Analysts' Actions: ACM DE SMG TWTC WFM

NEW YORK ( TheStreet ) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS

Aecom Technology ( ACM) was downgraded at Robert Baird to neutral from outperform. Valuation call, as the company lacks near-term catalysts, Robert Baird said.

Aecom Technology was downgraded at UBS to neutral from buy. Sluggish growth affects valuation, UBS said. Estimates are lowered with a price target of $32, UBS said.

Aspen Insurance Holdings ( AHL) was upgraded at UBS to buy from neutral. Meaningful upside to consensus EPS estimate, UBS said. Estimates lifted across the board and a $46 price target.

Broadridge Financial ( BR) was upgraded at J.P. Morgan to neutral from underweight. $35 price target. Outlook derisked on big beat and no raise, J.P. Morgan said.

Calumet ( CLMT) was upgraded at Credit Suisse to neutral from underperform. Company is largely pricing in the negative environment, Credit Suisse said. 

Deere ( DE) was downgraded at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch to neutral. $89 price target. Company could be hurt by lower corn prices and other headwinds, BofA/Merrill said.



Eastman Chemical ( EMN) was upgraded at J.P. Morgan to overweight from neutral. Despite near-term cost pressures and a loss of earnings momentum it probably represents excellent long-term value, J.P. Morgan said.

Health Net ( HNT) was downgraded at Wells Fargo to market perform from outperform. Estimates were also cut as the company will fail to meet previous growth expectations, Wells Fargo said.

Hersha Hospitality Trust ( HT) was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.

Sanchez Energy ( SN) was upgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.


Scotts Miracle-Gro ( SMG) was upgraded at BMO Capital to market perform. $58 price target. Company posted higher earnings and has a solid outlook for 2014, BMO Capital said.

Solarwinds ( SWI) was upgraded at Needham to buy from hold. $42 price target. Company should be able to achieve reset expectations in the coming quarters, Needham said.

Tremor Video ( TRMR) was downgraded at Jefferies to hold from buy. Company is in transition with weak competitive positioning, Jefferies said. $8 price target with estimates decreased.

TW Telecom  ( TWTC) was upgraded at DA Davidson to buy from neutral. $35 price target. Company has the best growth outlook in the industry and pulled back to an attractive level, DA Davidson said.

Ubiquiti ( UBNT) was upgraded at Wedbush to outperform from neutral. $48 price target. Concerns are diminishing in the core business, and the WLAN market is growing, Wedbush said.

Whole Foods ( WFM) was downgraded at Goldman Sachs to neutral from buy. Valuation call, based on a $57 price target, Goldman Sachs said.

Windstream ( WIN) was downgraded at Morgan Stanley to underweight from equal-weight. Dividend no longer appears sustainable, Morgan Stanley said. 
Stock Comments / EPS Changes

Foster Wheeler ( FWLT) estimates, price target were lifted at UBS. Backlog growth and stronger-than-expected EBITDA margins, UBS said. $33 price target and buy rating.

The Gap ( GPS) estimates, price target were boosted at Jefferies. SSS and earnings momentum, Jefferies said. $51 price target and buy rating.

Hasbro ( HAS) numbers were raised at Piper Jaffray. Shares are now seen reaching $60. Estimates were also increased following Star Wars Episode VII announcement, Piper Jaffray said. Overweight rating.

International Game Technology ( IGT) numbers were cut at Sterne Agee. Shares are now seen reaching $21.50. Estimates were also lowered on disappointing fourth-quarter 2013 results and guidance, Sterne Agee said. Buy rating.

Nationstar Mortgage Holdings ( NSM) price target, estimates were lowered at Jefferies. Lower margins on origination, and the company is selling its wholesale lending platform, Jefferies said. $53 price target and buy rating.

NVIDIA ( NVDA) estimates, price target were boosted at UBS. The company increased its numbers, UBS said. Solid Tegra growth, with gaming offsetting PC weakness, UBS said. $17 price target and buy rating.

Priceline.com ( PCLN) estimates, price target were increased at JMP Securities. Shares are now seen reaching $1,165. Estimates were also increased, given a rebound in domestic bookings, JMP Securities said. Outperform rating.

Priceline.com estimates, price target were increased at UBS. The company increased its own numbers, said UBS. Excellent execution in strategy led to growth in several important metrics, UBS also said. $1,220 price target and buy rating.

Transocean ( RIG) estimates, price target were increased at Jefferies. Positive cost guidance and new shipbuilds drive increase, said Jefferies. $56 price target and hold rating, said Jefferies.

Tesoro ( TSO) estimates, price target were decreased at UBS. TSO lowered its numbers, UBS said. Conservative margins with higher refining operations and D&A costs, UBS also said. $61 price target and buy rating.

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