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Company Symbol Price %Chg
RYERSON HOL... RYI 14.18 +5.11%
SABESP -ADR... SBS 9.59 +4.69%
MONARCH CAS... MCRI 23.69 +2.07%
MONEYGRAM I... MGI 7.54 +1.62%
BENCHMARK E... BHE 23.22 +1.44%

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Symbol Price Added Current Price %Change
HBI 11.50 26.87 +133.65
FB 57.94 121.00 +108.84
NVDA 32.75 54.67 +66.93
VMC 80.98 126.40 +56.09
AVB 120.86 185.32 +53.33

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New Upgrades: ISRG, ITW, PKG, IFF, NRG, OKS, PLXS, POOL, UNH, PFG

  • Intuitive Surg
    (
    ISRG)
    Upgraded: 07/23/16

    Growing adoption of the company’s da Vinci system, increasing procedure volumes, continuous innovation, recurring revenue base and new approvals from the FDA are key positives.

  • Ill Tool Works
    (
    ITW)
    Upgraded: 07/23/16

    Illinois Tool Works is well positioned to benefit from its growth in end markets as well as contributions from Enterprise Initiatives. Also, the policy of rewarding its shareholders will work in the company's favor.

  • Packaging Corp
    (
    PKG)
    Upgraded: 07/23/16

    Packaging Corporation is the fourth largest containerboard and corrugated products producer in the U.S.An enormous scale of production and an extended product portfolio offer a competitive advantage to the company.

  • Intl F & F
    (
    IFF)
    Upgraded: 07/22/16

    International Flavors & Fragrances stands well positioned to benefit from the growing demand for flavors and fragrances, especially in emerging countries.

  • Nrg Energy Inc
    (
    NRG)
    Upgraded: 07/22/16

    Synergies from acquired assets, cost saving initiatives, expansion of renewable portfolio and strategic asset drop-down and monetization programs will support the long-term growth objectives of the company.

  • Oneok Partners
    (
    OKS)
    Upgraded: 07/22/16

    ONEOK Partners expects to benefit from continued volume growth and organic growth projects, which will increase its distributable cash flow and boost unitholder value.

  • Plexus Corp
    (
    PLXS)
    Upgraded: 07/22/16

    Plexus is likely to benefit from increasing project wins, streamlining of operations and strong cash flow generation abilities. 

  • Pool Corp
    (
    POOL)
    Upgraded: 07/22/16

    The company's existing pools business provide a regular income. Further, Pool's shareholder friendly approach is encouraging. Also, a gradually improving housing market will boost the company's top-line

  • Unitedhealth Gp
    (
    UNH)
    Upgraded: 07/22/16

    UnitedHealth' s continued strong growth at Optum as well as UnitedHealthcare segments are driving growth. Its international business and strong capital position are other posiives.

  • Principal Finl
    (
    PFG)
    Upgraded: 07/22/16

    Deeper focus on fee-based revenue sources (expects 70% coming from it by 2018) have been helping Principal Financial earn steadily, besides limiting exposure to interest rate environment.

New Downgrades: JAKK, DWA, MDLZ, NEE, NAVI, OGE, VWR, MOH, VMI, JWN

  • Jakks Pacific
    (
    JAKK)
    Downgraded: 07/23/16

    Age compression and the shift to alternative modes of entertainment, like tablets and smartphones, remain major threats to JAKKS Pacific’s top line

  • Dreamworks Anim
    (
    DWA)
    Downgraded: 07/23/16

    Rising marketing costs, limited number of film releases, stiff competition from large production houses and overdependence on the Feature Film segment may act as headwinds for the company while moving ahead.

  • Mondelez Intl
    (
    MDLZ)
    Downgraded: 07/23/16

    Mondelez’s volumes have been hurt since 2014 by the elasticity impact from higher pricing and category weakness because of soft consumer demand.  

  • Nextera Energy
    (
    NEE)
    Downgraded: 07/22/16

    Regulatory pressure,volatility in commodity prices and operational hazards remain the persistent headwinds.

  • Navient Corp
    (
    NAVI)
    Downgraded: 07/22/16

    Navient's top-line faces a potential threat from failure to acquire new loans or developing alternative revenue sources. Besides, mounting expenses and litigation headwinds remain concerns.

  • Oge Energy Corp
    (
    OGE)
    Downgraded: 07/22/16

    Depressing oil and gas prices, federal, state and local legislative requirements and uncertain weather conditions are some of the threats associated with the stock.

  • Vwr Corp
    (
    VWR)
    Downgraded: 07/21/16

    Headwinds like margin pressure, strengthening of domestic currency and competitive landscape are major downsides.

  • Molina Hlthcr
    (
    MOH)
    Downgraded: 07/21/16

    High medical care costs, adverse effects of the healthcare reform, and losses related to delays in the enrollment and implementation of programs are headwinds.

  • Valmont Inds
    (
    VMI)
    Downgraded: 07/21/16

    Valmont faces continued challenges in its irrigation business due to weak commodity pricing and large crop inventories. Moreover, its utility business remains affected by a difficult pricing environment.

  • Nordstrom Inc
    (
    JWN)
    Downgraded: 11/10/15

    Nordstrom lowered its earnings and sales outlook for fiscal 2016 after posting murky results for the third straight quarter.

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