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Equity Briefing: Upgrades and Downgrades for August 01st: PPO, PPO, RBCN, RJET, RPXC, RTIX, SKYW, SN, SREV, SY

A number of stocks were upgraded and downgraded by equities research analysts today, as reported by Analyst Ratings Network (http://bit.ly/arndailyr) and Equity Briefing:

Ardour Capital  downgraded shares of Polypore (NYSE: PPO) from a buy rating to a hold rating. Their analysts now have a $37.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $56.00.

Robert W. Baird  downgraded shares of Polypore (NYSE: PPO) from an outperform rating to a neutral rating. Their analysts now have a $37.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $55.00.

RBC Capital  upgraded shares of Rubicon Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: RBCN) from an underperform rating to a neutral rating.

Dahlman Rose  downgraded shares of Republic Airways Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: RJET) from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Bank of America  downgraded shares of RPX (NASDAQ: RPXC) from a buy rating to a neutral rating.

Roth Capital  upgraded shares of RTI Biologics Inc. (NASDAQ: RTIX) from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

Dahlman Rose  downgraded shares of SkyWest, Inc. (NASDAQ: SKYW) from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Miller Tabak  initiated coverage on shares of Sanchez Energy Corp (NYSE: SN). They issued a buy rating on the stock and set a $23.00 price target.

Northland Securities  downgraded shares of Servicesource Intern (NASDAQ: SREV) from an outperform rating to a market perform rating. Their analysts now have a $13.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $17.00.

Bank of America  downgraded shares of Symetra Financial (NYSE: SYA) from a neutral rating to an underperform rating.

Janney Montgomery Scott  downgraded shares of Systemax Inc. (NYSE: SYX) from a buy rating to a neutral rating.

Bank of America  downgraded shares of Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ: TECD) from a neutral rating to an underperform rating.

Caris & Co.  downgraded shares of True Religion Apparel, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRLG) from an above average rating to an average rating.

FBR Capital  upgraded shares of Tower Group Inc. (NASDAQ: TWGP) from a market perform rating to an outperform rating. FBR Capital now has a $24.00 price target on the stock.

Dahlman Rose  downgraded shares of United Continental (NYSE: UAL) from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Deutsche Bank  upgraded shares of Wal Mart Stores Inc (NYSE: WMT) from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Buckingham Research  downgraded shares of Wal Mart Stores Inc (NYSE: WMT) from a buy rating to a neutral rating.

HSBC  initiated coverage on shares of Yanzhou Coal Mining (NYSE: YZC). They issued a neutral rating on the stock.

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Source: Thomson Reuters ONE (August 1, 2012 - 10:15 AM EDT)

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