Equity Briefing: Upgrades and Downgrades for July 27th: INFA, IP, KMB, LINE, LNCE, LQDT, MBLX, MED, MERU, NEE

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Vancouver, BC, July 27, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - 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:

Mizuho upgraded shares of Informatica Co. (NASDAQ:INFA - News) from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

CLSA upgraded shares of International Paper Company (NYSE:IP - News) from an outperform rating to a buy rating.

Credit Agricole upgraded shares of Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB - News) from an underperform rating to an outperform rating.

Credit Suisse downgraded shares of Linn Energy, LLC (NASDAQ:LINE - News) from an outperform rating to a neutral rating.

Deutsche Bank initiated coverage on shares of Lance, Inc. (NASDAQ:LNCE - News). They issued a hold rating on the stock.

Bank of America initiated coverage on shares of Liquidity Services (NASDAQ:LQDT - News). They issued a buy rating on the stock.

Ardour Capital upgraded shares of Metabolix Inc (NASDAQ:MBLX - News) from a hold rating to an accumulate rating. Ardour Capital now hasa $2.50 price target on the stock.

Northland Securities upgraded shares of Medifast, Inc. (NYSE:MED - News) from a market perform rating to an outperform rating. Northland Securities now has a $29.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $16.00.

ThinkEquity upgraded shares of Meru Networks Inc (NASDAQ:MERU - News) from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Jefferies Group reiterated its hold rating on shares of NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE - News).

Capstone downgraded shares of NetGear Inc (NASDAQ:NTGR - News) from a buy rating to a hold rating. Their analysts now have a $37.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $45.00.

Keefe, Bruyette & Woods downgraded shares of NetSpend (NASDAQ:NTSP - News) from an outperform rating to a market perform rating.

SunTrust downgraded shares of Higher One Holdings, Inc (NYSE:ONE - News) from a buy rating to a neutral rating.

RBC Capital initiated coverage on shares of Pan American Silver Corp (NASDAQ:PAAS - News). They issued a sector perform ratingon the stock.

Piper Jaffray downgraded shares of Pacific Biosciences of California (NASDAQ:PACB - News) from a neutral rating to an underweight rating.

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

Deutsche Bank upgraded shares of MetroPCS (NYSE:PCS - News) from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Argus downgraded shares of Polycom (NASDAQ:PLCM - News) from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Caris & Co. downgraded shares of QLogic Co. (NASDAQ:QLGC - News) from an above average rating to an average rating.

Pacific Crest downgraded shares of QLogic Co. (NASDAQ:QLGC - News) from a sector perform rating to an underperform rating.

Stifel Nicolaus downgraded shares of QLogic Co. (NASDAQ:QLGC - News) from a buy rating to a hold rating.

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