• Volkswagen (VLKAY) upgraded by UBS from Sell to Neutral 
  • AngloGold (AU) upgraded by UBS from Sell to Neutral
  • Prudential (PRU) upgraded by Deutsche Bank from Hold to Buy
  • Twitter (TWTR) upgraded by Wunderlich from Sell to Hold
  • Super Micro Computer (SMCI) upgraded by Stifel from Hold to Buy
  • Bank of the Ozarks (OZRK) upgraded by Raymond James from Outperform to Strong Buy
  • Kansas City Southern (KSU) upgraded by BofA/Merrill from Neutral to Buy 
  • Protective Life (PL) upgraded by BofA/Merrill from Underperform to Buy  
  • Home Bancshares (HOMB) upgraded by Drexel Hamilton from Hold to Buy




  • Mechel (MTL) downgraded by Citigroup from Buy to Neutral
  • Walter Investment (WAC) downgraded by Jefferies from Buy to Hold  
  • Nationstar (NSM) downgraded by Jefferies from Buy to Hold
  • Torchmark (TMK) downgraded by BofA/Merrill from Buy to Neutral
  • WWE (WWE) downgraded by Benchmark Co. from Buy to Hold
  • Assurant (AIZ) downgraded by BofA/Merrill from Neutral to Underperform
  • Cliffs Natural (CLF) downgraded by Macquarie from Neutral to Underperform



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