NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS
American Equity Investment (AEL) upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.
Apollo (APOL) downgraded at Credit Suisse from Outperform to Neutral, Credit Suisse said. $40 price target. Company may struggle to maintain recent growth momentum.
Bank of America (BAC) downgraded at Baird from Outperform to Neutral, Robert Baird said. $10 price target. Valuation call, as the stock has gained 80% year-to-date.Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD) downgraded at Deutsche from Buy to Hold, Deutsche Bank said. Valuation call, based on a $100 price target. Brookfield Office Properties (BPO) upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings. Electronic Arts (EA) rated new Buy at Stifel. $21 price target. Star Wars can drive growth over the coming quart. First Republic Bank (FRC) rated new Outperform at BMO Capital Markets. $39 price target. Differentiated by high levels of client service. KBR (KBR) downgraded at Lazard from Buy to Neutral, Lazard said. Company lacks material growth drivers. Southern Copper (SCCO) upgraded at Morgan Stanley from Equal-weight to Overweight, Morgan Stanley said. Valuation call, based on a $43 price target. Vale (VALE) upgraded at Morgan Stanley from Equal-weight to Overweight, Morgan Stanley said. $29.60 price target. Company is leveraged to higher demand from China. Williams Companies (WMB) upgraded at UBS to Buy from Neutral, UBS said. $36 price target. Higher growth outlook and improved guidance.
STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGESApple (AAPL) target raised at Think to $700, ThinkEquity said. Positive launch of the new iPad and strong upcoming products. Buy rating. Allergan (AGN) target increased at Citigroup to $110, Citigroup said. Pipeline supports sustainable long term growth. Buy rating. Apollo (APOL) estimates cut at Jefferies through 2013, Jefferies said. New starts outlook in uninspiring. Perform rating. BorgWarner (BWA) estimates, target raised at Morgan Stanley. Shares of BWA now seen reaching $100, according to Morgan Stanley. Estimates also increased, as the company can continue to expand margins. Overweight rating. Cintas (CTAS) estimates, target boosted at Morgan Stanley. Shares of CTAS now seen reaching $32, according to Morgan Stanley. Estimates also upped, as the company is seeing higher sales and keeping a lid on costs. Underweight rating. Dollar General (DG) estimates upped at Guggenheim through 2013, Guggenheim said. Company is buying back more stock. Buy rating and $54 price target.
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