NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS
Anadarko Petroleum ( APC) was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.
Avon ( AVP) was downgraded at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch to neutral from buy. $18.50 price target. Turnaround will likely take longer than expected, BofA/Merrill said.
Big Lots ( BIG) was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.
El Paso Electric ( EE) was downgraded at Jefferies to hold from buy. Driven by reduction in 2016 estimates due to delay in EPA permit for Montana Power Station, Jefferies said. $37 price target.
Eros International (EROS) was initiated at UBS with a buy rating. Driven by secular growth in India, better management of P&A, and long term potential of JV with HBO Asia, UBS said. $18 price target.
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Global Payments (GPN) was downgraded at Nomura to neutral. $66 price target. Valuation call, as the company lacks near-term catalysts, Nomura said.
Jabil (JBL) was downgraded at Needham to hold from buy. Company lacks visibility and near-term catalysts, Needham said.
Rackspace Hosting (RAX) was initiated at UBS with a neutral rating. Despite high-growth market, company is facing increasing competition and has made some execution errors, UBS said. $38 price target.
Total System (TSS) was upgraded at Nomura to buy. $38 price target. Payments business should continue to drive growth over the coming quarters, Nomura said.
United Rentals (URI) was initiated at Jefferies with a buy rating. Tailwinds from recovery in nonresidential construction, market share gains from mom-and-pop peers, shift to rental trends, said Jefferies. $86 price target.
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Apple ( AAPL) estimates, price target were raised at J.P. Morgan. Estimates were also increased, given higher expected iPhone and Mac growth, J.P. Morgan said. Overweight rating.
Agco (AGCO) estimates, price target were reduced at Credit Suisse. Shares are now seen reaching $57. Estimates were also cut, given weakness in Brazil and Europe, Credit Suisse said.
HCA (HCA) was added to the Conviction Buy List at Goldman Sachs. Company trades at a compelling valuation and has multiple potential growth catalysts, Goldman said.
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Liberty Global (LBTYA) price target, EPS were raised at Jefferies. The company lifted its own numbers across the board, Jefferies said. Operational momentum intact, Jefferies said. $102 price target and buy rating.
3M (MMM) price target was increased at Jefferies. 3M lifted its own numbers, Jefferies said. 5.7% FCF yield, strong balance sheet, short-cycle business model and ongoing buybacks, Jefferies said. $150 price target.
M&T Bank (MTB) numbers were cut at BMO Capital. Shares are now seen reaching $115. Estimates were also reduced, given a delay in the HCBK merger, BMO Capital said. Market perform rating.
Oil States (OIS) numbers were cut at Credit Suisse. Estimates were reduced through 2015. Company is seeing slower growth in its accommodation business, Credit Suisse said. Neutral rating and new $116 price target.
Teleflex (TFX) estimates, price target were cut at Leerink Swann. Estimates were also reduced, given the company's new guidance, Leerink Swann said. Market perform rating.
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