NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS
Assured Guaranty (AGO) was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.
Berry Petroleum (BRY) was upgraded at Wunderlich to buy from hold. $50 price target. Stock has fallen to pre-acquisition levels, Wunderlich said.Juniper (JNPR) was downgraded at RBC Capital to sector perform from outperform. Valuation call, based on a $24 price target, RBC Capital said. KAR Auction (KAR) was upgraded at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch to buy from underperform. $30 price target. Volume recovery appears to be underway, BofA/Merrill said. (LAD) was downgraded at BofA/Merrill to neutral. Valuation call, based on a $70 price target. LKQ Motors (LKQ) was upgraded to neutral from underperform at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. $32 price target. Estimates were also increased, as the company is seeing higher organic sales growth. LinkedIn (LNKD - Get Report) was upgraded at Needham to buy from hold. $280 price target. Company has several unexploited growth opportunities, Needham said. Lowe's (LOW - Get Report) was upgraded at Canaccord Genuity to hold from sell. $48 price target. Company can continue to benefit from a housing market recovery, Canaccord Genuity said. (NTAP - Get Report) was upgraded at Robert Baird to neutral from underperform. $44 price target. Company is cutting costs and aggressively returning cash to investors, Baird said. Onyx Pharmaceuticals (ONXX) was downgraded from to market perform from outperform at Leerink Swann. Valuation call, based on a $140 price target, Leerink Swann said. Southwest Gas (SWX) was upgraded at Brean Murray to buy from hold. $56 price target. Company has strong visibility for better earnings growth, Brean Murray said. Sunoco Logistics (SXL) was upgraded at UBS to buy from neutral and given a $72 price target. Distribution is increasing, and other segments will become larger cash-flow drivers. T-Mobile (TMUS - Get Report) was upgraded at Oppenheimer to perform from underperform. Company has improved its network and is seeing lower churn, Oppenheimer said. Tesla (TSLA) was downgraded at Lazard Capital Markets to neutral from buy. Stock is pricing in flawless execution, Lazard Capital Markets said.
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