Equity Briefing: Upgrades and Downgrades for July 30th: ASGN, AUTH, AZO, CPSI, KKR, LM, MOS, MRK, SHAW, SLXP

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Vancouver, BC, July 31, 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:

Deutsche Bank initiated coverage on shares of On Assignment, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASGN - News). They issued a buy rating on the stock and set a $21.00 price target.

Dougherty & Co downgraded shares of AuthenTec Inc (NASDAQ:AUTH - News) from a buy rating to a neutral rating.

Barclays Capital reiterated its overweight rating on shares ofAutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO - News).

Oppenheimer reiterated its outperform rating on shares of Computer Programs & Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPSI - News).

Citigroup reiterated its buy rating on shares of KKR (NYSE:KKR - News). They have a $20.00 price target on thestock.

Citigroup cut their EPS estimates on shares of Legg Mason, Inc. (NYSE:LM - News). They now have a buy rating and a $29.50 price target on the stock. They previously had issued a $32.50 price target.

UBS AG raised their EPS estimates on shares ofThe Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS - News). They now have a buy rating and a $67.00 price target on the stock.

UBS AG raised its price target on shares of Merck & Co Inc (NYSE:MRK - News) from $45.00 to $50.00. They have a buy rating on the stock.

UBS AG downgraded shares of Shaw Group (NASDAQ:SHAW - News) from a buy rating to a neutral rating.

Jefferies Group reiterated its accumulate rating on shares of Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. (NASDAQ:SLXP - News).

Northland Securities raised its price target on sharesof Smart Balance Inc (NASDAQ:SMBL - News) from $7.50 to $11.00. They have an outperform rating on the stock.

Drexel Hamilton reiterated its buy rating on shares of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:TDY - News).

Zacks reiterated its neutral ratingon shares of TOTAL S.A. (NYSE:TOT - News). They have a $48.00 price target on the stock.

Jefferies Group reiterated its hold rating on shares of Monotype Imaging Holdings (NASDAQ:TYPE - News).

Credit Suisse lowered its price target on shares of Domtar Corp. (NYSE:UFS - News) to $90.00. They have an outperform rating on the stock.

Zacks reiterated its neutral rating on shares of United Technologies Co. (NYSE:UTX - News). They have a $78.00 price target on the stock.

Zacks reiterated its neutral rating on shares of Whole Foods Market (NYSE:WFM - News). They have a $97.00 price target on the stock.

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