Equity Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades to Evaluate Tuesday

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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