Equity Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades to Evaluate Tuesday

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Wall St. Watchdog reveals information about companies for which stock analysts either upgraded or downgraded the shares on May 2nd.

Upgrades

Spartan Motors (NASDAQ:SPAR):

Dougherty & Company upgraded its rating on this company from Neutral to Buy and changed its price target to $6.5.

Astronics (NASDAQ:ATRO):

Dougherty & Company upgraded its rating on this company from Neutral to Buy and changed its price target from $32 to $41.

Dynamic Materials (NASDAQ:BOOM):

Auriga upgraded its rating on this company from Hold to Buy and changed its price target to $26.

Herbalife (NYSE:HLF):

Auriga upgraded its rating on this company from Hold to Buy and changed its price target from $66 to $68.

Advanced Energy (NASDAQ:AEIS):

Avian upgraded its rating on this company from Negative to Neutral.

True Religion (NASDAQ:TRLG):

Caris & Company upgraded its rating on this company from Above Average to Buy and changed its price target to $38.

Papa John’s (NASDAQ:PZZA):

Feltl & Co. upgraded its rating on this company from Sell to Hold and changed its price target from $36 to $43.

Varian Medical (NYSE:VAR):

Barrington Research upgraded its rating on this company from Mkt Perform to Outperform.

Williams Partners (NYSE:WPZ):

Stifel Nicolaus upgraded its rating on this company from Hold to Buy and changed its price target to $62.

Regal Entertainment (NYSE:RGC):

Stifel Nicolaus upgraded its rating on this company from Hold to Buy and changed its price target to $17.

TripAdvisor (NASDAQ:TRIP):

Capstone Investments upgraded its rating on this company from Sell to Hold.

Downgrades

Collective Brands (NYSE:PSS):

Auriga downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Hold.

BRE Properties (NYSE:BRE):

Wunderlich downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Hold and changed its price target to $55.

Autodesk (NASDAQ:ADSK):

Longbow downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Neutral.

FMC Corp (NYSE:FMC):

Longbow downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Neutral.

Arch Coal (NYSE:ACI):

Howard Weil downgraded its rating on this company from Market Outperform to Market Perform and changed its price target from $22 to $15.

Protalix BioTherapeutics (AMEX:PLX):

Canaccord Genuity downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Hold and changed its price target to $8.

Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK):

PF Chang’s (NASDAQ:PFCB):

Miller Tabak downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Hold.

Avon Products (NYSE:AVP):

Caris & Company downgraded its rating on this company from Above Average to Average.

Higher One (NYSE:ONE):

Barrington Research downgraded its rating on this company from Outperform to Mkt Perform.

Endo Pharm (NASDAQ:ENDP):

Cantor Fitzgerald downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Hold and changed its price target to $39.

Ubiquiti Networks (NASDAQ:UBNT):

Wunderlich downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Hold and changed its price target to $35.

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