Today’s Stock Upgrades and Downgrades on Wall Street

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

Upgrades

  • SurModics (NASDAQ:SRDX): Feltl & Co. upgraded its rating on this company from Hold to Buy and changed its price target to $13. About the company: SurModics, Inc. provides surface modification solutions to the medical device industry. The Company’s primary focus is the commercialization of its PhotoLink process through third-party licensing arrangements. SurModics’s process is a light-activated coating technology that modifies medical device surfaces by creating chemical bonds between those surfaces and a variety of chemical agents.
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  • Genomic Health (NASDAQ:GHDX): Ladenburg Thalmann upgraded its rating on this company from Neutral to Buy and changed its price target to $26. About the company: Genomic Health, Inc. is a life science company focused on the development and commercialization of genomic-based clinical diagnostic tests for cancer. The Company’s diagnostic services provide information on the likelihood of disease recurrence and response to certain types of therapy.
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  • BTU Int’l (NASDAQ:BTUI): Feltl & Co. upgraded its rating on this company from Sell to Hold. About the company: BTU International, Inc. designs, manufactures, sells, and services thermal processing equipment and related process controls for use in the electronics, power generation, automotive, and other industries. The Company supplies solder reflow systems, low temperature curing/encapsulation, hybrid integrated circuit manufacturing, and systems for sintering nuclear fuel.
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  • Leapfrog (NYSE:LF): Needham upgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Strong Buy and changed its price target to $6. About the company: Leapfrog Enterprises, Inc. designs, develops and markets technology-based educational platforms with curriculum interactive software content and stand-alone products. The Company’s products are for sale through retailers, distributors and directly to schools Leapfrog’s products include electronic educational games and learning books.
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  • TNS Inc (NYSE:TNS): Barrington Research upgraded its rating on this company from Mkt Perform to Outperform. About the company: TNS Inc. provides business-critical data communications services to processors of credit card, debit card and automated teller machine transactions. The Company also provides call signaling and database access services to the domestic telecommunications industry and of secure data and voice network services to global financial industry.
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  • IPG Photonics (NASDAQ:IPGP): Needham upgraded its rating on this company from Hold to Buy and changed its price target to $60. About the company: IPG Photonics Corporation produces high-power fiber lasers and amplifiers. The Company develops and commercializes optical fiber-based lasers used in a wide range of applications such as materials processing, telecommunications and medical applications.
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  • Myriad Genetics (NASDAQ:MYGN): Ticonderoga upgraded its rating on this company from Neutral to Buy and changed its price target to $25. About the company: Myriad Genetics, Inc. develops and markets molecular diagnostic products to provide physicians with information to help guide the care of their patients, to prevent disease, delay the onset of disease, or catch disease at an early stage.
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  • Oshkosh Truck (NYSE:OSK): The Benchmark Company upgraded its rating on this company from Sell to Hold and changed its price target to $20. About the company: Oshkosh Corporation designs, manufactures and markets fire and emergency apparatuses and specialty commercial and military trucks. The Company provides products such as pumpers, aerial and ladder trucks, tankers, rescue vehicles, snow removal vehicles, refuse truck bodies, and concrete mixers.
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  • Ritchie Bros. (NYSE:RBA): Robert W. Baird upgraded its rating on this company from Neutral to Outperform and changed its price target from $24 to $25. About the company: Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated auctions industrial equipment, operating through various locations around the world. The Company sells, through unreserved public auctions, used and unused industrial equipment, including equipment used in the construction, transportation, mining, forestry, petroleum, and agricultural industries.
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Downgrades

  • Skyworks (NASDAQ:SWKS): Charter Equity downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Mkt Perform. About the company: Skyworks Solutions, Inc., a wireless semiconductor company, designs and manufactures radio frequency and complete semiconductor system solutions for mobile communications applications. The Company provides front-end modules, radio frequency subsystems, and system solutions to wireless handset and infrastructure customers worldwide.
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  • SAIC (NYSE:SAI): RBC Capital Mkts downgraded its rating on this company from Sector Perform to Underperform and changed its price target from $13 to $12. About the company: SAIC, Inc. provides scientific, engineering, systems integration and technical services and solutions in such areas as national security, intelligence and homeland defense.
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  • interCLICK (NASDAQ:ICLK): RBC Capital Mkts downgraded its rating on this company from Outperform to Sector Perform and changed its price target to $9. About the company: interCLICK, Inc., through the interCLICK Network, provides a marketing network designed to interest publishers, advertisers, and users. The Network offers publisher sites to create an advertising platform in order for consumers to get targeted content from advertisers.
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  • GeoEye (NASDAQ:GEOY): Canaccord Genuity downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Hold and changed its price target from $45.25 to $33. About the company: GeoEye Inc. provides earth imagery products and services worldwide. The Company operates a high-resolution satellite, which offers black and white as well as color digital imagery on a global basis.
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  • Diamond Foods (NASDAQ:DMND): Northland Securities downgraded its rating on this company from Outperform to Market Perform and changed its price target from $100 to $57. About the company: Diamond Foods, Inc. is a branded food company specializing in processing, marketing and distributing culinary, snack, in-shell and ingredient nuts.
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  • Praxair (NYSE:PX): Argus downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Hold. About the company: Praxair, Inc. supplies gas to industries primarily located in North and South America. The Company produces, sells, and distributes atmospheric gases including oxygen, nitrogen, argon, and rare gases, as well as process gases including carbon dioxide, helium, hydrogen, electronics gases, and acetylene. Praxair also supplies metallic and ceramic coatings and powders.
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  • ONEOK Partners (NYSE:OKS): Stifel Nicolaus downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Hold. About the company: ONEOK Partners, L.P., through a subsidiary limited partnership, owns a general partner interest in a master limited partnership. The partnership owns an interstate pipeline system that transports natural gas primarily in the upper Midwest and Mid Continent regions of the United States.
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  • Atmel (NASDAQ:ATML): Needham downgraded its rating on this company from Strong Buy to Buy and changed its price target to $12. About the company: Atmel Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and markets various non-volatile memory and logic integrated circuits using its proprietary technology. The Company’s devices are used in products for telecommunications, computers, networking, image processing, industrial and military applications, and avionics.
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  • OpenTable (NASDAQ:OPEN): Morgan Keegan downgraded its rating on this company from Outperform to Mkt Perform and changed its price target from $60 to $39. About the company: OpenTable, Inc. provides free, real-time online restaurant reservations for diners through an online booking service. The Company also offers reservation and guest management solutions for restaurants. OpenTable allows users to search for tables based on desired criteria for cuisine, price, and location.
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  • Amyris (NASDAQ:AMRS): Robert W. Baird downgraded its rating on this company from Outperform to Neutral and changed its price target from $25 to $16. About the company: Amyris, Inc. is a renewable products company. The Company provides alternatives to select petroleum-sourced products used in specialty chemical and transportation fuel markets worldwide. Amyris is developing Brazilian sugarcane as its primary feedstock.
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(Note: Selected financial data are sourced from Briefing.com via the Wall St. Journal. All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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