NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS
ADT (ADT) rated new Outperform at Credit Suisse. $45 price target. Company has a low cost of capital and offers solid long-term value.
Apollo (APOL) downgraded at BofA/Merrill to Neutral, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. $28 price target. Company faces a significant transition period, given slower industry growth and rising competition.
Alpha & Omega Semiconductor (AOSL) downgraded to sell at TheStreet Ratings.Badger Meter (BMI) upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings. Brown & Brown (BRO) upgraded at KBW from Market Perform to Outperform, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods said. Valuation call, based on a $31 price target. Cisco Systems (CSCO) downgraded at Cantor from Buy to Hold, Cantor Fitzgerald said. $19.50 price target. Valuation call, as the stock is up 26% from its July lows. Diebold (DBD) downgraded at Compass Point from Buy to Neutral, Compass Point said. $33 price target. Company is seeing lower regional demand. Diebold downgraded at JP Morgan from Neutral to Underweight, JP Morgan said. Valuation call, based on a $31 price target. Fortinet (FTNT) upgraded at Wunderlich from Hold to Buy, Wunderlich said. $28 price target. Stock is severely mispriced, after falling 18% in after-hours trading. Mellanox (MLNX) rated new Market Perform at JMP. Valuation call, as the stock has already tripled year-to-date. National Bank (NBHC) rated new Neutral at Sterne Agee. Valuation call. Annaly Capital (NLY) upgraded at Compass Point from Neutral to Buy, Compass Point said. $17 price target. Buyback should help set a floor for the stock. Universal Display (PANL) rated new Outperform at JMP. $50 price target. Company is a leader in the OLED market, which can double this year. Packaging Corp. (PKG) downgraded at BMO from Outperform to Market Perform, BMO Capital said. $38 price target. Valuation call, as the stock is up 54% from its lows. PNC Financial (PNC) downgraded at Stifel from Buy to Hold, Stifel Nicolaus said. Lower net interest margin is weighing on earnings. Sprint Nextel (S) upgraded at Argus from Hold to Buy, Argus Research said. $7.50 price target. See arbitrage opportunity between the current price and Softbank's offer. Xylem (XYL) rated new Neutral at DA Davidson. Valuation call, based on a $28 price target.
STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGESCitigroup (C) target raised at UBS to $39, UBS said. Conference call with new CEO leaves us more optimistic. Neutral rating.
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