Upgrades and Downgrades for Thursday, 7/19


  • News Corp. (NWSA) upgraded by Citigroup from Neutral to Buy
  • Ericsson (ERIC) upgraded by Societe Generale from Sell to Hold 
  • athenahealth (ATHN) upgraded by Citigroup from Neutral to Buy
  • FirstEnergy (FE) upgraded by Jefferies from Underperform to Hold
  • U.S. Bancorp   (USB) upgraded by Sterne Agee from Neutral to Buy
  • Dominion (D) upgraded by JPMorgan from Underweight to Neutral
  • Hyatt Hotels (H) upgraded by Susquehanna from Neutral to Positive 
  • MarketAxess (MKTX) upgraded by Raymond James from Outperform to Strong Buy
  • Dover (DOV) upgraded by William Blair from Market Perform to Outperform
  • Susser Holdings (SUSS) upgraded by RBC Capital from Sector Perform to Outperform


  • American Express (AXP) downgraded by Guggenheim from Buy to Neutral
  • U.S. Bancorp (USB) downgraded by Oppenheimer from Outperform to Perform 
  • Potash (POT) downgraded by CIBC from Sector Outperformer to Sector Performer 
  • Ceradyne (CRDN) downgraded by Benchmark Co from Buy to Hold 
  • Digital Realty (DLR) downgraded by ISI Group from Overweight to Market Weight
  • Hawaiian Electric (HE) downgraded by Macquarie from Neutral to Underperform
  • Primerica (PRI) downgraded by SunTrust from Buy to Neutral
  • East West Bancorp (EWBC) downgraded by Sterne Agee from Buy to Neutral
  • 3D Systems (DDD) downgraded by JPMorgan from Neutral to Underweight
  • KBR (KBR) downgraded by Goldman from Conviction Buy to Buy
  • PacWest Bancorp (PACW) downgraded by Keefe Bruyette from Outperform to Market Perform
  • Quanta Services (PWR) downgraded by Goldman from Neutral to Sell
  • Isis Pharmaceuticals (ISIS) downgraded by Jefferies from Buy to Underperform
  • CMS Energy (CMS) downgraded by Argus from Buy to Hold
  • Xcel Energy (XEL) downgraded by Argus from Buy to Hold
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