NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGSAlaska Air ( ALK) was downgraded at Deutsche Bank to hold from buy. $70 price target. Company is facing increased competition in key markets, Deutsche Bank said. Bristow ( BRS) was upgraded at Howard Weill to outperform from sector perform. $90 price target. Company can deliver double-digit annual earnings growth over the next couple of years, Howard Weill said. Crown Holdings ( CCK) was downgraded at Wells Fargo to market perform from outperform. European food can business could face headwinds over the next 12 to 18 months, Wells Fargo said. Cytec ( CYT) was downgraded at Deutsche Bank to hold from buy. $90 price target. Valuation call, as the stock is up 31% over the past year, Deutsche Bank said.
EFuture Information Technology ( EFUT) was upgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings. Finisar ( FNSR) was upgraded at Jefferies to hold from underperform. $22.50 price target. Limited exposure to market environment risk, Jefferies said. J.C. Penney ( JCP) was downgraded at Sterne Agee to neutral. $9 price target. Recent store checks proved uninspiring, Sterne Agee said. Jefferson Bancshares ( JFBI) was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings. Masco ( MAS) was downgraded at Keybanc to underweight from hold. $18 price target. Third-quarter trends are likely to slow, Keybanc said. PHH ( PHH) was downgraded at Sterne Agee to neutral from buy. Valuation call, based on a $26 price target, Sterne Agee said. RBC Bearings ( ROLL) was downgraded at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch to neutral from buy. Valuation call, as the stock is up 26% year to date, BofA/Merrill said. $66 price target.
Towers Watson ( TW) was initiated with a buy rating at MKM Partners. $140 price target. New health care exchange business should drive growth, MKM Partners said.
Stock Comments / EPS Changes
Capital One Financial ( COF) numbers were increased at Jefferies. Shares are now seen reaching $80. Estimates were also increased on rising consumer confidence that should drive future growth, Jefferies said. Buy rating. Salesforce.com ( CRM) price target was boosted at JMP Securities to $62. Major product relaunch should drive near-term growth, JMP Securities said. Outperform rating. Hewlett-Packard ( HPQ) numbers were reduced at BMO Capital Markets. Shares are now seen reaching $24. Estimates were also cut, given downside risk to the company's near-term guidance, BMO Capital Markets said. Market Perform rating. Las Vegas Sands ( LVS) estimates were boosted through 2015, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. Company is gaining market share, BofA/Merrill said. Buy rating and new $76 price target. Methanex ( MEOH) numbers were increased at Jefferies. Shares are now seen reaching $65. Estimates were also increased on lower cost outlook, Jefferies said. Buy rating.
Owens-Illinois ( OI) was cut from the Priority Stock List at Wells Fargo. Company should be hurt by lower overall consumer spending over the coming quarters, Wells Fargo said. Tidewater ( TDW) estimates, price target were raised at Credit Suisse. Shares are now seen reaching $64. Estimates were also increased, given higher dayrates across the board, Credit Suisse said. Neutral rating. >To submit a news tip, email: email@example.com. Follow TheStreet on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook.