Share Upgrades and Downgrades Nov 16th

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information about companies for which stock analysts either upgraded or downgraded the shares on November 16th.

Upgrades

  • Sunpower (NASDAQ:SPWRA): Avian upgraded its rating on this company from Negative to Neutral. About the company: SunPower Corporation is an integrated solar products and services company that designs, manufactures and markets high-performance solar electric power technologies. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Autodesk (NASDAQ:ADSK): Brigantine upgraded its rating on this company from Hold to Buy and changed its price target from $28 to $38. 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 >>
  • BioTime (AMEX:BTX): WBB Securities upgraded its rating on this company from Speculative Buy to Buy and changed its price target from $6 to $8. About the company: BioTime, Inc. researches and develops synthetic solutions that can be used as blood plasma volume expanders, blood replacement solutions during hypothermic surgery, and organ preservation solutions. The Company also operates in regenerative medicine sector, where it develops stem cell related products and technology for diagnostic, therapeutic and research use. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Downgrades

  • Amtech Systems (NASDAQ:ASYS): Feltl & Co. downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Hold and changed its price target from $18 to $10. About the company: Amtech Systems, Inc. manufactures and sells capital equipment. The Company’s products include silicon wafer handling automation, semiconductor processing equipment, and related consumables used in fabricating semiconductor devices. Amtech operates offices in the United States and the Netherlands. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Geron (NASDAQ:GERN): WBB Securities downgraded its rating on this company from Strong Buy to Speculative Buy and changed its price target from $19 to $6. About the company: Geron Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company, discovers and develops therapeutic and diagnostic products to treat cancer and other age-related degenerative diseases including spinal cord injury, heart failure and diabetes. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Global Power Equipment (NASDAQ:GLPW): BB&T Capital Mkts downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Hold. About the company: Global Power Equipment Group Inc. provides gas turbine power generation equipment to original equipment manufacturers worldwide. The Company also provides routine and specialty maintenance services to United States based nuclear, coal-fired, fossil, and hydroelectric power plants. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Chimera Investment (NYSE:CIM): Wunderlich downgraded its rating on this company from Hold to Sell and changed its price target from $3 to $2.5. About the company: Chimera Investment Corporation is a specialty finance company. The Company invests in residential mortgage loans, residential mortgage-backed securities, real estate-related securities and various other asset classes. 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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