Lamar (LAMR) was downgraded at Wedbush to neutral from outperform. Valuation call, based on a 12-month price target of $57, Wedbush said.
Linear Technology (LLTC) was downgraded at Citigroup to neutral from buy. Strong industrial and auto demand is already priced into the stock, Citigroup said. Twelve-month price target is $50.
Landstar (LSTR) was upgraded at Deutsche Bank to buy from hold. Twelve-month price target is $70. Fundamentals are improving and the company is expected to buy back more stock, Deutsche Bank said.
Life Time Fitness (LTM) was downgraded at Oppenheimer to perform. Twelve-month price target is $50. Company appears to be facing increased competition, Oppenheimer said.
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Maxim (MXIM) was upgraded at Citigroup to buy from neutral. Twelve-month price target is $40. Company has secured new design wins, Citigroup said.
Nord Anglia Education (NORD) was initiated at Barclays with an overweight rating. Differentiated business model with EPS upside, Barclays said.
Netscout (NTCT) was upgraded at Wunderlich to buy from hold. Twelve-month price target is $46. Company is expanding its addressable market, Wunderlich said.
NuStar Energy (NS) was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.
NXP Semiconductors (NXP) 12-month price target, EPS estimates were raised at Jefferies. Increased capital return plan, Jefferies said. Twelve-month price target is $72. Buy rating.
Stancorp (SFG) was upgraded at Sterne Agee to neutral from underperform. Twelve-month price target is $67. Valuation call, as the stock is down 10% year to date, Sterne Agee said.