NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS
Applied Materials was initiated with a neutral rating at J.P. Morgan. $19 price target. Valuation suggests limited upside, J.P. Morgan said.
Advanced Micro was upgraded at Wedbush to outperform from neutral. $5 price target. Company should benefit from a ramp in demand for video consoles, Wedbush said.
Arrow Electronics was downgraded from to hold from buy at Deutsche Bank. $50 price target. Government uncertainty could weight on near-term demand, Deutsche Bank said.
Atmel was downgraded at Pacific Crest to sector perform. Expect lower growth opportunities for the PC touch market, Pacific Crest said.
Avnet was downgraded at Deutsche Bank to hold from buy. Valuation call, based on a $42 price target, Deutsche said.
Coach was downgraded at Canaccord Genuity to hold from buy. $62 price target. Company lacks near-term visibility, Canaccord said.
Discover Financial was initiated with a buy rating at Deutsche Bank. $62 price target. Company can grow along with the consumer leveraging cycle, Deutsche Bank said.
Dunkin Brands was upgraded at Miller Tabak to buy from hold. $53 price target. Expect comps tales to tick higher in the near term, Miller Tabak said.
Expedia was downgraded at Deutsche Bank to hold from buy. Valuation call, based on a $51 price target, Deutsche Bank said.
Globus Medical was downgraded at Goldman Sachs to neutral. $18 price target. Estimates were also cut, as the company could see lower reimbursement rates, Goldman said.
Iron Mountain was upgraded at Robert Baird to outperform from neutral. Stock is not factoring in the potential for a REIT conversion, Robert Baird said.
KLA-Tencor was initiated with an overweight rating at J.P. Morgan. $76 price target. Will benefit from increasing yield and metrology challenges on next-generation process technologies.
Liberty Interactive was upgraded at Wells Fargo to outperform from market perform. New tracking stock structure should unlock value, Wells Fargo said.
Lam Research was initiated with an overweight rating at J.P. Morgan. $65 price target. Process complexity on next-generation manufacturing nodes significantly increases market opportunity, J.P. Morgan said.
Nuvasive was upgraded at BMO Capital to market perform from underperform. $25 price target. End-market appears stable, BMO Capital said.
Nuvasive was downgraded at Goldman Sachs to sell from neutral. $22 price target. Estimates were also cut, as the company is facing reimbursement headwinds, Goldman said.
Realpage was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.
TC Pipelines was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.
Thoratec was upgraded at Goldman Sachs to buy. $46 price target. Company is facing less near-term competition, and reimbursement rates are improving, Goldman said.
Total System Services was upgraded at JMP Securities to outperform from market perform. $35 price target. Card metrics are improving, and the company's guidance should prove conservative, JMP Securities said.
Texas Roadhouse was upgraded at Miller Tabak to buy from hold. $31 price target. Company is gaining market share, Miller Tabak said.
Waters was downgraded at Mizuho to neutral from buy. $110 price target. See near-term choppiness in the pharmaceutical and diagnostic markets, following recent surveys, Mizuho said.
Stock Comments / EPS Changes
Caterpillar estimates, target were reduced at Credit Suisse. Shares are now seen reaching $94. Estimates were also increased, given a lack of visibility in the mining sector, Credit Suisse said. Outperform rating.
Carnival estimates, price target were cut at Credit Suisse. Shares are now seen reaching $30. Estimates also reduced, given industry pricing pressure, Credit Suisse said.
Michael Kors numbers were increased at Morgan Stanley. Estimates were raised through 2016. Conducted robust channel checks, Morgan Stanley said. Overweight rating and new $83 price target.
Wells Fargo numbers were increased at Morgan Stanley. Estimates were boosted through 2015. Company is seeing better credit results and a stronger capital return, Morgan Stanley said. Equal-weight rating and new $48 price target.
Wells Fargo numbers were cut at BMO Capital. Shares are now seen reaching $46. Estimates were also reduced, given lower earnings quality, BMO Capital said. Market Perform rating.
Wells Fargo numbers were lowered at Jefferies. Shares are now seen reaching $47. Estimates also lowered on greater net interest margin compression and higher expense starting point, Jefferies said. Buy rating.
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