NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS
Albermarle (ALB) rated new Outperform at Robert Baird with a $72 price target. Company has a solid balance sheet and is expanding production capacity.
BE Aerospace (BEAV) was initiated with an Outperform rating at JP Morgan with a $57 price target. Double-digit organic sales growth will help drive higher margins.Burger King Worldwide (BKW) was initiated with a Buy rating at Citigroup with a $20 price target. Company is poised for long-term turnaround. Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD) was initiated with a Neutral rating at Citigroup with a $75 price target. Near term trends could continue to be soft. Comerica (CMA) was downgraded to Underperform at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods with a $28 price target. Company has an asset-sensitive business model and consensus earnings expectations appear too high. Charles River (CRL) was upgraded to Overweight at JP Morgan. Risk/reward appears more favorable at current levels. Central Garden & Pet Company (CENT) downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings. Dresser-Rand (DRC) was initiated with a Buy rating at Guggenheim with a $75 price target. Turbo compressors can drive near-term growth. Darden (DRI) was downgraded from Buy to Neutral at Goldman Sachs with a $49 price target. All three brands are showing same-store sales decline. Brinker International (EAT) was initiated with a Buy rating at Citigroup with a $38 price target. Near-term pressures well known, provides a solid growth opportunity. Fortune Brands (FBHS) coverage was initiated with a Neutral rating at JP Morgan. Valuation call, based on $30 price target. Fifth Third (FITB) upgraded at KBW to Outperform, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods said. New analyst has an $18 price target. Company can outperform its peers in the coming quarters. WR Grace (GRA) rated new Outperform at Baird. $82 price target. Company can expand margins and resume solid growth into 2014. Huntington Bancshares (HBAN) downgraded at KBW to Underperform, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods said. $6.25 price target. New analyst believes the company faces net interest margin pressure. Linear Technology (LLTC) downgraded at Citigroup to Sell from Neutral, Citigroup said. $32 price target. Lack of idiosyncratic drivers. Lexmark (LXK) downgraded at Deutsche to Sell, Deutsche Bank said. $18 price target. Valuation call, as the stock is up 35% since the end of August. MHI Hospitality (MDH) downgraded at TheStreet Ratings to sell. Molycorp (MCP) rated new Neutral at Baird. $10 price target. Need to see liquidity improve before investor sentiment follows suit. M&T Bank (MTB) upgraded at KBW to Outperform, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods said. $111 price target. Estimates also boosted, given higher expected margin growth. Nabors Industries (NBR) downgraded at Jefferies to Underperform from Hold, Jefferies said. $13 price target. Lack confidence of recovery in U.S. land. Oil States (OIS) rated new Buy at Guggenheim. $90 price target. Remote oil and gas properties are driving growth. Tesoro (TSO) upgraded at Credit Suisse from Neutral to Outperform, Credit Suisse said. $60 price target. BP Carson City deal should close and the stock has lagged its peers for too long. Vera Bradley (VRA) upgraded at Jefferies to Buy from Hold, Jefferies said. $35 price target. Expect top-line improvement. Western Union (WU) rated new Neutral at Guggenheim. $14.50 price target. Company could face price competition. Yum Brands (YUM) upgraded at Goldman from Neutral to Buy, Goldman Sachs said. $77 price target. China macro results should stabilize in the near term.
STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGESDelta Air Lines (DAL) numbers raised at UBS. Shares of DAL now seen reaching $16, UBS said. Estimates also increased as outlook solid despite cost pressures. Joy Global (JOY) target raised at Jefferies to JOY now seen reaching $60, Jefferies said. Valuation remains supportive. Hold rating. Pfizer (PFE - Get Report) numbers raised at JP Morgan. Shares of PFE now seen reaching $29, JP Morgan said. Estimates also raised on multi-billion-dollar opportunity for PD-991. Overweight rating. Research in Motion (RIMM) numbers raised at Jefferies. Shares of RIMM now seen reaching $13, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on maturing smartphone volumes. Hold rating. Boston Beer (SAM) numbers raised at UBS. Shares of SAM now seen reaching $111, UBS said. Estimates also increased after guidance raised on strong depletions. Sell rating. Visa (V) target raised at Oppenheimer to $170, Oppenheimer said. Transition appears seamless. Outperform rating. >To submit a news tip, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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