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Stock Upgrades And Downgrades From 2011/12/09

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:

Duke Energy (DUK) has a market capitalization of $27.27Billion. The company was upgraded by the brokerage firm “FBR Capital” from “Underperform” to ”Mkt Perform”. The stock price closed at $20.86 and has changed by 1.81% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 14.85, Price/Sales 1.87 and Price/Book 1.20. The earnings per share is expected to grow by 1.42% for next year and 3.93% for the upcoming 5 years.

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

Flow (FLOW) has a market capitalization of $2.95Billion. The company was upgraded by the brokerage firm “Northland Securities” from “Market Perform” to ”Outperform ($4)”. The stock price closed at $30.19 and has changed by 1.51% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 42.49, Price/Sales 1.65 and Price/Book 0.86. The earnings per share is expected to grow by 240.15% for next year and 9.67% for the upcoming 5 years.

1-Year Chart Of Flow (Click to enlarge)

Validus Holdings (VR) has a market capitalization of $967.97Million. The company was upgraded by the brokerage firm “Stifel Nicolaus” from “Hold” to ”Buy ($38)”. The stock price closed at $4.42 and has changed by 5.24% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is -, Price/Sales 0.34 and Price/Book 0.43. The earnings per share is expected to grow by 46.34% for next year and 0.00% for the upcoming 5 years.

1-Year Chart Of Validus Holdings (Click to enlarge)

MEMC Elec (WFR) has a market capitalization of $115.48Million. The company was upgraded by the brokerage firm “Collins Stewart” from “Neutral” to ”Buy ($5.5)”. The stock price closed at $3.52 and has changed by 45.45% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 48.40, Price/Sales 0.50 and Price/Book 1.44. The earnings per share is expected to grow by 122.22% for next year and 21.67% for the upcoming 5 years.

1-Year Chart Of MEMC Elec (Click to enlarge)


Downgrades:

Invesco Mortgage Capital (IVR) has a market capitalization of $1.82Billion. The company was downgraded by the brokerage firm “FBR Capital” from “Outperform” to ”Mkt Perform ($16)”. The stock price closed at $14.71 and has changed by -6.54% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 4.20, Price/Sales 4.95 and Price/Book 0.96. The earnings per share is expected to grow by -7.52% for next year and 4.13% for the upcoming 5 years.

1-Year Chart Of Invesco Mortgage Capital (Click to enlarge)

Invesco Mortgage Capital (IVR) has a market capitalization of $1.82Billion. The company was downgraded by the brokerage firm “JMP Securities” from “Mkt Outperform” to ”Mkt Perform”. The stock price closed at $14.71 and has changed by -6.54% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 4.20, Price/Sales 4.95 and Price/Book 0.96. The earnings per share is expected to grow by -7.52% for next year and 4.13% for the upcoming 5 years.

1-Year Chart Of Invesco Mortgage Capital (Click to enlarge)

Pharmacyclics (PCYC) has a market capitalization of $1.00Billion. The company was downgraded by the brokerage firm “Global Hunter Securities” from “Buy” to ”Neutral ($15)”. The stock price closed at $12.39 and has changed by -15.25% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is -, Price/Sales 159.17 and Price/Book 10.67. The earnings per share is expected to grow by -42.90% for next year and 10.00% for the upcoming 5 years.

1-Year Chart Of Pharmacyclics (Click to enlarge)

Pharmacyclics (PCYC) has a market capitalization of $1.00Billion. The company was downgraded by the brokerage firm “RBC Capital Mkts” from “Outperform” to ”Sector Perform ($15)”. The stock price closed at $12.39 and has changed by -15.25% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is -, Price/Sales 159.17 and Price/Book 10.67. The earnings per share is expected to grow by -42.90% for next year and 10.00% for the upcoming 5 years.

1-Year Chart Of Pharmacyclics (Click to enlarge)

T. Rowe Price (TROW) has a market capitalization of $14.40Billion. The company was downgraded by the brokerage firm “Stifel Nicolaus” from “Buy” to ”Hold”. The stock price closed at $57.96 and has changed by 1.70% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 19.58, Price/Sales 5.28 and Price/Book 4.41. The earnings per share is expected to grow by 6.25% for next year and 12.79% for the upcoming 5 years.

1-Year Chart Of T. Rowe Price (Click to enlarge)

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