This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
TheStreet Open House

Analysts' Actions: AAPL MSFT DUK EAT PNRA

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS

Apple (AAPL) was initiated with a buy rating at Lazard. $540 price target. Company still has strong competitive advantages, Lazard Capital Markets said.

Bona Film Group (BONA) was downgraded to sell at TheStreet Ratings.

Coleman Cable (CCIX) was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.

Carmike Cinemas (CKEC) was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.

VAALCO Energy (EGY) was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.

Embraer (ERJ) was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.

Meadowbrook Insurance Group (MIG) was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.

Microsoft (MSFT) was downgraded from buy to neutral BofA/Merrill. $33 price target. Windows 8 lacks momentum, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said.

Panera Bread (PNRA) was upgraded to buy at Goldman. $215 price target. Company also placed on the Conviction List. Company can continue to grow units and same-store sales, Goldman Sachs said.

OMNOVA Solutions (OMN) was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.

Ocean Shore Holding (OSHC) was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.

Pharmacyclics (PCYC) was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.

Peoples Federal Bancshares (PEOP) was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.

Duke Energy (DUK) was downgraded from buy to hold at Argus. Valuation call, as the stock has outperformed its peers year-to-date, Argus Research said.

Brinker (EAT) was upgraded to buy at Goldman. $44 price target. Company could see better domestic traffic growth, Goldman Sachs said.


PremierWest Bancorp (PRWT) was upgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.

Sykes Enterprises (SYKE) was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.

United Bancorp (UBCP) was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.

China Xiniya Fashion (XNY) was upgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.

Yelp (YELP) was initiated as hold at TheStreet Ratings.

Aruba Networks (ARUN) was downgraded to neutral at UBS. Given multiple expansion and stock performance, the current valuation is fair, said UBS.

Brown & Brown (BRO) was upgraded from sell to neutral at Goldman. Company can continue to generate solid organic growth, Goldman Sachs said. $33 price target.

Ulta Beauty (ULTA) was upgraded to buy at Jefferies. $100 price target. Stock is attractive, following a 20% pullback, Jefferies said.

Avista (AVA) was downgraded to neutral at UBS based on valuation. Recent share price appreciation reflects recent successes in the rate case arena, said UBS.

Centurylink (CTL) was upgraded from neutral to overweight at JP Morgan. $38 price target. Had a positive meeting with management and feel better about the long-term business outlook, JP Morgan said.

Finisar (FNSR) was upgraded from neutral to buy at Lazard. $17 price target. Risk/reward is attractive at current levels, Lazard Capital Markets said.


STOCK COMMENTS/EPS CHANGES

Acuity Brands (AYI) price target was raised to $83 as the North American market is expected to show improving business trends in the second half of the year, said UBS.

Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) price target and earnings estimates were increased through 2014 at UBS. Q4 earnings will be in-line, but the online strategy will be the key to future success, said UBS. Price target goes to $64

Domino's Pizza (DPZ) was removed from the conviction buy list, according to Goldman Sachs. Valuation call, based on a $60 price target.

1 of 2

Select the service that is right for you!

COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
DOW 17,156.85 +24.88 0.15%
S&P 500 2,001.57 +2.59 0.13%
NASDAQ 4,562.1890 +9.43 0.21%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from Bankrate.com

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs