NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS
Bridgepoint (BPI) downgraded at Deutsche from Hold to Sell. $13 price target. Competitors are cutting prices, which could weigh on earnings.
Calpine (CPN) Downgraded at Jefferies to Hold From Buy. Limited pricing upside in Texas. $21 price target.
Gap (GPS) downgraded at Goldman from Buy to Neutral. $40 price target. Company could face near-term sales and margin headwinds.GrafTech (GTI) upgraded at Jefferies to Buy from Hold, Jefferies said. $12 price target. Pricing prospects for graphite electrodes has improved, combined with significant cost reductions. (KSS) upgraded at UBS to Buy from Neutral, according to UBS. $69 price target. Turnaround strategy focused on EBIT growth in place, along with slight operating improvement. Omnicom (OMC) upgraded at BMO to Outperform. $77 price target. Publicis merger should go through and the company is likely to buy back a lot of shares. Occidental Petroleum (OXY) upgraded at Barclays to Overweight from Equal Weight. $108 price target. Shares have lagged and restructuring announcements coming. Range Resources (RRC) downgraded at Barclays to Underweight from Neutral. $71 price target. Results lag peers despite premier acreage. Republic Services (RSG) downgraded at Wedbush from Outperform to Neutral. $35 price target. Industry pricing outlook is weak. Boston Beer (SAM) upgraded at Williams from Perform to Outperform. $263 price target. Company is seeing higher revenue growth. Teva Pharmaceuticals (TEVA) downgraded at JP Morgan to Underweight from Neutral. $38 price target. Too much uncertainty following CEO departure. Time Warner Cable (TWC) upgraded at Deutsche NOV 04, 2013 | 7:44 AM EST TWC was upgraded from Hold to Buy, Deutsche Bank said. $141 price target. Company fundamentals appear to be bottoming.
STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGESAmerican Axle & Manufacturing (AXL) lowers price target, estimates at Jefferies. AXL decreased its numbers. 3Q miss and reduction in backlog due to cancelled capacity expansion. $20 price target and Hold rating. Covance (CVD) estimates, target increased at Credit Suisse. CVD estimates were raised through 2015, Credit Suisse said. Company has strong earnings momentum. Outperform rating and new $103 price target. CVR Refining (CVD) lowers estimates, price target at UBS. CVR decreased its numbers, UBS said. Refining margin capture rate assumptions decreased. $27 price target and Buy rating.
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