NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS
Analog Devices (ADI) upgraded at Sterne Agee from Neutral to Buy. $42 price target. Stabilizing ISM-PMU in US-China into 1H12.
Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF) rated new Outperform at Credit Suisse. $90 price target. Cheap relative to US metal peers.
Community Health Systems (CYH) rated new Market Perform at BMO Capital Markets. $20 price target. Pressure on hospital fundamentals.Domino's Pizza (DPZ) rated new Hold at KeyBanc. Limited upside potential near term. Guess (GES) downgraded at Citigroup from Buy to Neutral, Citigroup said. $33 price target. 3Q came with a double digit drop in its retail comp in Europe. Health Management Associates (HMA) rated new Market Perform at BMO Capital Markets. $9 price target. Innovation improves outlook but many obstacles remain. Lowe's (LOW) upgraded at Goldman from Neutral to Buy. $28 price target. Management is embracing the need for meaningful upgrades after years of drift. LifePoint Hospitals (LPNT) rated new Market Perform at BMO Capital Market. $39 price target. Pointed in the right direction but fully valued. Lululemon (LULU) upgraded at KeyBanc from Underweight to Buy. $58 price target. Higher in-stock levels will drive sustained profit growth in 2012. PPG Industries (PPG) downgraded at Goldman from Buy to Neutral. $97 price target. Recent share outperformance. Sun Life Financial (SLF) upgraded at Morgan Stanley from Underweight to Equal-weight. Meaningful recent underperformance. Tenet Healthcare (THC) rated new Market Perform at BMO Capital Markets. $5 price target. Current valuation leaves little room for appreciation. Universal Health Services (UHS) rated new Outperform at BMO Capital Markets. $47 price target. Stronger more diversified earnings engine. Western Refining (WNR) upgraded at Credit Suisse from Neutral to Outperform, Credit Suisse said. $20.50 target price. Selloff following Seaway pipeline reversal announcement is overdone.
STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGESAffiliated Managers Group (AMG) target raised at Jefferies to $107. Pipeline growth accelerating. Buy rating. Avago Technologies (AVGO) numbers lowered at Jefferies DEC 02, 2011 | 7:40 AM EST Shares of AVGO now seen reaching $41, Jefferies said. Estimates also lowered on slow demand out of China. Buy rating. HCA Holdings (HCA) rated new Market Perform at BMO Capital Market. $27 price target. Strong copany but leverage limits upside.
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