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Stock Upgrades And Downgrades From January 06, 2012

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 affect the company’s stock price significantly. Watch out the current rating decisions and their market ratios. Here is a current list of recent company upgrades and downgrades by brokerage firms.

Upgrades:

TD Ameritrade (AMTD) has a market capitalization of $9.09 Billion. The company was upgraded by the brokerage firm “Deutsche Bank” from “Hold” to ”Buy ($18)”. The stock price closed at $16.55 and has changed by 1.85% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 14.91, Price/Sales 3.28 and Price/Book 2.23. The earnings per share is expected to grow by 16.38% for next year and 15.23% for the upcoming 5 years.

1-Year Chart Of TD Ameritrade (Click to enlarge)

Cerner (CERN) has a market capitalization of $10.75 Billion. The company was upgraded by the brokerage firm “Deutsche Bank” from “Hold” to ”Buy ($71.5)”. The stock price closed at $63.47 and has changed by 1.67% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 38.47, Price/Sales 5.15 and Price/Book 4.87. The earnings per share is expected to grow by 22.28% for next year and 19.44% for the upcoming 5 years.

1-Year Chart Of Cerner (Click to enlarge)

Cepheid (CPHD) has a market capitalization of $2.22 Billion. The company was upgraded by the brokerage firm “RBC Capital Mkts” from “Sector Perform” to ”Outperform ($42)”. The stock price closed at $34.65 and has changed by 1.08% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 385.00, Price/Sales 8.66 and Price/Book 10.73. The earnings per share is expected to grow by 400.00% for next year and 20.00% for the upcoming 5 years.

1-Year Chart Of Cepheid (Click to enlarge)

Forest Oil (FST) has a market capitalization of $1.61 Billion. The company was upgraded by the brokerage firm “Stifel Nicolaus” from “Hold” to ”Buy ($20)”. The stock price closed at $14.12 and has changed by 0.93% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 18.34, Price/Sales 2.18 and Price/Book 1.38. The earnings per share is expected to grow by 10.48% for next year and 4.70% for the upcoming 5 years.

1-Year Chart Of Forest Oil (Click to enlarge)

Gen-Probe (GPRO) has a market capitalization of $2.79 Billion. The company was upgraded by the brokerage firm “RBC Capital Mkts” from “Sector Perform” to ”Outperform ($72)”. The stock price closed at $60.06 and has changed by 1.32% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 50.05, Price/Sales 5.04 and Price/Book 3.63. The earnings per share is expected to grow by 16.02% for next year and 12.57% for the upcoming 5 years.

1-Year Chart Of Gen-Probe (Click to enlarge)

KapStone Paper and Packaging (KS) has a market capitalization of $788.80 Million. The company was upgraded by the brokerage firm “Deutsche Bank” from “Hold” to ”Buy ($21)”. The stock price closed at $17.00 and has changed by 5.92% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 12.78, Price/Sales 0.94 and Price/Book 1.67. The earnings per share is expected to grow by 37.23% for next year and 5.00% for the upcoming 5 years.

1-Year Chart Of KapStone Paper and Packaging (Click to enlarge)

Macerich (MAC) has a market capitalization of $6.82 Billion. The company was upgraded by the brokerage firm “UBS” from “Neutral” to ”Buy ($55)”. The stock price closed at $51.68 and has changed by 0.60% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 369.14, Price/Sales 8.66 and Price/Book 2.51. The earnings per share is expected to grow by 150.00% for next year and 7.95% for the upcoming 5 years.

1-Year Chart Of Macerich (Click to enlarge)

Pioneer Drilling (PDC) has a market capitalization of $605.82 Million. The company was upgraded by the brokerage firm “Morgan Keegan” from “Mkt Perform” to ”Outperform ($14.5)”. The stock price closed at $9.83 and has changed by 1.87% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is not calculable, Price/Sales 0.92 and Price/Book 1.21. The earnings per share is expected to grow by 105.88% for next year and 9.00% for the upcoming 5 years.

1-Year Chart Of Pioneer Drilling (Click to enlarge)

SanDisk (SNDK) has a market capitalization of $12.00 Billion. The company was upgraded by the brokerage firm “Sterne Agee” from “Neutral” to ”Buy ($57)”. The stock price closed at $49.93 and has changed by 1.67% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 10.17, Price/Sales 2.22 and Price/Book 1.79. The earnings per share is expected to grow by 10.99% for next year and 16.20% for the upcoming 5 years.

1-Year Chart Of SanDisk (Click to enlarge)


Downgrades:

Ancestry.com (ACOM) has a market capitalization of $1.20 Billion. The company was downgraded by the brokerage firm “Morgan Keegan” from “Outperform” to ”Mkt Perform ($27)”. The stock price closed at $27.33 and has changed by -0.51% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 23.77, Price/Sales 3.18 and Price/Book 3.69. The earnings per share is expected to grow by 22.58% for next year and 17.75% for the upcoming 5 years.

1-Year Chart Of Ancestry.com (Click to enlarge)

BOK Financial (BOKF) has a market capitalization of $3.86 Billion. The company was downgraded by the brokerage firm “Stifel Nicolaus” from “Buy” to ”Hold”. The stock price closed at $56.74 and has changed by -0.70% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 14.01, Price/Sales 4.76 and Price/Book 1.41. The earnings per share is expected to grow by 0.93% for next year and 8.55% for the upcoming 5 years.

1-Year Chart Of BOK Financial (Click to enlarge)

Career Education (CECO) has a market capitalization of $587.08 Million. The company was downgraded by the brokerage firm “Argus” from “Buy” to ”Hold”. The stock price closed at $7.74 and has changed by -2.40% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 3.79, Price/Sales 0.29 and Price/Book 0.62. The earnings per share is expected to grow by -54.95% for next year and -2.33% for the upcoming 5 years.

