NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- RATINGS CHANGES
Dean Foods (DF) - Get Dean Foods Company Report was upgraded to buy from hold by Deutsche Bank, which set a $19 price target, saying that it is more optimistic about the DairyPure national milk brand opportunity and continued cost savings.
Frontier Communications (FTR) - Get Frontier Communications Corp. Report was upgraded to buy from hold by Jefferies, which set a $6 price target, saying that the company is well positioned financially and does not face the same dividend risk that some of its peers must confront.
General Motors (GM) - Get General Motors Company Report was downgraded to equal-weight from overweight by Barclays, which set a $36 price target, saying the company is leveraged to weaker demand from China.
Google (GOOGL) - Get Alphabet Inc. Class A Report was upgraded to outperform from market perform by BMO Capital, which set a $670 price target, saying the company should realize higher margins over the coming quarters.
Hi-Crush Partners (HCLP) was downgraded to hold from buy by Jefferies, which set a $26 price target, saying the company has noted that it has seen some of the same negative mix shift related to pricing, including some customer consolidation, relative preference for finer sands (higher mesh size).
Intel (INTC) - Get Intel Corporation Report was upgraded to hold from sell by Ascendiant Capital Markets, which set as $31 price target. While computing trends have been incrementally bearish, Intel's second-quarter results were marginally better than expected, with most negative investor sentiment likely already reflected in the company's shares, Ascendiant said.
Norfolk Southern (NSC) - Get Norfolk Southern Corporation Report was downgraded to equal-weight from overweight and given a $91 price target by Barclays, which said the company is leveraged to lower coal demand.
Pinnacle Foods (PF) was downgraded to hold from buy by Deutsche Bank, which set a $45 price target, saying that there is some risk to fundamentals and that Pinnacle's valuation is stretched.
Universal Health Services (UHS) - Get Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B Report was downgraded to sector weight by Keybanc, which cited valuation, saying the stock is up 92% since last March.
Walgreens Boots (WBA) - Get Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc Report was upgraded to outperform from neutral by Credit Suisse, which set a $110 price target. Estimates have also been increased, as the company is cutting more costs, Credit Suisse said.
Weyerhaeuser (WY) - Get Weyerhaeuser Company Report was downgraded to neutral from buy by Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, which said that analysts' expectations may be too high, given lower lumber prices on the West Coast.