NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS
AIG (AIG) rated new Hold at Stifel with a Neutral rating. Fundamental and perception headwinds remain.
Akamai (AKAM) downgraded at DA Davidson from Buy to Neutral, DA Davidson said. $36 price target. Stock is up 20% in the past month, though first quarter guidance could prove disappointing.
Bally Technologies (BTI) upgraded at Goldman to Buy, Goldman Sachs said. $46 price target. Systems revenue should post solid growth in the coming quarters.Chipotle (CMG) upgraded at William Blair to Outperform, William Blair said. Estimates also boosted, given solid sales momentum. Citrix Systems (CTXS) downgraded at Citigroup from Buy to Neutral, Citigroup said. $78 price target. More consistent desktop growth. Dominion (D) downgraded at JP Morgan from Neutral to Underperform, JP Morgan said. Stock trades at a premium to the industry. Dr. Pepper Snapple (DPS) downgraded at Wells from Outperform to Market Perform, Wells Fargo said. Volumes will likely be weak and costs are staying high. Consolidated Edison (ED) downgraded at JP Morgan from Neutral to Underweight, JP Morgan said. Relative valuation call. Exelon (EXC) downgraded at BofA/Merrill to Neutral, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. $42 price target. Lower power prices are hurting results in core markets. FMC Technologies (FTI) downgraded at BMO Capital Markets to Underperform from Market Perform, BMO said. $44 price target. Defensive aspects seem mispriced and misplaced. Generac (GNRC) upgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings. Health Net (HNT) downgraded at Morgan Stanley from Equal-weight to Underweight, Morgan Stanley said. Valuation call. JDA Software (JDAS) downgraded at JMP from Outperform to Market Perform, JMP Securities said. Company is seeing weaker retail license demand. Alliant Energy (LNT) downgraded at Baird from Outperform to Neutral, Robert Baird said. Regulated utility space appear overbought. McDermott (MDR) downgraded at Goldman from Buy to Neutral, Goldman Sachs said. Consensus earnings expectations appear too high. Pulte Homes (PHM) downgraded at Guggenheim from Buy to Neutral, Guggenheim said. Valuation call, as visibility remains limited in the housing industry. Children's Place (PLCE) upgraded at BofA/Merrill from Underperform to Buy, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. Stock is already pricing in lower earnings and margins should recover in 2012.
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