Upgrades and Downgrades for Thursday, 8/1

Upgrades

  • Starbucks (SBUX) upgraded by Williams Capital from Hold to Buy
  • KapStone (KS) upgraded by Deutsche Bank  from Sell to Hold
  • LPL Financial (LPLA) upgraded by Citigroup from Neutral to Buy
  • Yelp (YELP) upgraded by JPMorgan from Neutral to Overweight
  • Yelp (YELP) upgraded by Wunderlich from Hold to Buy
  • Regal-Beloit (RBC) upgraded by Longbow from Neutral to Buy
  • American Tower (AMT) upgraded by Raymond James from Outperform to Strong Buy
  • Comcast (CMCSA) upgraded by RW Baird from Neutral to Outperform
  • NextEra Energy (NEE) upgraded by Morgan Stanley from Equal Weight to Overweight
  • Thoratec (THOR) upgraded by Northland Securities from Market Perform to Outperform
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Downgrades

  • J.C. Penney (JCP) downgraded by Citigroup from Neutral to Sell
  • Edgen Group (EDG) downgraded by Jefferies from Buy to Hold
  • AXT, Inc. (AXTI) downgraded by B. Riley from Buy to Neutral
  • Papa John’s (PZZA) downgraded by KeyBanc from Buy to Hold
  • Enbridge Energy (EEP) downgraded by Citigroup from Buy to Neutral
  • Humana (HUM) downgraded by Citigroup from Buy to Neutral
  • Bayer (BAYRY) downgraded by Societe Generale from Hold to Sell
  • Itron (ITRI) downgraded by Brean Capital from Hold to Sell
  • Hanesbrands (HBI) downgraded by Brean Capital from Buy to Hold
  • MedAssets (MDAS) downgraded by ISI Group from Strong Buy to Buy
  • Health Management (HMA) downgraded by SunTrust from Buy to Neutral
  • Humana (HUM) downgraded by Stifel from Buy to Hold

 

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