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(ABC - Get Report) upgraded at Stifel from Hold to Buy. Valuation call, based on a $49 price target.
(AKS - Get Report) downgraded at Keybanc from Buy to Hold. Company is facing lower metal spreads.
(BMS - Get Report)
upgraded at BofA/Merrill from Underperform to Buy. Company can continue to deliver consistent growth in a volatile market.
(BRCD - Get Report)
downgraded at Goldman from Neutral to Sell. $3.30 target. Consensus expectations remain too high.
upgraded at Rodman from Underperform to Market Perform. $66 price target. Stock may be due to see some short covering.
(FDO - Get Report)
upgraded at Goldman from Neutral to Buy. $60 price target. Company thrives in a choppy macro.
upgraded at Goldman to Neutral. Valuation call, based on a $94 price target.
upgraded at FBR from Underperform to Market Perform. $27 price target. Stock is already pricing in lower potential near-term growth.
(GM - Get Report)
upgraded at Ticonderoga from Neutral to Buy. $42 price target. Management will likely continue to cut costs.
upgraded at BofA Merrill from Neutral to Buy. $168 price target. Share price decline provides attractive upside opportunity.
downgraded at Merriman to Neutral. Budget pressures will likely lead to further defense cuts.
upgraded at Goldman to Buy. $195 price target. Company can continue to grow in a difficult environment.
Illinois Tool Works
downgraded at BofA Merrill from Neutral to Underperform. $53 price target. More limited price upside relative to peers following the market correction.
downgraded at Goldman to Neutral. $27 price target. Company lacks near-term catalysts.
downgraded at Goldman from Neutral to Sell. $25 price target. Company is facing challenges as its changes its business model.
upgraded at BofA/Merrill from Neutral to Buy. Stock is attractive, following a recent pullback.
upgraded at Piper Jaffray from Neutral to Overweight. $58 price target. Company likely to hit projected sales targets.
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