NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS
Allison Transmission (ALSN) was initiated with a Hold rating at Keybanc. End-market demand appears to be slowing, Keybanc said.
Autozone (AZO) was upgraded at JP Morgan to Overweight. Previous investments should drive solid sales growth, and management is keeping a tight lid on costs, JP Morgan said.
Big Lots (BIG) was downgraded at Deutsche Bank from Buy to Hold. $34 price target. Company is seeing slower sales growth, Deutsche said.Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) was downgraded at Credit Suisse from Outperform to Neutral. Valuation call, based on a $450 price target, Credit Suisse said. Diebold (DBD) was upgraded at Compass Point to Buy. $45 price target. Stock is attractive, following a 6% pullback, Compass Point said. Dolan (DM) was downgraded to Hold at TheStreet Ratings. Brinker (EAT) was upgraded at Sterne Agee from Underperform to Neutral. Turnaround is starting to show in the company's increased traffic, Sterne Agee said. Fortinet (FTNT) was upgraded at Nomura from Neutral to Buy. $32 price target. Company has secular tailwinds and recent reseller checks were strong, Nomura said. Hexcel (HXL) was upgraded at Wedbush from Neutral to Outperform. $32 price target. Margin improvement should be sustainable, Wedbush said. Netflix (NFLX) was upgraded at Pacific Crest to Outperform. $130 price target. Company is leveraged to stronger video and secular growth trends, Pacific Crest said. O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY) was upgraded at JP Morgan to Neutral. Company should see seasonally strong sales during the summer, JP Morgan said. Roper (ROP) was downgraded at Baird from Outperform to Neutral. $105 price target. Company trades at a 40% premium to its peers, Baird said. Charles Schwab (SCHW) was downgraded at Stifel Nicolaus from Buy to Hold. Valuation call, Stifel Nicolaus said. SunTrust Banks (STI) was upgraded to Buy at TheStreet Ratings. Synaptics (SYNA) was upgraded at Sterne Agee from Neutral to Buy. $38 price target. Company is leveraged to higher Kindle Fire growth, Sterne Agee said. Tyson Foods (TSN) was upgraded at BMO Capital from Market Perform to Outperform. $22 price target. Market has likely overreacted to weak beef and pork margins, BMO Capital said. Ultimate Software (ULTI) was upgraded at Piper Jaffray from Underweight to Neutral. $65 price target. Business should accelerate in the second half of the year, Piper Jaffray said.
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