NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS
Access Midstream (ACMP) upgraded at UBS to Buy from Neutral, UBS said. $39 price target. Reassessing risk/reward.
CR Bard (BCR) rated new Outperform at JMP. $118 price target. Upcoming Gore settlement should be a near-term catalyst.
The Chubb Corporation (CB) downgraded at Morgan Stanley to Equal-weight from Overweight, Morgan Stanley said. Low yields constrain investment income growth.Dunkin Brands (DNKN - Get Report) upgraded at Miller Tabak from Hold to Buy, Miller Tabak said. $38 price target. Company should see higher sales in the coming quarters. Energen (EGN) rated new Buy at Wunderlich. $56 price target. Permian basin should drive near-term growth. Goodyear Tire & Rubber (GT) upgraded to Buy at TheStreet Ratings. Hartford Financial (HIG) rated new Buy at MKM. $28 price target. Company is on the path toward higher returns. H&R Block (HRB - Get Report) downgraded at Compass Point from Buy to Neutral, Compass Point said. Valuation call, based on a $19.50 price target. Jacobs Engineering (JEC) upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings. Jarden (JAH) rated new Overweight at JP Morgan. $62 price target. Company can expand margins and generate double-digit earnings growth. Medivation (MDVN) rated new Neutral at UBS. $59 price target. Xtandi should drive conversion to profitability, but peak expectations high. ONYX Pharmaceutical (ONXX) rated new Buy at UBS. $97 price target. Well positioned in oncology. PDC Energy (PDCE) downgraded at Canaccord Genuity to Hold from Buy, Canaccord Genuity said. $34 price target. Utica prospect severely overbought. Quanta Services (PWR) rated new Buy at UBS. $32 price target. A healthy pipeline of opportunities. Target (TGT - Get Report) rated new Hold at Stifel. New initiatives may take time to grab hold. Western Digital (WDC) upgraded at Craig Hallum to Buy from Hold, Craig Hallum said. $54 price target. Estimate cuts in the near term have subsided.
STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGESBoeing (BA - Get Report) added to Priority Stock List at Wells. Company can return significant capital to shareholders over the next few years. Baker Hughes (BHI) numbers cut at Guggenheim. Shares of BHI now seen reaching $48, according to Guggenheim. Estimates also reduced, given the company's new guidance. Neutral rating. Oracle (ORCL - Get Report) numbers raised at Jefferies. Shares of ORCL now seen reaching $35, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on quarter beat. Hold rating.
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