Stock Analysts Release Upgrades and Downgrades December 5th

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

Upgrades

  • Polypore Intl (NYSE:PPO): BB&T Capital Mkts upgraded its rating on this company from Hold to Buy and changed its price target to $70. About the company: Polypore International, Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets specialized polymer-based membranes used in separation and filtration processes. The Company serves customers globally with manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Denny’s (NASDAQ:DENN): Feltl & Co. upgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Strong Buy and changed its price target to $5. About the company: Denny’s Corp. is a full-service family restaurant chain, operating directly and through franchisees. The Company’s restaurants operate under the Denny’s name in the United States, Canada, Costa Rica, Guam, Mexico, New Zealand, and Puerto Rico. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Boardwalk Pipeline (NYSE:BWP): Morgan Keegan upgraded its rating on this company from Mkt Perform to Outperform. About the company: Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP transports, gathers, and stores natural gas. The Company owns and operates interstate pipeline systems that either serve customers directly or indirectly throughout the northeastern and southeastern United States. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Time Warner Cable (NYSE:TWC): Stifel Nicolaus upgraded its rating on this company from Hold to Buy and changed its price target to $80. About the company: Time Warner Cable Inc. offers cable television subscription services. The Company also offers Internet access and voice over Internet protocol telephone services. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • IMAX (NASDAQ:IMAX): Stifel Nicolaus upgraded its rating on this company from Hold to Buy and changed its price target to $25. About the company: Imax Corporation designs and manufactures projection and sound systems for giant-screen theaters and designs custom attractions, including motion simulation theaters, for both large-scale attractions and smaller venues. The Company also manufactures digital image delivery systems in the form of digital projectors. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA): Stifel Nicolaus upgraded its rating on this company from Hold to Buy and changed its price target to $32. About the company: Comcast Corporation is a provider of video, high-speed Internet and phone services. The Company offers a variety of entertainment, information and communications services to residential and commercial customers. Comcast is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Omeros (NASDAQ:OMER): Rodman & Renshaw upgraded its rating on this company from Mkt Perform to Mkt Outperform and changed its price target to $13. About the company: Omeros Corporation is a biopharmaceutical company developing a pipeline of product candidates for use in orthopedics, rheumatology, urology, cardiovascular medicine, general surgery and pain management. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • United Continental (NYSE:UAL): Ticonderoga upgraded its rating on this company from Neutral to Buy and changed its price target to $33. About the company: United Continental Holdings Inc. is an airline holding company. The Company owns and operates airlines that transports persons, property and mail throughout the United Statesand abroad. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Taleo (NASDAQ:TLEO): BMO Capital Markets upgraded its rating on this company from Market Perform to Outperform and changed its price target from $28 to $40. About the company: Taleo Corporation is a provider of enterprise staffing management solutions that enable large organizations to establish, automate and manage worldwide staffing processes for professional, hourly and temporary staff. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Downgrades

  • Oshkosh Truck (NYSE:OSK): Standpoint Research downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Hold. About the company: Oshkosh Corporation designs, manufactures and markets fire and emergency apparatuses and specialty commercial and military trucks. The Company provides products such as pumpers, aerial and ladder trucks, tankers, rescue vehicles, snow removal vehicles, refuse truck bodies, and concrete mixers. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Saneamento Basico (NYSE:SBS): Standpoint Research downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Hold. About the company: Cia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo (SABESP) collects, treats, and distributes water. The Company also engineers and constructs water distribution infrastructure and water treatment systems. SABESP operates in the Brazilian State of Sao Paulo. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Medtronic (NYSE:MDT): Standpoint Research downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Hold. About the company: Medtronic, Inc. develops therapeutic and diagnostic medical products. The Company’s principal products include those for bradycardia pacing, tachyarrhythmia management, atrial fibrillation management, heart failure management, heart valve replacement, malignant and non-malignant pain, and movement disorders. Medtronic’s products are sold worldwide. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • SPS Commerce (NASDAQ:SPSC): Canaccord Genuity downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Hold. About the company: SPS Commerce Inc provides on-demand supply chain management solutions through an online hosted software suite. The Company uses pre-built integrations to eliminate on-premise software and support staff to shorten supply cycle times, optimize inventory levels and reduce costs. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Ultimate Software (NASDAQ:ULTI): Canaccord Genuity downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Hold. About the company: The Ultimate Software Group, Inc. designs, markets, implements, and supports Web-based and client/server cross-industry human resource management (HRMS) and payroll software solutions. The Company’s solutions are marketed primarily to middle-market organizations. Ultimate’s products automate HRMS/payroll functions and are enabling tools in the management of the employee life cycle. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Steelcase (NYSE:SCS): Longbow downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Neutral. About the company: Steelcase Inc. designs and manufactures products used to create high performance work environments. The Company’s products include office furniture, furniture systems, interior architectural products, technology products, seating, and related products and services. Steelcase has operations in various countries. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Domino’s Pizza (NYSE:DPZ): Feltl & Co. downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Hold and changed its price target to $33. About the company: Domino’s Pizza, Inc. operates a network of Company-owned and franchise Domino’s Pizza stores, located throughout the United States and in other countries. The Company also operates regional dough manufacturing and distribution centers in the contiguous United States and outside the United States. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD): Feltl & Co. downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Hold. About the company: Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. owns, operates, and franchises casual dining restaurants. The restaurants feature made to order menu items including New York style chicken wings. The company operates restaurants in multiple states. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Papa John’s (NASDAQ:PZZA): Feltl & Co. downgraded its rating on this company from Hold to Sell and changed its price target from $32 to $35. About the company: Papa John’s International, Inc. operates and franchises pizza delivery and carry-out restaurants under the Papa John’s trademark. The Company operates restaurants in the United States and international markets. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • SuccessFactors (NASDAQ:SFSF): Stifel Nicolaus downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Hold. Morgan Keegan downgraded its rating on this company from Outperform to Mkt Perform and changed its price target to $40. FBR Capital downgraded its rating on this company from Outperform to Mkt Perform. About the company: SuccessFactors, Inc. provides on-demand performance and employee software solutions to help organizations optimize their performance. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Valero Energy (NYSE:VLO): The Benchmark Company downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Hold and changed its price target to $23. About the company: Valero Energy Corporation is an independent petroleum refining and marketing company that owns and operates refineries in the United States, Canada, and Aruba. The Company produces conventional gasolines, distillates, jet fuel, asphalt, petrochemicals, lubricants, and other refined products as well as diesel fuel, low-sulfur and ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuel, and oxygenates. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Riverview Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:RVSB): Wunderlich downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Hold and changed its price target from $4 to $2.5. About the company: Riverview Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company for Riverview Community Bank. The Bank attracts deposits from the general public and uses those funds to originate a variety of commercial and consumer loans. The Company also operates Riverview Mortgage, a mortgage broker and Riverview Asset Management. Riverview Community operates in Clark, Cowlitz, Skamania, and Klickitat counties, WA. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Nike (NYSE:NKE): McAdams Wright Ragen downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Hold. About the company: NIKE, Inc. designs, develops, and markets athletic footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessory products for men, women, and children. The Company sells its products worldwide to retail stores, through its own stores, subsidiaries, and distributors. 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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