NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS
Dollar General (DG) was upgraded at Goldman Sachs to buy from neutral. Company was also placed on the Conviction Buy list. $71 price target. Expect an inflection point in the gross margin, Goldman said.
Family Dollar (FDO) was downgraded at Sterne Agee to underperform. $56 price target. Company is facing increased competition, Sterne Agee said.
Host Hotels & Resorts (HST) was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.
Intel was upgraded at Citigroup to buy from neutral. $28 price target. Stabilizing corporate PC market leads to more favorable risk/reward, Citigroup said.
LinkedIn (LNKD) was upgraded at BMO Capital to outperform from market perform. $270 price target. Company is preparing to formally launch in China, BMO Capital said.
NTS (NTS) was upgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.
Precision Drilling (PDS) was upgraded at Jefferies to buy from neutral. Recent pullback with steady fundamentals, Jefferies said. $11 price target.
Parker Hannifin (PH) was upgraded at Goldman Sachs to buy from sell. $135 price target. Consensus estimates appear light, and the company is boosting free cash flow, Goldman said.
Rockwood (ROC) was upgraded at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch to buy from neutral. $86 price target. Lithium business can drive growth in the coming years, BofA/Merrill said.
Ulta (ULTA) was downgraded at Piper Jaffray to neutral from overweight. $113 price target. Company offered a muted outlook in its guidance, Piper Jaffray said.
Stock Comments / EPS Changes
Five Below (FIVE) decreases price target at UBS. FIVE lowered it numbers, UBS said. Valuation call. $54 price target and buy rating.
Jazz (JAZZ) price target was increased at UBS. Shares reached $130, UBS said. Valuation call. Buy rating.
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) numbers were increased at Credit Suisse. Shares are seen reaching $94. Estimates were also increased, given higher expected Invokana growth, Credit Suisse said. Underperform rating.
Ulta Beauty (ULTA) EPS estimates, price target were lowered at Jefferies. Limited margin upside and slow growth rate, Jefferies said. $105 price target and hold rating.