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Published on Wednesday, 24 August 2011 08:17 Written by Danny Miller
New York, August 24th (TradersHuddle.com) – Following are some of the top upgrades and downgrades before the market open.
Allied Nevada (NYSE:ANV) was upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital.
AtriCure (NASDAQ:ATRC) was upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Morgan Keegan. The firm lowered its target price to $13 from $14.
CACI International (NYSE:CACI) was upgraded to a Hold from Underperform at Jefferies. The firm cut its target price to $54 from $56.
Elan (NYSE:ELN) was upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse.
Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ:HURN) was upgraded to a Buy from Neutral at Janney Capital Markets.
Masimo Corp. (NASDAQ:MASI) was upgraded to a Buy from Neutral at Lazard.
NASDAQ OMX Group (NASDAQ:NDAQ), the global operator of stock markets and owner of the NASDAQ market site, was upgraded to a Buy from Neutral at UBS.
Newmont Mining (NYSE:NEM), the largest gold producer, was upgraded to Sector Perform from Underperform at RBC Capital.
Perfect World (NASDAQ:PWRD), the online game developer and operator based in China, was upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse.
Saks, Inc. (NYSE:SKS), the owner and operator of Saks Fifth Avenue stores, was upgraded to a Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse.
Strayer Education (NASDAQ:STRA) was upgraded to a Neutral from Sell at Sterne Agee.
Summit Hotel (NYSE:INN) was upgraded to a Buy from Hold at Keybanc Capital Markets.
Tesoro (NYSE:TSO), the crude oil refiner based in San Antonio, TX, was upgraded to a Buy from Sell at The Benchmark Company. The firm set its target price at $25.
U-Store-It Trust (NYSE:YSI) was upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital.
Abbot Laboratories (NYSE:ABT), the maker of diversified health care products, was downgraded to a Market Perform from Outperform at Morgan Keegan. The firm lowered its target price to $57 from $60.
Benchmark Electric (NYSE:BHE), the provider of contract electronics manufacturing and design services, was downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital.
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX), the heart stent maker, was downgraded to a Market Perform from Outperform at Morgan Keegan. The firm lowered its target price to $7 from $8.
Fidelity National Information Services (NYSE:FIS), the credit and debit card processor, was downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at JP Morgan.
Pacific Sunwear (NASDAQ:PSUN), the specialty retailer rooted in the California lifestyle catering to teenagers and young adults, was downgraded to Perform from Outperform at Oppenheimer.
Public Storage (NYSE:PSA), the self-storage properties REIT, was downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital.
Sanmina –SCI (NASDAQ:SANM), the electronics contract manufacturing services provider, was downgraded to Underperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital.
United Therapeutics (NASDAQ:UTHR) was downgraded to a Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank.
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