NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS
Ameris Bancorp (ABCB) upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.
Cornerstone OnDemand (CSOD) downgraded at Goldman from Buy to Neutral, Goldman Sachs said. Valuation call, based on a $22 price target.
Covanta (CVA) rated new Buy at Keybanc. $20 price target. Company generates significant free cash flow and growth headwinds are moderating.Cablevision (CVC) downgraded at Deutsche from Buy to Hold, Deutsche Bank said. $15 price target. Management is holding off on price increases and spending more on CapEx. CVS Caremark (CVS) downgraded BMO to Market Perform, BMO Capital said. Valuation call, based on a $47 price target. Healthcare Services (HCSG) rated new Buy at Benchmark. $23.50 price target. Company is a market leader and deserves a premium valuation. Kroger (KR) rated new Neutral at UBS. $25 price target. Executing the right strategy, fairly valued. Scripps Networks (SNI) upgraded at Deutsche from Hold to Buy, Deutsche Bank said. Valuation call, based on a $52 price target. Safeway (SWY) rated new Sell at UBS. $20 price target. Company is not investing enough in the core business. Fresh Market (TFM) rated new Buy at UBS. $54 price target. Attractive margin structure. Whole Foods Market (WFM) rated new Buy at UBS. $100 price target. Growth drivers are underappreciated by consensus.
STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGESApple (AAPL) numbers raised at Jefferies. Shares of AAPL now seen reaching $699, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on early production evidence of iTV. Buy rating. B/E Aerospace (BEAV) target raised at Jefferies to $55, Jefferies said. Paradigm shift means more interior work. Buy rating. Francesca's Holdings (FRAN) numbers raised at Jefferies. Shares of FRAN now seen reaching $31, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on steady growth track. Buy rating. Skyworks Solutions (SWKS) numbers raised at Oppenheimer. Shares of SWKS now seen reaching $30, Oppenheimer said. Estimates also raised on good Apple, Samsung and China exposure. Outperform rating. Ulta Salon (ULTA) numbers raised at JP Morgan. Shares of ULTA now seen reaching $100, according to JP Morgan. Estimates also increased, given the company's strong operating momentum. Overweight rating. Urban Outfitters (URBN) estimates lowered at UBS through 2014, UBS said. Management changes will take time to gel. Neutral rating. Urban Outfitters estimates cut at Credit Suisse through 2013. Operating costs remain high. Neutral rating and $30 price target. >To submit a news tip, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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