Cabot (CBT) was upgraded at J.P. Morgan to overweight. Organic growth should inflect higher going forward, J.P. Morgan said.
Comerica (CMA) was upgraded at Citigroup to buy. Loan growth should begin to accelerate, Citigroup said.
Discover Financial Services (DFS) was upgraded at Jefferies to buy from hold. Driven by higher asset growth and net interest margins, Jefferies said. Twelve-month price target is $65.
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WW Grainger (GWW) was upgraded at Robert Baird to outperform from neutral. Twelve-month price target is $275. Company is seeing better pricing, Robert Baird said.
Home Bancshares (HOMB) was upgraded at Wunderlich to buy from hold. Twelve-month price target is $38. Company may seek other acquisitions to boost growth, Wunderlich said.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide (HOT - Get Report) was upgraded at UBS to neutral from buy. Fundamental outlook favorable with China RevPAP improving, continued strength in North America and ample flexibility on balance sheet for buybacks, UBS said. Twelve-month price target is $85.
Itron (ITRI) was upgraded at Stifel Nicolaus to hold from sell. Worst news appears to already be factored into the stock, Stifel Nicolaus said.
Mattel (MAT) was downgraded to hold from buy at Argus. Several factors could weigh on 2014 results, Argus said.
Skechers USA (SKX) was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.
Treehouse (THS) was upgraded at Credit Suisse to neutral from underperform. Twelve-month price target is $70. Execution is improving, Credit Suisse said.