NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS Apple AAPL was initiated with a buy rating at Citigroup. $675 price target. Risks are increasingly in focus, Citi said. Aeropostale ARO was downgraded at Janney Montgomery from buy to neutral. $14 price target. Company may lose near-term market share to ANF and AEO, Janney Montgomery said. AuRico Gold AUQ was initiated with a neutral rating at UBS. $9.50 price target. Solid foundation, but some "show me" is warranted, UBS said. Broadcom BRCM was upgraded at Benchmark from hold to buy. Company can gain market share and generate solid organic growth in the coming quarters, Benchmark said. Chico's FAS CHS was downgraded at FBR Capital Markets from outperform to market perform. $18 price target. Valuation call, as the stock is up 68% year to date, FBR said. Dunkin Brands DNKN was initiated with a buy rating at UBS. $36 price target. Competitive insulation and innovation, UBS said. DSW DSW was upgraded at Keybanc from hold to buy. $81 price target. Estimates also boosted, as the company is opening more stores and can realize higher margins, Keybanc said. Exelon EXC was upgraded at Deutsche Bank to buy. $34 price target. Valuation call, as the stock is down 20% over the past month, Deutsche Bank said. Shares are already pricing in a potential dividend cut, Deutsche added. Iamgold IAG was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.
Illumina ILMN was downgraded at Robert Baird from outperform to neutral. $54 price target. Company faces more near-term challenges, Robert Baird said. Sandisk SNDK was initiated with an outperform rating at Credit Suisse. $50 price target. Demand growth should outpace supply in 2013, Credit Suisse said. SciQuest SQI was downgraded to sell at TheStreet Ratings.Wesco Aircraft WCC was downgraded at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch to underperform. $13 price target. Company is facing slower industry growth and increased pricing pressure, BofA/Merrill said.
STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGESBMC Software BMC estimates were raised at Jefferies through 2013. Sales productivity should see a more significant improvement ramp, Jefferies said. Buy rating.Deere DE numbers were cut at UBS. Shares are now seen reaching $96. Estimates were also lowered to reflect higher interest expense, UBS said. Buy rating. Facebook FB price target was raised at Topeka Capital. Shares are now seen reaching $36. E-commerce could be another big growth driver for the company, Topeka said. Buy rating. Yahoo! YHOO was added to Conviction Buy List at Goldman Sachs. Estimates were also boosted, as the search business should perform better and expect management to buy back more shares, Goldman said. New $24 price target. >To submit a news tip, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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