Equity Brief: Ratings Changes for November 19th: A, AEM, AF, AKS, ATHN, ATU, ATW, BAC, BCOV

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

Goldman Sachs upgraded shares of Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) from a neutral rating to a buy rating. Goldman Sachs now has a $49.00 price target on the stock.

RBC Capital upgraded shares of Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited (NYSE: AEM) from a sector perform rating to an outperform rating. RBC Capital now has a $69.00 price target on the stock.

Sterne Agee upgraded shares of Astoria Financial Co. (NYSE: AF) from an underperform rating to a neutral rating. Sterne Agee now has a $9.00 price target on the stock.

Longbow Research upgraded shares of AK Steel Holding Co. (NYSE: AKS) from a buy rating to a neutral rating.

Raymond James upgraded shares of AthenaHealth (NASDAQ: ATHN) from a market perform rating to a strong-buy rating. Raymond James now has a $75.00 price target on the stock.

KeyBanc upgraded shares of Actuant Co. (ATU) from a hold rating to a buy rating. KeyBanc now has a $34.00 price target on the stock.

Global Hunter Securities upgraded shares of Atwood Oceanics, Inc. (ATW) from an accumulate rating to a buy rating. Global Hunter Securities now has a $56.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $54.00.

Stifel Nicolaus upgraded shares of Bank of America (BAC) from a hold rating to a buy rating. Stifel Nicolaus now has a $11.00 price target on the stock.

B. Riley upgraded shares of Brightcove Inc (BCOV) from a sell rating to a neutral rating. B. Riley now has a $11.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $10.00.

Goldman Sachs upgraded shares of Barclays Capital (BCS) from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

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