NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS
Alliant Techsystems (ATK) was upgraded at FBR Capital Markets from market perform to outperform. $65 price target. Valuation call, as the firm is buying back more stock, FBR Capital Markets said.
Annaly Capital (NLY) was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.
CF Industries (CF) was downgraded at Dahlman Rose from buy to hold. Stock is already pricing in higher corn prices, Dahlman Rose said.Costco (COST) was upgraded at BMO Capital from underperform to market perform. Estimates were also boosted, as the company is seeing higher sales and lower costs, BMO said. $106 price target. Gamestop (GME) was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings. Hasbro (HAS) was downgraded at Goldman Sachs from neutral to sell. $32 price target. Estimates were also cut, given slower expected consumer spending, Goldman said. Harris Corp. (HRS) was downgraded at Lazard to sell from neutral. $41 price target. Risk/return points down, Lazard said. Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) was upgraded at JP Morgan from neutral to overweight. $625 price target. Estimates were also boosted, given the company's attractive sales opportunities, JP Morgan said. Lowe's (LOW) was upgraded at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch from neutral to buy. Company should benefit from accelerating growth trends, BofA/Merrill said. $36 price target. National Bank Holdings (NBHC) was initiated with a buy rating at Goldman Sachs. $24 price target. Among the best positioned to benefit from consolidation, Goldman said. Realty Income (O) was upgraded at UBS to neutral from sell. $42 price target. QE3 and acquisition machine changes our near term view, UBS said. Progressive Corp. (PGR) was downgraded at Citigroup to sell from neutral. $19 price target. Special dividend removes catalyst, Citigroup said. Riverbed Technology (RVBD) was downgraded at Needham from strong buy to buy. Valuation call, based on a $27 price target, Needham said. Sprint Nextel (S) was upgraded at Jefferies to hold from buy. $7 price target. Deal talks with Softbank, Jefferies said. Sandisk (SNDK) was upgraded at Wedbush from neutral to outperform. $49 price target. NAND supply/demand outlook is improving and the company is seeing strong OEM wins, Wedbush said. Titan International (TWI) was upgraded at Jefferies to buy from hold. Favorable risk/reward, Jefferies said. Buy rating.
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