NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS
Alcoa(AA) - Get Report was upgraded at J.P. Morgan to overweight from neutral. Twelve-month price target is $15. Aluminum market is tightening, J.P. Morgan said.
was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.
Covance (CVD) was downgraded at Goldman Sachs to neutral from buy. Valuation call, based on a 12-month price target of $101.
Gap(GPS) - Get Report was upgraded at Sterne Agee to buy from underperform. Twelve-month price target is $44. Stock has lagged, and a solid holiday season sets the company up well for 2014, Sterne Agee said.
was initiated with a neutral rating at Robert Baird. Valuation call, based on a twelve-month price target of $22, Robert Baird said.
Hilton Worldwide was initiated at UBS with a neutral rating. Valuation call with strong fundamentals, UBS said. Twelve-month price target is $23.
Motorola Solutions(MSI) - Get Report was upgraded at Citigroup to buy. Twelve-month price target is $75. Company is leveraged to an enterprise recovery and will likely buy back more shares, Citigroup said.
Quintiles (Q) was upgraded at Goldman Sachs to buy. Twelve-month price target is $58. Stock is not factoring in recent bookings growth, which could lead to accelerating revenue and earnings growth, Goldman said.
Questar (STR) was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.
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SolarCity (SCTY) was downgraded at J.P. Morgan to neutral. Valuation call, J.P. Morgan said.
Sandisk (SNDK) was downgraded at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch to underperform. Twelve-month price target is $65. Company has a weaker earnings outlook, BofA/Merrill said.
Tibco (TIBX) was downgraded at Wedbush to neutral from outperform. Valuation call, based on a 12-month price target of $25, Wedbush said.
Twitter TWTR was initiated with buy rating at Stifel Nicolaus. Twelve-month price target is $75. Strategic value, business model flexibility and earnings momentum will help move the stock higher, Stifel Nicolaus said.
Stock Comments / EPS Changes
American Express(AXP) - Get Report price target, EPS estimates were increased at UBS. American Express increased its own earnings estimates and price target, UBS said. Upward revisions based on expectations of lower than previously forecast operating expense growth and greater share repurchases, UBS also said. Twelve-month price target of $95 and neutral rating.
Best Buy(BBY) - Get Report numbers were cut at Credit Suisse. Shares are now seen reaching $40. Estimates were also reduced, as the company is facing increased competition, Credit Suisse said. Outperform rating.
Capital One Financial(COF) - Get Report price target, EPS estimates were lowered at UBS. Estimates adjusted for 4Q14's disappointing results and outlook, but value remains for stock's discounted price, UBS said. Twelve-month price target of $85 and buy rating.
Google(GOOG) - Get Report estimates, price target were boosted at Credit Suisse. Shares are now seen reaching $1,450 over 12 months, Credit Suisse said. Estimates were also increased, following strong channel checks, Credit Suisse also said. Outperform rating.
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