NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS
Air T (AIRT) downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.
American International (AIG) rated new Buy at Sterne Agee. $39 price target. Company can exceed consensus earnings expectations.
Autozone (AZO) upgraded at Deutsche from Hold to Buy, Deutsche Bank said. $425 price target. Company can gain market share and expand its margins.Baker Hughes (BHI) downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings. Cognizant (CTSH) downgraded at Goldman to Sell, Goldman Sachs said. Company has high exposure to the financial sector and trades at a relative premium. $52 price target. Dow Chemical (DOW) downgraded at JP Morgan from Overweight to Neutral, JP Morgan said. Company is the most expensive of its peers and also likely has the highest earnings risk. $36 price target. eBay (EBAY) rated new Buy at Needham. $50 price target. Marketplace business can grow faster than consensus estimates. Edwards Lifesciences (EW) downgraded at UBS to Neutral from Buy, UBS said. $107 price target. Valuation call. Lender Processing (LPS) upgraded at Goldman to Buy, Goldman Sachs said. $27 price target. Company should benefit from increased loan and foreclosure volume. Morgan Stanley (MS) downgraded at Goldman Sachs to Neutral from Buy, Goldman Sachs said. $16 price target. Outsized capital market overhangs. Pitney Bowes (PBI) upgraded at Goldman to Neutral, Goldman Sachs said. 10% dividend yield should provide support for the stock. Public Service Enterprise (PEG) downgraded at Jefferies to Hold from Buy, Jefferies said. $32 price target. Loss of the basis differential between New Jersey and PJM West. Hold rating. Sapient (SAPE) downgraded at Goldman to Sell, Goldman Sachs said. Company has high exposure to the financial sector and Europe. $9 price target. Southwestern Energy (SWN) upgraded at Citigroup to Buy from Neutral, Citigroup said. $38 price target. More constructive outlook for natural gas prices next year. Stryker (SYK) rated new Hold at Cantor. $56 price target. Growth already appears reflected in the stock. Tronox (TROX) rated new Buy at UBS. $145 price target. Exxaro acquisition is the capstone of new Tronox Limited. ValueClick (VCLK) downgraded at Piper from Overweight to Neutral, Piper Jaffray said. $15 price target. Company will be hurt as more impression buying is moving to online exchanges.
STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGESAgilent (A) estimates, target boosted at BofA/Merrill. Shares of A now seen reaching $54, according to Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. Estimates also upped, as the recent acquisition should add to earnings. Buy rating.
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