Upgrades and Downgrades for Wednesday, 8/8


  • Celanese (CE) upgraded by CLSA from Underperform to Buy 
  • Jack Henry (JKHY) upgraded by Wells Fargo from Market Perform to Outperform 
  • AK Steel (AKS) upgraded by CRT Capital from Fair Value to Buy
  • Provident Financial (PROV) upgraded by Raymond James from Market Perform to Outperform
  • CVS Caremark (CVS) upgraded by BMO Capital from Market Perform to Outperform
  • Health Care REIT (HCN) upgraded by Stifel Nicolaus from Hold to Buy
  • Gran Tierra Energy (GTE) upgraded by Raymond James from Outperform to Strong Buy
  • Rackspace (RAX) upgraded by Jefferies from Hold to Buy
  • Church & Dwight (CHD) upgraded by SunTrust from Neutral to Buy
  • CTC Media (CTCM) upgraded by BofA/Merrill from Neutral to Buy
  • Quicksilver Resources (KWK) upgraded by CLSA from Outperform to Buy


  • Priceline.com (PCLN) downgraded by Stifel Nicolaus from Buy to Hold
  • Groupon (GRPN) downgraded by Sterne Agee from Buy to Neutral
  • Fossil (FOSL) downgraded by Citigroup from Buy to Neutral
  • Intercontinental Hotels (IHG) downgraded by JPMorgan from Overweight to Neutral
  • Bridgepoint Education (BPI) downgraded by Citigroup from Buy to Neutral
  • Windstream (WIN) downgraded by Nomura from Neutral to Reduce
  • MGM Resorts (MGM) downgraded by Morgan Stanley from Overweight to Equal Weight
  • FirstEnergy (FE) downgraded by BMO Capital from Outperform to Market Perform
  • VeriFone (PAY) downgraded by UBS from Buy to Neutral
  • IAMGOLD (IAG) downgraded by Credit Suisse from Outperform to Neutral
  • Dril-Quip (DRQ) downgraded by BofA/Merrill from Buy to Underperform
  • U.S. Auto Parts (PARTS) downgraded by Roth Capital from Buy to Neutral
  • Learning Tree (LTRE) downgraded by B. Riley from Buy to Neutral
  • Echelon (ELON) downgraded by ThinkEquity from Buy to Hold


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