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  • Top 20 Analyst Rating Changes Over The Last 3 Months 0 comments
    Sep 27, 2010 11:26 AM | about stocks: TXT, PLD, GS, MET, L, RDC, BEAM, NWL, MTB, CTXS, AEP, MHFI, ARG, SNY, SRCL, RRD, NYT, SNA, CPWR, PTV
    The following is a list of S&P 500 stocks that have seen significant changes to their analyst ratings over the last 3 months.

    Analyst ratings are presented on a linear scale, where ratings close to 1 indicate "Strong Buy" while ratings close to 5 indicate "Strong Sell".

    10 Stocks Seeing Significant Improvement in Analyst Sentiment

    All of the stocks in this list have seen their ratings move closer to 1 over the last 3 months, i.e. more bullish analyst opinion. The list has been sorted by change in analyst opinion.

    1. Textron Inc. (TXT): Conglomerates Industry. Market cap of $5,687B. Current analyst rating at 2.0 vs. a rating of 2.62 three months ago (-23.66% change). The stock has gained 13.58% over the last year.

    2. ProLogis (PLD): REIT. Market cap of $5,516B. Current analyst rating at 2.14 vs. a rating of 2.75 three months ago (-22.18% change). The stock has gained 4.42% over the last year.

    3. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS): Diversified Investments Industry. Market cap of $75,941B. Current analyst rating at 1.57 vs. a rating of 1.95 three months ago (-19.49% change). The stock has lost -18.79% over the last year.

    4. MetLife, Inc. (MET): Life Insurance Industry. Market cap of $32,120B. Current analyst rating at 1.35 vs. a rating of 1.67 three months ago (-19.16% change). The stock has gained 7.7% over the last year.

    5. Loews Corporation (L): Property & Casualty Insurance Industry. Market cap of $15,735B. Current analyst rating at 1.67 vs. a rating of 2.0 three months ago (-16.5% change). The stock has gained 12.8% over the last year.

    6. Rowan Companies Inc. (RDC): Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration Industry. Market cap of $3,415B. Current analyst rating at 2.33 vs. a rating of 2.78 three months ago (-16.19% change). The stock has gained 33.89% over the last year.

    7. Fortune Brands Inc. (FO): Home Furnishings & Fixtures Industry. Market cap of $7,677B. Current analyst rating at 2.08 vs. a rating of 2.45 three months ago (-15.1% change). The stock has gained 19.29% over the last year.

    8. Newell Rubbermaid Inc. (NWL): Housewares & Accessories Industry. Market cap of $4,973B. Current analyst rating at 2.0 vs. a rating of 2.33 three months ago (-14.16% change). The stock has gained 17.64% over the last year.

    9. M&T Bank Corp. (MTB): Regional Bank. Market cap of $10,795B. Current analyst rating at 2.63 vs. a rating of 3 three months ago (-12.33% change). The stock has gained 48.8% over the last year.

    10. Citrix Systems, Inc. (CTXS): Business Software & Services Industry. Market cap of $13,189B. Current analyst rating at 2.43 vs. a rating of 2.77 three months ago (-12.27% change). The stock has gained 87.38% over the last year.



    10 Stocks Seeing Significant Deterioration in Analyst Sentiment

    All of the stocks in this list have seen their ratings move close to 5 over the last 3 months, i.e. more bearish analyst opinion. The list has been sorted by change in analyst opinion.

    1. Pactiv Corp. (PTV): Packaging & Containers Industry. Market cap of $4,379B. Current analyst rating at 2.58 vs. a rating of 1.62 three months ago (59.26% change). The stock has gained 29.14% over the last year.

    2. Compuware Corporation (CPWR): Application Software Industry. Market cap of $1,960B. Current analyst rating at 1.4 vs. a rating of 1 three months ago (40.0% change). The stock has gained 19.62% over the last year.

    3. Snap-on Inc. (SNA): Small Tools & Accessories Industry. Market cap of $2,724B. Current analyst rating at 1.75 vs. a rating of 1.33 three months ago (31.58% change). The stock has gained 35.75% over the last year.

    4. The New York Times Company (NYT): Newspapers Industry. Market cap of $1,136B. Current analyst rating at 3.0 vs. a rating of 2.33 three months ago (28.76% change). The stock has gained 0.52% over the last year.

    5. R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD): Business Services Industry. Market cap of $3,643B. Current analyst rating at 1.60 vs. a rating of 1.25 three months ago (28.% change). The stock has lost -10.94% over the last year.

    6. Stericycle, Inc. (SRCL): Waste Management Industry. Market cap of $5,959B. Current analyst rating at 2.08 vs. a rating of 1.64 three months ago (26.83% change). The stock has gained 47.14% over the last year.

    7. Genzyme Corp. (GENZ): Biotechnology Industry. Market cap of $18,247B. Current analyst rating at 2.35 vs. a rating of 1.89 three months ago (24.34% change). The stock has gained 26.43% over the last year.

    8. Airgas Inc. (ARG): Industrial Equipment Wholesale Industry. Market cap of $5,685B. Current analyst rating at 3.09 vs. a rating of 2.50 three months ago (23.6% change). The stock has gained 43.57% over the last year.

    9. The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. (MHP): Publishing Industry. Market cap of $10,256B. Current analyst rating at 2.33 vs. a rating of 1.89 three months ago (23.28% change). The stock has gained 41.49% over the last year.

    10. American Electric Power Co., Inc. (AEP): Electric Utilities Industry. Market cap of $17,500B. Current analyst rating at 2.1 vs. a rating of 1.71 three months ago (22.81% change). The stock has gained 23.31% over the last year.





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