Cable One (CABO) was initiated with a hold rating at TheStreet Ratings.
Darden Restaurants (DRI) was downgraded to market perform from outperform at Wells Fargo. The casual dining same-store sales declines are accelerating, Wells said.
Host Hotels (HST) was downgraded to underweight at JPMorgan. $15 price target. The company is leveraged to decelerating industry pricing trends, JPMorgan said.
MetLife (MET) was downgraded to hold from buy at Deutsche Bank. $44 price target. The company is leveraged to lower interest rates and lacks near-term catalysts, Deutsche said.
Mead Johnson (MJN) was upgraded to neutral from underperform at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. $93 price target. Stabilizing sales and regulations should help earnings visibility, analysts said.
NuVasive (NUVA) was upgraded to outperform from neutral at JPMorgan. $74 price target. Sales growth can re-accelerate, which should lead to margin expansion, JPMorgan said.
Pandora (P) was upgraded to overweight from neutral at Piper Jaffray. $18 price target. The company is approaching an inflection point, Piper said.
Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (PEB) was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.
Public Service Enterprise Group (PEG) was upgraded to equal-weight at Morgan Stanley. $47 price target. The stock has lagged, the but company has stronger utility earnings power, Morgan Stanley said.
Robert Half (RHI) was downgraded to neutral from buy at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. $44 price target. The company is leveraged to currency changes and a weaker macro outlook, analysts said.
Whiting Petroleum (WLL) was upgraded to outperform from neutral at Credit Suisse. The debt swap has created a compelling entry point, Credit Suisse said.
Wright Medical (WMGI) was upgraded to overweight from neutral at JPMorgan. $26 price target. The new analyst believes that guidance is conservative, JPMorgan said.
Yelp (YELP) was downgraded to underperform from market perform at Wells Fargo. The company will likely struggle to meet long-term margin targets, Wells said.
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