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Analysts' Rating And Target Changes: BRKR, GRMN, GOOG, GRPN, HEK, LCC, OPEN, PAY, V

 February 21, 2013 09:56 AM

(By Balachander) A number of stocks were upgraded, downgraded and price target changed by equities research analysts on Thursday.

Bruker Corp. (NASDAQ: BRKR):  BofA/Merrill upgraded the stock to "Neutral" from "Underperform". Shares shed 0.39 percent to trade at $18.02.

Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN): RBC lowered price target on the stock to $47 from $53. Shares shed 1.60 percent to trade at $34.97.

Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG): Bernstein raised price target on the stock to $1000 from $820. Shares rose 1.45 percent to trade at $803.77.

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Groupon Inc. (NASDAQ: GRPN): Piper Jaffray upgraded the stock to "Overweight" from "Neutral". Shares rose 2.52 percent to trade at $5.73.

Heckmann Corp. (NYSE: HEK): Jefferies downgraded the stock to "Hold" from "Buy". Shares traded 4.89 percent lower at $3.50.

OpenTable Inc. (NASDAQ: OPEN): Raymond James downgraded the stock to "Market Perform" from "Outperform". Shares lost 2.37 percent to trade at $53.99.

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US Airways Group Inc. (NYSE: LCC): JPMorgan upgraded the stock to "Overweight" from "Neutral". Shares added 2.40 percent to trade at $13.65.

VeriFone Systems Inc. (NYSE: PAY): JPMorgan downgraded the stock to "Neutral" from "Overweight".  Piper Jaffray downgraded the stock to "Neutral" from "Overweight". Citigroup downgraded the stock to "Neutral" from "Buy". Shares plunged 37.19 percent to trade at $20.06.

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V): UBS upgraded the stock to "Neutral" from "Sell". Shares added 0.69 percent to trade at $156.43.

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