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Equity Briefing: Upgrades and Downgrades for July 24th: AHL, AIG, AKAM, AMT, AOL, ATR, AVGO, BBRG, BKW, BRY, C


A number of stocks were upgraded and downgraded by equities research analysts today, as reported by Analyst Ratings Network and Equity Briefing:

Credit Suisse  downgraded shares of Aspen Insurance (NYSE: AHL) from an outperform rating to a neutral rating.

Evercore Partners  initiated coverage on shares of American International Group, Inc. (NYSE: AIG). They issued an overweight rating on the stock.

William Blair  initiated coverage on shares of Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ: AKAM). They issued an outperform rating on the stock.

Evercore Partners  downgraded shares of American Tower Corporation (NYSE: AMT) from an overweight rating to an equal weight rating.

Goldman Sachs  initiated coverage on shares of AOL (NYSE: AOL). They issued a neutral rating on the stock.

Goldman Sachs  downgraded shares of Aptargroup Inc. (NYSE: ATR) from a neutral rating to a sell rating.

Canaccord Genuity  initiated coverage on shares of Avago Technologies (NASDAQ: AVGO). They issued a buy rating on the stock and set a $42.00 price target.

Davenport  initiated coverage on shares of Bravio Brio (NASDAQ: BBRG). They issued a buy rating on the stock.

Credit Suisse  initiated coverage on shares of Burger King Worldwide Inc (NYSE: BKW). They issued a neutral rating on the stock.

Stifel Nicolaus  downgraded shares of Berry Petroleum Comp (NYSE: BRY) from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Evercore Partners  downgraded shares of Crown Castle (NYSE: CCI) from an overweight rating to an equal weight rating.

Jefferies Group  downgraded shares of CNOOC (NYSE: CEO) from a hold rating to an underperform rating.

Argus  downgraded shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Brean Murray  initiated coverage on shares of CytoSorbents Co. (NASDAQ: CTSO). They issued a buy rating on the stock and set a $0.50 price target.

Janney Montgomery Scott  initiated coverage on shares of Dunkin Brands (NASDAQ: DNKN). They issued a neutral rating on the stock and set a $35.00 price target.

Davenport  initiated coverage on shares of Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI). They issued a buy rating on the stock.

Oppenheimer  downgraded shares of DeVry Inc. (NYSE: DV) from an outperform rating to a market perform rating.

Citigroup  downgraded shares of DeVry Inc. (NYSE: DV) from a buy rating to a neutral rating.

JPMorgan Chase  downgraded shares of DeVry Inc. (NYSE: DV) from a neutral rating to an underweight rating.

Davenport  initiated coverage on shares of Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE: EAT). They issued a neutral rating on the stock.

UBS AG  initiated coverage on shares of Elster Group SE (NYSE: ELT). They issued a neutral rating on the stock.

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