Equity Briefing : Equity Briefing: Upgrades and Downgrades for July 25th: GALT, GNTX, GPI, GPN, HITK, HWAY, IGT, ILMN, ISRG,

A number of stocks were upgraded and downgraded by equities research analysts today, as reported by Analyst Ratings Network and Equity Briefing:  Aegis initiated coverage on shares of GALECTIN THERAPEUTICS INC (NASDAQ: GALT). They issued a buy rating on the stock.  Craig Hallum downgraded shares of Gentex Co. (NASDAQ: GNTX) from a buy rating to a hold rating. Their analysts now have a $17.00 price target on the stock.  Goldman Sachs upgraded shares of Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE: GPI) from a neutral rating to a buy rating.  Goldman Sachs upgraded shares of Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN) from a neutral rating to a buy rating. Goldman Sachs now has a $52.00 price target on the stock.  CRT Capital upgraded shares of Hi-Tech Pharmacal (NASDAQ: HITK) from a fair value rating to a buy rating.  Piper Jaffray raised its price target on shares of Healthways, Inc. (NASDAQ: HWAY) from $7.00 to $9.00.  Noble Financial upgraded shares of Healthways, Inc. (NASDAQ: HWAY) from a hold rating to a buy rating. Noble Financial now has a $12.00 price target on the stock.  Roth Capital downgraded shares of International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) from a buy rating to a neutral rating.  Credit Suisse downgraded shares of International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) from an outperform rating to a neutral rating. Their analysts now have a $15.00 price target on the stock.  Credit Agricole upgraded shares of Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ: ILMN) from a sell rating to an outperform rating.  Mizuho upgraded shares of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISRG) from a neutral rating to a buy rating.  RBC Capital initiated coverage on shares of Invesco Ltd. (NYSE: IVZ). They issued an outperform rating on the stock.  Lazard Capital initiated coverage on shares of Jive Software Inc (NASDAQ: jive). They issued a neutral rating on the stock.  Janney Montgomery Scott upgraded shares of J & J Snack Foods Corp (NASDAQ: JJSF) from a neutral rating to a buy rating.  Bank of America upgraded shares of Kirby Co. (NYSE: KEX) from a neutral rating to a buy rating.  ING Group downgraded shares of Koninklijke KPN (NASDAQ: KKPNY) from a buy rating to a hold rating.  JPMorgan Chase downgraded shares of Lennox International Inc. (NYSE: LII) from an overweight rating to a neutral rating. Their analysts now have a $44.00 price target on the stock. They noted that the move was a valuation call.  Needham & Company initiated coverage on shares of Mitek Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MITK). They issued a hold rating on the stock.  Lazard Capital initiated coverage on shares of Responsys Inc (NASDAQ: MKTG). They issued a neutral rating on the stock.  Piper Jaffray downgraded shares of MWI Veterinary Supply Inc (NASDAQ: MWIV) from an overweight rating to a neutral rating. Their analysts now have a $92.00 price target on the stock.  CRT Capital downgraded shares of Navistar (NYSE: NAV) from a buy rating to a fair value rating.  Stay on top of analysts' coverage with Analyst Ratings Network's free daily email newsletter that provides a concise list of analysts' upgrades, downgrades and initiations. Register at http://bit.ly/arndailyr  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------  This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients.  The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.  Source: Equity Briefing via Thomson Reuters ONE HUG#1629349  
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