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Equity Briefing: Upgrades and Downgrades for August 16th: HALO, HOTT, IDIX, JAH, LCC, LMCA, MIPS, PLCE, PUK


A number of stocks were upgraded and downgraded by equities research analysts today, as reported by Analyst Ratings Network (http://bit.ly/arndailyr) and Equity Briefing:

Barclays Capital  reiterated its overweight rating on shares of Halozyme Therapeutic (NASDAQ: HALO).

Janney Montgomery Scott  reiterated its buy rating on shares of Hot Topic Inc (NASDAQ: HOTT).

Stifel Nicolaus  upgraded shares of Idenix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IDIX) from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Oppenheimer  raised its price target on shares of Jarden Co. (NYSE: JAH) to $60.00. They have an outperform rating on the stock.

Imperial Capital  lowered its price target on shares of US Airways Group, Inc. (NYSE: LCC) from $22.00 to $19.00. They have an outperform rating on the stock.

Barclays Capital  reiterated its overweight rating on shares of Liberty Capital (NASDAQ: LMCA).

Dougherty & Co  reiterated its neutral rating on shares of MIPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MIPS).

Janney Montgomery Scott  reiterated its buy rating on shares of Children's Place Retail Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCE).

Nomura  reiterated its reduce rating on shares of Prudential Public (NYSE: PUK).

Goldman Sachs  reiterated its neutral rating on shares of Sina (NASDAQ: SINA).

Deutsche Bank  reiterated its buy rating on shares of Sina (NASDAQ: SINA).

Barclays Capital  reiterated its equal weight rating on shares of Solera Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SLH).

Oppenheimer  reiterated its outperform rating on shares of 3SBio Inc. (NASDAQ: SSRX).

KeyBanc  initiated coverage on shares of Swift Transportation (NASDAQ: SWFT). They issued a hold rating on the stock.

MKM Partners  reiterated its buy rating on shares of Targacept Inc. (NASDAQ: TRGT).

UBS AG  reiterated its buy rating on shares of Wintrust Financial (NASDAQ: WTFC).

Deutsche Bank  upgraded shares of Xueda Education (NYSE: XUE) from a hold rating to a buy rating.

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