NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS:
Apollo Group (APOL) downgraded at Morgan Stanley to equal-weight from overweight, Morgan Stanley said. Tempered outlook for growth.
ASM International NV ADR (ASMI) upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.
Bank of America (BAC) downgraded at Credit Suisse to neutral from outperform, Credit Suisse said. Valuation call, based on a $12 price target.B&G Foods (BGS) upgraded at Piper from neutral to overweight. $34 price target. Company has room on its balance sheet to make accretive acquisitions. Bemis (BMS) upgraded at JP Morgan from neutral to overweight, JP Morgan said. Company has multiple potential growth drivers. ChinaEdu (CEDU) downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings. Crown (CCK) downgraded at JP Morgan from overweight to neutral, JP Morgan said. Estimates also cut, given the company's exposure to Europe. Comerica (CMA) downgraded at Oppenheimer to perform from outperform. Valuation call. CME (CME) rated new neutral at Compass Point. Valuation call, based on a $55 price target. Computer Sciences (CSC) upgraded at Goldman from sell to neutral, Goldman Sachs said. $40 price target. Company is expanding its margins. Cognizant (CTSH) upgraded at Goldman from sell to neutral, Goldman Sachs said. $72 price target. Company can deliver mid-teens organic growth this year. Citrix (CTXS) upgraded at Jefferies to buy from hold, Jefferies said. $80 price target. Potential for desktop growth. Buy rating. Covanta (CVA) downgraded at Baird from outperform to neutral, Robert Baird said. Valuation call, based on a $20 price target. Commvault (CVLT) downgraded at Goldman from buy to neutral, Goldman Sachs said. Valuation call, based on a $70 price target. Diebold (DBD) downgraded at Goldman from neutral to sell, Goldman Sachs said. $27 price target. Company will likely see weaker ATM demand. Dish Network (DISH) upgraded at Wunderlich from hold to buy, Wunderlich said. $42 price target. Wireless business should create a new growth avenue. FirstMerit Corp (FMER) upgraded at Oppenheimer to outperform from perform, Oppenheimer said. $18 price target. Low valuation and solid growth outlook. Global Payments (GPN) upgraded at JP Morgan to overweight from neutral, JP Morgan said. Solid F2Q builds case for more EPS upside to come. Healthcare Services (HCSG) upgraded at Benchmark from Hold to Buy, Benchmark said. $27 price target. Company is growing faster and deserves a higher multiple.
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