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Equity Briefing: Upgrades and Downgrades for July 17th: GILD, HD, HFC, HGSI, HUBG, JBHT, KBH, KEYW, KIRK, LH

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

Maxim Group initiated coverage on shares of Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD). They issued a buy rating on the stock and set a $70.00 price target.

Janney Montgomery Scott downgraded shares of Home Depot (NYSE: HD) from a buy rating to a neutral rating.

Raymond James upgraded shares of HollyFrontier Corp (NYSE: HFC) from an underperform rating to an outperform rating.

Summer Street downgraded shares of Human Genome Sciences (NASDAQ: HGSI) from a buy rating to a neutral rating.

JPMorgan Chase downgraded shares of Human Genome Sciences (NASDAQ: HGSI) from an overweight rating to a neutral rating.

SunTrust downgraded shares of Hub Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HUBG) from a buy rating to a neutral rating.

Longbow Research initiated coverage on shares of J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: JBHT). They issued a neutral rating on the stock.

Bank of America downgraded shares of J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: JBHT) from a buy rating to a neutral rating.

Jefferies Group raised its price target on shares of J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: JBHT) to $57.00. They have a hold rating on the stock.

Raymond James downgraded shares of KB Home (NYSE: KBH) from a market perform rating to an underperform rating.

Sterne Agee raised its price target on shares of KEYW Holding (NASDAQ: KEYW) from $11.00 to $14.00. They have a buy rating on the stock.

Wedbush initiated coverage on shares of Kirkland's, Inc. (NASDAQ: KIRK). They issued a neutral rating on the stock and set a $12.00 price target.

Piper Jaffray downgraded shares of Laboratory Corp. of America (NYSE: LH) from an overweight rating to a neutral rating. Their analysts now have a $96.00 price target on the stock.

Janney Montgomery Scott downgraded shares of Lowe's (NYSE: LOW) from a buy rating to a neutral rating.

Credit Suisse upgraded shares of L'Oreal (NASDAQ: LRLCY) from an underperform rating to a neutral rating.

Benchmark Co. initiated coverage on shares of LSI Co. (NYSE: LSI). They issued a hold rating on the stock and set a $6.50 price target.

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