NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS
Aerosonic (AIM) downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.
Barrett Business Services (BBSI) upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.
C.R. Bard (BCR) downgraded at Jefferies to Hold from Buy, Jefferies said. $94 price target. Macro headwinds and valuation.Caterpillar (CAT) downgraded at Wells to Market Perform, Wells Fargo said. Inventories are running high and the company is leveraged to slower potential macro growth. Chico's FAS (CHS) downgraded at Morgan Stanley from Equal-weight to Underweight, Morgan Stanley said. $13.50 price target. Store checks show increased discounting. Cliffs Natural (CLF) downgraded at FBR from Outperform to Market Perform, FBR Capital Markets said. $56 price target. Estimates also cut, given the company's new guidance. Coach (COH) upgraded at Morgan Stanley from Equal-weight to Overweight, Morgan Stanley said. $74 price target. Valuation call, as the company should average 55% earnings growth over the next three years. Carter's (CRI) upgraded at Sterne Agee to Buy, Sterne Agee said. $60 price target. New initiatives should drive growth over the next several quarters. Ensco (ESV) downgraded at Goldman to Neutral, Goldman Sachs said. Valuation call. Intersil (ISIL) downgraded at Needham from Buy to Hold, Needham said. Company cut its guidance. Lorillard (LO) downgraded at Citigroup to Neutral from Buy, Citigroup said. $136 price target. Upside to earnings limited. Altria Group (MO) downgraded at UBS to Neutral from Buy, UBS said. $35 price target. Valuation call as thesis has played out. Marvell Technology (MRVL) upgraded at JMP from Market Perform to Outperform, JMP Securities said. $14 price target. Company is seeing higher growth at its top customer, Western Digital. MeadWestvaco (MWV) downgraded at BMO from Outperform to Market Perform, BMO Capital said. $30 price target. Company is leveraged to slower macro growth. Noble (NE) downgraded at Goldman to Neutral from Buy, Goldman Sachs said. Valuation call, as the offshore drillers have already made a big run. Quality Systems (QSII) downgraded at JP Morgan to Neutral, JP Morgan said. Company has limited near-term growth visibility. Ross Stores (ROST) downgraded at Nomura from Buy to Neutral, Nomura said. Valuation call, based on a $65 price target. Schlumberger (SLB) upgraded at Goldman to Buy, Goldman Sachs said. North American rig count appears to be bottoming.
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