NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGSAtwood Oceanics ( ATW) was upgraded at Goldman Sachs to buy from neutral. $68 price target. Earnings growth appears on the verge of acceleration, Goldman said. Boise Cascade ( BCC) was upgraded at DA Davidson to neutral from underperform. Valuation call, based on a $30 price target, DA Davidson said. Diamond Offshore ( DO) was upgraded at Goldman Sachs to neutral from sell. $85 price target. Company can post 49% earnings growth in 2014 and the stock yields 4.8%, Goldman said. Devon Energy ( DVN) was downgraded at J.P. Morgan to neutral from overweight. $62.50 price target. Strategic decisions will likely do little to increase shareholder value, J.P. Morgan said. Factset ( FDS) was upgraded at Piper Jaffray to overweight from neutral. $121 price target. Financial markets and the competitive landscape are improving, Piper Jaffray said.
Flextronics ( FLEX) was downgraded at Deutsche Bank to hold from buy. Valuation call, based on an $8 price target, Deutsche Bank said. Starwood ( HOT) was upgraded at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch to buy. $84 price target. Company is the best positioned in the U.S. market and comps are easing in China, BofA/Merrill said. Starwood was upgraded at Morgan Stanley to overweight. $79 price target. Industry RevPAR growth should accelerate in the second half of the year, Morgan Stanley said. Hewlett-Packard ( HP) was upgraded at Jefferies to hold. $24 price target. Company is executing well and keeping a tight lid on costs, Jefferies said.
KT ( KT) was downgraded to sell at TheStreet Ratings. Patterson-UTI ( PTEN) was downgraded at Goldman Sachs to sell from neutral. Valuation call, as the stock is up 20% year to date, Goldman said. $24 price target. Republic Services ( RSG) was upgraded at Keybanc to buy from hold. $41 price target. Industry tone has meaningfully improved over the last several quarters, Keybanc said. Sanmina ( SANM) was downgraded at Deutsche Bank to sell from hold. Valuation call, as the stock is up 26% year to date, Deutsche Bank said. $11 price target. Seagate ( STX) was upgraded at Deutsche Bank to buy from hold. $46 price target. Expect better unit growth and sales mix, Deutsche Bank said. Stifel Financial ( SF) was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.
Choice Hotels ( CHH) price target was raised at UBS to $40. Valuation was rolled forward, said UBS. RevPAR data for the economy and midscale markets showed encouraging trends this week, UBS said. Eaton Vance ( EV) numbers were raised at Credit Suisse. Shares are now seen reaching $38. Company is seeing higher asset flows and compensation is falling, Credit Suisse said. Underperform rating. Hewlett-Packard ( HP) price target and estimates were raised at UBS. Earnings estimates were increased given improving profit and cash flow, said UBS. Price target goes to $26. Lowe's ( LOW) estimates were reduced at UBS. Earnings estimates were reduced on weak first-quarter results plagued by unseasonable weather, said UBS. Staples ( SPLS) price target and estimates were raised at UBS as management makes investments to reinvent the business, making it more relevant (though pressuring margins), said UBS. Price target goes to $15. Target ( TGT) price target and estimates were cut at UBS. Estimates were reduced as the Canada stores are costing more than expected. Price target goes to $73. TJX ( TJX) price target and estimates were raised at Citigroup. Estimates in 2014 were increased to reflect renewed conviction in Europe, eComm and inventory availability, said Citigroup. Price target goes to $60. Toll Brothers ( TOL) estimates were increased through 2014 at JMP Securities. Company is leveraged to the housing cycle recovery, JMP Securities said. Outperform rating and $44 price target. Workday ( WDAY) price target and estimates were raised at UBS. Estimates were raised on the first-quarter earnings beat and strong demand for cloud software, said UBS. Price target goes to $70. >To submit a news tip, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow TheStreet on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook.