LabCorp (LH) was upgraded at Deutsche Bank to buy from hold. Twelve-month price target is $98. Latest guidance suggest that earnings will likely improve from here, Deutsche Bank said.
Cheniere (LNG) was upgraded at Credit Suisse to outperform from neutral. Twelve-month price target is $50. Stock has pulled back to an attractive level, Credit Suisse said.
MDC (MDC) was downgraded at Credit Suisse to neutral from outperform. Twelve-month price target is $30. Spec construction will weigh on margins, Credit Suisse said.
National Fuel Gas (NFG) was downgraded at BMO Capital to market perform. Valuation call, based on a $75 price target, BMO Capital said.
The New York Times Company (NYT) was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.
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U.S. Silica (SLCA) was upgraded at Wells Fargo to outperform. Stock has pulled back to an attractive entry point, Wells Fargo said.
SBA Communications (SBAC) was downgraded at Citigroup to neutral. Valuation call, Citigroup said.
St. Jude (STJ) was upgraded at William Blair to outperform. New product portfolio should drive growth in the coming quarters, William Blair said.
St. Jude was upgraded at Stifel Nicolaus to buy from hold. Twelve-month price target is $75. Company can show accelerating sales growth and expanding margins, Stifel Nicolaus said.
Urban Outfitters (URBN) was upgraded at Brean Murray to buy from hold. Twelve-month price target is $43. Pricing survey and store tours suggest the company is turning the corner, Brean Murray said.