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Stock Upgrades From 2011/12/01

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 for investors.

Upgrades:

Allergan (AGN) has a market capitalization of $25.68Billion. The company was upgraded by the brokerage firm “Argus” from “Hold” to ”Buy ($95)”. The stock price closed at $84.18 and has changed by 0.55% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 28.44, Price/Sales 4.82 and Price/Book 5.03. The earnings per share is expected to grow by 15.93% for next year and 13.23% for the upcoming 5 years.

1-Year Chart Of Allergan (Click to enlarge)

Gulfport Energy (GPOR) has a market capitalization of $1.68Billion. The company was upgraded by the brokerage firm “Global Hunter Securities” from “Neutral” to ”Accumulate ($38)”. The stock price closed at $33.00 and has changed by 3.94% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 16.84, Price/Sales 8.50 and Price/Book 3.52. The earnings per share is expected to grow by 18.06% for next year and 43.50% for the upcoming 5 years.

1-Year Chart Of Gulfport Energy (Click to enlarge)

lululemon athletica (LULU) has a market capitalization of $6.76Billion. The company was upgraded by the brokerage firm “Janney Mntgmy Scott” from “Neutral” to ”Buy ($57)”. The stock price closed at $47.17 and has changed by -5.09% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 44.92, Price/Sales 8.24 and Price/Book 12.00. The earnings per share is expected to grow by 25.22% for next year and 26.81% for the upcoming 5 years.

1-Year Chart Of lululemon athletica (Click to enlarge)

Seagate Tech (STX) has a market capitalization of $7.31Billion. The company was upgraded by the brokerage firm “Argus” from “Hold” to ”Buy”. The stock price closed at $17.40 and has changed by 1.75% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.68, Price/Sales 0.66 and Price/Book 3.02. The earnings per share is expected to grow by 20.76% for next year and 13.58% for the upcoming 5 years.

1-Year Chart Of Seagate Tech (Click to enlarge)

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