NEW YORK(TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS
VeriFone Systems (PAY) was upgraded at Jefferies to buy from hold. Company is executing in FCF and should be positioned for some market share recovery in the first half of 2014, Jefferies said. $29 price target.
was upgraded at UBS to buy from neutral. Upside to 2014/15 earnings, and company is trading at a discount despite having one of the strongest balance sheets in the industry, UBS said. $114 price target.
Fresh Market (TFM) was downgraded at Sterne Agee to neutral. $44 price target. Company has struggled to grow outside its core region, Sterne Agee said.
was upgraded at Goldman Sachs to buy from neutral. $44 price target. Company can see multiple expansion in 2014, based on higher earnings growth, Goldman Sachs said.
WGL Holdings (WGL) was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.
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Stock Comments / EPS Changes
Aruba Networks (ARUN) price target, EPS were increased at UBS. The company increased its own numbers, UBS said. Driven by lower opex and tax rates, UBS said. $19 price target and neutral rating.
Boston Scientific (BSX) - Get Report numbers were raised at BMO Capital. Shares are now seen reaching $12, according to BMO Capital. Estimates were also increased, as the EP acquisition should add to earnings, BMO Capital said. Market Perform rating.
estimates, price target were lowered at Jefferies. Dollar Tree decreased its own numbers. Weak comp in relatively easy third quarter, Jefferies said. $51 price target and hold rating.
Dollar Tree numbers were reduced at BMO Capital. Shares are now seen reaching $69. Estimates were also cut, given the company's new guidance, BMO Capital said. Outperform rating.
Patterson Cos PDCO lowered its estimates and price target at UBS. The company lowered its own numbers. Dental segment sales growth fell short of management expectations, UBS said. $45 price target and neutral rating.
Splunk (SPLK) - Get Report price target, EPS were boosted at Jefferies. Outperformance on license billings with balanced commercial growth, solid large deal flows and a strong public sector, Jefferies said. $64 price target and hold rating.
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