NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS
Brixmor Property Group(BRX) - Get Report was initiated with a buy rating at UBS. $21.50 price target. A healthy internal growth profile and an active redevelopment pipeline make the company a buy, UBS said.
Derma Sciences (DSCI) was downgraded to a sell rating at TheStreet Ratings.
Hancock (HBHC) was upgraded to buy at Wunderlich. $41 price target. The company has a positive meeting with management and appears to be positioned well for 2014, said Wunderlich.
Southwest Airlines(LUV) - Get Report was upgraded to buy from neutral at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. $23 price target. The company's estimates were boosted, and domestic small businesses growth should help drive traffic, said BofA/Merrill.
Scripps Networks (SNI) was downgraded to sector perform from outperform at RBC Capital. $85 price target. Programming expenses could continue to trend higher, RBC said.
Exelis (XLS) was upgraded to buy at Drexel Hamilton. $20 price target. The Mission Systems spin should create shareholder value, said Drexel.
Stock Comments / EPS Changes
Apple(AAPL) - Get Report price target and estimates were raised at Canaccord Genuity. Estimates were upped, given higher expected iPad and iPhone 5 demand, said Canaccord. $600 price target and buy rating.
Allergan(AGN) - Get Report estimates and price target were raised at Credit Suisse. Estimates increased, as management is turning the business around, Credit Suisse said. $112 price target and outperform rating.
CB&I (CBI) price target and EPS were raised at UBS. Driven by growth in the technology segment and a revenue ramp up from VC Summer and Vogtle nuclear projects, CBI lifted its numbers, UBS said. $86 price target and buy rating.
Costco(COST) - Get Report price target and EPS were lowered at UBS. SG&A and sales headwind from the fuel business and higher share-based compensation contributed to a decrease in Costco's numbers, UBS said. $123 price target and neutral rating.
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Johnson Controls(JCI) - Get Report price target and EPS were raised at UBS. AE margins can double and there can be a return of BE growth, due to Johnson's better numbers, said UBS. $52 price target and neutral rating.
estimates were lowered at Citigroup. Estimates dropped based on higher SG&A spending, Citigroup said. $204 price target and buy rating.
Yahoo! (YHOO) price target and EPS were raised at UBS. Driven by Stream Ads and the early stages of Tumblr monetization, Yahoo! raised its numbers, UBS said. $46 price target and buy rating.
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