NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGSAssured Guaranty ( AGO) was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings. Broadcom ( BRCM) was downgraded at Goldman Sachs to neutral from buy. $30 price target. Mobile and wireless momentum has stalled, Goldman Sachs said. Berry Petroleum ( BRY) was upgraded at Wunderlich to buy from hold. $50 price target. Stock has fallen to pre-acquisition levels, Wunderlich said. Juniper ( JNPR) was downgraded at RBC Capital to sector perform from outperform. Valuation call, based on a $24 price target, RBC Capital said. KAR Auction ( KAR) was upgraded at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch to buy from underperform. $30 price target. Volume recovery appears to be underway, BofA/Merrill said.
Lithia Motors ( LAD) was downgraded at BofA/Merrill to neutral. Valuation call, based on a $70 price target. LKQ Motors ( LKQ) was upgraded to neutral from underperform at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. $32 price target. Estimates were also increased, as the company is seeing higher organic sales growth. LinkedIn ( LNKD) was upgraded at Needham to buy from hold. $280 price target. Company has several unexploited growth opportunities, Needham said. Lowe's ( LOW) was upgraded at Canaccord Genuity to hold from sell. $48 price target. Company can continue to benefit from a housing market recovery, Canaccord Genuity said.
NetApp ( NTAP) was upgraded at Robert Baird to neutral from underperform. $44 price target. Company is cutting costs and aggressively returning cash to investors, Baird said. Onyx Pharmaceuticals ( ONXX) was downgraded from to market perform from outperform at Leerink Swann. Valuation call, based on a $140 price target, Leerink Swann said. Southwest Gas ( SWX) was upgraded at Brean Murray to buy from hold. $56 price target. Company has strong visibility for better earnings growth, Brean Murray said. Sunoco Logistics ( SXL) was upgraded at UBS to buy from neutral and given a $72 price target. Distribution is increasing, and other segments will become larger cash-flow drivers. T-Mobile ( TMUS) was upgraded at Oppenheimer to perform from underperform. Company has improved its network and is seeing lower churn, Oppenheimer said. Tesla ( TSLA) was downgraded at Lazard Capital Markets to neutral from buy. Stock is pricing in flawless execution, Lazard Capital Markets said.