Updated from 8:44 am with stock comments and EPS changes.NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS Barrick Gold ( ABX) was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings. Diamond Foods ( DMND) was downgraded to underperform from hold at Jefferies. $10 price target. Lack of visibility following earnings restatement, Jefferies said. Starwood Hotels ( HOT) was initiated at Jefferies with a buy rating. $59 price target. Structural growth opportunities for franchisers in Europe and the emerging markets, Jefferies said. Marriott International ( MAR) was initiated at Jefferies with a hold rating. $34 price target. Slowing growth in the U.S., Jefferies said. Altria ( MO) was upgraded at UBS to buy from neutral. $36 price target. Positive signals emerging and suggests MO is focused on price realization, UBS said. New Jersey Resources ( NJR) was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings. Sina ( SINA) was downgraded at Citigroup to sell from buy. $45 price target. Weak guidance and portal mobile headwinds, Citigroup said. Williams Sonoma ( WSM) was upgraded at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch to buy from underperform. $50 price target. Multiple new brand and product growth drivers, BofA/Merrill said.
STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGESApple ( AAPL) numbers cut at BofA. Shares of AAPL now seen reaching $780, Bank of America Merrill Lynch said. Estimates also lowered on investors locking in profits and potential tax law changes. Buy rating. Best Buy ( BBY) target cut at UBS to $14.50, UBS said. Smaller Black Friday promotion assortment. Neutral rating. Berry Petroleum ( BRY) numbers lowered at KeyBanc. Shares of BRY now seen reaching $55, KeyBanc said. Estimates also lowered on no significant catalysts. Buy rating. Cyberonics ( CYBX) numbers raised at Canaccord. Shares of CYBX now seen reaching $57, Canaccord said. Estimates also raised on a record quarter. Buy rating. Foot Locker ( FL) estimates increased at Citigroup. FL estimates raised through 2014, Citigroup said. Company continues to deliver with an other high quality beat. Buy rating and $41 price target. Foot Locker numbers raised at UBS. Shares of FL now seen reaching $41, UBS said. Estimates also increased on strong Q4. Buy rating. Hibbett Sports ( HIBB) numbers raised at Canaccord. Shares of HIBB now seen reaching $56, Canaccord said. Estimates also raised on good results. Hold rating. Helmerich & Payne ( HP) numbers raised at Jefferies. Shares of HP now seen reaching $59, Jefferies said. Estimates also raised on cost control success. Buy rating.
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