NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS Abercrombie & Fitch ( ANF) was downgraded to Market Perform at Wells Fargo. Estimates were also cut, given lower comp sales trends, Wells Fargo said. Atmos Energy ( ATO) was upgraded at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch from Neutral to Buy. $37 price target. Company can deliver above-average growth over the next few years, BofA/Merrill said. CH Robinson ( CHRW) was initiated with a Hold rating at Wunderlich. $68 price target. Company operates in a slow-growth market, where supply has caught up with demand, Wunderlich said. Cintas ( CTAS) was downgraded at Keybanc from Buy to Hold. Company lacks near-term catalysts, Keybanc said. Dell ( DELL) was upgraded at Sterne Agee from Underperform to Neutral. Valuation call, based on a $15 price target, Sterne Agee said. Deutsche Bank ( DB) was downgraded to Sell at TheStreet Ratings. Eldorado Gold ( EGO) was upgraded to Buy at TheStreet Ratings. Green Dot ( GDOT) was downgraded at Goldman Sachs from Buy to Neutral. Company is facing increased competition, which could impede growth, Goldman said. $24 price target. Herbalife ( HLF) was upgraded at Caris & Company from Average to Buy. $86 price target. Company has strong fundamentals and no longer appears to be on the radar of David Einhorn, Caris said. Helmerich & Payne ( HP) was upgraded at Argus from Hold to Buy, Argus said. $55 price target. Valuation call, as the stock is down about 25% year-to-date, Argus said. Knight Transportation ( KNX) was initiated with a Buy rating at Wunderlich. $20 price target. Company has resumed solid earnings growth, Wunderlich said. Legg Mason ( LM) was upgraded at Citigroup to Buy from Neutral following capital plan including deleveraging and new buyback, Citigroup said. $32.50 price target. Company also added to TPL!. Riverbed ( RVBD) was downgraded from Buy to Neutral at MKM Partners. $16.50 price target. Company is launching new products into a difficult macro environment, MKM said. Tyler Technologies ( TYL) was initiated with a Buy rating at Benchmark. $45 price target. Company has good visibility and more than 50% recurring revenue, Benchmark said. Vitamin Shoppe ( VSI) was downgraded at Deutsche Bank to Hold. Company lacks near-term catalysts. $54 price target.
STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGESAbercrombie & Fitch numbers were cut at UBS. Shares are now seen reaching $60. Estimates were also lowered as European weakness continues, especially at Hollister, UBS said. Buy rating.
Abercrombie & Fitch numbers were cut at Citigroup. Shares are now seen reaching $47. Estimates were also lowered given Europe overhang, Citi said. Company removed from TPL!. Chico's FAS ( CHS) estimates were raised at Oppenheimer through 2012. Expect positive trends to continue, Oppenheimer said. Perform rating. Deere ( DE) estimates were raised at Jefferies through 2013. Mark NA sales expectations to market, Jefferies said. Hold rating. Hershey ( HSY) estimates, price target were boosted at Goldman Sachs. Shares are seen reaching $76. Estimates were also increased, given strong operating momentum, Goldman said. Buy rating. J.C. Penney ( JCP) price target was lowered at UBS to $29. Reducing price target to reflect decreased visibility, UBS said. Neutral rating. Legg Mason ( LM) numbers were raised at Keefe, Bruyette, Woods. Shares are now seen reaching $34. Estimates were also increased, given the company's new buyback, KBW said. Outperform rating. Staples ( SPLS) estimates, price target reduced at Morgan Stanley. Shares are now seen reaching $18. Estimates were also cut, given slower secular growth trends, Morgan Stanley said. Overweight rating. Visa ( V) was removed from the Conviction Buy List at Goldman Sachs. Valuation call, as the stock is up 47% over the past year, Goldman said. $135 price target. Walter Energy ( WLT) numbers were increased at Morgan Stanley. Estimates were increased through 2014. Alabama and Canadian assets should drive growth over the coming quarters, Morgan Stanley said. Overweight rating and $90 price target. >To submit a news tip, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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