NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGSAxiall Corporation ( AXLL) was upgraded to buy at Citigroup. The PVC chain margin impact is likely higher than previously forecasted, said Citigroup. Earnings estimates were increased and the new price target is $69. Cadence Design Systems ( CDNS) was downgraded at D.A. Davidson to neutral. The announced acquisition of Tensilica has a steep price tag and will drain the company's net cash position, D.A. Davidson said. Citizens Inc. ( CIA) was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings. Dick's Sporting Goods ( DKS) was upgraded at BMO Capital Markets to outperform from market perform. $57 price target. Attractive entry point after correction, BMO Capital said. First Solar ( FSLR) was upgraded at DNB Markets to hold from sell. $27 price target. Consensus expectations have pulled back, DNB Markets said. General Electric ( GE) was downgraded at Nomura to neutral from buy. Valuation call, based on a $24 price target. InterOil Corp. ( IOC) was upgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings. Mosaic ( MOS) was upgraded at BMO Capital Markets to outperform from market perform. $72 price target. Investors focused on future Phosphate outlook and buybacks, BMO Capital Markets said. Sherwin Williams ( SHW) was upgraded at Credit Suisse to neutral. Fundamentals are expected to continue the positive trend and trump valuation, Credit Suisse said. Price target was increased to $175.