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A roundup of tech analyst ratings changes: 1) Sprint (S +0.6%) has received an upgrade to...

A roundup of tech analyst ratings changes: 1) Sprint (S +0.6%) has received an upgrade to Outperform from Cowen in response to the SoftBank deal. 2) H-P (HPQ +0.9%) has been upgraded to Buy by Brean. 3) Nokia (NOK +2.9%) has been downgraded to Neutra by Swedbank. 4) Western Digital (WDC +0.8%) has been started at Outperform, and Seagate (STX +0.5%) at Neutral, by Piper. 5) Crown Castle (CCI +0.4%) has been downgraded to Equal Weight by Evercore. 6) International Rectifier (IRF +3.4%) has been upgraded to Strong Buy by Raymond James. 7) Freescale (FSL +5%) has been upgraded to Overweight by Piper. 8) Synchronoss (SNCR -7.4%) has been downgraded to Sell by Goldman. 9) SolarCity (SCTY -2%) has been started at Hold by Maxim. 10) Ixia (XXIA -22.7%) has been downgraded to Hold by Stifel in response to its Q2 warning.
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  • manicdvln
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    Maxim had initiated Hold in December for SCTY, so nothing has changed. Nice way to manipulate the stock.
    9 Jul 2013, 10:53 AM Reply Like
  • SA Editor Eric Jhonsa
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    They changed solar analysts recently, and the new one has been resuming coverage on various names. Coverage was restarted on FSLR last month:

     

    http://seekingalpha.co...

     

    Interestingly, Maxim's old solar analyst (Aaron Chew) is now the VP of investor relations at SolarCity:

     

    http://bit.ly/12jcDIV
    9 Jul 2013, 10:57 AM Reply Like
  • cognitorex
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    Re: NOK. Saw Swedbank upgrade some time ago......Just saw Swedbank downgrade as below...
    are you sure of facts?
    Nokia Co. (NYSE: NOK) was downgraded by analysts at Swedbank from a "buy" rating to a "neutral" rating. They now have a $3.86 price target on the stock. ((from ARN))
    Zacks upgraded FTR, interesting.
    9 Jul 2013, 01:16 PM Reply Like
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