GT Advanced (GTAT) upgraded at BofA/Merrill to Buy. $13 price target. Company has entered a multi-year deal with Apple.
Halcon (HK) downgraded at Wells from Outperform to Market Perform. Company offered disappointing 2014 production guidance.
Kellogg (K) downgraded at Deutsche from Buy to Hold. $65 price target. Company has limited visibility for 2014.News Corp. (NWSA) rated Market Perform at FBR. $18.50 price target. Company lacks near-term catalysts. New York Times (NYT) rated new Outperform at FBR. $13 price target. Company is making progress moving its business model toward the consumer. Vulcan Materials (VMC) downgraded at DA Davidson from Neutral to Underperform, DA Davidson said. Valuation call, based on a $50 price target.
STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGESBarnes Group (B) raises estimates, price target at Jefferies. Shares of B reached $37, according to Jefferies. Recent accretive acquisition. Estimates were also increased into next year. Hold rating. Five Below (FIVE) raises estimates, price target at UBS. FIVE bumped up its numbers, UBS said. Strong momentum in sales driven by traffic and loyal customers. $58 price target and Buy rating. GT Advanced Tech (GTAT) lifts its numbers, price target at UBS. Company signed a multi-year deal with Apple and targeting strong growth with diversification strategy. $13 price target and Buy rating. (LNCO) raises its estimates, price target at UBS. Favorable amending to an existing merger agreement. $33.75 price target and Neutral rating. SM Energy (SM) lifts its estimates, price target at Jefferies. SM raised its numbers, Jefferies said. Bullish on Niobrara position. $105 price target and Buy rating. Synchronoss (SNCR) estimates, target cut at Goldman. SNCR estimates were reduced through 2015, Goldman Sachs said. Company is seeing lower cloud revenue. Neutral rating and new $35 price target. >To submit a news tip, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow TheStreet on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook.
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