Analysts' Actions: AMZN CAT LVS V WYNN

TheStreet.com

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS:

Amazon.com AMZN was upgraded at Pacific Crest to outperform. $346 price target. Company can continue to gain market share, Pacific Crest said.

Armstrong World Industries AWI was initiated with a neutral rating at Citigroup. $60 price target. Shares fully valued, Citi said.

Ball Corporation BLL was downgraded at Jefferies to hold from buy. $49 price target. Valuation call, Jefferies said.

Caterpillar CAT was upgraded at Piper Jaffray from neutral to overweight. China inventory is coming down and the mining outlook is improving, Piper Jaffray said. $113 price target.

Celestica CLS was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.

Cornerstone OnDemand CSOD was upgraded at Goldman Sachs from neutral to buy. $40 price target. Company can exceed near-term earnings expectations, Goldman said.

CSX CSX was downgraded at Credit Suisse from outperform to neutral. $22 price target. Estimates were also cut, given lower export coal pricing, Credit Suisse said.

Expeditors EXPD was upgraded at Credit Suisse from neutral to outperform. $50 price target. Macro environment is improving and productivity is near an inflection point, Credit Suisse said.

Las Vegas Sands LVS was upgraded at Wells Fargo from market perform to outperform. Company is leveraged to higher growth in Macau, Wells Fargo said.

Masco MAS was upgraded at Credit Suisse from neutral to outperform. $22 price target. Company is leveraged to an increase in remodeling activity, Credit Suisse said.

Netsuite N was downgraded at Goldman Sachs from buy to neutral. Company was also cut from the Conviction List, Goldman said. Valuation call, based on a $75 price target.

Qlik Technologies QLIK was upgraded at Goldman Sachs to buy from neutral. $27 price target. Next generation business intelligence will be a key 2013 theme, Goldman said.

Research In Motion RIMM was upgraded at Jefferies to buy from hold. $19.50 price target. RIM will enable corporate email on iPhones and Android, Jefferies said.

Stifel Financial SF was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.

Tyson Foods TSN was upgraded at BMO Capital Markets to outperform from market perform. $27 price target. Structural change in beef, BMO Capital Markets said.

Ultimate Software ULTI was downgraded at Goldman Sachs from buy to neutral. Valuation call, based on a $105 price target, Goldman said.

Visa V was downgraded at Robert Baird from outperform to neutral. Valuation call, based on a $165 price target, Baird said.

Waste Management WM upgraded at Wedbush from underperform to neutral. $34 price target. Company should see higher landfall volumes and an uptick in business from Hurricane Sandy, Wedbush said.

Wynn Resorts WYNN was upgraded at Wells Fargo from market perform to outperform. Company should see higher growth in Macau, Wells Fargo said.

Ixia XXIA was downgraded at Lazard Capital Markets from buy to neutral. $20 price target. Company has limited visibility, Lazard Capital Markets said.

STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGES

BB&T BBT estimates, price target were increased at Bernstein. Estimates were raised through 2013. Company is realizing higher net interest income, Bernstein said. Market perform rating and new $36 price target.

BlackRock BLK estimates, target were raised at Credit Suisse. Shares are now seen reaching $230. Estimates were also increased, as the company is realizing higher performance fees, Credit Suisse said. Neutral rating.

Chesapeake Energy CHK price target was lowered at Oppenheimer. Shares are now seen reaching $24. Lower gas prices, Oppenheimer said. Outperform rating.

Chipotle CMG estimates, price target were boosted at Credit Suisse. Shares are now seen reaching $300. Estimates were also increased, as the company is focused on driving profitability with new menu options, Credit Suisse said. Neutral rating.

Capital One Financial COF numbers were lowered at Jefferies. Shares are now seen reaching $67. Estimates were also lowered on fourth-quarter miss, Jefferies said. Buy rating.

Capital One numbers were cut at Guggenheim. Shares are now seen reaching $66. Estimates were also reduced, given a lower sales outlook. Buy rating.

Columbia Sportswear numbers were cut at Canaccord. Shares are now seen reaching $48. Estimates were also lowered on negative preannouncement, Canaccord said. Hold rating.

Devon Energy DVN numbers were lowered at Oppenheimer. Shares are now seen reaching $67. Estimates were also lowered on natural gas prices, Oppenheimer said. Outperform rating.

Brinker International EAT numbers were raised at UBS. Shares are now seen reaching $39. Estimates were also increased on improving SSS trends, UBS said. Buy rating.

Fifth Third FITB numbers were increased at Credit Suisse. Estimates were raised through 2014. Leveraged finance is adding to overall loan growth, Credit Suisse said. Outperform rating and new $17 price target.

Global Payments GPN numbers were raised at Credit Suisse. Shares are now seen reaching $57. Estimates were also lowered following encouraging investor day, Credit Suisse said. Outperform rating.

IBM IBM estimates, price target were increased at BMO Capital through 2013. Company is cutting costs and will likely repurchase more shares, BMO Capital said. Market perform rating and new $220 price target.

MasterCard MA numbers were raised at Oppenheimer. Shares are now seen reaching $575. Estimates were also raised on solid fundamentals, Oppenheimer said. Outperform rating.

McDonald's MCD numbers were raised at UBS. Shares are now seen reaching $100. Estimates were also increased as the U.S. seems to be stabilizing, UBS said. Buy rating.

Palo Alto Networks PANW was added to the Conviction Buy List at Goldman Sachs. $80 price target. Successfully replacing legacy vendors, Goldman said.

PNC Financial Services numbers were raised at BMO Capital Markets. Shares are now seen reaching $67. Estimates were also increased as core revenue better than expected, BMO Capital Markets said. Market Perform rating.

Rock-Tenn Company RKT price target was raised at Jefferies. Shares are now seen reaching $87. Bias toward catalysts, Jefferies said. Buy rating.

Vitamin Shoppe VSI numbers were raised at J.P. Morgan. Shares of VSI are now seen reaching $73, according to J.P. Morgan. Estimates were also increased, as the company is accelerating square footage growth and improving merchandising, J.P. Morgan said. Overweight rating.

>To submit a news tip, email: tips@thestreet.com.

READERS ALSO LIKE:


Follow TheStreet on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook.

It's Official: Action Alerts PLUS beats the S&P 500 with Dividends Reinvested! Cramer and Link were up 16.72% in 2012. Were you? See what they are trading for 14-days FREE.

View Comments