NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS
Brightpoint (CELL) was downgraded to Hold at TheStreet Ratings.
Chesapeake Energy (CHK) was upgraded at BMO Capital from Market Perform to Outperform. Negative sentiment appears to have peaked, BMO said. $25 price target.
Compass Minerals (CMP) was upgraded at Keybanc from Hold to Buy. $95 price target. Earnings should show substantial improvement in 2013, Keybanc said.Calpine Corporation (CPN) was upgraded at Jefferies to Buy from Hold. $21.50 price target. Valuation and higher estimates, Jefferies said. Emcor (EME) was upgraded at Stifel Nicolaus from Hold to Buy. $40.50 price target. Company is seeing higher bookings for nonresidential construction, Stifel Nicolaus said. HMS Holdings Corporation (HMSY) was upgraded at Jefferies to Buy from Hold. $29 price target. Opportunity at sub-1x PEG, Jefferies said. Kaiser Aluminum (KALU) was upgraded at Dahlman Rose to Buy. $70 price target. Company continues to execute well in a challenging environment, Dahlman Rose said. Kaiser Aluminum was upgraded from Hold to Buy at Keybanc. $63 price target. Company is seeing higher end-market demand, Keybanc said. Kraft (KFT) was upgraded at JP Morgan from Neutral to Overweight. $45 price target. Nielsen data have been positive, and the company has room to boost its dividend, JP Morgan said. Lentuo International was initiated with a Sell rating at TheStreet Ratings. Nokia (NOK) was downgraded at RBC Capital to Sector Perform from Outperform. $5 price target. Feature phone market is weak, RBC Capital said. Verifone (PAY) was downgraded at Deutsche Bank from Hold to Sell. $40 price target. Company's organic growth is likely not sustainable, Deutsche said. Procter & Gamble (PG) was downgraded at Oppenheimer to Perform from Outperform. Another mixed quarter with disappointing near-term outlook, Oppenheimer said. PPG Industries (PPG) was upgraded at Credit Suisse from Neutral to Outperform. $122 price target. Nylon-12 issues appear to be more manageable, Credit Suisse said. Sandridge Energy (SD) was upgraded at JP Morgan from Neutral to Overweight. $13 price target. Company is inexpensive and can deliver above-average growth, JP Morgan said. Supervalu (SVU) was initiated with a Sell rating at Goldman Sachs. $5 price target. Company faces multiple secular and cyclical growth headwinds, Goldman said. Treehouse (THS) was downgraded at JP Morgan from Overweight to Neutral. $60 price target. Company lacks near-term catalysts, JP Morgan said.
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