Bank Analysts Issued New Upgrade Ratings on These 5 Stocks Today

Stock analysts issued upgrades on the following stocks today:

  • TJX (NYSE:TJX): Barclays Capital upgraded their rating on this company from Equal Weight to Overweight.  They raised their price target from $56 to $64.  The shares are presently trading at $55.33, and have traded in a 52-week range of $39.56 to $55.94.  Its market capitalization is $21.36 billion.  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. Competitors to Watch: Gordmans Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:GMAN), Citi Trends, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTRN), Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ:SMRT), Syms Corp. (NASDAQ:SYMS), Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT), Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST), Fred’s, Inc. (NASDAQ:FRED), Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT), Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M), and Dillard’s, Inc. (NYSE:DDS).
  • Collective Brands (NYSE:PSS): Caris & Company upgraded their rating on this company from Below Average to Average.  They raised their price target from $12 to $14.  The shares are trading at $14.51 and have traded in a 52-week range of $12/41 to $23.96.  Its market capitalization is $893.15 million.  About the company:  Collective Brands, Inc. retails footwear and related accessories. The Company, through its various retail stores, offers a wide range of branded footwear products.
  • Microsemi (NASDAQ:MSCC): Oppenheimer upgraded their rating on this company from Perform to Outperform.  Their price target on the stock is $28.  The shares are presently trading at $21.33 and have traded in a 52-week range of $13.83 to $24.96.  Its market capitalization is $242.89 million.  About the company:  Microsemi Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets analog, mixed-signal, and discrete semiconductors. The Company’s semiconductors manage and regulate power, protect against transient voltage spikes and transmit, receive, and amplify signals.
  • Varian Medical (NYSE:VAR): Ticonderoga upgraded their rating on this company from Neutral to Buy.  Their price target on the stock is $84.  The shares are presently trading at $70.64 and have traded in a 52-week range of $51.01 to $72.19.  Its market capitalization is $8.28 billion.  Var: About the company:  Varian Medical Systems, Inc. designs, manufactures, sells, and services equipment and software products for treating cancer with radiotherapy, stereotactic radiosurgery and brachytherapy. The Company also supplies products that include x-ray tubes, linear accelerators, digital image detectors, image processing software and image detection products. Competitors to Watch: Accuray Incorporated (NASDAQ:ARAY), TomoTherapy Incorporated (NASDAQ:TOMO), North American Scientific, Inc. (NASMQ), Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ:HOLX), Theragenics Corporation (NYSE:TGX), BSD Medical Corporation (NASDAQ:BSDM), iCAD, INC. (NASDAQ:ICAD), DGT Holding corp (DGTCD), IsoRay, Inc. (AMEX:ISR), and General Electric Company (NYSE:GE).
  • Navigant Consulting (NYSE:NCI): Robert W. Baird upgraded their rating on this company from Neutral to Outperform.  They raised their price target from $12 to $15.  The shares are trading at $11.08 and have traded in a 52-week range of $8.30 to $12.49.  Its market capitalization is $571.43 million.  About the company:  Navigant Consulting, Inc. is a specialized independent consulting firm providing litigation, financial, restructuring, energy and operational consulting services to government agencies, legal counsel and large companies facing the challenges of uncertainty, risk, distress and significant change.

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