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Owens Corning (OC) Upgraded to Top Pick at RBC Capital

Owens Corning Inc (OC) has been upgraded today by the securities research analysts at investment firm RBC Capital Markets which raised Owens Corning from a “outperform” rating to “top pick.”  RBC Capital also positively adjusted their performance outlook for OC and adjusted its price target from $42 to $45 dollars.  RBC Capital noted that at current share levels that Owens Corning has at minimum 25% upside to investors over the next year to year and a half as they foresee improvement in all company business segments. OC... 
 

Entegris, Inc. (ENTG) Upgraded to Buy at Dougherty & Company

Entegris, Inc. (ENTG) has been upgraded today by the securities research analysts at investment firm Dougherty & Company which raised Entegris from a “neutral” rating to “buy.”  Dougherty also increased their performance outlook for ENTG and adjusted its price target from $10.50 to $11.25 dollars.  Dougherty increased their rating and price target after Entegris earnings were reported and notes they are duly impressed by the performance of execution at the company which they say delivers strong cash flow and leverage. ENTG... 
 

Gen-Probe (GPRO) Upgraded to Outperform at Robert W. Baird

Gen-Probe (GPRO) has been upgraded today by the securities research analysts at investment firm Robert W. Baird which raised Gen-Probe from a “neutral” rating to “outperform.”  Baird, however, cut their performance outlook for GPRO  and adjusted its price target from $82 to $75 dollars.  Baird noted that their decreased price target is partly based on potential suitors of Gen-Probe (LIFE, Novartis and TMO) having walked away into the sunset.  Still, Baird upgrades GPRO based on what they find is a good risk, reward opportunity... 
 

Carlisle Companies (CSL) Upgraded to Market Perform at FBR Capital

Carlisle Companies (CSL) has been upgraded today by the securities research analysts at investment firm FBR Capital which upgraded Carlisle from a “under perform” rating to “market perform.”  FBR Capital also raised their performance outlook for CSL and adjusted their price target from $35 to $45 dollars.  FBR noted that their rating change is based on Carlisle’s impressive accretion after their recent acquisition of Hawk.  Additionally, company fiscal year 2011 & 2012 estimates are moved in-line with consensus. After... 
 

EQT Corporation (EQT) Upgraded to Outperform at Robert W. Baird

EQT Corporation (EQT) has been upgraded today by the securities research analysts at investment firm Robert W. Baird which raised EQT from a “neutral” rating to “outperform.”  Baird also increased their performance outlook for EQT and adjusted their price target from $55 to $66 dollars.  Baird noted that their upgraded rating is based on valuation and commodity price updates. EQT has trended with positive bias ever since April trading eventually pulled northward after EQT stumbled within the first quarter of 2011 trading. ... 
 

DeVry Inc. (DV) Upgraded to Buy at UBS

DeVry Inc. (DV) has been upgraded today by the securities research analysts at investment firm UBS which raised DeVry from a “neutral” rating to “buy.”  UBS also increased their performance outlook for DeVry and adjusted their price target from $55 to $75 dollars.  UBS noted that DeVry has a sustainable business model as a reasoning for their upgraded rating on shares of DV.  UBS goes on to note that the company could even sustain 5 to 10 percent revenue growth year to year over a long duration. DV continues to make... 
 

NutriSystem Inc. (NTRI) Upgraded to Outperform at Wedbush

NutriSystem Inc. (NTRI) has been upgraded today by the securities research analysts at investment firm Wedbush which raised NutriSystem from a “neutral” rating to “outperform.”  Wedbush also increased their performance outlook on NTRI and adjusted its price target from $17 to $19 dollars.  Wedbush noted that the reasoning for their upgraded rating change today was partly based on new product launches and a lower cost base coupled with commendable performance in a competitive industry. NTRI gapped up at the market open... 
 

