NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS
Acxiom was downgraded at BMO Capital to underperform from market perform. Valuation call, based on a $22 price target, BMO Capital said.
Alliance Data was upgraded at BMO Capital to outperform from market perform. $240 price target. Company could see an expansion of the eBay partnership and has exposure to the growing auto sector, BMO Capital said.
Align Technology was downgraded at Robert Baird to neutral from outperform. Valuation call, as the stock is up 73% year to date, Baird said.
Acuity Brands was upgraded at Sterne Agee to neutral. Estimates were also boosted, given an expected commercial construction recovery, Sterne Agee said.
Chico's FAS was downgraded at Wells Fargo to market perform from outperform. Traffic trends will likely remain weak, Wells Fargo said.
Cepheid was downgraded at ISI Group to sell from cautious. Valuation call, based on a $34 price target, ISI Group said.
21st Century Fox was initiated with an overweight rating at J.P. Morgan. $39 price target. Impressive mix of businesses, J.P. Morgan said.
HB Fuller was downgraded at Deutsche Bank to hold from buy. Valuation call, as the stock is up 50% over the past year, Deutsche Bank said. $50 price target.
Healthsouth was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.
Isis Pharmaceuticals was initiated with a neutral rating at J.P. Morgan. $37 price target. Validated platform and attractive pipeline, but valuation is rich, J.P. Morgan said.
US Airways was downgraded at CRT Capital to fair value from buy. AMR merger is facing increased legal scrutiny, CRT Capital said.
Moneygram was upgraded at Compass Point to buy from neutral. Valuation call, based on a $23 price target, Compass Point said.
Marsh & McLennan was downgraded at Miller Tabak to hold from buy. Revenue growth remains soft, Miller Tabak said.
Mastec was upgraded at DA Davidson to buy from neutral. $38 price target. Stock has pulled back to an attractive level, DA Davidson said.
Micron Technology was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.
Opentable was upgraded at Piper Jaffray to overweight from neutral. $80 price target. Company is just beginning to drive diner growth, Piper Jaffray said.
Parexel was upgraded at ISI Group to buy from neutral. $57 price target. Industry has a lot of secular tailwinds, ISI Group said.
Phillips 66 was downgraded at Oppenheimer to perform from outperform. See little earnings upside potential for the sector over the next six months, Oppenheimer said.
Sirona Dental was downgraded at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch to underperform from buy. $64 price target. Estimates also cut, as the new analyst believes that company expectations are too high, BofA/Merrill said.
Union Pacific numbers were reduced at Credit Suisse. Shares are now seen reaching $182. Estimates were also cut, given the company's new guidance, Credit Suisse said. Outperform rating.
Valspar was upgraded at Deutsche Bank to buy from hold. $75 price target. Valuation call, as the stock is trading at a steep discount to its peers, Deutsche Bank said.
Valero was downgraded at Oppenheimer to perform from outperform. Sector earnings outlook is deteriorating, Oppenheimer said.
Wynn Resorts was downgraded at Credit Suisse to neutral from outperform. Valuation call, based on a $160 price target, Credit Suisse said.
Dentsply was upgraded at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch to buy from underperform. New analyst has a $48 price target. Indsutry trends could improve, along with the broader economy, BofA/Merrill said.
Zoetis was upgraded at Morgan Stanley to overweight from equal-weight. $36 price target. Revenue growth should accelerate in 2014, Morgan Stanley said.
Stock Comments / EPS Changes
Apple estimates, price target were increased at BMO Capital. Estimates were boosted through 2014. Company should see better pricing power, BMO Capital said. Outperform rating and new $508 price target.
Barrick Gold numbers were raised at Jefferies. Shares are now seen reaching $17. Estimates were also increased on higher gold price assumptions, Jefferies said. Hold rating.
Cardtronics numbers were raised at Jefferies. Shares are now seen reaching $43. Estimates were also increased on higher earnings potential with sticky contracts and favorable market environment, Jefferies said. Buy rating.
Harley-Davidson numbers were increased at BMO Capital through 2014. Customers' reaction to the 2014 models have been very positive, BMO Capital said. Outperform rating and new $74 price target.
Polaris estimates, price target were boosted at UBS. Shares are now seen reaching $142. Estimates were also upped, given higher demand for the Indian brand, UBS said. Buy rating.
Constellation Brands numbers were raised at DA Davidson. Shares are now seen reaching $78. Estimates were also increased, as the company is seeing higher beer sales and paying a lower tax rate, DA Davidson said. Buy rating.
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