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CHANGE IN RATINGSAlbermarle(ALB) was upgraded at Goldman Sachs to buy. Valuation call, as the stock is already pricing in lower near-term growth, Goldman said.
Air Products(APD) was upgraded at Goldman Sachs to buy. Company is leveraged to an eventual economic recovery, Goldman said.
Berry Plastics Group(BERY) was initiated with a buy rating at Citigroup. $18 price target. Classic cash and deleveraging story at the right price, Citi said.
Berry Plastics was initiated with an outperform rating at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. $20 price target. Company can gain market share, as new products drive growth, BofA/Merrill said.
Berry Plastics was initiated with an outperform rating at Credit Suisse. $20 price target. Company offers growth at an attractive price, Credit Suisse said.
C&J Energy(CJES) was downgraded at JP Morgan to neutral. Expect E&P customers to defer activity and orders into 2013, JP Morgan said.
3D Systems(DDD) was upgraded at Piper Jaffray from neutral to overweight. $55 price target. 3D printing market should continue to experience strong secular growth, Piper Jaffray said.
Dow Chemical(DOW - Get Report) was upgraded at Goldman Sachs to buy. Stock has a solid dividend, and earnings expectations are low, Goldman said.
EMC(EMC - Get Report) was initiated with a hold rating at Craig-Hallum. $28 price target. Company is leveraged to slower potential growth, Craig-Hallum said.
Eaton Vance(EV) was upgraded at BofA/Merrill from underperform to neutral. $32 price target. Net flows are improving, given the attraction of the company's tax-managed products, BofA/Merrill said.
F5 Networks(FFIV - Get Report) was upgraded at Goldman Sachs from neutral to buy. $106 price target. Consensus estimates could begin to move higher after the company's analyst meeting this week, Goldman said.
Fusion-IO(FIO) was upgraded at Craig-Hallum from sell to buy. New analyst believes the company is a leader that's in the early stages of growth. $32 price target.
Lumber Liquidators(LL) was downgraded at Stifel Nicolaus from hold to sell. Stock trades at a premium valuation and recent growth is not likely sustainable, Stifel Nicolaus said.