NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS:
Alon USA Partners (ALDW) was initiated with a neutral rating at Citigroup. $20 price target. Big refining payout priced into mid-cycle estimates, Citi said.
Ameriprise (AMP) was downgraded at Credit Suisse from outperform to neutral. $67 price target. Valuation call, as the stock is up 16% over the past two months, Credit Suisse said.
Aptargroup (ATR) was upgraded at Robert Baird from neutral to outperform. $58 price target. Acquisition should add to earnings and the company is cutting costs, Baird said.AutoZone (AZO) was downgraded at Morgan Stanley to underweight from equal-weight. $340 price target. Exposure to payroll tax expiration and slowing DIFM sales, Morgan Stanley said. Baker Hughes (BHI) was downgraded at Sterne Agee to neutral from buy. $46 price target. Limited near-term catalysts and concerns over profitability in Latin America, Sterne Agee said. Ball (BLL) was downgraded at Robert Baird from outperform to neutral. Valuation call, based on a $48 price target, Baird said. Celgene (CELG) was upgraded at Piper Jaffray to overweight from neutral. $111 price target. Successful pipeline reduces reliance on Revlimid, Piper Jaffray said. DDR Corp. (DDR) was downgraded at Jefferies to hold from buy. $17 price target. Key catalyst has now occurred, Jefferies said. Deckers (DECK) was downgraded at Robert Baird from outperform to neutral. $45 price target. Warmer winter weather could hurt Ugg sales, Baird said. EMC Corp. (EMC) was downgraded at William Blair to market perform from outperform. Cyclical and secular headwinds to storage industry growth in 2013, William Blair said. Emerson Electric (EMR) was downgraded at Morgan Stanley to equal-weight. Valuation call, based on a $62 price target, Morgan Stanley said. Equity Residential (EQR) were upgraded at Jefferies to buy from hold. $64 price target. Transformational story gains momentum, Jefferies said. Buy rating. Fusion-io (FIO) was downgraded at William Blair to market perform from outperform. Slower enterprise bookings and lackluster software growth, William Blair said. Genworth (GNW) was downgraded at Credit Suisse from neutral to underperform. $7 price target. Valuation call, as the stock has doubled since the summer, Credit Suisse said.
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