NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS
Albermarle ALB was upgraded at Goldman Sachs to buy. Valuation call, as the stock is already pricing in lower near-term growth, Goldman said.
Air Products APD was upgraded at Goldman Sachs to buy. Company is leveraged to an eventual economic recovery, Goldman said.
Berry Plastics Group BERY was initiated with a buy rating at Citigroup. $18 price target. Classic cash and deleveraging story at the right price, Citi said.
Berry Plastics was initiated with an outperform rating at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. $20 price target. Company can gain market share, as new products drive growth, BofA/Merrill said.
Berry Plastics was initiated with an outperform rating at Credit Suisse. $20 price target. Company offers growth at an attractive price, Credit Suisse said.
C&J Energy CJES was downgraded at JP Morgan to neutral. Expect E&P customers to defer activity and orders into 2013, JP Morgan said.
3D Systems DDD was upgraded at Piper Jaffray from neutral to overweight. $55 price target. 3D printing market should continue to experience strong secular growth, Piper Jaffray said.
Dow Chemical DOW was upgraded at Goldman Sachs to buy. Stock has a solid dividend, and earnings expectations are low, Goldman said.
EMC EMC was initiated with a hold rating at Craig-Hallum. $28 price target. Company is leveraged to slower potential growth, Craig-Hallum said.
Eaton Vance EV was upgraded at BofA/Merrill from underperform to neutral. $32 price target. Net flows are improving, given the attraction of the company's tax-managed products, BofA/Merrill said.
F5 Networks FFIV was upgraded at Goldman Sachs from neutral to buy. $106 price target. Consensus estimates could begin to move higher after the company's analyst meeting this week, Goldman said.
Fusion-IO FIO was upgraded at Craig-Hallum from sell to buy. New analyst believes the company is a leader that's in the early stages of growth. $32 price target.
Lumber Liquidators LL was downgraded at Stifel Nicolaus from hold to sell. Stock trades at a premium valuation and recent growth is not likely sustainable, Stifel Nicolaus said.
LyondellBasell LYB was downgraded at Goldman Sachs to neutral. Valuation call, as the stock has made a good run, Goldman said.
Regeneron REGN was initiated with an outperform rating at Credit Suisse. $187 price target. Company has a solid pipeline and a potential blockbuster with Eylea, Credit Suisse said.
Seadrill Partners SDLP was initiated with a buy rating at Citigroup. $30 price target. Cash distributions could grow as new assets are acquired, Citi said.
Seattle Genetics SGEN was initiated with an outperform rating at Credit Suisse. $28 price target. Company is a market leader and can continue to grow, Credit Suisse said.
Stratasys SSYS was upgraded at Piper Jaffray from neutral to overweight. $76 price target. Company is seeing strong secular growth trends, Piper Jaffray said.
VMware VMW was initiated with a hold rating at Craig-Hallum. $94 price target. Company could face increased competition from OpenStack, Craig-Hallum said.
STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGES
Hologic HOLX numbers trimmed at Citigroup. Shares of HOLX now seen reaching $24, Citigroup said. Estimates also lowered on weaker than expected guidance. Buy rating.
Invesco IVZ numbers cut at Citigroup. Shares of IVZ now seen reaching $27.50, Citigroup said. Estimates also lowered as October AUM in line, but equities remain sluggish.
JC Penney JCP numbers reduced at Nomura. JCP estimates were cut through 2013, Nomura said. Lower sales are cutting into margins. Neutral rating.
Marvell Technology MRVL estimates cut at UBS through 2014, UBS said. Expected storage, wireless softness into year end. Neutral rating and $9 price target.
Weatherford WFT estimates, target cut at Guggenheim. Shares of WFT now seen reaching $12, according to Guggenheim. Estimates also reduced, given the company's new guidance. Neutral rating.
Williams Sonoma WSM target raised at UBS to $47, UBS said. Expecting solid results with good momentum moving into 4Q. Neutral rating.
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