NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS
Agilent (A) was downgraded at Stifel Nicolaus to hold from buy. Valuation call, said Stifel Nicolaus.
Aflac (AFL) was upgraded at FBR Capital Markets to outperform from market perform. $71 price target. Company is seeing higher sales and managing its solvency margin ratio better, FBR Capital Markets said.
BB&T (BBT) was upgraded at Oppenheimer to outperform from perform. Valuation call, based on a $40 price target, Oppenheimer said.Beacon Roofing (BECN) was downgraded at Robert Baird to neutral from outperform. $39 price target. Estimates also cut, given lower near-term demand, Robert Baird said. Cepheid (CPHD) was downgraded at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch to neutral. Valuation call, based on a $41 price target, BofA/Merrill said.
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