New Stock Upgrades and Downgrades Today

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information about companies for which stock analysts either upgraded or downgraded the shares on November 3rd.

Upgrades

  • Aeropostale (NYSE:ARO): KeyBanc Capital Mkts upgraded its rating on this company from Hold to Buy and changed its price target to $20. About the company: Aeropostale, Inc. is a mall-based retailer of casual apparel and accessories that targets young women and men in the pre-teen and teenage market. The Company’s stores provide active-oriented, fashion basic merchandise. Aeropostale operates stores throughout the United States. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Advisory Board (NASDAQ:ABCO): Stifel Nicolaus upgraded its rating on this company from Hold to Buy and changed its price target to $80. About the company: The Advisory Board Company provides best practice research and analysis to the health care industry. The Company focuses on business strategy, operations, and general management issues. Advisory provides its services through discrete annual programs to a membership of hospitals, health systems, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, health care insurers, and medical device companies. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Agnico-Eagle Mines (NYSE:AEM): Dahlman Rose upgraded its rating on this company from Hold to Buy and changed its price target to $50.01. About the company: Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited is a gold producer with operations primarily in Quebec, Canada. The Company also conducts exploration and development activities in Ontario, Canada, and Nevada in the United States. Agnico-Eagle’s gold production is primarily from underground mining operations. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Fabrinet (NYSE:FN): Collins Stewart upgraded its rating on this company from Neutral to Buy and changed its price target to $18. About the company: Fabrinet offers outsourced process engineering and manufacturing services. The Company contracts to manufacture optical communications, automotive, industrial, and imaging components, sub-assemblies, and modules for its original equipment manufacturer customers. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Downgrades

  • Randgold Resources (NASDAQ:GOLD): BMO Capital Markets downgraded its rating on this company from Outperform to Market Perform. About the company: Randgold Resources Limited is a gold mining and exploration company. The Company conducts gold mining operations in regions throughout the gold regions of Africa. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE:ANF): Janney Mntgmy Scott downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Neutral. About the company: Abercrombie & Fitch Co. is a specialty retailer that operates stores selling casual apparel, such as knit shirts, graphic t-shirts, jeans, woven shirts and personal care and other accessories for men, women and kids. The Company operates stores in the United States and Canada as well as retails its products over the Internet. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Annaly Capital Mgmt (NYSE:NLY): Ladenburg Thalmann downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Neutral. About the company: Annaly Capital Management Inc. is a real estate investment trust which owns and manages assets and funds on behalf of institutional and individual investors worldwide. The Company manages a portfolio of mortgage backed securities, including mortgage pass through certificates, collaterized mortgage obligations, and other securities. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Dollar General (NYSE:DG): BB&T Capital Mkts downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Hold. About the company: Dollar General Corp. operates a chain of discount retail stores located primarily in the southern, southwestern, midwestern and eastern United States. The Company offer a broad selection of merchandise, including consumable products such as food, paper and cleaning products, health and beauty products and pet supplies, and non-consumable products such as seasonal merchandise. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Sovran Self Storage (NYSE:SSS): KeyBanc Capital Mkts downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Hold. About the company: Sovran Self Storage, Inc. acquires, develops and operates a chain of self storage facilities, operating under the Uncle Bob’s Self Storage trade name. The Company’s facilities offer storage space to customers on a monthly basis. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Value Vision Media (NASDAQ:VVTV): Feltl & Co. downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Hold and changed its price target from $4.5 to $3. About the company: ValueVision Media, Inc. is an integrated direct marketing company that markets its products directly to consumers through various forms of electronic media. The Company’s operating strategy incorporates television home shopping, Internet electronic commerce (e-commerce), vendor programming sales, fulfillment services, and outsourced e-commerce and fulfillment solutions. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ:SWIR): RBC Capital Mkts downgraded its rating on this company from Outperform to Sector Perform and changed its price target from $11 to $7. Morgan Keegan downgraded its rating on this company from Outperform to Mkt Perform. About the company: Sierra Wireless Inc. is a wireless data communications equipment company. The Company delivers a variety of products including PC cards for portable computers, ruggedized vehicle-mounted modems, original equipment manufacturer modules for embedded applications, telemetry modems, and software tools and utilities. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Tidewater (NYSE:TDW): Argus downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Hold. About the company: Tidewater Inc. provides offshore supply vessels and marine support services to the offshore energy exploration, development, and production industry. The Company tows and anchor-handles mobile drilling rigs and equipment, transports supplies and personnel, and supports pipelaying and other offshore construction activities. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • WebMD Health (NASDAQ:WBMD): Stifel Nicolaus downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Hold. About the company: WebMD Health Corp. provides health information services to consumers, physicians, healthcare professionals, employers, and health plans. The Company provides its services through its public and private online portals and health-focused publications. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Career Education (NASDAQ:CECO): Wunderlich downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Hold and changed its price target from $23 to $12. About the company: Career Education Corporation provides private, for-profit postsecondary education in the United States and Canada. The Company’s schools offer a variety of bachelor’s degree, associate degree, and non-degree programs, with a core curricula of information technologies, visual communication and design technologies, business studies, and culinary arts. 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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