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: AGN AMD DLR PVH WAG

PHH (PHH) was upgraded at Compass Point to buy from neutral. $26 price target. Company could boost earnings by paying debt early and may be a takeover candidate, Compass Point said.

Portland General (POR) was upgraded at Goldman Sachs to buy from neutral. Company has an attractive valuation and can deliver strong earnings growth, Goldman Sachs said.

PVH (PVH) was upgraded at Piper Jaffray to overweight from neutral. $121 price target. Visibility catalysts are improving, Piper Jaffray said.

Praxair (PX) was downgraded at Citigroup to neutral. Slower growth in China and Brazil and slowing backlog, said Citigroup.

Rovi (ROVI) was downgraded at Pacific Crest to underperform. Limited growth prospects and lower earnings projections, Pacific Crest said. Recent settlements and negative rulings suggest weakening patent value, Pacific Crest also said.

Charles Schwab (SCHW) was upgraded at Citigroup to buy from sell, as rate expectations shift and earnings normalize, said Citigroup. Price target goes to $24.

Sherwin-Williams (SHW) was initiated with a buy rating at UBS. $215 price target. Best-in-class play on pro paint volume increases, UBS said.

T. Rowe Price (TROW) was upgraded at Citigroup to buy as U.S. retail cash flows back into domestic equities, said Citigroup. Price target goes to $82.

Valspar was downgraded at Citigroup to neutral. Reflects the impact of declines in mining capex on the company, said Citigroup. Price target goes to $73.

Vicon (VII) was downgraded to sell at TheStreet Ratings.

Walgreen (WAG) was downgraded at Cantor Fitzgerald to hold from buy. Valuation call, based on a $49 price target, Cantor said.

Westlake (WLK) was upgraded at Cowen to outperform from market perform. $112 price target Estimates were also boosted, given higher expected ethylene margins, Cowen said.

STOCK COMMENTS/EPS CHANGES

Apple (AAPL) estimates, price target were reduced at Jefferies. Shares are now seen reaching $405. Estimates were also cut, given lower expected iPhone sales, Jefferies said. Hold rating.

Apple (AAPL) price target and estimates were raised at BMO Capital Markets. Shares are now seen reaching $450. Estimates were also increased due to the companies near-term gross margin growth, BMO Capital Markets said.

Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) numbers were raised at UBS. Earnings estimates were increased given increased visibility to a recovery in home furnishings demand, said UBS. Price target goes to $74.

BlackBerry (BBRY) numbers were cut at UBS. Earnings estimates were reduced given sell-through concerns, said UBS. Price target is $13.

Generac (GNRC) estimates, price target were increased at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. Estimates were boosted through 2015. Just conducted a bullish dealer survey, BofA/Merrill said. Buy rating and new $50 price target.

Google (GOOG) estimates, price target were increased at J.P. Morgan through 2014. Search pricing potential is increasing, J.P. Morgan said. Overweight rating and new $1,025 price target.

Liberty Ventures (LVNTA) price target was raised at Citigroup to $96. The Ventures equity stake was marked to market, said Citigroup. Estimates were also adjusted.

Merck (MRK) price target and estimates were reduced at BMO Capital Markets. Estimates were reduced on increased competition in the SGLT2 drug market, said BMO Capital Markets. Price target was decreased to $52.

Whirlpool (WHR) estimates, price target were cut at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. Shares are now seen reaching $160. Estimates were also reduced, given currency headwinds and the disruption in Brazil. Buy rating.

>To submit a news tip, email: tips@thestreet.com.

Follow TheStreet on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook.

This article was written by a staff member of TheStreet.
2 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 17,113.60 +42.38 0.25%
S&P 500 1,983.96 +6.16 0.31%
NASDAQ 4,520.3970 +14.5450 0.32%

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