Equity Upgrades and Downgrades October 5th: GOOG, AONE, CPSI, GTIV, COMV,

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information about companies for which stock analysts either upgraded or downgraded the shares on October 5th:

Upgrades

  • Computer Prgms & Syst (NASDAQ:CPSI): Auriga upgraded its rating on this company from Hold to Buy. About the company: Computer Programs and Systems, Inc., is a healthcare information technology company that designs, develops, markets, installs and supports computerized information technology systems to hospitals. The Company also provides software and hardware products.
  • A123 Systems (NASDAQ:AONE): Wunderlich upgraded its rating on this company from Sell to Hold and changed its price target from $3.5 to $3. About the company: A123 Systems Inc. designs, develops, manufactures and sells advanced, rechargeable lithium-ion batteries and battery systems.

Downgrades

  • Gentiva Health Svcs (NASDAQ:GTIV): BB&T Capital Mkts downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Hold. About the company: Gentiva Health Services, Inc. provides specialty pharmaceutical and home health care services. The company provides products and services for hemophilia and bleeding disorders, growth hormone deficiency, RSV prevention and nutritional support services. Gentiva also provides services for diabetes, cardiovascular conditions, post-surgical care, orthopedic rehabilitation and other diseases.
  • Google (NASDAQ:GOOG): Stifel Nicolaus downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Hold. About the company: Google Inc. is a global technology company that provides a web based search engine through its website. The Company offers a wide range of search options, including web, image, groups, directory, and news searches.
  • Comverge (NASDAQ:COMV): Robert W. Baird downgraded its rating on this company from Outperform to Neutral and changed its price target from $7 to $3. About the company: Comverge Inc. provides environmentally responsible peak electric demand reduction achieved through Demand Response solutions and technologies. The Company implements both integrated and outsourced solution-based models for direct and price responsive load management, remote meter reading, and distributed generation monitoring.

(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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