NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS:Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance ARI upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings. Community Health Systems CYH downgraded at BMO to underperform from market perform, BMO Capital Markets said. $35 price target. Near term downside risk leaves shares less attractive. Fossil FOSL downgraded at Benchmark to hold from buy, Benchmark said. $105 price target. Guidance expected to be lowered. 1st United Bancorp FUBC upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings. Graphic Packaging GPK upgraded at Deutsche Bank to buy from hold, Deutsche Bank said. $8.50 price target. Growing volumes. Helmerich & Payne HP upgraded at Guggenheim to buy from neutral, Guggenheim said. $80 price target. Still cheap following YTD performance. KeyCorp KEY downgraded at Stifel to sell from hold, Stifel Nicolaus said. No material EPS upside. Nike NKE upgraded at JP Morgan to overweight from neutral, JP Morgan said. Multi- year story unfolding. Primerica PRI downgraded at KBW to market perform from outperform, KBW said. $35 price target. Valuation call. Patterson UTI PTEN upgraded at Guggenheim to buy from neutral, Guggenheim said. $30 price target. Still cheap following YTD performance. Charles Schwab SCHW downgraded at Citigroup to sell from neutral, Citigroup said. $14 price target. Lack of operating leverage for 2013. Sigma Aldrich SIAL downgraded at UBS to sell from neutral, UBS said. $70 price target. Valuation / growth disparity. Tesoro Corporation TSO upgraded at Bank of America Merrill Lynch to buy from neutral, Bank of America said. $66 price target. Reaping benefits from the Bakken. Wells Fargo WFC upgraded at Stifel Nicolaus to buy from hold, Stifel Nicolaus said. Strong ROA yet trades at a discount.
STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGESApollo Global Management APO target raised at JMP Securities to $25, JMP said. Strong fourth quarter. Market Outperform rating. Equinix EQIX numbers raised at Canaccord. Shares of EQIX now seen reaching $250, Canaccord said. Estimates also raised on another solid quarter expected. Buy rating. Entergy Corp. ETR numbers lowered at Credit Suisse. Shares of ETR now seen reaching $68, Credit Suisse said. Estimates also lowered on busy regulatory year. Neutral rating. FedEx FDX numbers raised at Dahlman Rose. Shares of FDX now seen reaching $117, Dahlman Rose said. Estimates also raised on earnings growth and restructuring. Buy rating. Geospace Technologies GEOS target raised at Dahlman Rose to $130, Dahlman Rose said. Record quarter and growing interest in company products. Buy rating. Kimberly-Clark KMB numbers raised at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Shares of KMB now seen reaching $98, Bank of America said. Estimates also raised on sustainably better relative growth. Buy rating. Louisiana Pacific LPX numbers raised at UBS. LPX price target raised to $15, UBS said. Estimates also increased following strong quarterly results. Sell rating. Marathon Oil MRO target raised at Credit Suisse to $43, Credit Suisse said. Three Forks, Austin Chalk and Pre-Salt Gabon. Outperform rating. Simpson Manufacturing SSD upgraded at D.A. Davidson to Buy from Hold, D.A. Davidson said. $37 price target. Compelling entry point. Under Armour UA numbers cut at UBS. Shares of UA now seen reaching $55, UBS said. Estimates also lowered to reflect margin cadence. Neutral rating. >To submit a news tip, email: email@example.com.
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