Equity Upgrades and Downgrades Mar 9th

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information about companies for which stock analysts either upgraded or downgraded the shares on March 9th.

Upgrades

JinkoSolar Holding (NYSE:JKS):

Auriga upgraded its rating on this company from Sell to Hold and changed its price target from $7 to $5.

AvalonBay (NYSE:AVB):

RBC Capital Mkts upgraded its rating on this company from Outperform to Top Pick and changed its price target from $142 to $154.

XL Capital (NYSE:XL):

JMP Securities upgraded its rating on this company from Mkt Perform to Mkt Outperform and changed its price target to $25.

Zep (NYSE:ZEP):

BB&T Capital Mkts upgraded its rating on this company from Hold to Buy and changed its price target to .

Aeropostale (NYSE:ARO):

Caris & Company upgraded its rating on this company from Average to Above Average and changed its price target from $16 to $21.

W&T Offshore (NYSE:WTI):

Global Hunter Securities upgraded its rating on this company from Accumulate to Buy and changed its price target from $25 to $30.

Downgrades

Venoco (NYSE:VQ):

Global Hunter Securities downgraded its rating on this company from Accumulate to Neutral and changed its price target to $12.5.

Medtronic (NYSE:MDT):

Argus downgraded its rating on this company from Hold to Sell and changed its price target to .

Xyratex (NASDAQ:XRTX):

Stifel Nicolaus downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Hold and changed its price target to .

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