NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- RATINGS CHANGES
Aegerion Pharmaceuticals (AEGR) was upgraded to buy from hold by Jefferies, which set a $26 price target, saying the stock is positively skewed risk/reward.
Baidu (BIDU) - Get Baidu, Inc. Sponsored ADR Class A Report was downgraded to hold from buy by Brean Capital, which said that earnings growth will likely be muted as management is investing in future growth.
Boyd Gaming (BYD) - Get Boyd Gaming Corporation Report was upgraded to neutral from underperform by Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, which set an $18 price target, saying the company is leveraged to a regional gaming recovery.
Entergy (ETR) - Get Entergy Corporation Report was downgraded to sell from neutral by Goldman Sachs, which set a $68 price target, saying the company is leveraged to lower natural-gas prices and estimates are now below consensus.
Kaiser Aluminum (KALU) - Get Kaiser Aluminum Corporation Report was downgraded to sector weight from overweight by Keybanc, which cited valuation, as the stock has outperformed its peers over the past five months.
LinkedIn (LNKD) was started at buy by MKM Partners, which set a $285 price target, saying that talent and marketing alone justify the stock.
Robert Half International (RHI) - Get Robert Half International Inc. Report was downgraded to underweight from equal-weight by Barclays, which set a $55 price target, saying the company will likely see decelerating revenue growth.
Teva Pharmaceutical (TEVA) - Get Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited Sponsored ADR Report was upgraded to outperform by BMO Capital, which set an $80 price target, saying the Allergan (AGN) - Get Allergan plc Report deal makes the company a generic leader.
United Natural Foods (UNFI) - Get United Natural Foods, Inc. Report was downgraded to market perform by BMO Capital. Estimates were also cut, following the loss of the Albertson's contract, BMO Capital said.
WEC Energy (WEC) - Get WEC Energy Group Inc (WEC) Report was upgraded to buy from neutral and given a $51 price target by Goldman Sachs, which said the company is cutting costs and deserves a premium valuation.
Yelp (YELP) - Get Yelp Inc Report was downgraded to hold from buy by Deutsche Bank, which set a $33 price target, saying that estimates have also been reduced further below consensus, as the company continues to face problems with its salesforce.