Oracle, Kroger: Analysts' New Ratings

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS

Autonation ( AN) was downgraded at Morgan Stanley from Overweight to Underweight. Stock is already beginning to price in a cyclical recovery, Morgan Stanley said.

Cephalon ( CEPH) was rated new Underweight at Morgan Stanley. Consensus earnings estimates appear too high.

Goodyear Tire ( GT) upgraded at Morgan Stanley from Underweight to Overweight. Secular growth stories could outperform in the auto sector over the coming quarters, Morgan Stanley said.

Ensco ( ESV) was initiated with an Outperform rating at Morgan Keegan. $63.50 price target. Company has a strong balance sheet and is growing in the ultra-deepwater market, Morgan Keegan said.

Hansen Natural ( HANS) was downgraded at Goldman Sachs from Buy to Neutral. Valuation call, as the stock is up 41% over the past six months, Goldman said. $60 price target.

Kroger ( KR) was downgraded from Buy to Neutral at Goldman Sachs. $25 price target. Valuation call, as the company faces cyclical headwinds, Goldman said.

Magna International ( MGA) was downgraded at Morgan Stanley from Overweight to Underweight. Earnings momentum appears to be running out, Morgan Stanley said.

Oracle ( ORCL) was started with an Outperform rating at BMO Capital. $42 price target. Channel checks suggest strong business activity, BMO said.

Vanguard Natural ( VNR) was upgraded from Neutral to Outperform at Robert Baird. $32 price target. Valuation call, as the stock has pulled back 7%, Baird said.

End of report.

This article was written by a staff member of TheStreet.

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