NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- RATINGS CHANGES

Ally Financial(ALLY) - Get Report was upgraded at Deutsche Bank to buy from hold. Company is one of the few compelling return-on-equity expansion stories remaining among financials, Deutsche Bank said. EPS upside exists based on possible lower funding costs over time, Deutsche Bank also said.

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

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Carlyle(CG) - Get Report was downgraded at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch to neutral from buy. Twelve-month price target is $32. Estimates were also cut, given the company's mixed outlook, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. Twelve-month price target is $32.

CH Robinson(CHRW) - Get Report was downgraded at Credit Suisse to underperform from neutral. Twelve-month price target is $65. Company is realizing lower margins, Credit Suisse said.

Cree(CREE) - Get Report was upgraded at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch to neutral. Twelve-month price target is $35. Consensus earnings expectations have come down to a more rational level, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said.

Discovery(DISCA) - Get Report was downgraded at Nomura to neutral from buy. Twelve-month price target is $36. Decelerating ad growth seems more likely and the company faces continued growth headwinds, Nomura said.

Finish Line (FINL) was upgraded at Piper Jaffray to overweight from neutral. Twelve-month price target is $31. Recent discussions with management suggest the company can post midteens earnings growth over the next two years, Piper Jaffray said.

Kraft Foods (KRFT) was downgraded at Credit Suisse to neutral from outperform. Twelve-month price target is $58. Company's brands may not be strong enough to sustain meaningful growth, Credit Suisse said.

Linn Energy (LINE) was downgraded to sell at TheStreet Ratings. You can view the full analysis from the report here: LINE Ratings Report

Grand Canyon(LOPE) - Get Report was upgraded at Piper Jaffray to overweight from neutral. Twelve-month price target is $52. Company is seeing strong enrollment, sales and earnings trends, Piper Jaffray said. The board is also considering a go-private transaction, Piper Jaffray also said.

Lowe's(LOW) - Get Report was upgraded at Goldman Sachs to buy from neutral. Twelve-month price target is $63. Estimates were also increased, as the company is leveraged to a multiyear housing recovery, Goldman Sachs said.

MakeMyTrip(MMYT) - Get Report was upgraded at Deutsche Bank to buy from hold. Improved backdrop in the core air segment, India travel, and potential for mobile provide strong tailwind for online travel bookings, Deutsche Bank said. Twelve-month price target was raised to $38 from $27.

Mueller Water(MWA) - Get Report was downgraded at DA Davidson to neutral from buy. Twelve-month price target is $11. Estimates were also cut, given the company's new guidance, DA Davidson said.

Parexel (PRXL) was downgraded at Robert Baird to neutral. Twelve-month price target is $63. Company has failed to address its bookings issue, Robert Baird said.

RF Micro Devices (RFMD) was upgraded at Canaccord Genuity to buy from hold. Company posted solid results and guidance, and the merger with Triquint Semiconductor (TQNT) appears on track, Canaccord said. Company has leading position with Chinese smartphone OEMs, strong relationships with Samsung, and strong margin content, Canaccord also said. Twelve-month price target was raised to $16.

Sprint(S) - Get Report was upgraded at Credit Suisse to neutral from underperform. Valuation call, based on a 12-month price target of $6, Credit Suisse said.

Sealed Air(SEE) - Get Report was upgraded at Wells Fargo to market perform from underperform. Estimates were also increased, given better pricing and a debt refinancing, Wells Fargo said.

Southern(SO) - Get Report was downgraded at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch to underperform from neutral. Valuation call, based on a 12-month price target of $46, Bank of America/Merrill said.

SPX (SPW) was downgraded at Goldman Sachs to neutral from buy. Twelve-month price target is $100. Company is seeing slowing order growth and lacks near-term catalysts, Goldman Sachs said.

SPX was downgraded at FBR Capital Markets to market perform from outperform. Twelve-month price target is $99. Valuation call, following the Flow spinoff.

SunPower(SPWR) - Get Report was upgraded at Canaccord Genuity to buy from hold. Solar fundamentals are improving and positive catalysts forthcoming, Canaccord said.

TriQuint Semiconductor was upgraded at Canaccord Genuity to buy from hold. Solid results and guidance combined with positive drivers for long-term growth and expanding margins bode well for price appreciation, Canaccord said. Merger with RFMD remains on track, and combined company should leverage significant cost synergies, Canaccord Genuity said.

Visa(V) - Get Report was upgraded at FBR Capital Markets to outperform from market perform. Twelve-month price target is $260. Payments volume is improving and management offered solid 2015 guidance, FBR Capital Markets said.

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