NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS:
Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance (ARI) upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.
Community Health Systems (CYH) downgraded at BMO to underperform from market perform, BMO Capital Markets said. $35 price target. Near term downside risk leaves shares less attractive.
Fossil (FOSL) downgraded at Benchmark to hold from buy, Benchmark said. $105 price target. Guidance expected to be lowered.1st United Bancorp (FUBC) upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings. Graphic Packaging (GPK) upgraded at Deutsche Bank to buy from hold, Deutsche Bank said. $8.50 price target. Growing volumes. Helmerich & Payne (HP) upgraded at Guggenheim to buy from neutral, Guggenheim said. $80 price target. Still cheap following YTD performance. KeyCorp (KEY) downgraded at Stifel to sell from hold, Stifel Nicolaus said. No material EPS upside. Nike (NKE) upgraded at JP Morgan to overweight from neutral, JP Morgan said. Multi- year story unfolding. Primerica (PRI) downgraded at KBW to market perform from outperform, KBW said. $35 price target. Valuation call. Patterson UTI (PTEN) upgraded at Guggenheim to buy from neutral, Guggenheim said. $30 price target. Still cheap following YTD performance. Charles Schwab (SCHW) downgraded at Citigroup to sell from neutral, Citigroup said. $14 price target. Lack of operating leverage for 2013. Sigma Aldrich (SIAL) downgraded at UBS to sell from neutral, UBS said. $70 price target. Valuation / growth disparity. Tesoro Corporation (TSO) upgraded at Bank of America Merrill Lynch to buy from neutral, Bank of America said. $66 price target. Reaping benefits from the Bakken. Wells Fargo (WFC) upgraded at Stifel Nicolaus to buy from hold, Stifel Nicolaus said. Strong ROA yet trades at a discount.
STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGESApollo Global Management (APO) target raised at JMP Securities to $25, JMP said. Strong fourth quarter. Market Outperform rating. Equinix (EQIX) numbers raised at Canaccord. Shares of EQIX now seen reaching $250, Canaccord said. Estimates also raised on another solid quarter expected. Buy rating. Entergy Corp. (ETR) numbers lowered at Credit Suisse. Shares of ETR now seen reaching $68, Credit Suisse said. Estimates also lowered on busy regulatory year. Neutral rating. FedEx (FDX) numbers raised at Dahlman Rose. Shares of FDX now seen reaching $117, Dahlman Rose said. Estimates also raised on earnings growth and restructuring. Buy rating.
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