Complete Production Services, Inc. (CPX) Upgraded to Buy at Global Hunter Securities

Complete Production Services, Inc. (CPX) has been upgraded today by the securities research analysts at investment firm Global Hunter Securities which raised Complete Production Services from a “accumulate” rating to “buy.”  Global Hunter also increased their performance outlook for CPX and adjusted its price target from $38 to $45 dollars.  Global Hunter noted that that some of its business lines such as fluid handling, well drilling and coiled tubing will help drive quarterly results despite beginning late in the Eagle... 
 

Collective Brands, Inc. (PSS) Upgraded to Average at Caris & Company

Collective Brands, Inc. (PSS) has been upgraded today by the securities research analysts at investment firm Caris & Company which raised Collective Brands from a “below” rating to “average.”  Caris also increased their performance outlook for Collective Brands and adjusted their price target from $12 to $14 dollars.  Caris believes that the board of the company is ‘in the right’ with their search of new leadership despite interim CEO, Michael Massey, at the helm. PSS slid today during the intraday session... 
 

Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) Upgraded to Buy at Stifel Nicolaus

Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) has been upgraded today by the securities research analysts at investment firm Stifel Nicolaus which raised Pioneer Natural Resources from a “hold” rating to “buy.”  Stifel has a performance outlook price target of $110 dollars fixed on shares of PXD.  Stifel noted that their $110 price target is based on oil having “turned the corner” and that 2012 crude has a positive outlook. PXD is down during intraday trading for the first time in nine days of trading where shares of the... 
 

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (SWKS) Upgraded to Buy at DA Davidson

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (SWKS) has been upgraded today by the securities research analysts at investment firm DA Davidson which raised Skyworks Solutions from a “neutral” rating to “buy.”  Davidson also heightened their performance outlook for Skyworks and adjusted their price target from $25 to $30 dollars.  Davidson noted that the Chinese market should allow Skyworks to meet their FQ3 revenue guidance. SWKS outstripped yesterday’s entire intraday range today during the normal market session after beginning to... 
 

Gran Tierra Energy (GTE) Upgraded to Buy at Standpoint Research

Gran Tierra Energy (GTE) has been upgraded today by the securities research analysts at investment firm Standpoint Research which raised Gran Tierra Energy from a “hold” rating to “buy.”  Standpoint has a performance outlook price target of $9 dollars set on GTE.  Standpoint noted that the company has $30 million dollars in debt, however, they also have $250 million in cash in the company coffer.  Standpoint expects revenue and earnings to increase more than 25% next year. GTE began this week on a weak note but has since... 
 

Amdocs Limited (DOX) Upgraded to Outperform at Wedbush

Amdocs Limited (DOX) has been upgraded today by the securities research analysts at investment firm Wedbush which raised Amdocs from a “underperform” rating to “outperform.”  Wedbush also increased their performance outlook for DOX and adjusted their price target from $32 to $37 dollars.  Wedbush noted that they are confident that the company can attain the upper end of their 4 to 6 percent growth expectations via M&A and transition to billing based on usage. DOX entered 2011 trading after experiencing a substantial... 
 

Whiting Petroleum (WLL) Upgraded to Outperform at Boenning & Scattergood

Whiting Petroleum (WLL) has been upgraded today by the securities research analysts at investment firm Boenning & Scattergood which raised Whiting from a “neutral” rating to “outperform.”  Boenning & Scattergood has a $20 dollar performance outlook set for shares of WLL.  The firm notes that they find shares of WLL to be trading at discount prices, pointing out that the drawdown that WLL has been enduring recently makes for a good entry point based on risk, reward. As Boenning & Scattergood indicated, shares... 
 

Nabors Industries (NBR) Upgraded to Buy at Global Hunter Securities

Nabors Industries (NBR) has been upgraded today by the securities research analysts at investment firm Global Hunter Securities which raised Nabors from an “accumulate” rating to “buy.”  Global Hunter, however, decreased their performance outlook for NBR  and adjusted their price target from $41 to $36 dollars.  Global Hunter noted today that they believe the sell-off from last week has created an attractive entry point for long positions. What Global Hunter said is true, last week NBR gapped south at the beginning of... 
 
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