NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS
Annapolis Bancorp (ANNB) upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.
Arch Coal (ACI) downgraded at BMO from Market Perform to Underperform, BMO Capital said. $4 price target. Company's margins and balance sheet are weak, relative to the sector.
Alpha Natural (ANR) downgraded at BMO from Outperform to Underperform, BMO Capital said. $5 price target. Company has a lot of debt, and margins are falling along with demand.Anadarko Petroleum (APC) upgraded at Credit Suisse from Neutral to Outperform, Credit Suisse said. $90 price target. Tronox discount should disappear over time. Sotheby's (BID) downgraded at Craig-Hallum from Buy to Hold, Craig-Hallum said. Company faces tough comps and is leveraged to slower growth in China. $35 price target. Chase (CCF) upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings. Cheesecake Factory (CAKE) upgraded at Goldman from Sell to Neutral, Goldman Sachs said. Estimates also boosted, given sustained sales trends. Cameron (CAM) upgraded at Howard Weil from Market Perform to Outperform, Howard Weil said. Company can achieve near-term earnings guidance. Brinker (EAT) upgraded at Piper from Underweight to Neutral, Piper Jaffray said. $32 price target. Sales trends are improving and the company is keeping a lid on costs. General Electric (GE) downgraded at Morgan Stanley from Overweight to Equal-weight, Morgan Stanley said. Valuation call, based on a $22 price target. Starwood (HOT) upgraded at MKM to Buy, MKM Partners said. $65 price target. Stock has lagged its peers, but near-term fundamentals remains strong and the company is buying back stock. Helmerich & Payne (HP) downgraded at Guggenheim to Neutral from Sell, Guggenheim said. Expectations for lower rig counts and margins. 3M (MMM) upgraded at Morgan Stanley to Overweight, Morgan Stanley said. $102 price target. Company should is leveraged to an ultimate recovery in electronics and the emerging markets. Nabors Industries (NBR) downgraded at Guggenheim to Neutral from Buy, Guggenheim said. US land rig count and day rates should weaken over the next three quarters. Northwest Natural Gas (NWN) downgraded at BofA/Merrill from Neutral to Underperform, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. Valuation call, based on a $45 price target. Oil States (OIS) downgraded at Howard Weil from Focus Stock to Outperform, Howard Weil said. Company will have to raise guidance for the stock to continue moving higher.
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