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Equity Briefing: Upgrades and Downgrades for August 20th: UTX, VNTV, WSM, WTFC, YZC, Z


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

Jefferies Group  reiterated its buy rating on shares of United Technologies Co. (NYSE: UTX).

Credit Suisse  initiated coverage on shares of Vantiv Inc (NASDAQ: VNTV). They issued an outperform rating on the stock and set a $25.00 price target.

Jefferies Group  reiterated its buy rating on shares of Williams Sonoma Inc (NYSE: WSM).

Keefe, Bruyette & Woods  downgraded shares of Wintrust Financial (NASDAQ: WTFC) from an outperform rating to a market perform rating. Their analysts now have a $38.00 price target on the stock.

Deutsche Bank  downgraded shares of Yanzhou Coal Mining (NYSE: YZC) from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Canaccord Genuity  reiterated its buy rating on shares of Zillow Inc. Cl A (NYSE: Z).

Janney Montgomery Scott  downgraded shares of ZAGG (NASDAQ: ZAGG) from a buy rating to a neutral rating.

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