Analysts Upgraded Ratings on These 4 Stocks Today

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

  • First Niagara (NASDAQ:FNFG): Boenning & Scattergood upgraded their rating on this stock from Neutral to Outperform and gave a price target of $16.5.  About the company:  First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. is a bank holding company. The Banks provide an array of deposit products and loans, as well as insurance, leasing, investment advisory services, insurance agency services, and trust services.
  • Advanced Micro (NYSE:AMD): Canaccord Genuity upgraded their rating on this stock from Hold to Buy and gave a price target of $8.  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. AMD, Inc. Earnings Cheat Sheet: Revenue Falls After Four Straight Increases>>
  • EV Energy (NASDAQ:EVEP): Wunderlich upgraded their rating on this stock from Hold to Buy and gave a price target of $71.  About the company: EV Energy Partner LP explores for oil (NYSE:USO) and natural gas (NYSE:UNG).
  • DigitalGlobe (NYSE:DGI): The Benchmark Company upgraded their rating on this stock from Hold to Buy and gave a price target of $32.  About the company: DigitalGlobe Inc. is building a constellation of high-resolution earth imaging satellites and a geo-information product store Web site. The Company’s DigitalGlobe System facilitates the collection and archival of geospatial information data and ensures flexible distribution. DigitalGlobe also offers services for project specific requirements.

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