NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- RATINGS CHANGES

Allstate (ALL) - Get Report was initiated with an outperform rating at Credit Suisse. Twelve-month price target is $84. Valuation call, based on a sum-of-the-parts analysis, Credit Suisse said.

BB&T (BBT) - Get Report was downgraded at J.P. Morgan to neutral from overweight. Valuation call, based on a 12-month price target of $39, J.P. Morgan said.

Checkpoint Systems (CKP) was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings. You can view the full analysis from the report here: CKP Ratings Report.

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

Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) - Get Report was upgraded at Jefferies to buy. Twelve-month price target is $41. Recent meetings with management increase confidence about the company's planned business split, Jefferies said.

Starbucks (SBUX) - Get Report was initiated with a neutral rating at Credit Suisse. Valuation call, based on a 12-month price target of $97, Credit Suisse said.

Staples (SPLS) was upgraded at Keybanc to overweight from sector weight. Twelve-month price target is $20. Expect the FTC will allow the Office Depot (ODP) - Get Report acquisition, which will drive cost synergies, Keybanc said.

Twitter (TWTR) - Get Report was initiated with a buy rating at Jefferies. Twelve-month price target is $65. Product improvements should increase user engagement, Jefferies said.

Universal Health (UHS) - Get Report was downgraded at Sterne Agee to underperform from neutral. Twelve-month price target is $98. Investigation risks have increased, Sterne Agee said.

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