RATINGS CHANGES

Alcoa (AA) - Get Report was upgraded to hold from sell at Deutsche Bank. $30 price target. The company has strong commodity momentum, Deutsche said. 

CenturyLink (CTL) - Get Report was upgraded to hold from underperform at Jefferies. $26 price target. Its 8% dividend yield seems more secure in the near term, Jefferies said. 

Gilead Sciences (GILD) - Get Report was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings. You can view the full analysis from the report here: GILD.

International Paper (IP) - Get Report was upgraded to outperform from market perform at BMO Capital. $62 price target. The company is leveraged to higher pulp and container board prices, BMO said. 

JetBlue (JBLU) - Get Report was upgraded to overweight from neutral at JPMorgan. The valuation is more attractive, based on a $27 price target. 

Southwest Airlines (LUV) - Get Report was downgraded to neutral from overweight at JPMorgan. The valuation is less attractive, based on a $55 price target. 

Packaging Corp. (PKG) - Get Report was upgraded to outperform from market perform at BMO Capital. $100 price target. The company should benefit from higher container board prices, BMO said. 

Tesla (TSLA) - Get Report was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings. You can view the full analysis from the report here: TSLA.

Verizon (VZ) - Get Report was downgraded to market perform from outperform at FBR Capital. $52 price target. The company has a weaker growth outlook, FBR said. 

Verizon was downgraded to sector perform at RBC Capital. $51 price target. Earnings estimates were also cut, as the company is facing increased competitive challenges, RBC said. 

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