Analysts' Actions: CVR MS MXIM OXY


Credit Acceptance was initiated with a neutral rating at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. $121 price target. Upside limited by overheating auto lending market, BofA/Merrill said.

CVR Energy ( CVI) was downgraded to sell from neutral at Goldman Sachs. $60 price target. Least upside among companies under coverage, Goldman said.

CVR Refining LP ( CVRR) was initiated with a neutral rating at Goldman Sachs. $37 price target. Refining coverage view remains attractive, Goldman said.

Diamond Offshore Drilling ( DO) was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.

Maxim Integrated Products ( MXIM) was downgraded at J.P. Morgan to neutral from overweight. Largest customer Samsung experiencing a shortfall in its business, J.P. Morgan said.

Occidental Petroleum ( OXY) was downgraded at UBS to neutral from buy. The valuation reflects the restructuring options, said UBS. Price target was raised to $100.

Questar ( STR) was initiated with a neutral rating at UBS. $26 price target. The company is a solid growth, low risk play, UBS said.

Teekay ( TK) was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.

Stock Comments / EPS Changes

Apollo Investments ( AINV) estimates were reduced at UBS. Incorporate first-quarter results. The long-term story is intact despite the dividend hike not occurring this quarter, said UBS.

Berry Plastics ( BERY) price target was raised at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch to $27. Upbeat investor sessions and research, said BofA/Merrill Lynch. Reiterate Buy rating.

Merck & Co ( MRK) price target was raised at UBS to $53. Reflects a pipeline that includes Lambro, said UBS.

Titan International ( TWI) estimates were reduced at Oppenheimer. Management withdrew guidance, said Oppenheimer.

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