Equity Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades Today

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information about companies for which stock analysts either upgraded or downgraded the shares on November 17th.

Upgrades

  • Micron (NASDAQ:MU): MKM Partners upgraded its rating on this company from Neutral to Buy and changed its price target to $8. Oppenheimer upgraded its rating on this company from Perform to Outperform and changed its price target to $8. About the company: Micron Technology, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets dynamic random access memory chips (DRAMs), very fast static random access memory chips (SRAMs), Flash Memory, other semiconductor components, and memory modules. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Children’s Place (NASDAQ:PLCE): Janney Mntgmy Scott upgraded its rating on this company from Neutral to Buy. About the company: The Children’s Place Retail Stores, Inc. retails value-priced apparel and accessories for newborn to 12 year old children. The Company designs, contracts to manufacture, and sells its products under The Children’s Place brand name. The Children’s Place operates stores primarily located in regional shopping malls in the eastern half of the United States. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Research In Motion (NASDAQ:RIMM): Brigantine upgraded its rating on this company from Sell to Buy and changed its price target to $25. About the company: Research In Motion Limited (RIM) designs, manufactures, and markets wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market. The Company provides platforms and solutions for access to email, phone, SMS messaging, Internet, and Intranet-based applications. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Autodesk (NASDAQ:ADSK): Argus upgraded its rating on this company from Hold to Buy and changed its price target to $47. About the company: Autodesk, Inc. supplies PC software and multimedia tools. The Company’s two-dimensional and three-dimensional products are used across industries and in the home for architectural design, mechanical design, geographic information systems and mapping, and visualization applications. Autodesk’s software products are sold worldwide through a network of dealers and distributors. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • lululemon athletica (NASDAQ:LULU): Stifel Nicolaus upgraded its rating on this company from Hold to Buy and changed its price target to $64. About the company: Lululemon Athletica Inc designs and retails athletic clothing. The Company produces fitness pants, shorts, tops and jackets for yoga, dance, running, and general fitness. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Cadence Pharma (NASDAQ:CADX): Oppenheimer upgraded its rating on this company from Underperform to Perform. About the company: Cadence Pharmaceuticals Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company that develops drugs for use in hospitals. The Company produces intravenous APAP for the treatment of acute pain and fever, and omiganan for the prevention of intravascular catheter-related infections. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Downgrades

  • Thomas Properties (NASDAQ:TPGI): JMP Securities downgraded its rating on this company from Mkt Outperform to Mkt Perform. About the company: Thomas Properties Group, Inc. is a full-service real estate operating company that owns, acquires, develops, and manages office, retail, and multi-family properties on a nationwide basis. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Marvell (NASDAQ:MRVL): JMP Securities downgraded its rating on this company from Mkt Perform to Mkt Underperform and changed its price target to $12.5. About the company: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. designs, develops, and markets integrated circuits for communications-related markets. The Company’s products provide the interface between analog signals and the digital information used in computing and communications systems. Marvell’s technology is applied to the broadband data communications market. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Youku.com (NYSE:YOKU): Maxim Group downgraded its rating on this company from Hold to Sell. About the company: Youku.com Inc. is an Internet television company. The Company’s Internet television platform enables consumers to search, view and share video content quickly and easily across multiple devices in the People’s Republic of China. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK): Argus downgraded its rating on this company from Hold to Sell. About the company: Chesapeake Energy Corporation produces oil and natural gas. The Company’s operations are focused on discovering, developing and acquiring conventional and unconventional natural gas reserves onshore in the United States. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP): Collins Stewart downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Neutral and changed its price target from $52 to $40. About the company: NetApp, Inc. provides storage and data management solutions. The Company’s storage solutions include specialized hardware, software, and services that provide storage management for open network environments. NetApp serves enterprises, government agencies, and universities worldwide. 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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