NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS
Addvantage Technologies (AEY) upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.
First Majestic Silver (AG) downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.
Avon Products (AVP) upgraded at B. Riley Caris from neutral to buy, B. Riley Caris said. $26 price target. Turnaround may not be smooth, but is occurring.Avon upgraded at UBS to neutral from sell, UBS said. $21 price target. Despite strong quarter, recovery will not be linear. Armstrong World Industries (AWI) upgraded at Citigroup to buy from neutral, Citigroup said. $67 price target. Improving nonresidential construction and low expectations. Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF) downgraded at Citigroup to neutral from buy, Citigroup said. $36 price target. Deeper issues than perceived. Cliffs Natural downgraded at Deutsche from buy to hold, Deutsche Bank said. $38 price target. Unexpected share issuance will cause 19% to 21% dilution. Comcast (CMCSA) upgraded at Credit Suisse from neutral to outperform, Credit Suisse said. $48 price target. NBC Universal buyout is a positive and the company will return more cash to shareholders. Dell (DELL) downgraded at Bernstein from outperform to market perform, Bernstein Research said. Valuation call, based on a $15 price target. Fossil (FOSL) downgraded at FBR from market perform to underperform, FBR Capital Markets said. $95 price target. Earnings growth is decelerating. Groupon (GRPN) upgraded at Sterne Agee from neutral to buy, Sterne Agee said. $9 price target. Contrarian call, based on the company's long-term prospects. Heinz (HNZ) downgraded at UBS to neutral from buy, UBS said. $62 price target. Progress in restoring core US momentum remains slow. Ironwood Pharmaceutical (IRWD) upgraded at Wedbush to neutral from underperform, Wedbush said. $13 price target. LINZESS strong out of the gates. Molina Healthcare (MOH) upgraded at BofA to buy from neutral, Bank of America Merrill Lynch said. $41 price target. Strong momentum and HCR tailwinds. Owens Corning (OC) downgraded at Citigroup to neutral from buy, Citigroup said. $48 price target. Valuation call. Protective Life (PL) upgraded at BofA to neutral from underperform, Bank of America Merrill Lynch said. $33 price target. M&A could yield further EPS upside.
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