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Stock Upgrades And Downgrades From 2011/12/08

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:

American Axle (AXL) has a market capitalization of $668.75Million. The company was upgraded by the brokerage firm “Deutsche Bank” from “Hold” to ”Buy ($16.5)”. The stock price closed at $8.88 and has changed by -1.00% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 4.55, Price/Sales 0.26 and Price/Book -. The earnings per share is expected to grow by 2.48% for next year and 18.70% for the upcoming 5 years.

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

Healthways (HWAY) has a market capitalization of $225.04Million. The company was upgraded by the brokerage firm “Stifel Nicolaus” from “Hold” to ”Buy ($13)”. The stock price closed at $6.76 and has changed by 4.16% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 6.69, Price/Sales 0.32 and Price/Book 0.51. The earnings per share is expected to grow by -18.28% for next year and 5.67% for the upcoming 5 years.

1-Year Chart Of Healthways (Click to enlarge)

Western Refining (WNR) has a market capitalization of $1.13Billion. The company was upgraded by the brokerage firm “RBC Capital Mkts” from “Outperform” to ”Top Pick ($20)”. The stock price closed at $12.43 and has changed by -2.59% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 6.87, Price/Sales 0.13 and Price/Book 1.26. The earnings per share is expected to grow by -10.23% for next year and 20.00% for the upcoming 5 years.

1-Year Chart Of Western Refining (Click to enlarge)


Downgrades:

Carmike Cinemas (CKEC) has a market capitalization of $93.38Million. The company was downgraded by the brokerage firm “Caris & Company” from “Average” to ”Below Average ($6)”. The stock price closed at $7.20 and has changed by -2.57% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is -, Price/Sales 0.20 and Price/Book -. The earnings per share is expected to grow by 266.70% for next year and 9.00% for the upcoming 5 years.

1-Year Chart Of Carmike Cinemas (Click to enlarge)

Jazz Pharma (JAZZ) has a market capitalization of $1.54Billion. The company was downgraded by the brokerage firm “WBB Securities” from “Buy” to ”Hold ($40)”. The stock price closed at $36.64 and has changed by -5.95% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.02, Price/Sales 6.38 and Price/Book 10.84. The earnings per share is expected to grow by -1.43% for next year and 20.45% for the upcoming 5 years.

1-Year Chart Of Jazz Pharma (Click to enlarge)

Martin Marietta (MLM) has a market capitalization of $3.30Billion. The company was downgraded by the brokerage firm “Longbow” from “Buy” to ”Neutral”. The stock price closed at $72.20 and has changed by -4.70% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 40.11, Price/Sales 1.82 and Price/Book 2.28. The earnings per share is expected to grow by 20.74% for next year and 7.26% for the upcoming 5 years.

1-Year Chart Of Martin Marietta (Click to enlarge)

NRG Energy (NRG) has a market capitalization of $4.28Billion. The company was downgraded by the brokerage firm “UBS” from “Buy” to ”Neutral ($20)”. The stock price closed at $18.61 and has changed by -4.71% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.91, Price/Sales 0.49 and Price/Book 0.55. The earnings per share is expected to grow by 30.56% for next year and 9.00% for the upcoming 5 years.

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

Silicon Labs (SLAB) has a market capitalization of $1.80Billion. The company was downgraded by the brokerage firm “UBS” from “Buy” to ”Neutral ($43)”. The stock price closed at $43.02 and has changed by 0.61% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 54.46, Price/Sales 3.78 and Price/Book 3.15. The earnings per share is expected to grow by 16.76% for next year and 20.67% for the upcoming 5 years.

1-Year Chart Of Silicon Labs (Click to enlarge)

Senior Housing (SNH) has a market capitalization of $3.46Billion. The company was downgraded by the brokerage firm “JMP Securities” from “Mkt Outperform” to ”Mkt Perform”. The stock price closed at $21.29 and has changed by -3.18% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 20.47, Price/Sales 8.47 and Price/Book 1.41. The earnings per share is expected to grow by 0.00% for next year and 7.80% for the upcoming 5 years.

1-Year Chart Of Senior Housing (Click to enlarge)

THQ Inc (THQI) has a market capitalization of $61.56Million. The company was downgraded by the brokerage firm “Brean Murray” from “Buy” to ”Hold”. The stock price closed at $0.90 and has changed by -38.34% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is -, Price/Sales 0.08 and Price/Book 0.84. The earnings per share is expected to grow by 327.30% for next year and 22.47% for the upcoming 5 years.

1-Year Chart Of THQ Inc (Click to enlarge)

Valero Energy (VLO) has a market capitalization of $11.69Billion. The company was downgraded by the brokerage firm “RBC Capital Mkts” from “Top Pick” to ”Outperform ($32)”. The stock price closed at $20.88 and has changed by -5.35% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 5.34, Price/Sales 0.10 and Price/Book 0.70. The earnings per share is expected to grow by -9.09% for next year and 27.16% for the upcoming 5 years.

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

MEMC Elec (WFR) has a market capitalization of $967.97Million. The company was downgraded by the brokerage firm “Wunderlich” from “Buy” to ”Sell ($3)”. The stock price closed at $4.20 and has changed by -0.24% 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 MEMC Elec (Click to enlarge)

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