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Equity Briefing: Upgrades and Downgrades for August 24th: SPLS, SWFT, SWX, TCB, THLD, TOT, TRIP, USG, VHC, WM

Company Release - 8/24/2012 10:20 AM ET

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

Morgan Stanley  downgraded shares of Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) from an
overweight rating to an equal weight rating.

Dahlman Rose  initiated coverage on shares of Swift Transportation (NASDAQ:
SWFT). They issued a hold rating on the stock.

Sidoti  initiated coverage on shares of Southwest Gas (NYSE: SWX). They issued a
buy rating on the stock and set a $52.00 price target.

BMO Capital Markets  upgraded shares of TCF Financial Co. (NYSE: TCB) from a
market perform rating to an outperform rating. BMO Capital Markets now has a
$13.00 price target on the stock.

Stifel Nicolaus  initiated coverage on shares of Threshold Pharma (NASDAQ:
THLD). They issued a buy rating on the stock and set a $13.00 price target.

Tudor Pickering  downgraded shares of TOTAL S.A. (NYSE: TOT) from a buy rating
to an accumulate rating.

Citigroup  upgraded shares of TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) from a neutral
rating to a buy rating. Citigroup now has a $44.00 price target on the stock.

Longbow Research  upgraded shares of USG Co. (NYSE: USG) from a neutral rating
to a buy rating. Longbow Research now has a $26.00 price target on the stock.

William Blair  initiated coverage on shares of VirnetX Holding Corp (NYSE: VHC).
They issued an outperform rating on the stock.

Zacks  reiterated its neutral rating on shares of Waste Management Inc (NYSE:
WM). They have a $36.00 price target on the stock. To view Zacks' full report,
visit http://bit.ly/zacksreport.

Wunderlich  initiated coverage on shares of Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp
(NYSE: WMC). They issued a buy rating on the stock and set a $22.00 price
target.

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