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Stock Upgrades And Downgrades From 2011/12/13

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:

Acme Packet (APKT) has a market capitalization of $2.26Billion. The company was upgraded by the brokerage firm “Morgan Keegan” from “Mkt Perform” to ”Outperform ($45)”. The stock price closed at $32.72 and has changed by -2.81% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 47.41, Price/Sales 7.67 and Price/Book 5.33. The earnings per share is expected to grow by 28.07% for next year and 25.76% for the upcoming 5 years.

1-Year Chart Of Acme Packet (Click to enlarge)

American Wdmrk (AMWD) has a market capitalization of $161.12Million. The company was upgraded by the brokerage firm “Robert W. Baird” from “Neutral” to ”Outperform ($16)”. The stock price closed at $11.92 and has changed by 6.24% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is -, Price/Sales 0.33 and Price/Book 1.08. The earnings per share is expected to grow by 57.90% for next year and 8.00% for the upcoming 5 years.

1-Year Chart Of American Wdmrk (Click to enlarge)

Avon Products (AVP) has a market capitalization of $6.95Billion. The company was upgraded by the brokerage firm “Caris & Company” from “Average” to ”Above Average ($19)”. The stock price closed at $17.51 and has changed by 8.49% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 9.49, Price/Sales 0.61 and Price/Book 3.81. The earnings per share is expected to grow by 2.81% for next year and 9.45% for the upcoming 5 years.

1-Year Chart Of Avon Products (Click to enlarge)


Downgrades:

Altria (MO) has a market capitalization of $59.62Billion. The company was downgraded by the brokerage firm “Stifel Nicolaus” from “Buy” to ”Hold”. The stock price closed at $28,75 and has changed by -0,85% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 17,36, Price/Sales 2,53 and Price/Book 13,55. The earnings per share is expected to grow by 7,35% for next year and 7,78% for the upcoming 5 years.

1-Year Chart Of Altria (Click to enlarge)

DR Horton (DHI) has a market capitalization of $3.81Billion. The company was downgraded by the brokerage firm “Stifel Nicolaus” from “Hold” to ”Sell”. The stock price closed at $11,76 and has changed by -2,41% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 52,39, Price/Sales 1,05 and Price/Book 1,45. The earnings per share is expected to grow by 75,00% for next year and 14,82% for the upcoming 5 years.

1-Year Chart Of DR Horton (Click to enlarge)

Toll Brothers (TOL) has a market capitalization of $3.29Billion. The company was downgraded by the brokerage firm “Stifel Nicolaus” from “Hold” to ”Sell”. The stock price closed at $19,21 and has changed by -2,44% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 82,04, Price/Sales 2,23 and Price/Book 1,27. The earnings per share is expected to grow by 94,44% for next year and 8,50% for the upcoming 5 years.

1-Year Chart Of Toll Brothers (Click to enlarge)

Volterra Semi (VLTR) has a market capitalization of $589.92Million. The company was downgraded by the brokerage firm “Needham” from “Strong Buy” to ”Buy ($28)”. The stock price closed at $23,27 and has changed by -3,04% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 34,29, Price/Sales 3,86 and Price/Book 3,94. The earnings per share is expected to grow by 33,96% for next year and 17,47% for the upcoming 5 years.

1-Year Chart Of Volterra Semi (Click to enlarge)

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