NEW YORK (TheStreet) --
Actuant (ATU) were downgraded at UBS to neutral. Full valuation, said UBS. Price target goes to $35.
Ampco-Pittsburgh (ATU) was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.
Catamaran (CTRX) was upgraded at BMO Capital Markets to outperform from market perform. The shares have been oversold given the Cigna overhang, BMO Capital Markets said. Price target is $59.F5 Networks (FFIV) was downgraded at Morgan Stanley to equal weight. Maturing ADC market and limited exposure to AWS and mobility access, said Morgan Stanley. Health Care Reit (HCN) was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings. Intel (INTC) was upgraded at FBR Capital Markets to outperform from market perform. $28 price target. Company can grow in other areas to offset PC losses, FBR Capital Markets said.
ITC Holdings (ITC) was upgraded at UBS to buy from neutral. Increased confidence in the ETR deal drove the upgrade, UBS said. Price target goes to $95. Littlefuse (LFUS) was upgraded at Robert Baird to outperform from neutral. $84 price target. Hamlin acquisition should add to earnings, Baird said. LinkedIn (LNKD) was initiated with an outperform rating at Credit Suisse. $220 price target. Company's addressable market is set to nearly double, Credit Suisse said.
MetLife (MET) was upgraded at Deutsche Bank to buy from hold. Limited downside risk and a discounted valuation, said Deutsche Bank. Price target goes to $51. TripAdvisor (TRIP) was downgraded at Stifel Nicolaus to hold from buy. Valuation call, as the stock moved through the previous $58 price target, Stifel Nicolaus. Woodward (WWD) was upgraded at Jefferies to buy. $47 price target. New analyst sees increased visibility for commercial aerospace growth, Jefferies said.
STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGESBig Lots (BIG) numbers were reduced at Benchmark. Shares are now seen reaching $35. Estimates were also cut, as the company is seeing lower sales, Benchmark said. Hold rating. CME Group (CME) price target and estimates were raised at UBS. Increased volume upside to the June 10 clearing mandate and solid core business trends, said UBS. Price target goes to $75. CME Group numbers were increased at Jefferies through 2014. Company is seeing record volumes, Jefferies said. Buy rating and new $78 price target. Google (GOOG) estimates, price target were raised at Cantor Fitzgerald. Shares are now seen reaching $1,030. Estimates were also increased, given better display growth and EC adoption, Cantor said. Buy rating.
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