NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS
AK Steel Holdings (AKS) downgraded at Citigroup to Neutral from Buy, Citigroup said. $9 price target. Stainless hikes fizzle and weaker scrap.
Alexion Pharma (ALXN) upgraded at Baird from Neutral to Outperform, Robert Baird said. $100 price target. Company deserves a premium valuation if it continues to deliver growth.
Alico (ALCO) was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.Briggs & Stratton (BGG) was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings. BE Aerospace (BEAV) rated new Equal-weight at Morgan Stanley. Company is a market leader, but appears fully valued. Chesapeake Energy (CHK) downgraded at FBR from Outperform to Market Perform, FBR Capital Markets said. Company is leveraged to weaker natural gas prices. $25 price target. Coach (COH) rated new Buy at Citigroup. $85 price target. Potential for ~20% earnings growth over the next several years. ConocoPhillips (COP) upgraded at Deutsche from Hold to Buy, Deutsche Bank said. $90 price target. Split should help unlock shareholder value. Devon Energy (DVN) downgraded at FBR from Outperform to Market Perform, FBR Capital Markets said. $70 price target. Company is being hurt by lower natural gas prices. Equifax (EFX) upgraded at Goldman to Buy, Goldman Sachs said. $50 price target. Sales are improving sooner and better than expected. First Solar (FSLR) downgraded at Collins Stewart from Buy to Neutral, Collins Stewart said. Antelope Valley project has not been funded. JDS Uniphase (JDSU) upgraded at Credit Suisse from Neutral to Outperform, Credit Suisse said. $17 price target. Company can expand margins in the coming quarters. Kimco Realty (KIM) downgraded at UBS to Neutral from Buy, UBS said. $19 price target. No longer see a catalyst for incremental upside. Lennar (LEN) downgraded at FBN to Underperform, FBN Securities said. Valuation call, as the stock is up 86% since October. Lorillard (LO) downgraded at Stifel from Buy to Hold, Stifel Nicolaus said. Valuation call. Lufkin (LUFK) downgraded at Global Hunter from Buy to Neutral, Global Hunter said. Valuation call, based on an $85 price target. Masimo Corp (MASI) downgraded at Citigroup to Sell from Neutral, Citigroup said. $20 price target. Further margin erosion and limited technology adoption. NCR (NCR) downgraded at Goldman from Buy to Neutral, Goldman Sachs said. Valuation call, based on a $21 price target.
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