This Day On The Street
Continue to site
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

Analysts' Actions: CHKP FTNT RAH SHW VNO

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS

Check Point (CHKP - Get Report) was initiated with a market perform rating at BMO Capital. $48 price target. Company has limited near-term visibility, BMO said.

Centurylink (CTL) was downgraded at Piper Jaffray from overweight to neutral. $42 price target. RLEC's are facing increased competition and could be less attractive with higher dividend tax rates, Piper Jaffray said.

Dycom Industries (DY) was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.

Ensco (ESV) was downgraded at Deutsche Bank from buy to hold. $58 price target. Capacity is growing in the offshore market, Deutsche Bank said.

Five Below (FIVE) was initiated with a buy rating at Guggenheim. $37 price target. Company can expand margins and deliver 30% annual earnings growth over the next few years, Guggenheim said.

Fortinet (FTNT - Get Report) was upgraded at Oppenheimer to outperform from perform. $24 price target. Solid trends and market leadership, Oppenheimer said.

Nabors (NBR) was upgraded at Deutsche Bank from hold to buy. $28 price target. Company has attractive natural gas exposure, Deutsche said.

Patterson-UTI (PTEN) was upgraded at Deutsche Bank from hold to buy. $28 price target. Company is leveraged to improving natural gas fundamentals, Deutsche said.

Ralcorp Holdings (RAH) was downgraded at UBS to neutral from buy. $90 price target. Company to be acquired by ConAgra, UBS said.

Rowan (RDC) was downgraded at Deutsche Bank from buy to hold. $32 price target. Industry could see margin compression, Deutsche said.

Shanda Interactive (GAME) was upgraded to hold by TheStreet Ratings.

Sherwin-Williams (SHW - Get Report) was downgraded at Nomura from buy to neutral. Valuation call, based on a $170 price target, Nomura said.

Vornado Realty Trust (VNO - Get Report) was upgraded at Citigroup to buy from neutral. $85 price target. Story poised to improve and valuation overly discounted, Citi said.

Workday (WDAY) was initiated with a neutral rating at Piper Jaffray. Valuation call, based on a $49 price target, Piper Jaffray said.

Windstream (WIN) was downgraded at Piper Jaffray from neutral to underweight. $6.50 price target. Company lowered guidance, and the dividend remains at risk, Piper Jaffray said.

STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGES

Analog Devices (ADI) numbers were raised at UBS. Shares are now seen reaching $41. Estimates were also raised at solid P&L discipline amidst uncertainty, UBS said Neutral rating.

1 of 2

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
SYM TRADE IT LAST %CHG
CHKP $87.55 0.00%
FTNT $38.68 0.00%
SHW $282.62 0.00%
VNO $107.46 0.00%
AAPL $130.28 0.00%

Markets

DOW 18,080.14 +21.45 0.12%
S&P 500 2,117.69 +4.76 0.23%
NASDAQ 5,092.0850 +36.0220 0.71%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs