NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS
American Tower (AMT) was upgraded at Nomura to buy. $90 price target. Organic tower revenue growth remains strong, Nomura said.
B/E Aerospace (BEAV) was initiated Buy at Citigroup with a buy rating and $87 price target. The company has cyclical, secular and margin expansion opportunities, said Citigroup.
Brady (BRC) was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY) was upgraded at J.P. Morgan to overweight from neutral. $52 price target. Meaningful long term upside from PD-1 and broader pipeline, J.P. Morgan said. Medassets (MDAS) was downgraded at Lazard Capital Markets to neutral from buy. Valuation call, as the stock moved through the old $25 price target, Lazard Capital Markets said. (PXD) was downgraded at Topeka Capital to buy from hold. Valuation call, based on a $195 price target, Topeka Capital said. QEP Resources (QEP) was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings. Umpqua (UMPQ ) was upgraded at DA Davidson to buy from neutral. $20 price target. Sterling merger should improve effeciency, leverage and market share, DA Davidson said. Western Union (WU) was upgraded at Sterne Agee to buy from neutral. $22 price target. Momentum is building as the company is moving through a transition year, Sterne Agee said.
STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGESBoeing (BA) estimates, price target were boosted at Sterne Agee. Shares are now seen reaching $164. Estimates were also increased as cash flow should continue to ramp, Sterne Agee said. Buy rating. Carpenter (CRS) estimates, price target were raised at Credit Suisse. Shares are now seen reaching $72. Estimates were also increased, as the company is cutting costs, Credit Suisse said. Outperform rating. Dick's Sporting Goods (DKS) was added to the US 1 List at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. Company can deliver sustainable, annual double-digit earnings growth, BofA/Merrill said. $58 price target. Dollar Tree (DLTR) numbers were increased at Goldman Sachs. Estimates were raised through 2015. Company should benefit from improving industry trends and is buying back more stock, Goldman said. Buy rating and new $61 price target. Lululemon (LULU) numbers were cut at UBS. Earnings estimates were reduced given increased risks related to executive changes and sourcing issues, said UBS. Price target was reduced to $69.
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