NEW YORK ( TheStreet ) --
Atlas Pipeline Partners ( APL) was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.
Avon ( AVP) was initiated with a neutral rating at Credit Suisse. $19 price target. Consensus earnings expectations remain too high, Credit Suisse said.
Estee Lauder (EL) was initiated with an outperform rating at Credit Suisse. $82 price target. Company can deliver superior growth, Credit Suisse said.
Great Plains (GXP) was upgraded at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch to buy from underperform. $27 price target. Regulatory outlook is improving, BofA/Merrill said.
Intel (INTC) was initiated with a buy rating at Mizuho. $30 price target. 14 nm products could make a big splash in the market, Mizuho said.
Masco (MAS) was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.
Mead Johnson (MJN) was upgraded at Oppenheimer to outperform from perform. $100 price target. China child policy should be a tailwind for the infant formula business, Oppenheimer said.
Vail Resorts (MTN) was upgraded at Credit Suisse to outperform from neutral. $81 price target. Estimates were also increased, as the company faces easy comps, Credit Suisse said.
Qualcomm (QCOM) was initiated with a buy rating at Mizuho. $88 price target. LTE-A chips should drive growth, Mizuho said.
Wellcare (WCG) was initiated with a market perform rating at Leerink Swann. $72 price target. CEO suddenly left and the company may struggle to meet consensus earnings expectations, Leerink Swann said.