Vancouver, BC, July 19, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - A number of stocks were upgraded and downgraded by equities research analysts today, as reported by Analyst Ratings Network and Equity Briefing:
William Blair upgraded shares of Dover Co. (NYSE:DOV - News) from a market perform rating to an outperform rating.
Benchmark Co. initiated coverage on shares of DSW Inc. (NYSE:DSW - News). They issued a hold rating on the stock and set a $60.00 price target.
Sterne Agee downgraded shares of East West Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:EWBC - News) from a buy rating to a neutral rating.
Jefferies Group upgraded shares of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE - News) from an underperform rating to a hold rating.
Global Hunter Securities downgraded shares of Great Panther Silver (NYSE:GPL - News) from an accumulate rating to a neutral rating. Their analysts now have a $2.25 price target on the stock, down previously from $3.00.
Susquehanna upgraded shares of Hyatt Hotels (NYSE:H - News) from a neutral rating to a positive rating.
Macquarie downgraded shares of Hawaiian Electric (NYSE:HE - News) from a neutral rating to an underperform rating.
ThinkEquity initiated coverage on shares of Imperva Inc. (NASDAQ:IMPV - News). They issued a buy rating on the stock.
Jefferies Group downgraded shares of ISIS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISIS - News) from a buy rating to an underperform rating.
Robert W. Baird downgraded shares of Johnson Controls, Inc. (NYSE:JCI - News) from an outperform rating to a neutral rating.
Gabelli initiated coverage on shares of Layne Christensen (NASDAQ:LAYN - News). They issued a buy rating on the stock.
Ladenburg Thalmann initiated coverage on shares of Medley Capital (NYSE:MCC - News). They issued a buy rating on the stock and set a $13.00 price target.
Raymond James upgraded shares of MarketAxess Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:MKTX - News) from an outperform rating to a strong-buy rating.
Wunderlich raised its price target on shares of Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MLNX - News) from $85.00 to $150.00. They have a buy rating on the stock.
Edward Jones initiated coverageon shares of National-Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE:NOV - News). They issued a buy rating on the stock.
Jefferies Group lowered its price target on shares of Northern Trust Co. (NASDAQ:NTRS - News) from $51.00 to $49.00.
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