1-Year Chart Of Career Education (Click to enlarge)

Coinstar (CSTR) has a market capitalization of $1.26 Billion. The company was downgraded by the brokerage firm “Morgan Keegan” from “Outperform” to ”Mkt Perform ($42)”. The stock price closed at $40.98 and has changed by -5.51% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 12.46, Price/Sales 0.74 and Price/Book 2.56. The earnings per share is expected to grow by 22.86% for next year and 18.61% for the upcoming 5 years.

1-Year Chart Of Coinstar (Click to enlarge)

Community Trust Bancorp (CTBI) has a market capitalization of $462.44 Million. The company was downgraded by the brokerage firm “Hilliard Lyons” from “Buy” to ”Neutral ($31)”. The stock price closed at $29.97 and has changed by -0.53% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 12.04, Price/Sales 2.91 and Price/Book 1.28. The earnings per share is expected to grow by 2.02% for next year and 10.00% for the upcoming 5 years.

1-Year Chart Of Community Trust Bancorp (Click to enlarge)

EnCana (ECA) has a market capitalization of $13.80 Billion. The company was downgraded by the brokerage firm “BMO Capital Markets” from “Outperform” to ”Market Perform ($20)”. The stock price closed at $18.77 and has changed by -2.34% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is not calculable, Price/Sales 1.86 and Price/Book 0.83. The earnings per share is expected to grow by 22.22% for next year and 5.00% for the upcoming 5 years.

1-Year Chart Of EnCana (Click to enlarge)

Intel (INTC) has a market capitalization of $128.57 Billion. The company was downgraded by the brokerage firm “Sterne Agee” from “Buy” to ”Neutral ($26)”. The stock price closed at $25.25 and has changed by -0.59% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 10.93, Price/Sales 2.49 and Price/Book 2.80. The earnings per share is expected to grow by 0.42% for next year and 10.65% for the upcoming 5 years.

1-Year Chart Of Intel (Click to enlarge)

Kohl's (KSS) has a market capitalization of $11.79 Billion. The company was downgraded by the brokerage firm “Argus” from “Buy” to ”Hold”. The stock price closed at $46.51 and has changed by -0.02% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 11.00, Price/Sales 0.63 and Price/Book 1.83. The earnings per share is expected to grow by 16.93% for next year and 13.83% for the upcoming 5 years.

1-Year Chart Of Kohl's (Click to enlarge)

Legg Mason (LM) has a market capitalization of $3.34 Billion. The company was downgraded by the brokerage firm “Deutsche Bank” from “Buy” to ”Hold ($27)”. The stock price closed at $23.90 and has changed by -2.01% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 14.40, Price/Sales 1.18 and Price/Book 0.60. The earnings per share is expected to grow by 34.62% for next year and 13.91% for the upcoming 5 years.

1-Year Chart Of Legg Mason (Click to enlarge)

Main Street Capital (MAIN) has a market capitalization of $569.67 Million. The company was downgraded by the brokerage firm “Ladenburg Thalmann” from “Buy” to ”Neutral”. The stock price closed at $21.36 and has changed by -0.19% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 8.48, Price/Sales 9.78 and Price/Book 1.47. The earnings per share is expected to grow by 2.42% for next year and 7.00% for the upcoming 5 years.

1-Year Chart Of Main Street Capital (Click to enlarge)

ProLogis (PLD) has a market capitalization of $13.22 Billion. The company was downgraded by the brokerage firm “UBS” from “Buy” to ”Neutral ($31)”. The stock price closed at $28.79 and has changed by -1.54% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is not calculable, Price/Sales 10.66 and Price/Book 0.95. The earnings per share is expected to grow by is not forecasted for next year and 37.83% for the upcoming 5 years.

1-Year Chart Of ProLogis (Click to enlarge)

RF Micro Device (RFMD) has a market capitalization of $1.26 Billion. The company was downgraded by the brokerage firm “DA Davidson” from “Buy” to ”Neutral ($5)”. The stock price closed at $4.54 and has changed by -19.50% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.13, Price/Sales 1.33 and Price/Book 1.82. The earnings per share is expected to grow by 35.71% for next year and 13.86% for the upcoming 5 years.

1-Year Chart Of RF Micro Device (Click to enlarge)

RF Micro Device (RFMD) has a market capitalization of $1.26 Billion. The company was downgraded by the brokerage firm “Oppenheimer” from “Outperform” to ”Perform”. The stock price closed at $4.54 and has changed by -19.50% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.13, Price/Sales 1.33 and Price/Book 1.82. The earnings per share is expected to grow by 35.71% for next year and 13.86% for the upcoming 5 years.

1-Year Chart Of RF Micro Device (Click to enlarge)

Charles Schwab (SCHW) has a market capitalization of $15.28 Billion. The company was downgraded by the brokerage firm “Deutsche Bank” from “Buy” to ”Hold ($13)”. The stock price closed at $12.03 and has changed by 0.96% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 17.70, Price/Sales 3.25 and Price/Book 2.00. The earnings per share is expected to grow by 2.82% for next year and 15.13% for the upcoming 5 years.

1-Year Chart Of Charles Schwab (Click to enlarge)

WCA Waste (WCAA) has a market capitalization of $153.88 Million. The company was downgraded by the brokerage firm “Wunderlich” from “Buy” to ”Hold ($6.5)”. The stock price closed at $6.49 and has changed by -0.15% compared to the previous day.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is not calculable, Price/Sales 0.58 and Price/Book 0.87. The earnings per share is expected to grow by 200.00% for next year and is not forecasted for the upcoming 5 years.

1-Year Chart Of WCA Waste (Click to enlarge)

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