Stock Upgrades and Downgrades You Need to Know

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information about companies for which stock analysts either upgraded or downgraded the shares in the first week of February:

Upgrades

Magellan Midstream (NYSE:MMP): Reports Q4 revenue $486.9M vs. consensus $433.82M

Morgan Keegan upgraded its rating on this company from Mkt Perform to Outperform and changed its price target to $76.

Advanced Micro (NYSE:AMD): Global semiconductor sales in 2011 hit a record $299.5B, up 0.4% over the previous year, according to SIA and reported in Digitimes.

Longbow upgraded its rating on this company from Neutral to Buy and changed its price target to $10.

HCP (NYSE:HCP):

Stifel Nicolaus upgraded its rating on this company from Hold to Buy and changed its price target to $46.

Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE:BKD):

Stifel Nicolaus upgraded its rating on this company from Hold to Buy and changed its price target to $25.

BMW Group (BAMXY):

HSBC Securities upgraded its rating on this company from Neutral to Overweight.

Downgrades

Newfield Expl (NYSE:NFX):

UBS downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Neutral and changed its price target from $44 to $41.

ServiceSource Intl (NASDAQ:SREV):

Feltl & Co. downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Hold and changed its price target from $16 to $17.

Pep Boys (NYSE:PBY):

Argus downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Hold.

Digital River (NASDAQ:DRIV):

Argus downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Hold.

SureWest Comm (NASDAQ:SURW):

Stifel Nicolaus downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Hold.

Senior Housing (NYSE:SNH):

Stifel Nicolaus downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Hold.

LTC Properties (NYSE:LTC):

Stifel Nicolaus downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Hold.

Bankrate (NYSE:RATE):

Stifel Nicolaus downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Hold.

USA Truck (NASDAQ:USAK):

Morgan Keegan downgraded its rating on this company from Outperform to Mkt Perform.

Zoltek (NASDAQ:ZOLT):

Needham downgraded its rating on this company from Hold to Underperform.

Warnaco Group (NYSE:WRC):

Brean Murray downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Hold.

Urban Outfitters (NASDAQ:URBN):

Brean Murray downgraded its rating on this company from Hold to Sell and changed its price target to $23.

Fossil (NASDAQ:FOSL):

Brean Murray downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Hold.

Yamana Gold (NYSE:AUY):

Dahlman Rose downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Hold.

Porsche (POAHY.PK):

HSBC Securities downgraded its rating on this company from Overweight to Neutral.

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