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Stock Upgrades And Downgrades From 2011/12/07

Daily Upgrades And Downgrades. 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:

Atwood Oceanics (ATW) has a market capitalization of $2.68Billion. The company was upgraded by the brokerage firm “Morgan Keegan” from “Mkt Perform” to ”Outperform”. The stock price closed at $41.25 and has changed by -2.00% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 9.92, Price/Sales 4.15 and Price/Book 1.62. The earnings per share is expected to grow by 24.17% for next year and 15.00% for the upcoming 5 years.

1-Year Chart Of Atwood Oceanics (Click to enlarge)

Blackstone (BX) has a market capitalization of $16.69Billion. The company was upgraded by the brokerage firm “Argus” from “Hold” to ”Buy ($20)”. The stock price closed at $14.85 and has changed by 0.20% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is -, Price/Sales 4.88 and Price/Book 4.05. The earnings per share is expected to grow by 44.07% for next year and 14.67% for the upcoming 5 years.

1-Year Chart Of Blackstone (Click to enlarge)

Comstock (CRK) has a market capitalization of $954.43Million. The company was upgraded by the brokerage firm “Oppenheimer” from “Perform” to ”Outperform ($30)”. The stock price closed at $20.03 and has changed by 3.67% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is -, Price/Sales 2.43 and Price/Book 0.90. The earnings per share is expected to grow by 300.00% for next year and 10.00% for the upcoming 5 years.

1-Year Chart Of Comstock (Click to enlarge)


Downgrades:

Darden Restaurants (DRI) has a market capitalization of $5.72Billion. The company was downgraded by the brokerage firm “Argus” from “Buy” to ”Hold”. The stock price closed at $43.43 and has changed by 3.85% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 12.81, Price/Sales 0.75 and Price/Book 3.01. The earnings per share is expected to grow by 13.49% for next year and 12.73% for the upcoming 5 years.

1-Year Chart Of Darden Restaurants (Click to enlarge)

Fastenal (FAST) has a market capitalization of $12.28Billion. The company was downgraded by the brokerage firm “UBS” from “Buy” to ”Neutral ($43)”. The stock price closed at $41.60 and has changed by -2.19% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 36.49, Price/Sales 4.65 and Price/Book 8.72. The earnings per share is expected to grow by 16.67% for next year and 16.94% for the upcoming 5 years.

1-Year Chart Of Fastenal (Click to enlarge)

Summit Hotel (INN) has a market capitalization of $345.77Million. The company was downgraded by the brokerage firm “KeyBanc Capital Mkts” from “Buy” to ”Hold”. The stock price closed at $9.25 and has changed by -4.54% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is -, Price/Sales 2.38 and Price/Book 1.07. The earnings per share is expected to grow by 25.40% for next year and - for the upcoming 5 years.

1-Year Chart Of Summit Hotel (Click to enlarge)

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