NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS:
Archer-Daniels-Midland (ADM) was initiated with an underweight rating at JP Morgan. $28 price target. North American business will likely remain slow, because of poor weather and crops, JP Morgan said.
ALLETE (ALE) was upgraded at DA Davidson to buy from neutral. Extension of renewable tax credits likely to spur Bison 4, DA Davidson said.
Applied Materials (AMAT) was downgraded at JP Morgan to underweight. Stock has run, but semiconductor capex demand should see a prolonged trough, JP Morgan said.Amazon.com (AMZN) was upgraded at Morgan Stanley from equal-weight to overweight. $325 price target. Company can continue to gain market share over the next several quarters, Morgan Stanley said. Bank of NY Mellon (BK) was downgraded at Goldman Sachs from neutral to sell. $22 price target. Company faces multiple earnings headwinds, Goldman said. Bruker (BRKR) was upgraded at ISI Group from neutral to buy. $19 price target. Cost-cutting should boost margins, ISI Group said. Cree (CREE) was downgraded at Canaccord Genuity to hold from buy. $32 price target. GM expansion from transition of legacy components has largely played out, Canaccord Genuity said. CommVault Systems (CVLT) was downgraded at Craig Hallum to hold from buy. $72 price target. Simpana 10 risk reward is now in balance, Craig Hallum said. Danaher (DHR) was upgraded at ISI Group from neutral to buy. $64 price target. Company is leveraged to accelerating emerging markets growth, ISI Group said. Dick's Sporting (DKS) was upgraded at Janney Montgomery from neutral to buy. Recent share weakness has created an attractive buying opportunity, Janney Montgomery said. Electronic Arts (EA) was downgraded at Sterne Agee to neutral from buy. Concerns that Street estimates will prove overly optimistic, Sterne Agee said. Finish Line (FINL) was downgraded at Citigroup to neutral from buy. $20 price target. Near-term uncertainty is likely to continue, Citigroup said. Flower Foods (FLO) was upgraded at Deutsche Bank from hold to buy. $27 price target. Industry consolidation should help boost profitability, Deutsche said. Harman (HAR) was upgraded at Robert Baird from neutral to outperform. $65 price target. Company is at a growth inflection point and and the stock should break out from its trading range, Baird said.
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