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Analysts' Actions: AA, AMD, AXP, LVS, MGM

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS

Allegiant Travel (ALGT) downgraded at Sterne Agee to Neutral, Sterne Agee said. Valuation call, based on a $74 price target.

TD Ameritrade (AMTD) upgraded at BGB from Sell to Hold, BGB Securities said. Valuation call, based on a $15.50 price target.

Atmel (ATML) rated new Outperform at Pacific Crest. Market expectations are low and the company has had recent design wins. $9 price target.

AptarGroup (ATR) downgraded at Keybanc from Buy to Hold, Keybanc said. Company cut guidance because of Europe.

American Express (AXP) upgraded at Nomura to Buy, Nomura said. New analyst believes that fee-based initiatives can help drive growth.

Babcock & Wilcox (BWC) upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.

Celanese (CE) upgraded at UBS to Buy from Neutral, UBS said. $49 price target. Ethanol technology provides upside and stock catalyst.

Capital One (COF) downgraded at Nomura to Neutral, Nomura said. New analyst believes that the portfolio runoff and weak loan growth will weigh on the stock.

Cypress Semiconductor (CY) rated new Sector Perform at Pacific Crest. Company is leveraged to the lower end fo the business.

Darling (DAR) rated new Market Perform at JMP. Valuation call.

Enbridge Energy Partners (EEP) upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.

Eaton Vance (EV) downgraded at BofA/Merrill from Neutral to Underperform, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. Valuation call, based on a $29 price target.

Fiserv (FISV) downgraded at Baird from Outperform to Neutral, Robert Baird said. Valuation call, based on an $80 price target.

Las Vegas Sands (LVS) rated new Buy at Cantor. $57 price target. Company remains leveraged to long-term growth potential in Macau.

Mako Surgical (MAKO) downgraded at Goldman from Buy to Neutral, Goldman Sachs said. $17 price target. Thesis appears broken and the company lacks near-term catalysts.

MGM Resorts (MGM) rated new Buy at Cantor. $14 price target. Macau should continue to grow, based on growing prosperity in China.

Southwestern Energy (SWN) upgraded at Stifel from Hold to Buy, Stifel Nicolaus said. $38 price target. New oil plays could drive growth.

T. Rowe Price (TROW) upgraded at BofA/Merrill to Buy, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. $74 price target. Company's funds continue to outperform the broader market.

Stock quotes in this article: AA, AMD, AXP, LVS, MGM, CY, DAR, EV, FISV, AMTD, ATML, ATR 

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