NEW YORK (TheStreet -- CHANGE IN RATINGS
Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) was downgraded at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch to underperform from buy. $30 price target. Brand popularity is faltering in the U.S., BofA/Merrill said.
Devon Energy (DVN) was downgraded at Credit Suisse to neutral from outperform. $74 price target. Company will likely see lower oil growth in the coming quarters, Credit Suisse said.
Dun & Bradstreet (DNB) was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.Flagstar (FBC) was upgraded at Compass Point to buy from neutral. $20 price target. Company will resolve all issues with Fannie Mae, Compass Point said. (GRMN) was downgraded at BofA/Merrill to neutral from buy. Valuation call, based on a $51 price target, BofA/Merrill said. Mondelez (MDLZ) was downgraded at Stifel Nicolaus to hold from buy. Stock trades at a premium valuation but will likely post softer growth, Stifel Nicolaus said. Ritchie Bros. (RBA) was downgraded at Credit Suisse to underperform from neutral. $17 price target. Company is leveraged to secular growth headwinds. Parker Hannifin (PH) was upgraded at Jefferies to buy from hold. Valuation call with prospect of earnings/revenue growth, Jefferies said. $135 price target and buy rating. (SLH) was upgraded at Piper Jaffray to overweight. $70 price target. Organic revenue growth trends are improving, Piper Jaffray said. TECO Energy (TE) was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings. TripAdvisor (TRIP) was initiated with a hold rating at Cantor Fitzgerald. Valuation call, based on a $88 price target, Cantor Fitzgerald said.
Stock Comments / EPS ChangesAmerican Eagle Outfitters (AEO) estimates, price target were raised at Jefferies. AEO lifted its estimates into next year, Jefferies said. Margins have troughed and inventories are better controlled, Jefferies also said. $17 price target and hold rating. Halliburton (HAL) estimates, price target were increased at BofA/Merrill. Estimates were raised through 2015. Company is expanding margins across the globe, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. Buy rating and new $69 price target. Halliburton numbers were raised at UBS. The company increased its estimates. Successful management execution in driving revenue growth, UBS said. $70 price target and buy rating. Harley-Davidson (HOG) was removed from the Priority Stock List at Wells Fargo. The company has limited upside potential, Wells Fargo said.
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