NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGSAmerican Physicians Services ( AMPH) downgraded at Raymond James to Underperform from Outperform following announced $32.50/share takeover by ProAssurance. Camelot Information Systems ( CIS) initiated at Goldman with a Neutral rating. Clearwire ( CLWR) initiated at Kaufman Brothers with a Buy rating and $8.50 target. Company's wireless data services are set to increase significantly in 2011. Education Realty Trust ( EDR) initiated at Hillard Lyons with a Neutral rating. Student housing sector attractive for several reasons, but EDR is fairly valued. EZchip Semiconductor ( EZCH) initiated at Barclays with an Overweight rating and $30 price target. Fast growing market, complex products with long design cycles. FormFactor ( FORM) upgraded at Goldman to Neutral from Sell. Hewlett-Packard ( HPQ) upgraded at JMP Securities to Outperform from Market Perform. Mellanox Technologies ( MLNX) initiated at Barclays with an Equal Weight rating and $20 price target. 2Q disappointment will continue to weight on the stock at least until next results announcement. Nice Systems ( NICE) initiated at Barclays with an Overweight rating and $37 price target. Nice is benefiting from increasing regulatory requirements, continued spending on security surveillance, and potential to make aggressive acquisitions. PPL Corp ( PPL) downgraded at Citi to Hold from Buy. Catalysts in rearview mirror and falling commodity prices. Price target cut to $28.50 from $30.50. QLT Inc ( QLTI) initiated at CK Cooper with a Buy rating and $12 price target. QLTI will continue to be a player in the growing ophthalmology market. Rio Tinto ( RTP) upgraded at RBC Capital to Outperform from Sector Perform. Vantage Drilling ( VTG) coverage initiated at Jefferies with a Buy rating.
HOST // Robert Powell
Retirement Planning Event
More from Stocks
Jim Cramer: There Are More Negatives in Play in This Market Than the Yield Curve
Taken together they create a worrisome picture, one that can explain why it wasn't just the banks that fell on the inversion news.
As the Game Streaming Wars Begin,Twitch Is Looking Like Amazon's Secret Weapon
With Google and Microsoft planning competing game streaming services, the market for games is about to get even more interesting. That's exactly why Amazon's Twitch deserves more of your attention.
Amazon's Private Label Efforts Show Why Its Stock Is a Buy
With the addition of skin care last week, Amazon now has 138 private labels competing against its partners. It might only be the beginning of its category domination.
Shaq Tells TheStreet About the Moment He Fell in Love With Papa John's
Shaq tells TheStreet that 'everyone loves pizza and pizza loves everyone' after he joins the board of Papa John's. Watch the interview.