NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS
Dr. Pepper Snapple (DPS) was upgraded at Morgan Stanley from Underweight to Equal-Weight. U.S. business environment is improving, Morgan Stanley said.
Facebook (FB) was initiated with a Buy rating at Sterne Agee. $46 price target. Company can continue to grow through China and mobile advertising, Sterne Agee said.
Genesee & Wyoming (GWR) was upgraded at Dahlman Rose from Hold to Buy. $67 price target. A lot of growth headwinds are now behind the company, Dahlman Rose.Illumina (ILMN) was upgraded at Credit Suisse from Neutral to Outperform. $55 price target. Company has returned to sequential growth, and the company can continue to penetrate the clinical market, Credit Suisse said. Lear (LEA) was upgraded at Morgan Stanley from Underweight to Overweight. Consensus expectations have fallen to a reasonable level, Morgan Stanley said. $55 price target. Legg Mason (LM) was upgraded at Sterne Agee to Neutral. Valuation call, based on a $28 price target, Sterne Agee said. Alliant Energy (LNT) was downgraded at Wunderlich from Buy to Hold. $45 price target. Company likely to see lower regulated earnings in Wisconsin, Wunderlich said. Lowe's (LOW) was upgraded at Morgan Stanley from Equal-Weight to Overweight. Industry can sustain moderate growth over the next several years, Morgan Stanley said. $38 price target. Leucadia National Corp. (LUK) was upgraded to Buy at TheStreet Ratings. Murphy Oil (MUR) was downgraded at Brean Murray to Hold. Malaysia continues to weigh on overall growth, Brean Murray said. Newell Rubbermaid (NWL) was upgraded at Oppenheimer to Outperform from Perform. $23 price target. Pieces to growth story now in place, Oppenheimer said. Priceline.com (PCLN) was upgraded at Nomura from Reduce to Neutral. $725 price target. U.S. business can continue to drive growth, Nomura said. Pepsico (PEP) was upgraded at Morgan Stanley from Equal-Weight to Overweight. $77 price target. Higher marketing spending should pay off, or management can take more drastic measures, Morgan Stanley said. Procter & Gamble (PG) was downgraded at Wells Fargo from Outperform to Market Perform. Company lacks near-term catalysts, Wells Fargo said. Realpage (RP) was downgraded to Sell at TheStreet Ratings.
STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGESAllstate (ALL) estimates, price target were increased at Credit Suisse. Estimates were raised through 2013. Company is seeing better growth across the board, Credit Suisse said. Outperform rating and new $35 price target.
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