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Stock Upgrades From 2011/11/04

Daily Upgrades And Downgrades By Dividend Yield - Stock, Capital, Investment. Upgrades and downgrades are positive (negative) changes in the rating of a security. An upgrade is usually triggered by a steady improvement in the fundamentals and financials of the entity that has issued the security. Downgrade ratings are vice versa. Changes in the analyst rating could hit the company’s stock price significantly. Watch out the current rating decisions. Here is a current list of recent company upgrades and downgrades by brokerage firms.

Upgrades:

Blackrock Kelso Capital (NASDAQ:BKCC) has a market capitalization of $630.39Million. The company was upgraded by the brokerage firm Ladenburg Thalmann from Neutral to Buy ($9.5). The stock price closed at $8.61 and has changed by +0.14 or 1.65% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 8.09, Price/Sales 5.78 and Price/Book ratio 0.87. Dividend Yield: 12.44 percent. The beta ratio is 1.50.



Cogent Communications (NASDAQ:CCOI) has a market capitalization of $761.86Million. The company was upgraded by the brokerage firm FBR Capital from Underperform to Mkt Perform ($13). The stock price closed at $16.54 and has changed by +0.40 or 2.48% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 159.33, Price/Sales 2.75 and Price/Book ratio 4.75. Dividend Yield: 0.00 percent. The beta ratio is 1.27.



IRIS International, Inc. (NASDAQ:IRIS) has a market capitalization of $171.39Million. The company was upgraded by the brokerage firm Feltl & Co. from Hold to Buy ($13.2). The stock price closed at $9.58 and has changed by +0.21 or 2.24% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 110.71, Price/Sales 1.50 and Price/Book ratio 1.81. Dividend Yield: 0.00 percent. The beta ratio is 1.06.



IRIS International, Inc. (NASDAQ:IRIS) has a market capitalization of $171.39Million. The company was upgraded by the brokerage firm The Benchmark Company from Sell to Hold ($8.5). The stock price closed at $9.58 and has changed by +0.21 or 2.24% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 110.71, Price/Sales 1.50 and Price/Book ratio 1.81. Dividend Yield: 0.00 percent. The beta ratio is 1.06.



Petroleum Development (NASDAQ:PETD) has a market capitalization of $701.83Million. The company was upgraded by the brokerage firm Global Hunter Securities from Accumulate to Buy ($40). The stock price closed at $29.75 and has changed by +2.04 or 7.36% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is not calculable, Price/Sales 1.79 and Price/Book ratio 0.97. Dividend Yield: 0.00 percent. The beta ratio is 1.93.


Plains All American (NYSE:PAA) has a market capitalization of $9.89Billion. The company was upgraded by the brokerage firm Wunderlich from Hold to Buy ($71). The stock price closed at $66.25 and has changed by +1.60 or 2.47% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.78, Price/Sales 0.37 and Price/Book ratio 2.13. Dividend Yield: 6.23 percent. The beta ratio is 0.49.



Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE:SWK) has a market capitalization of $11.24Billion. The company was upgraded by the brokerage firm Argus from Hold to Buy ($76). The stock price closed at $66.77 and has changed by +0.46 or 0.69% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 17.62, Price/Sales 1.28 and Price/Book ratio 1.52. Dividend Yield: 2.56 percent. The beta ratio is 1.47.



Transocean LTD (NYSE:RIG) has a market capitalization of $16.03Billion. The company was upgraded by the brokerage firm Global Hunter Securities from Sell to Reduce ($46). The stock price closed at $50.12 and has changed by +1.12 or 2.29% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is not calculable, Price/Sales 1.86 and Price/Book ratio 0.84. Dividend Yield: 5.64 percent. The beta ratio is 1.01.



YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ:YRCW) has a market capitalization of $2.36Million. The company was upgraded by the brokerage firm Stifel Nicolaus from Sell to Hold. The stock price closed at $0.0495 and has changed by -0.0095 or -16.10% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is not calculable, Price/Sales 0.02 and Price/Book ratio not calculable. Dividend Yield: 0.00 percent. The beta ratio is 2.98.

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