Upgrades and Downgrades for Monday, 8/6


  • Wal-Mart (WMT) upgraded by Stifel Nicolaus from Hold to Buy
  • Kraft Foods (KFT) upgraded by Jefferies from Hold to Buy
  • American Water (AWK) upgraded by RW Baird from Neutral to Outperform
  • Curtiss-Wright (CW) upgraded by Capstone from Hold to Buy
  • Questcor (QCOR) upgraded by SunTrust from Neutral to Buy
  • Beazer Homes (BZH) upgraded by Credit Suisse from Underperform to Neutral
  • Beazer Homes (BZH) upgraded by Wells Fargo from Underperform to Market Perform
  • Allianz (AZ) upgraded by JPMorgan from Neutral to Overweight
  • Redwood Trust (RWT) upgraded by Wunderlich from Hold to Buy
  • MicroStrategy (MSTR) upgraded by First Analysis from Underweight to Equal Weight
  • Regions Financial (RF) upgraded by BofA/Merrill from Neutral to Buy
  • WellCare (WCG) upgraded by Susquehanna from Neutral to Positive
  • Endologix (ELGX) upgraded by Lazard Capital from Neutral to Buy
  • Kodiak Oil & Gas (KOG) upgraded by Global Hunter from Neutral to Accumulate


  • Edwards Lifesciences (EW) downgraded by RBC Capital from Top Pick to Outperform
  • Chesapeake (CHK) downgraded by BMO Capital from Outperform to Market Perform
  • Progressive (PGR) downgraded by Credit Suisse from Outperform to Neutral
  • BE Aerospace (BEAV) downgraded by Cowen from Outperform to Neutral
  • CryoLife (CRY) downgraded by Benchmark Co. from Buy to Hold 
  • Kratos Defense (KTOS) downgraded by Benchmark Co. from Buy to Hold
  • Annaly Capital (NLY) downgraded by FBR Capital from Market Perform to Underperform
  • Brookfield Properties (BPO) downgraded by Citigroup from Buy to Neutral
  • Iridium (IRDM) downgraded by Macquarie from Outperform to Neutral


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