NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS Allstate ( ALL - Get Report) was downgraded at Deutsche Bank to hold from buy. Valuation call, based on a $57 price target, Deutsche said. Ameriprise ( AMP) was downgraded at Citigroup to neutral from buy. Valuation call, based on a $97 price target, Citi said. Barrick Gold ( ABX) was downgraded to sell at TheStreet Ratings. Broadcom ( BRCM) was upgraded at Drexel Hamilton to buy from hold. $38 price target. Broadband and multimedia businesses should drive growth, Drexel Hamilton said. CBOE ( CBOE - Get Report) was downgraded at Goldman Sachs to neutral from buy. Valuation call, based on a $49 price target, Goldman said. Concur ( CNQR) was cut from the U.S. Focus List at Credit Suisse. Valuation call, based on a $118 price target, Credit Suisse said. Discovery ( DISCA) was upgraded at Pivotal Research to hold from sell. $82 price target. Stock has pulled back to a more realistic valuation, Pivotal said.
Read: HSBC Falls on Good News Dow Chemical ( DOW) was upgraded at Argus to buy from hold. $47 price target. Company will likely sell some commodity businesses and is leveraged to improving economic activity, Argus said. Duke Energy ( DUK) was upgraded at Citigroup to buy from neutral. $80 price target. Regulatory overhangs have been lifted, Citi said. Hillshire ( HSH) was downgraded at Wells Fargo to underperform from market perform. Commodity and consumer headwinds will challenge near-term growth, Wells said. Jacobs ( JEC) was downgraded at Robert Baird to neutral from outperform. Industry appears to be in the later innings of the current cycle, Baird said. Read: Buying Yahoo! for 50% Kraft ( KRFT) was downgraded at Jefferies to hold from buy. Valuation call, based on a $61 price target, Jefferies said. Outerwall ( OUTR) was added to the Best Ideas List at Wedbush. Company has several potential near-term catalysts, said Wedbush. $78 price target Pentair ( PNR) was initiated with an overweight rating at J.P. Morgan. $75 price target. Company has cyclical growth potential and can improve its operations, J.P. Morgan said. Qualcomm ( QCOM) was downgraded at Piper Jaffray to neutral from overweight. $67 price target. High-end smartphone demand is falling, Piper Jaffray said.
Riverbed ( RVBD) was upgraded at Oppenheimer to outperform from perform. $20 price target. Stock offers an attractive risk/reward at current levels, Oppenheimer said. Steve Madden ( SHOO) was upgraded at Goldman Sachs to buy from sell. $69 price target. Company is using its solid balance sheet to buy back stock, Goldman Sachs said. SM Energy ( SM) was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings. Synchronoss ( SNCR) was added to the U.S. Focus List at Credit Suisse. Company should see a higher sales ramp in cloud services, Credit Suisse said. $46 price target. TEVA - Get Report) was downgraded at Morgan Stanley to underweight from equal-weight. Consensus estimates are likely too high and see better value in Mylan. Viacom ( VIAB - Get Report) was downgraded at Needham to hold from buy. Valuation call, as the stock is up more than 20% over the past six weeks and trades at a premium to its peers, Needham said. Vectren ( VVC) was downgraded underperform from neutral at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. Valuation call, based on a $33 price target, BofA/Merrill said. Whole Foods ( WFM) was upgraded at Williams to buy from hold. $64 price target. Company deserves a higher valuation multiple, Williams said.
MDU Resources ( MDU) numbers were raised at Keybanc. Shares are now seen reaching $34. Estimates were also increased, as the company has a lot of earnings momentum, Keybanc said. Buy rating. Mohawk ( MHK) estimates, price target were raised at Credit Suisse. Shares are now seen reaching $137. Estimates were also increased, as the company is realizing higher margins, Credit Suisse said. Southern ( SO) estimates, price target were cut at UBS. Estimates were reduced through 2014. Company is spending more on its Kemper project, UBS said. Neutral rating and new $46 price target. Tesoro ( TSO) estimates, price target were boosted at Credit Suisse. Shares are now seen reaching $71. Estimates were also upped, as the company has several potential near-term catalysts, Credit Suisse said. >To submit a news tip, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow TheStreet on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook.