Analysts' Actions -- J.C. Penney (JCP), Pfizer (PFE), Steel Dynamics (STLD), Valspar (VAL) and More - TheStreet

RATINGS CHANGES

EP Energy (EPE) - Get Report was downgraded to neutral from outperform at Credit Suisse. There is incremental risk to the balance sheet in the current pricing environment, said Credit Suisse.

J.C. Penney (JCP) - Get Report was upgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.

Maximus (MMS) - Get Report was upgraded to buy from hold at Canaccord Genuity. $60 price target. The company is expanding margins and augmenting growth with acquisitions, said Canacord.

Pfizer (PFE) - Get Report was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.

Shopify (SHOP) - Get Report was upgraded to overweight at Pacific Crest. $35 price target. The company's strong momentum should continue, said Pacific Crest.

Steel Dynamics (STLD) - Get Report was upgraded to buy from hold at Berenberg. $23.50 price target. The company is unfairly trading at a discount to its peers, Berenberg said.

Valspar (VAL) - Get Report was downgraded to sector weight at Keybanc. This was a valuation call, Keybanc said.

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