NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS
Alliance Data (ADS) upgraded from Market Perform to Outperform at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. $149 price target. Estimates also boosted, following positive meetings with management.
Amazon.com (AMZN) rated new Buy at ThinkEquity. $230 price target. Company can continue to gain market share.
American Express (AXP) downgraded at Wells Fargo from Outperform to Market Perform. Valuation call, Wells Fargo said.Baldwin & Lyons (BWINA) was upgraded to Buy at TheStreet Ratings. Best Buy (BBY) was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings. eBay (EBAY) rated new Buy at ThinkEquity. $43 price target. Company continues to expand its addressable market, ThinkEquity said. Google (GOOG) rated new Buy at ThinkEquity. $714 price target. Company remains well positioned. HollyFrontier (HFC) downgraded at Credit Suisse to Neutral from Outperform, Credit Suisse said. Valuation call, based on a $40 price target. Janus (JNS) downgraded at Jefferies from Buy to Hold, Jefferies said. Valuation call, based on a $9.50 price target. Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) was downgraded to Hold at TheStreet Ratings. Nordstrom (JWN) upgraded at Goldman from Neutral to Buy, Goldman Sachs said. $65 price target. Estimates also boosted, as the company can gain market share. Allscripts (MDRX) downgraded at Auriga from Buy to Hold, Auriga USA said. $19 price target. Company faces growth challenges. Magna (MGA) downgraded at Citi to Sell, Citigroup said. Valuation call. PNC Financial (PNC) downgraded at Nomura from Buy to Neutral, Nomura said. Regional banks already trade at a premium. Pentair (PNR) upgraded at William Blair to Outperform, William Blair said. Tyco purchase should add to earnings. Suntrust (STI) upgraded at Nomura from Neutral to Buy, Nomura said. Company is leveraged to better mortgage growth. TriMas (TRS) was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings. UBS (UBS) was downgraded to Sell at TheStreet Ratings. United Continental Holdings (UAL) was downgraded to Hold at TheStreet Ratings. US Bancorp (USB) downgraded at Nomura from Buy to Neutral, Nomura said. Valuation call. Wells Fargo (WFC) upgraded at Nomura from Neutral to Buy, Nomura said. Consensus earnings expectations appear too low. Whole Foods Market (WFM) was downgraded from Buy to Neutral at Goldman Sachs. Valuation call, based on an $88 price target, Goldman said. Yahoo! (YHOO) was initiated with a Hold rating at ThinkEquity. $17 price target. Company is facing increased competition, ThinkEquity said.
STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGESBroadcom (BRCM) estimates, target raised at Auriga USA. Shares now seen reaching $45. Company is leveraged to better mobile and switching demand, Auriga said. Buy rating. Chipotle (CMG) estimates, target increased at UBS. Estimates were raised through 2013. Company is seeing solid sales momentum, UBS said. Neutral rating and new $442 price target.
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