Equity Briefing: Upgrades and Downgrades for August 3rd: ACC, AEE, ART, BTN, CLX, GPX, GWO, ITRI, MSI, NTSP, P

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A number of stocks were upgraded and downgraded by equities research analysts today, as reported by Analyst Ratings Network (http://bit.ly/arndailyr) and Equity Briefing:

TD Securities  initiated coverage on shares of Amica Mature Lifestyles (TSE:ACC.TO - News). They issued a buy rating on the stock and set a $10.50 price target.

UBS AG  reiterated its neutral rating on shares of Ameren Co. (NYSE:AEE - News).

Sandler O'Neill  upgraded shares of Artio Global Investors Inc. (NYSE:ART - News) from a sell rating to a hold rating.

B. Riley  downgraded shares of Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (NYSE:BTN - News) from a buy rating to a neutral rating.

UBS AG  raised its price target on shares of Clorox Co (NYSE:CLX - News) from $69.00 to $72.00. They have a neutral rating on the stock.

Barrington Research  raised its price target on shares of GP Strategies Co. (NYSE:GPX - News) from $20.00 to $22.00. They have an outperform rating on the stock.

Barclays Capital  raised its price target on shares of Great-West Lifeco Inc. (TSE:GWO.TO - News) from $24.00 to $25.00.

UBS AG  raised its price target on shares of Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ:ITRI - News) from $42.00 to $44.00. They have a neutral rating on the stock.

MKM Partners  lowered its price target on shares of Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI - News) from $50.00 to $42.00. They have a neutral rating on the stock.

Compass Point  downgraded shares of NetSpend (NASDAQ:NTSP - News) from a neutral rating to a sell rating. Their analysts now have a $5.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $8.00.

William Blair  initiated coverage on shares of Palo Alto Networks Inc (NASDAQ:PANW - News). They issued an outperform rating on the stock.

Howard Weil  downgraded shares of Swift Energy (NYSE:SFY - News) from an outperform rating to a market perform rating. Their analysts now have a $38.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $47.00.

Standpoint Research  downgraded shares of Sanofi-Aventis (NYSE:SNY - News) from a buy rating to a hold rating. They noted that the move was a valuation call.

Hilliard Lyons  upgraded shares of Teradata Co. (NYSE:TDC - News) from a neutral rating to a long rating. Hilliard Lyons now has a $79.00 price target on the stock.

Barclays Capital  lowered its price target on shares of The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. (NYSE:THG - News) from $41.00 to $37.00.

TD Securities  raised its price target on shares of Tourmaline Oil Corp (TSE:TOU.TO - News) from $35.00 to $36.00. They have a buy rating on the stock.

Standpoint Research  downgraded shares of United Therapeutics (NASDAQ:UTHR - News) from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Nomura  reiterated its buy rating on shares of Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIA - News). They have a $53.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $54.00.

Zacks  reiterated its neutral rating on shares of Willis Group Holdings PLC (NYSE:WSH - News). They have a $36.00 price target on the stock.

Zacks  reiterated its neutral rating on shares of Xcel Energy Inc. (NYSE:XEL - News). They have a $30.00 price target on the stock.

Ardour Capital  downgraded shares of Exide Technologies (NASDAQ:XIDE - News) from a hold rating to a reduce rating.

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