Will This Upgrade Help Anadarko Petroleum (APC) Stock Today?

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Anadarko Petroleum (APC) stock has been upgraded to "buy" from "neutral" with an $115 price target, Citigroup said Tuesday. The firm said the company beat first-quarter estimates and raised production and capex guidance. 

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Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates ANADARKO PETROLEUM CORP as a Hold with a ratings score of C+. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate ANADARKO PETROLEUM CORP (APC) a HOLD. The primary factors that have impacted our rating are mixed -- some indicating strength, some showing weaknesses, with little evidence to justify the expectation of either a positive or negative performance for this stock relative to most other stocks. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow."

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