NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS
Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) upgraded at Piper to Overweight, Piper Jaffray said. $40 price target. Brand share appears to have stabilized with teens.
Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH) downgraded at Lazard from Neutral to Sell, Lazard said. $10 price target. Company trades at a premium too its peers, but growth could lag the industry in the coming quarters.Concur Technologies (CNQR) downgraded at Wunderlich from Buy to Hold, Wunderlich said. $84 price target. Company may offer conservative near-term guidance. Dominion Resources (D) upgraded at Credit Suisse to Outperform, Credit Suisse said. $59 price target. Company is a market leader, but trades at a discount to its peers. Esco Technologies (ESE) downgraded at Needham from Buy to Hold, Needham said. Stock has been strong, but the company cut its guidance. Fifth Third (FITB) downgraded at BofA/Merrill from Buy to Neutral, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. $16.50 price target. Valuation call, as the stock is up 19% since the summer. First Republic (FRC) rated new Outperform at FBR. $40 price target. Company can continue to grow in the low interest rate environment. Genesco (GCO) downgraded at Piper to Neutral, Piper Jaffray said. $70 price target. Tenn survey points to lower spending on shoes. Group 1 Automotive (GPI) downgraded at Sterne Agee from Buy to Neutral, Sterne Agee said. Valuation call, as the stock has outperformed the market by 25% over the past 5 months. Home Depot (HD - Get Report) downgraded at Oppenheimer to Perform from Outperform, Oppenheimer said. $67 price target. Valuation call. Monster Beverage (MNST) downgraded at Stifel from Buy to Hold, Stifel Nicolaus said. Sales growth should decelerate further in the first quarter. M&T Bank (MTB) upgraded at Credit Suisse from Neutral to Outperform, Credit Suisse said. $109 price target. See significant earnings upside potential. Ocwen Financial (OCN) downgraded at KBW from Outperform to Market Perform, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods said. Valuation call, based on a $40 price target.
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