and accessories, consumer electronics, and household appliances. The Company also manufactures furniture, bedding, and accessories. Aaron’s has Company-owned and franchised centers in the United States. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ:BBBY): Collins Stewart downgraded its rating on this company to Buy and changed its price target to $69. About the company: Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. operates a nationwide chain of retail stores. The Company, through its retail stores, sells a wide assortment of merchandise principally including domestics merchandise and home furnishings as well as food, giftware, health and beauty care items and infant and toddler merchandise. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Lumber Liquidators (NYSE:LL): Collins Stewart downgraded its rating on this company to Buy and changed its price target to $26. About the company: Lumber Liquidators Holdings, Inc. retails hardwood flooring in the United States. The Company sells domestic and exotic wood species in both prefinished and unfinished forms. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Rent-A-Center (NASDAQ:RCII): Collins Stewart downgraded its rating on this company to Buy and changed its price target to $49. About the company: Rent-A-Center, Inc. operates franchised and company-owned Rent-A-Center and ColorTyme rent-to-own merchandise stores. The Company’s stores offer home electronics, appliances, furniture, and accessories under flexible rental purchase agreements. Rent-A-Center operates across the United States and Puerto Rico. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

TJX (NYSE:TJX): Collins Stewart downgraded its rating on this company to Buy and changed its price target to $75. About the company: The TJX Companies, Inc. is an off-price apparel and home fashion retailer in the United States and worldwide. The Company operates off-price retail concepts in the U.S., Canada and Europe that offer a wide range of brand name and designer merchandise. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Big Lots (NYSE:BIG): Collins Stewart downgraded its rating on this company to Buy and changed its price target to $58. About the company: Big Lots, Inc. is a broadline closeout retailer that operates stores across the United States. The Company’s stores offer an assortment of merchandise, including consumables, seasonal products,furniture, housewares, toys, and gifts. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Family Dollar (NYSE:FDO): Collins Stewart downgraded its rating on this company to Neutral and changed its price target to $63. About the company: Family Dollar Stores, Inc. is a national discount store chain. The Company operates stores located throughout the United States that offer merchandise that includes consumables, home products, apparel and accessories, seasonal and electronics. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Dollar Tree (NASDAQ:DLTR): Collins Stewart downgraded its rating on this company to Neutral and changed its price target to $82. About the company: Dollar Tree, Inc. operates a discount variety store chain. The Company sells an assortment of everyday general merchandise. Dollar Tree sells its merchandise at the $1.00 price point. The Company operates throughout the United States. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM): Collins Stewart downgraded its rating on this company to Buy and changed its price target to $55. About the company: Williams-Sonoma, Inc. retails cooking and serving equipment, home furnishings, and home accessories through retail stores and mail order catalogs. The Company offers its merchandise under the Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, and Chambers concepts. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Coach (NYSE:COH): Collins Stewart downgraded its rating on this company to Neutral and changed its price target to $67. About the company: Coach, Inc. designs, produces, and markets primarily leather goods. The Company’s products include handbags, business cases, men’s and women’s accessories, luggage and travel accessories, leather outerwear, and gloves. Coach, together with a licensing partner, offers watches, footwear, furniture, and eyewear. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Tiffany & Co (NYSE:TIF): Collins Stewart downgraded its rating on this company to Neutral and changed its price target to $72. About the company: Tiffany & Co. operates jewelry and specialty retail stores and designs and manufactures its products through subsidiary companies. The Company retails its products through stores and boutiques in the United States, Mexico, Canada, and Brazil, and wholesales outside the United States. Tiffany also markets through the Internet and catalogs. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Lowe’s (NYSE:LOW): Collins Stewart downgraded its rating on this company to Neutral and changed its price target to $26. About the company: Lowe’s Companies, Inc. is a home improvement retailer that distributes building materials and supplies through stores in the United States. The Company offers a complete line of products and services for home decorating, maintenance, repair, remodeling, and property maintenance. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Limited (NYSE:LTD): Collins Stewart downgraded its rating on this company to Neutral and changed its price target to $42. About the company: Limited Brands, Inc. owns and operates specialty stores throughout the United States. The Company, through its retail stores, offer a wide range of products, including women’s apparel, women’s lingerie, beauty products and accessories, personal care, and home fragrance products. The Company’s stores also offer products via the Internet. 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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