Exterran ( EXH) was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings. Haemonetics ( HAE) was initiated with a neutral rating at Goldman Sachs. Valuation call, based on a $47 price target, Goldman said. Mellanox ( MLNX) was downgraded at UBS to neutral. TASE delisting and the potential split of the CEO and chairman roles will drive near-term pressure, UBS said. Price target is now $57. Morgan Stanley ( MS) was upgraded at Deutsche Bank to buy from hold. $30 price target. Stock continues to trade at a discount to tangible book value, even though earnings momentum appears poised to accelerate, Deutsche said. Myriad ( MYGN) was downgraded at Jefferies to hold from buy. $31 price target. Stock is up more than 20%, ahead of the pending Supreme Court decision, Jefferies said.
Northwestern ( NWE) was upgraded at Robert Baird to outperform from neutral. $47 price target. Natural gas acquisition should boost earnings growth, Baird said. RF Micro ( RFMD) was upgraded at DA Davidson to buy from neutral. Estimates were also increased as the company can expand its gross margin, DA Davidson said. Scotts Miracle-Gro ( SMG) was downgraded at BMO Capital to underperform from market perform. Valuation call, based on a $43 price target, BMO Capital said. Tiffany ( TIF) was initiated with an outperform rating at Credit Suisse. $89 price target. Company can deliver low-teens annual earnings growth over the next five years, Credit Suisse said.
STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGESBioMarin price target was raised at Citigroup to $79. Anticancer drug BMN-673 was included in the model, said Citigroup. CBS ( CBS) price target was boosted at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. Shares are now seen reaching $60. Monetizing the outdoor business should be accretive to earnings, BofA/Merrill said. Buy rating. CIT Group ( CIT) numbers were increased at Credit Suisse through 2015. Expect an accelerated capital return this year, Credit Suisse said. Neutral rating and new $44 price target. Costco ( COST) estimates, price target were increased at Jefferies. Estimates were raised through 2014. Higher membership fees are driving sales growth, Jefferies said. Hold rating and new $101 price target.
Costco price target was raised at UBS to $124. Reflects increasing membership fees and faster unit growth, said UBS. Earnings estimates were also tweaked. Dollar General ( DG) estimates were reduced at Citigroup. Earnings estimates were lowered given the impact of cool weather on seasonal and discretionary items, said Citigroup. Ford ( F) price target was raised at Sterne Agee. Shares are now seen reaching $19. Company can increase cash returns with record earnings, Sterne Agee said. Buy rating. General Motors ( GM) price target was boosted at Sterne Agee. Shares are now seen reaching $46. North American auto trends continue to improve, Sterne Agee said. Buy rating. Joy Global ( JOY) estimates were reduced at UBS. Reflects the guidance cut from mining capex headwinds, said UBS. Palo Alto Networks ( PANW) numbers were reduced at Credit Suisse. Shares are now seen reaching $57.50. Estimates also cut, as the company is seeing lower product revenue, Credit Suisse said. Outperform rating. Palo Alto Networks price target was lowered at UBS to $55. Reflects increased macro sensitivity, said UBS. JM Smucker ( SJM) numbers were increased at Jefferies. Shares are now seen reaching $98. Estimates were also increased, given continued momentum in the consumer space, Jefferies said. Hold rating. Splunk ( SPLK) estimates, price target were raised at Credit Suisse. Shares are now seen reaching $50. Estimates also increased, as the company continues to sign more big deals, Credit Suisse said. Outperform rating. >To submit a news tip, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow TheStreet on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook.