(By Balachander) A number of stocks were upgraded, downgraded and price targets changed by equities research analysts on Wednesday.
CenturyLink Inc. (NYSE: CTL): Piper Jaffray downgraded its rating on the stock to "Neutral" from "Overweight". Shares dipped 0.96 percent to trade at $38.15.
Fortinet Inc. (NASDAQ: FTNT): Oppenheimer upgraded its rating on the stock to "Outperform" from "Perform". The stock traded 0.78 percent higher at $19.33.
Fresh Market Inc. (NASDAQ: TFM): Deutsche Bank downgraded its rating on the stock to "Hold" from "Buy". Shares tumbled 14.92 percent to trade at $51.27.
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Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR): Canaccord Genuity raised price target on the stock to $45 from $39. Piper Jaffray lifted price target to $34 from $25. Lazard Capital raised price target to $42 from $39. Shares jumped 24.21 percent to trade at $35.95.
Nabors Industries Ltd. (NYSE: NBR): Deutsche Bank upgraded its rating on the stock to "Buy" from "Hold". The stock added 1.59 percent to trade at $14.02.
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Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: VRTX): Argus downgraded its rating on the stock to "Hold" from "Buy". Shares fell 1.68 percent to trade at $39.33.